Today’s NFL rookies still have to earn their stripes, but the environment has changed over the years. The new blood is absolutely allowed to come in talking a big game; they simply have to prove it when the time comes or be harshly discredited.
No longer a rookie, but remember Juju Smith-Schuster?
Seattle Seahawks top pick D’Wayne Eskridge already has a priceless quote throwing subtle shade.
Eskridge is a very, very fast receiver, but he apparently gains a lot from watching those...less gifted than himself.
Enter subtle jab at our very favorite Adam Thielen:
It’s polite, even contains a bit of a compliment, but he called Thielen slow four times and I’m all about this.