The National Football League might not be starting games for another few months, but that doesn’t mean that the action in the league has slowed down. Free agency is open, and there has been a ton of movement for both players and teams.
Not every new story will impact the action set to take place in 2023, but the NFL news hasn’t slowed down at all. Here is a look at three of the biggest NFL news stories over the last few days.
Brady Investing in WNBA
Future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady has announced his retirement from the NFL for the second time, and he doesn’t appear to be coming back this time around. Brady has left the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a huge hole at quarterback, and it’s also left him with a ton of free time.
Brady is expected to get into NFL broadcasting at some point, but he has already decided on his next big move. According to sources, Tom Brady has acquired a minor ownership stake in the Las Vegas Aces of the WNBA.
Brady has also announced his involvement with the WNBA, and the league has also issued a statement that has welcomed the former Super Bowl champion to the league. As a minority owner in the WNBA, Brady is not going to be involved in any of the major decisions that impact the day-to-day operations of the team.
Elliott Narrowing Down Teams
The Dallas Cowboys officially released running back Ezekiel Elliott on March 15 as they attempted to save some money. That gave Elliott the chance to sign with any team in the league, and there have been plenty of suitors over the last week.
According to league sources, Elliott is planning to make his decision by the end of next week, and there are three teams that have emerged as the top options. Those three teams include the Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets, and the Cincinnati Bengals.
Elliott had the worst season of his career in 2022 as the Cowboys decided to give most of the rushing attempts to Troy Pollard.
NFL Warns Teams About Jackson Negotiations
When the Baltimore Ravens placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on quarterback Lamar Jackson, it gave their star a chance to negotiate with other teams. Baltimore is hoping to keep Jackson moving forward, but they are also willing to risk losing him.
Earlier this week, it was announced that a non-certified person was reaching out to NFL teams and trying to negotiate a new deal. Most NFL teams have already announced that they are unwilling to sign Jackson, but that hasn’t stopped a representative from reaching out.
On Thursday, the NFL sent a memo to all teams to remind them that they are only able to negotiate with certified personnel. Jackson is not represented by an agent, and teams are only allowed to enter into negotiations with the quarterback.
Jackson has announced on Twitter that he does not have an outside representative negotiating with teams.
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