All we need for the Colin Kaepernick story is for Johnny Manziel to be somehow involved, and we’d have the greatest viral NFL story ever.
Tim Tebow, former NFL player, was asked about Kaepernick’s national-anthem protest. There’s not a ton of connection between the two, other than people loving to read about and talk about both of them.
And Tebow sounds like he believes in what Kaepernick is kneeling for, but doesn’t agree with the kneeling part of it.
Bradford played well from the first drive on. On the Vikings’ first third-and-long, he hit Adam Thielen on a very nice timing throw. Against the Packers’ press man coverage Bradford delivered a nice back-shoulder throw for the first down.
The Packers didn’t do a lot to disguise their defenses or have late movement with the secondary or linebackers. It was not difficult for Bradford to identify where he wanted to go with the ball. He had clean, well-defined throws and he has the arm strength to make tough throws, and made some to the sideline against Green Bay.
Bradford also had to make tough throws because he rarely had a clean pocket. This is a great example. On a third-and-4, Thielen ran a short route and tight end Kyle Rudolph ran a deeper corner route against the Packers’ Cover 2 zone. And Bradford made an unbelievable throw with Packers lineman Mike Daniels driving right guard Brandon Fusco back into his lap. It was an 8-yard touchdown.
The Eagles made the surprising move to trade Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings about a week before the season and roll with Wentz, even though he had about one half of preseason experience before he suffered a rib injury. That move looks brilliant now. The Eagles banked a 2017 first-round pick in the Bradford trade and seem to have a future star at quarterback. The second overall pick looks nothing like a rookie.
Tyrell Williams: With Woodhead joining Keenan Allen on the shelf for the rest of the season, Travis Benjamin and Williams are two other Chargers who’ve seen their values get a major boost. Williams is 6-4, 205 with 4.43 speed, and he’s going to be given a major opportunity given the sudden lack of alternatives in San Diego’s passing tree (Antonio Gates is also injury prone and looks every bit his age of 36 years old). Benjamin should be treated as a WR2, and the impressive Williams looks like a WR3 at minimum.