It’s here, oh, it’s finally here! The most eagerly anticipated matchup of the NFL season, must see TV event of the year, the annual Scrub Bowl! The New York Jets and the Philadelphia Eagles get together at Lincoln Financial Field in the City of Brotherly Love for the yearly battle of the greens.
In case that alone doesn’t get your blood pumping there are subplots galore. There’s the intrigue of watching a rookie 4th string quarterback possibly come in off the street and try to play against the defending Super Bowl champions. That should be fun. There’s the battle for tight end spots, truly a contest to determine our tallest midget. There’s the thrill of watching dozens of players whose names you won’t remember in three weeks dominate the action. What could be better than that? There’s the chance to witness the scintillating battles for practice squad spots - come on now, who among us doesn’t have their life revolve around the annual practice squad intrigue? Plot lines galore to thrill us all tonight in Philadelphia.
Meanwhile the Jets quarterback rotation for this game has been something of a mystery all week. Before Teddy Bridgewater was traded there was some speculation the battle for the starting quarterback position might push Sam Darnold and/or Teddy Bridgewater into a game you ordinarily wouldn’t see them in. With Bridgewater gone the starting quarterback decision is presumably made, and it will be Darnold. Will the Jets nevertheless come out with Darnold and the first string offense in for a series or two to get the rookie quarterback some much needed reps with his fellow starters? Will the Jets bench Darnold like most starters? Will Josh McCown, international man of mystery, make a rare preseason appearance? Will John Wolford get in the game and get the chance to tell his grandchildren how he once played an NFL game in lieu of the great Sam Darnold? Will the Jets go with a startling reincarnation of the single wing offense? Are they planning on unveiling the Grunt and Punt offense? Stay tuned, The intrigue is almost too much to bear.
It’s the Scrub Bowl, where the numbers have multiple players and nothing resembling NFL football lights up your screen for three full hours of relentless action packed excitement. What could be better than this?
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