patriots trade rob gronkowski to the bucs
We kinda thought this might happen, but it was a wouldn't-believe-it-till-we-saw-it type deal. The New England Patriots traded retired tight end Rob Gronkowski to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It happened.
Literally ten minutes before this, reports began to circulate that Gronk was interested in playing again, but only wanted to play with his former quarterback Tom Brady. And then the wheels began to turn. Quickly.
These two are out to prove that they can win in another spot, without head coach Bill Belichick. They might get a chance to do that, but on the realistic side of things -- it's not a secret that Brady is getting up there. Further, Gronk's retirement was due to various health and injury-related issues, none of which ever really go away.
I do know one thing -- if COVID-19 robs us of seeing this spectacle, I will never forgive it.
lamar jackson will be on madden 21
This is what I thought yesterday's biggest news was going to be before the Gronk story dropped. Baltimore Ravens quarterback, and 2019 NFL League MVP Lamar Jackson announced during a Zoom presser that he would be gracing the cover of Madden 21.
Cue the "Madden Curse" takes. Although, Jackson made sure to say he isn't worried about any curses. Famous last words.
what's going on with jadeveon clowney?
It's one of the biggest questions going into this draft. Clowney remains a restricted free agent, although the Seattle Seahawks stated that they made an effort to re-sign the defensive end, to no resolve. Seahawks General Manager John Schneider did his best to clarify the situation.
There's been a lot going around that Clowney is simply asking for too much money, which could be true. I tend to lean towards the notion that he's in the group that's currently getting screwed big time for coming off of injuries and not being able to take a physical.
the chargers are the latest team to get new uniforms
And the wait was worth it. The Los Angeles Chargers revealed their new uniforms on Tuesday (why does it feel like they get new uniforms every season?), and they were the lone team whose new threads actually lived up to the hype.
The lightning bolt on the side of the pants is truly... wait for it.... electric.
notable signings (not gronk):