As expected, one of the top prospects for the 2024 NFL Draft has officially entered the draft.
Quarterback Caleb Williams is leaving the University of Southern California for the NFL. Williams announced his decision on social media on Monday.
He could have gone back to college for a year, made more NIL money, and entered the 2025 draft. His father had mentioned that possible strategy as a way to avoid being drafted by one of the worst teams in the NFL.
This year, the Bears hold a pick originally owned by the Panthers, currently the worst team in the NFL. The question is, will the Bears (who are not one of the worst teams in the NFL and haven't had a true franchise quarterback since Sid Luckman) draft Williams or trade that pick to someone else? It turns out that.
Williams should never sit back and let things happen without his input. If there is a team you don't want to play for, you should let them know that as privately and discreetly as possible. And since he has money in the bank, he could threaten to sit out a year and re-enter the draft if a team he doesn't want to join considers trading up to acquire him. there is.
We've all been brainwashed into thinking that having someone else decide the first step in a highly skilled athlete's NFL career is a rare honor fused with a divine destiny. Baloney. Honor goes to the team that acquires the player. And players have every right to try to control their own football destiny.
It's not Harry Potter's Sorting Hat. Your story is not predetermined. You decide that. More players need to think and act like that than John Elway in 1982, Bo Jackson in 1986, and Eli Manning in 2004.