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A retirement avalanche in the NFL.

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6 minutes ago, NoSaint said:

 

Im nervous about confusing half time for hot take 

I’ve already thought about this. A halftime retirement is already a hot take. 

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7 hours ago, quinnearlysghost88 said:

That's the thought that actually made me start this. The majority of the players we know today who are big names are all old. What does the NFL look like in a few years? 

Maybe the 2018 draft class will have morphed into what the ‘83 class represented for so long, where a league without the likes of Marino, Elway, Kelly (and let’s not forget drafted with that same class, Todd Blackledge 😀) was hard to imagine—but the torch passes invariably from generation to generation—I just hope Allen is not the Blackledge of this group. Early returns are promising though!

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5 hours ago, billsfan_34 said:

Rules are in favor of the offense/qb- until a change happens, we will continue to see a passing league. The young QB’s will fill the void. 

It will still be a passing league, but I don't know that the guys out there are going to develop into another Brees, Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger, Rodgers.  We could see Stafford, Ryan, Newton, Wilson, Luck, Carr be the new premier QBs.   They're excellent players but they aren't in that super elite class where your team is a perennial contender on the strength of the QB position. 

 

I expect to see more parity after these guys move on.   We just witnessed another Golden Era of QB play where Super Bowls were won by the same few teams.  I could be completely wrong but that's my gut feeling.  Who knows, maybe Darnold, Watson, Mahomes, Mayfield, and Allen become the next dominant QBs and compete with each other every year for rings?

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8 hours ago, LABILLBACKER said:

I want to see a player retire right in the middle of a drive....

 

well, it Is ‘What’s next”..

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4 hours ago, Jauronimo said:

It will still be a passing league, but I don't know that the guys out there are going to develop into another Brees, Brady, Manning, Roethlisberger, Rodgers.  We could see Stafford, Ryan, Newton, Wilson, Luck, Carr be the new premier QBs.   They're excellent players but they aren't in that super elite class where your team is a perennial contender on the strength of the QB position. 

 

I expect to see more parity after these guys move on.   We just witnessed another Golden Era of QB play where Super Bowls were won by the same few teams.  I could be completely wrong but that's my gut feeling.  Who knows, maybe Darnold, Watson, Mahomes, Mayfield, and Allen become the next dominant QBs and compete with each other every year for rings?

Good point- we will have to wait and see with Darnold, Allen Rosen etc.... ya never know right?

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Brady....after a new cheating scandal is uncovered....he retires so he doesn't have to break his iPhone XS and lose the selfies.

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13 hours ago, MAJBobby said:

Unless it happens at Halftimes doesnt matter anymore. That is the new retirement standard 

The NFL will provide on field 'safe spaces', so players traumatized with that sudden epiphany, can have a good cry...

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12 hours ago, quinnearlysghost88 said:

My sleeper is Gronk. I know he's only 30 next year, but he's taken a lifetime of hits and has already won Super Bowls. Plus, i think he's always just wanted to party full-time and accidentally fell backwards into a dynasty. Once that pressure's gone, he can finally fulfill his lifetime dream — endless spring break. 

Could be.  He’s certainly got nothing left to prove and he’s had his share of injuries. Can’t believe he’s not even 30 yet.

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13 hours ago, PetermanThrew5Picks said:

Yes there are a lot of old dudes in the league quite satisfied with their legacy lol

 

even the most jaded and bitter wants more weekly checks and pension upgrading

 

 

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4 hours ago, mannc said:

Could be.  He’s certainly got nothing left to prove and he’s had his share of injuries. Can’t believe he’s not even 30 yet.

I know, it's crazy. Also, I'm in Oregon too!

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7 hours ago, The Process said:

Brady....after a new cheating scandal is uncovered....he retires so he doesn't have to break his iPhone XS and lose the selfies.

More like he doesnt want to have to go out and buy a new one at those prices.......

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3 hours ago, row_33 said:

 

even the most jaded and bitter wants more weekly checks and pension upgrading

 

 

also true. I've yet to learn anything I haven't already known here. What's wrong with Eli collecting his paycheck until he physically can't play. He's going to get a ton of Ls at the very twilight of his career. BUT: he's making money and will be in the HOF and has nothing to prove.

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