For the first time for most of his football career, Van Jefferson’s father is going to get a front-row seat to his son’s football games at least twice in 2021, and it’s not because they handed him some incredible tickets.
Shawn Jefferson, a former wide receivers coach for the Jets, was just hired on Tuesday for the same role with the Cardinals, meaning the father and son will get to face each other out on the gridiron twice a year for the foreseeable future within the NFC West.
In his introductory press conference, Shawn joked about “kicking (Van’s) butt” twice a year when asked what he was looking forward to the most now that they share the same division.
For what it’s worth, Shawn is already up 1-0 on his son after the Jets shocked the Rams this past season for New York’s first win of the 2020 campaign.
Now for today’s links.
Free agent spotlight: DT Morgan Fox (TheRams.com)
Van Jefferson’s father is looking forward to facing his son as the new WRs coach for the Cardinals (The Rams Wire)
Check out John Wolford getting in some work with Van Jefferson (The Rams Wire)
Embracing new quarterback Matthew Stafford also means embracing...Coney dogs? (Ramblin’ Fan)
A 32-team offseason guide for the NFL (ESPN)
The Panthers released Kawann Short on Tuesday (ESPN)
Daniel Jeremiah’s latest mock draft (NFL.com)
The NFL is seeking information on CBD and other alternatives to opioids (Pro Football Talk)
The Broncos will reportedly pursue Deshaun Watson if Houston makes him available (Pro Football Talk)
Brent Sobleski highlights the draft’s best TE prospect, Kyle Pitts (Bleacher Report)