The big news in the NFL this week was the New England Patriots cutting quarterback Cam Newton. That drew national headlines, but it’s also of local interest since Newton played nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers.
On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, we discuss whether or not Newton’s refusal to get vaccinated motivated his release and where he could possibly end up next. Also on the board, rumors of Deshaun Watson getting traded to the Miami Dolphins, and the playoff chances for the Las Vegas Raiders.
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NFL teams are roughly a week into training camp. The pads are out. Full contact! Yet as we discussed on our WISE Sports Radio football segment, a couple of teams have major questions about their quarterbacks.
Will the Houston Texans trade Deshaun Watson? If so, could he return to the Carolinas and play for the Panthers? How are the Indianapolis Colts going to handle Carson Wentz’s absence due to a foot injury? Will Nick Foles reunite with coach Frank Reich?
May you find someone who misses you the way Aaron Rodgers missed Randall Cobb. This week, the Green Bay Packers tried to make their quarterback happy by bringing back one of his favorite receivers and veteran leaders.
We discussed that and more on this week’s WISE Sports Radio NFL segment, including Lamar Jackson testing positive for COVID-19 (again), Sean Payton’s annoyance with Michael Thomas, Cole Beasley’s continued vaccine defiance, and Kelvin Benjamin’s bad break-up with the New York Giants.
The NFL does not want any games to be postponed or jeopardized due to COVID-19 this season and is leaning hard on players and coaches to get vaccinated because of it.
On our WISE Sports Radio football segment, Pat Ryan, Mike Gore, and I talk about that, along with Cole Beasley’s vaccine skepticism, Fred Warner’s big contract with the San Francisco 49ers, and Jerry Jones perhaps seeing the end with his Dallas Cowboys.
The big news in the NFL this week was Las Vegas Raiders defensive lineman Carl Nassib announcing he was gay on social media. How have the league and Nassib’s fellow players reacted to his coming out?
Other topics for our WISE Sports Radio football segment: Tim Tebow isn’t welcomed into the NFL tight end club just yet, Eli Manning’s new role with the New York Giants, and what opting out of the 2021 season due to COVID-19 concerns will cost players.