Mitchell Trubisky showed off his talents Tuesday at UNC’s Pro Day, and at least one NFL personnel director came away extremely impressed.
ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay reported the personnel Cheap Jerseys And Hats director he spoke with compared Trubisky to Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. This is pretty high praise considering most view Rodgers as the best quarterback in the league.
It seems almost inconceivable that Peterson would end up playing anywhere for one year and $3 million, but now it can’t be ruled out. Even if he takes advantage of a certain opening later this offseason, or during training camp, or the eve of the regular season … how does a guy who everybody believes still has at least some gas in his tank take a pay cut that big and start the year-to-year portion of his career?
It may be unavoidable, though.
Not every team has the same needs, of course, but the Seahawks are pretty representative. There’s a reason the same backs — Lacy, Peterson, Jamaal Charles, Latavius Murray — are touring roughly the same teams. Of those, Peterson is the oldest, turning 32 next week. Charles has the most recent troublesome injury, but Peterson is not far behind. Multiple skills help, and Lacy has proven to be an effective receiver when healthy.
And the Seahawks are clearly ready to trust Lacy as a workhorse, Beast Mode-style back who thrives off of touches … even with Peterson out there to do what he’s done for a decade.