Welcome to your Friday edition of The Morning After Huddle, your favorite source for NFL news. The captain of the ”all ski mask” team (seriously, the guy has made a whopping $82 million in career earnings) is finally retiring.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Fitzmagic is no more! Journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick announced his retirement. After 17 years and 9 teams, he is hanging up his cleats and (possibly) stepping into a role with Prime Video for a key part in Amazon’s NFL coverage.
- Frank Gore and Alex Mack are also retiring. Gore will sign a 1-day contract to retire a 49er. Regarding Alex Mack, hanging it up is inevitable after Mack restructured his contract in a way that is consistent with players prior to retirement.
- On today’s episode of As Deshaun Watson Turns, it was discovered in the 23rd lawsuit that Watson offered the other 22 Plaintiffs $100,000 to settle their cases. Reports notate that not all would accept that amount due to the aggressive nature of a proposed NDA. Remember, the Dolphins wanted all cases resolved before potentially trading for Watson.
- Finally, your Key Signings Roundup: The Buffalo Bills are signing Tavon Austin. Austin has played with four teams in his career, most recently with the Jaguars. The Vikings are signing DE Jonathan Bullard, adding quality veteran depth.
That was quite a lot to unpack. Take a breath and come back Saturday for more news you want to know!