Pop the bubbly! Light the fireworks! Eat your black eyed peas! HAPPY NEW LEAGUE YEAR! Today the question of: "Who will Nathan Peterman substitute in for?" was answered. Congrats on the gig McCarron, you've earned it.
NFL fans also got to celebrate the annual tradition of Adam Schefter and Ian Rapoport reaching dangerously high levels of nerdiness. The 2 men tweeted their thumbs into a frenzy as the free agent market opened. Danny Amendola to the Dolphins. Sammy Watkins to the Chiefs. And, in perhaps the most bizarre signings ever, 3 different Vikings quaterbacks lost their jobs to a guy who lost his job to a guy who lost his job to Pat Mahomes.
The Eagles got richer and the 49ers monopolized Georgia Southern RBs. Danny Woodhead and Jordy Nelson are still unsigned, so Robert Kraft is probably getting his checkbook ready. Nate Solder went to go protect Geno Smith and his backup, Eli Manning. Adrian Peterson is on the market now, but probably should just pull a Joe Thomas and retire while his reputation is still intact as a first-ballot HOFer.
There's a lot of great story lines and small pick ups that'll prove to be beneficial for each team. It's looks to be an entertaining year. Now go get your New Years kiss and prepare for Draft Day next month.
Happy New League Year!
(I recommend listening to the tune of Auld Land Syne and singing these lyrics to yourself as your read)
Should old retirees be forgot, in Canton they'll reside. Should Honey Badger find a team, and stay off the sidelines?
For Jim-my Graham, oh my Jord Nel-son's cry'n, We’ll talk about Kirk Cousins' stats
For he's on Vikes fans' minds The Cleveland Browns showed their brains, Overcame Gordon's fines; But we entered unknown places, Since Tyrod, Jarv, and Hyde.
And the Bears paid, now's their turn,
Mitch-ell can throw some dimes.
But seas-ons losses, home and road
Since days of '85
For Kee-num signed, my God.
For Sher-man signed.
We'll see if But-ler likes Nashville,
Jer-rick's a Forty Nine.