Cutler wasn’t the only game in town. Fox could have had its pick of game analysts for its No. 2 job.
Both Trent Dilfer and Ron Jaworksi were interested in joining Fox before they were laid off by ESPN last week, sources told Sporting News. Fox also could have recruited Phil Simms of CBS after he lost his No. 1 analyst job to Romo.
Then again, Cutler could surprise and end up being good on TV.
Burkhardt is one of the best young play-by-play announcers in the country, so he will serve as a safety net for Cutler. And a three-person booth should help ease the Cheap NFL Jerseys rookie broadcaster’s transition to TV. Both Troy Aikman, Fox’s No. 1 game analyst with Joe Buck, and Simms, CBS’s ex-No 1, worked three-person booths early in their TV careers.
Mahomes, seen by many as the wildcard in the class with his huge arm and ability to make tough throws from off-balance position, will likely have time to develop behind Alex Smith.
That luxury may not be afforded to Watson, who led Clemson to national championship glory in his final collegiate season and may enter straight into a quarterback competition with Tom Savage.
Houston’s deal to move from 25 to 12 saw them send a 2018 first-rounder to the Browns, who now own the Texans’ top two picks in 2018. Houston gave Cleveland a second-rounder next year in a trade that saw Brock Osweiler move to the Browns earlier this offseason.
Between Trubisky’s selection and the Chiefs’ stunning move to take Mahomes, more offensive talent was surprisingly pushed up the board in what is seen as a deep defensive draft.
After the Browns, only the 49ers and Jets picked defensive players in the top 10. San Francisco took defensive end Solomon Thomas at three before safety Jamal Adams went to the Jets at six.