Wednesday was a big news day for the NFL. For starters, Browns LB Mychal Kendricks was charged with Insider Trading. Kendricks is facing 8-12 months in prison for this, and has also been released by the Browns following news of the charge. Also, Seattle traded a 6th round pick to the Green Bay Packers for QB Brett Hundley. Hundley started 9 games last year for Green Bay after Aaron Rodgers was sidelined with a broken collarbone. This provides both the Seahawks and the Packers with their backup QB option, with Deshone Kizer as the last man standing for the QB2 role in Green Bay.
Also in the news for Green Bay, QB Aaron Rodgers signed a 4 year mega-deal worth 134 million dollars. Of those 134 million, 102.5 is 100% GUARANTEED. This will make him the highest paid player in the NFL. This puts the Packers in a very good position, as many including myself believe that Rodgers is the best QB in football right now.
The biggest news from yesterday is that the New York Jets have sent QB Teddy Bridgewater to New Orleans for a 3rd round pick. This is a great deal for everyone involved, and finally puts the Saints in a position to succeed after Drew Brees retires. Brees is 39, and many are expecting him to call it a career in the next few seasons, and Teddy being able to learn from Brees will help him infinitely in terms of his skill and mental capacity. The Saints have built an incredible defense, as well as RB Alvin Kamara’s breakout season and this is a team that could contend in the NFC for years to come.
This also helps the Jets clear out their bevy of quarterbacks. Many believe that this move will cement rookie Sam Darnold as the starter for week 1, leaving 39 year-old Josh McCown to back up the young gun as he hopes to lead the Jets to their first playoff berth since 2010.