As I’m nearing 30, I look back on my dating life and a pattern emerges: My significant others either loved sports or played sports (professionally).
I’ve dated a few professional athletes, and no, I am not a gold digger, nor am I a cheerleader.
I’m an educated woman with her own career who happens to love competitive sports perhaps more than most women.
I am 5 feet 4 inches tall and weigh less than 110 pounds, but on the inside, I am a 6-foot-4, 230-pound football player. In my mind and heart, I was created to be on the football field, but like most other people, my genes have had the last word.
The Patriots made a determined push to keep Solder, and the Texans also were interested. He said the money was all somewhat equal and it just came down to where my family was going to be most comfortable.
This organization is incredible, just the reputation that we know and the reputation that precedes them,” Solder said. At about 2 a.m. we kind of worked out a deal and kind of took our time figuring out what we’re going to do, and we’re so fortunate to be where we’re at.
All are tempting in this pass-happy league, and the Super Bowl champion Eagles showed why such a risk can pay off. Philadelphia pounced on a weak market for ex-Bear Alshon Jeffery and signed him to a one-year, $14 million deal. Jeffery was not dominant, but did add a threat to the Eagles offense with 47 catches for 789 yards and nine touchdowns that added up to a four-year, $52 million extension.
Jeffery was viewed as expendable by the Bears because of a significant injury history that tarnished his ability on the field. And like Jeffery, these three options have warts.
Watkins, too, has a noteworthy injury history. Robinson is currently rehabbing from a torn ACL. That is likely why the Rams and Jaguars, respectively, opted not to use their franchise tags on the one-time No. 1 receivers. But both have shown the ability to be No. 1 receivers in their career.
Hurting Watkins further could be his inability to break out in his first year with the Rams in an offense that was flourishing after years of being with the quarterback-deprived Bills. Watkins thrived intermittently as a deep threat for the Rams, who had two solid underneath receivers in Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods.