Yardbarker NFL writers Michael Tunison and Chris Mueller tackle a number of the hottest points within the league. This week’s subject: Which coaching camp long-shot participant is most compelling?
Tunison: Like all main crew sports activities, NFL fandom revolves across the league’s stars. Perhaps to not the diploma that the NBA depends on its main lights to promote the sport, however simply due to sheer roster dimension, likelihood is there are fairly just a few skilled soccer gamers you are not acquainted with, even for those who’re an professional on the sport.
So one nice facet of the preseason is studying the tales of doubtless a number of the extra obscure gamers on the roster. Generally it is a kicker who acquired his begin as a YouTube trick shot man. Generally it is guys who’ve overcome troublesome private circumstances in try to beat the percentages. And different occasions it is a professional star from one other sport who’d concentrate on if solely we have been extra cosmopolitan.
On this case, it is Christian Wade, a former British rugby star who’s a part of the Worldwide Participant Pathway Program, which might place him on a follow squad if he would not make a closing roster. Nonetheless, it might be a dramatic story if he ended up being on the operating again depth chart for the Payments come Week 1.