All men are created equal, some work harder in preseason.
-Emmitt Smith (NFL Hall of Famer)
With the NFL season just 56 days away from kickoff, many sports fans will be tuning in to watch the NFL Preseason, one of the most heavily debated topics in sports. Is it a good thing for the NFL, or is it a bad idea?
Well let’s take a look at the facts: We saw three starting players go out for the season. Tony Romo went down with a compression fracture in his back and had rookie Dak Prescott take his place. Which may have been a good thing but we will get to more on that later. Teddy Bridgewater tore his ACL early preseason and we saw Sam Bradford take his place. And finally, Branden Oliver went out for the season with a torn right Achilles tendon. He was supposed the top kick returner for the San Diego, now Los Angeles Chargers. Which ultimately killed the return game for the Chargers last year. So with all these cons that make the preseason look like a disaster for a team. Why would anyone want to take part in it?
This is debatable but it could be for the reason that it develops rookies, shows the way of the NFL, and for us fans it gets us to see the beginning of a new player on his road to his goals. Also it gives us a look at what could happen if one of your team’s starters goes down mid-season. Preseason could be a good time!
Anyways, if you’re a die-hard NFL fan, you have been waiting for this ever since the Super Bowl last season. And if you are ready for the NFL to come back, you have to be ready for preseason coming soon.