So as I was waiting to go to work tonight, I came across an article on bleacher report that scared me about the 2016 NFL draft. At the time, I didn’t even think about it. Thank god.
On Sunday, the Denver Broncos released former 1st round pick and monumental bust, Paxton Lynch. It’s been quite a ride for the former 1st rounder in his first two years in the league and he has not done the greatest with his time. Lynch never progressed as the “franchise quarterback” label he was given during the 2016 draft and has looked over matched and unproductive in his four career starts.
During this draft, John Elway, one of football’s greatest quarterbacks of all time, and General Manager of the Denver Broncos, made one of the boldest moves in recent draft history; he traded UP to “steal” Paxton Lynch. Elway gave up their 31st overall pick AND a 3rd rounder to the Seahawks for Lynch. As Elway was mingling with the Seahwaks, there was another General Manager trying the same shit. Jerry Jones.
The 2016 NFL draft included the likes of Jared Goff, Carson Wentz, Ezekiel Elliot, Jalen Ramsey, and much more. Also in that draft was the Cowboys quarterback as of now and for the near future, Dak Prescott. The Cowboys waited until the 4th round, and in my opinion got a steal with Prescott. He has been pretty good in his two seasons as the Cowboys starter, taking home 2016 AP Offensive Rookie of the Year and earning his first Pro Bowl selection. However, with the Cowboys already with the first round pick, and both Wentz and Goff gone, Jerry Jones was schemin.
2016 was Tony Romos last year in Dallas and Jerry Jones seemed to be in a little bit of a panic. Bleacher Report came out with an article they found on NBC Sports written by Michael David Smith (probably a fake name) about Jerry Jones trying to trade acquire Paxton Lynch. Let’s have a look at some scary comments from Jones.
“We were working real hard to get up there for the quarterback – Paxton Lynch,” Jones said.
“Frankly, give Denver credit,” Jones said. “I thought we had it done. It was that close.”
It was THAT CLOSE???? Oh my god. Jerry must have offered his worst oil mill for the pick. But wait, that’s not even the best quote.
“He’s a top prospect – got probably the highest upside in the draft,” Jerry Jones said. “Congratulations to Denver.”
You have got to be kidding me. “highest upside in the draft”?? Jesus. I support Jerry Jones as an owner, not a General Manager or a man who manages talent evaluations for players. Yes, he has been around football since like the mid 1960’s but he also has billions of dollars and needs to just focus of the financial aspect of his job.
Anyways, it got me thinking, is Jerry Jones Senile, or is John Elway senile? Scary question because both men thought Paxton Lynch was going to be great, both were wrong. Both have been hit in the head a lot during their careers and both men are in a very responsible and authoritative positions in their respected organizations. Everyone knows Jerry Jones is a bit nuts. The dude is a hell of a business man and you cannot deny that. He bought the Dallas Cowboys for $140 million in 1989 and they are now valued at a weak $4.8 BILLION. That is a B.
Elway is also a decent businessman himself. Along with his earnings from playing in the NFL, Elway also owns car dealerships in Colorado, co-owns four Elway’s restaurants in Colorado,is the founder of the wine label SevenWines and owns a website called Vroom.com. Never heard of it, but his net worth is $145 million. Peasent money to Jerry Jones. But, he is still a successful man. It’s sad to think about that the Paxton Lynch trade will follow him until Lynch retires, but, at least him and Jerry Jones are on the same level of opinions of players. Does that make Jones look good or Elway look bad? Elway has had better days.
At times, Jones has included himself more than he should in the day-to-day operations of the team and i believe that has gotten him a bad rap. He is probably just bored and wants to be included. He also has done some great things in his time with the Cowboys. This little tid bit however is not his brightest moment. Thankfully, Elway was using his brain a little more than Jones that night and finagled his way into a deal before the Cowboys could. Imagine how bad the Cowboys would be with Paxton Lynch trying to start NFL games for the Cowboys and Jones supporting him because it was his big move on draft day. A thought we can now throw away. Just wanted to remind everyone that Elway has been officially worse than Jerry Jones for two years now and someone needed to bring it back to light.