My vote for Most Mysterious Man in America goes to Jordan Love. Now entering his fourth NFL season, he remains an unknown quantity. In three years, Love has thrown three TD passes and three interceptions. No one really knows if Love can play. But we’re about to find out as he assumes the starting QB role in Green Bay. That can be a rough gig. Love’s every throw during OTAs has been under the media microscope, and his practice “stats” to date have been less than glowing. My view? Give the man a chance. But it is true that the Packers enter 2023 with the most uncertainty at quarterback in the NFC North, a situation they haven’t been in for more than three decades.
If you’re shopping for a 38-year-old running back, Adrian Peterson is on the market. AP did not play last year, but he insists he’s not retired. But if the phone doesn’t ring this season, Peterson says he’s done. Then my guess is he’s done, and will end his career just 82 rushing yards shy of 15,000.
I don’t know one thing about Matt Araiza. But I’m pulling for him as he tries to land a job as the Jets’ punter. You remember Araiza. The Bills released him last August after he was accused in a lawsuit of taking part in an alleged gang-rape of a 17-year-old girl at an off-campus party hear his alma mater, San Diego State. Turns out Araiza wasn’t even at the party at the time of the alleged assault. I hope he regains both his profession and his reputation.
I could see the Baltimore Ravens winning Super Bowl 58 next February. I could also see them going 7-10. It’s all about Lamar Jackson staying healthy, something he has been unable to do for the past two seasons.
It’s put up or shut up time for oft-injured Commanders defensive end Chase Young. Putting up requires showing up, something Young has yet to do at his team’s voluntary OTAs.
Here’s the difference when Patrick Mahomes says, “It’s not about the money.” In his singular case, I believe him.
Ja Morant is a knucklehead. He is also a human being, and I hope he gets straight. Police in Tennessee paid Morant a welfare check visit Wednesday, after he posted and then deleted Instagram messages that might have been interpreted as suicidal.
Just when it looked like the Astros were finally rolling, they suffered back-to-back shutout losses in Milwaukee by a combined score of 10-0. You ever been shut out in Milwaukee? Twice?