As expected by many, Jamaal Charles has signed with his former division rival, the Denver Broncos. There was were reports that the Broncos were going to bring Charles in to evaluate him, and it seems that today's physical and meeting went well, and the two sides have agreed on a deal.
The deal is reported to be a 1-year deal worth $3.75 million, and Charles will look to be the Broncos starting runningback, hoping to pass over C.J. Anderson. Jamaal Charles has been a star in the league for most of the last few years, but has missed 24 games over the last two seasons due to injuries, so that is what resulted in the Chiefs moving on from their stud runningback.
Charles is a big addition to the Broncos if he can stay healthy for them, and if they can get some consistent QB play this season, the Broncos may be moving back towards the right direction. Let's hope that not only can Charles stay healthy, but that he can help the Broncos get back to the playoffs.
Let's be honest for a second, this horrible injury that occurred to Bridgewater bailed the GM the fuck out. Let's not forget Rick Spielman drafted Christian Ponder 10th overall, arguably one of the worst first round picks ever. He's made up for that drafting great everywhere else, but once again he drafted a shitty QB in Teddy Bridgewater.
The Vikings were able to cover up his flaws in the first two years making him a glorified game manager. All he did was dink and dunk his way to a comfortable 3000 yards, throwing less than a touchdown per game, essentially just trying not to lose the game for his team. Then, he goes down with this injury and everyone is acting like they lost their franchise QB, when he was never a franchise QB to begin with.
Vikings have Sam Bradford now who isn't the worst and he proved he was way more effective than Bridgewater throwing for 1000 more yards than him this season. Spielman got bailed out by this injury because now it's the freak injury that ruined the pick, not just bad scouting, apparently he was just going to blossom into a franchise QB out of nowhere after being mediocre for 2 seasons. Bullshit, obviously not extending his contract was a no brainer the guy sucks, and now his knee is destroyed. Vikings get to sneak there way out of this Bridgewater situation and the next time we see Bridgewater in the NFL it probably won't be in a Vikings uniform.
Houston Texans are the big winners of the 2017 NFL Draft for one reason, they landed a big time quarterback. All the Texans needed to take their team to the next level was a competent QB and they got much more than that with Watson. Now, this team is clearly the class of the AFC South and in a couple years could be the powerhouse of the AFC if Brady ever retires. People are saying Watson is not going to start right away, I on the other hand gurantee Deshaun Watson is starting week 1 for the Houston Texans. This kid is the real deal and all the GM's that passed on him and needed a QB won't have jobs in a couple years.
The San Francisco 49ers are the consensus pick for winner of the NFL Draft. They got a stud defensive lineman at #3 overall while trading down one spot acquiring more picks and still getting who they orginally wanted. Great job by John Lynch, probably was more of a bad job by the Chicago Bears making that deal, but whatever John Lynch gets the credit. They also traded back into the end of the first round to grab Rueben Foster who is easily the best linebacker in this draft class. They got two future star defensive players that are going to be the foundation of their defense. Joe Williams, the RB from Utah, was a steal in the 4th round, so they have three potential starters for this season out of this draft class.
The Jets are winners in this draft solely because they didn't fuck it up like they always do. They drafted Jamal Adams arguably the best player in the entire draft. Safe pick and smart pick by them with their first round selection. They drafted another safety in the second round telling everyone that Calvin Pryor's days as a Jet are numbered. The Jets deep pass defense was garbage and now that's been addressed, so that's a solid job done addressing that need immediately. They also added more young wide receivers and a tight end hoping to get some weapons for whoever their future QB is down the road. They didn't draft after QB that's going to suck and just stall the rebuilding process, so that's really why the Jets are winners after this weekend.