This is an enlightening glimpse into the craziness that is the world of NFL free agency.
The MMQB published a longform recap of 24 hours in the life of ESPN's Adam Schefter at the start of NFL free agency and apparently it also included a moment where he advised Alshon Jeffery on the receiver's contract situation.
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Before Jeffery signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, the former Bears wideout called Schefter to see what the market was like for receivers:
But here's the kicker:
The MMQB circled back on the news later and Jeffery never called Schefter back, instead giving the news to Schefter's ESPN colleague Josina Anderson to break about the Eagles deal.
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Former Bears tight end Greg Olsen will reportedly join Fox Sports’s broadcast booth, whenever he calls it quits on his playing career.
The New York Post reports that Olsen and Fox agreed to a contract that would make him Kevin Burkhardt’s partner as the No. 2 analyst for the network, behind Troy Aikman.
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Olsen signed a one-year deal with the Seahawks this year. If he chooses to play beyond 2020, the New York Post says that Fox will wait for him.
Olsen got rave reviews when he called the Cardinals-Giants game last season. He was also popular calling XFL games with Burkhardt.
The only question now, is how much does Olsen have left in the tank before he heads to the booth?
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You may know Brian Urlacher for a number of different things. Bears legend, billboard icon, that guy whose jersey the obnoxiously loud dude you met at a party was wearing, etc. He contains multitudes.
But sometime in the near future, apparently, you may know Brian Urlacher as part-owner of the New York Mets:
Urlacher has joined a group with Travis Kelce, DeMarco Murray, Joe Thomas, Bradley Beal, and Mason Plumlee, all of whom "are part of a group of investors who have joined power couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez in a bid to buy the New York Mets." Urlacher's even quoted!
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"Being a former athlete and having a chance to be a part of a group trying to purchase a professional team, it's pretty cool," Urlacher told ESPN on Monday. "It's especially cool to be involved with Alex. Alex is the man. You've got Kelce, Joe Thomas, DeMarco Murray. It's great to be in a group with them."
The group has already put in a $1.7 billion bid, presumably from all the revenue that RESTORE has accumulated thanks to their mission of being in every single Chicago sightline possible. There are, in fact, too many punchlines to this story to pick one (ok fine I lied, there's only one way for Bears fans to grow more miserable and that's to adopt the Mets), but just know that I heartily approve of each and every one you decide on.