This year’s free agency period in the NFL is a little different than past years because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. It is hard for teams and players to meet in person and therefore, everything is having to be done over the phone. Either way, many surprising deals have already been announced along with some other astonishing news. Here are some highlights of this year’s NFL Free Agency:
For starters, the Miami Dolphins have not been shy at all. They have already signed CB Byron Jones, DE Shaq Lawson, OT Ereck Flowers, and LB Kyle Van Noy. The Tennessee Titans lost OT Jack Conklin but re-signed QB Ryan Tannehill to a massive 4-year contract as well as DE Vic Beasley from the Atlanta Falcons. Another active team has been the Cleveland Browns who have so far picked up stud TE Austin Hooper, OT Jack Conklin, and QB Case Keenum.
A few major trades have gone down as well. Star WR Deandre Hopkins was traded by the Houston Texans to the Arizona Cardinals for RB David Johnson and a slew of draft picks. DT Deforest Buckner was traded by the San Francisco 49ers to the Indianapolis Colts for the 2020 NFL Draft 13th overall pick.
In other news, Tom Brady has publicly come out and said that he will not resign with the New England Patriots and continue his career elsewhere. Also, Cam Newton has some beef with the Panthers as they came out and said that they will allow Newton to seek a trade. Newton then posted on his Instagram that he never asked, and he was forced.
It is very early in the Free agency period but so far there has been a lot of activity and movement. The first 2 days have shown that it should only pick up from here!!
Los Angeles Lakers’ star player, LeBron James made history yesterday. The historic moment came when he gained 38 points during a 133-130 loss by the Oklahoma City Thunder, and surpassed the previous NBA record score of 38,387, set by Abdul Jabbar back in 1989. It is a record that has stood for the past 34 years, and yesterday, LeBron James overcame that record, creating a new champion score to beat, and thus setting the bar even higher. Abdul-Jabbar first broke the previous record in 1984, just 8 months before his eventual score-topping successor was even born!