The Dallas Cowboys finally decided to pull the trigger on parting ways with star wide receiver Dez Bryant last Friday after eight seasons with the team. This left a significant void in the passing game that the front office will look to fill prior to the 2018 campaign.
Gronkowski’s base salary for 2018 is $8 million. That places him among the top-paid tight ends in the NFL, but it is $2 million less than the average Jimmy Graham is getting with the three-year, $30 million deal he signed with the Green Bay Packers. Plus, Gronk makes a bigger impact in the passing game than most of the league’s top receivers, and you have guys like TY Hilton and Doug Baldwin making $13 million and $11.5 million per year, respectively. Last year, Gronk restructured his contract so that he had more than $5 million in incentives built in for 2017.
With Anderson’s departure, 2016 second-round pick Devontae Booker becomes the likely candidate to be the team’s starting running back while also opening the door for 2017 sixth-round pick De’Angelo Henderson to see increased playing time. Henderson’s rookie season was derailed by a July wrist injury that required surgery.
A suspect wide receiver class provides the Philadelphia Eagles with their choice of prospects after the organization displayed plenty of interest in the position throughout the predraft process.
In 1996, Danny Wuerffel was putting the finishing touches on his University of Florida legacy 10 years prior to Tebow’s start of a quarterbacking journey that would take an almost identical path.
The similarities continued once Wuerffel and Tebow embarked upon pro football careers. Neither was able to enjoy the same sustained success from their college days, whether because of subpar arm strength (Wuerffel) or a combination of accuracy issues and difficulties reading pro defenses (Tebow).
Yet as their NFL days faded, the commitment Wuerffel and Tebow made toward their Christian-inspired projects intensified. Both also found alternative outlets for the athletic fire that continued to burn within.