How was your week

Posted: April 25, 2020 by Sports Time Radio in football, sports, Sports Time Radio, Uncategorized

Well we’re three rounds into the NFL Draft. Are you watching? If you are watching or just keeping up with the picks; how do you think you’re favorite team is doing?

Honestly I think the best way to describe the way this draft has went would be uneventful. A lot of the possible trade talk that went on before the draft didn’t happen for whatever reason and that may have taken some of the out of the early picks.

Coming into the draft there where a lot of reports that the Detroit Lions who had the 3rd pick in the draft and the New York Giants who had the 4th pick in the draft where both very interested in trading out of those spots to acquire more draft picks. Now obviously it takes two teams to make a trade; so you’d have to think that they couldn’t get what they thought was enough value for those picks or there just wasn’t a player out that a team thought was worth moving up to get.

In the end both teams ended up keeping and using there picks. The lions selected Ohio State cornerback Jeff Okudah while the Giants used their pick on offensive tackle Andrew Thomas.

Once Joe Burrow officially went #1 overall to the Cincinnati Bengals I’m sure that the Lions and the Giants where hoping there was a team interested in Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. It appeared as though the Miami Dolphins who had the 5th pick in the draft and the Los Angeles Chargers who had the 6th pick in the draft where the two top teams that where thought might be interested in moving up to draft Tagovailoa.

It seems that both the Dolphins ad the Chargers where interested in taking a quarterback with their 1st round draft picks and in the end they both did select quarterbacks and neither team moved up to do it. In the end it was Miami who end up drafting Tagovailoa at #5 while the Chargers stayed at #6 and selected Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert.

In the end there was only one team that moved up in the 1st round to draft a quarterback and it turned out to be a bit of a surprise on which team it was. The Green Bay Packers ended up moving into the 26th spot in the draft to select Utah State quarterback Jordan Love.

It’s clear that Love won’t be stepping in as the Packers starter like Burrow, Tagovailoa and Herbert might for their teams, but it’s interesting to see the Packers moving up to take what might be their future quarterback.

Aaron Rodgers is currently the Packers starting quarterback. Rodgers will turn 37 next season and is signed through 2023 season. So it looks like Love will have four seasons to learn under Rodgers before the Packers have to make a decision at quarterback. Oddly if Rodgers does decide to leave Green Bay after the 2023 season the Packers will have to pick up the 5th year option on Love’s contract if he’s going to take over as their starting quarterback in 2023.

This may be the most controversial draft pick of the 1st round. It seemed that the Packers where trading back into the 1st round to possible get Rodgers a wide receiver to throw to. This has been looked at as a wide receiver heavy draft and five of them went in the 1st round before the Packers traded back in to take Love.

What do you think of the Packers moving back into the 1st round to take a quarterback?

Now the team that everyone thought would draft a quarterback at some point in these first couple of days the New England Patriots didn’t. In a way it shouldn’t be that big of a surprise that the Patriots didn’t do what everyone seemed to think they where going to do, but you do have to wonder what their plan at quarterback is.

Now remember Cam Newton and Jameis Winston are both still on the free agent market and as of right now Andy Dalton is still on the Bengals roster. It’s possible that one of these three quarterback could end up being the Patriots starter. It’s also just as possible that Jarrett Stidham or Brian Hoyer who are the current quarterbacks on the Patriots roster could be their starting quarterback.

Of course it’s still possible that the Patriots use one of their remaining draft picks to select a quarterback. Could Jake Fromme, Jacob Eason or Anthony Gordon end up with the Patriots?

New England has six picks left in this draft. Could they use one of those picks to select a quarterback? Or will they package a couple of these picks together to move up in the draft and select a quarterback?

What the Patriots decide to do at quarterback in this draft may be the biggest story still out there.

While we wait to see if the Patriots draft a quarterback I also thought they had the funniest moment of the draft. I thought it was very funny when they switched to the camera that was set up to watch head coach Bill Belichick during the draft and his dog was sitting in the chair. There’s a lot going on during the draft and while I’m sure a lot of fans think that the coaches and other staff sit at the computer and don’t move during the draft I’m sure they have to get up and stretch their legs or other things that just kind of happen in life. I did love the way it appeared as though the dog was watching the computer screen like he was updating Belichick on what picks where being made.

Rounds 4 through 7 wrap up today starting at 11:00 a.m. cst. Will you be watching today? How much of the draft have you watched?

I just wanted to drop you a quick update before I go. We’re planning on broadcasting this Monday. The Sports Time Radio podcast has been off for a little bit as I found myself not feeling well and ended up under quarantine. I’m hoping to be feeling well enough to get the podcast up and running on Monday; so look for us on BlogTalkRadio.com. As always the podcast will also be available on TuneIn.com.

I’m also still out there on Twitter @Burketime

 

Comments
  1. I’m not entirely convinced that Burrow will be a dominant NFL QB despite his previous great season. After all, he did play with LSU. He wasn’t nearly as good in his previous season. On the plus side, he certainly doesn’t throw many interceptions.
    The Panthers made a terrific choice with their #7 pick but I can’t say the same for the Packer’s selection.

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