I have not been shy about my fandom/friendship with Trace McSorley. He’s my quarterback until I die so just because he’s leaving Penn State does not mean he’s getting rid of me. Nope, no sir.
With that being the case, I have been thinking about which NFL franchises I would like Trace to get drafted by. Of course, I will will support Trace regardless of where he goes is, but I do have my preferences one way and the other
“Please No” Group
5. PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Clearly a toxic organization. Sad to see really.
4. TBD Raiders
This team doesn’t even have a city for goodness sake.
3. TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
Honestly, I’m just not a big fan of the color red, and out of the red teams in the NFL, the Bucs are probably the worst.
2. NEW YORK JETS
It’s just hard to fathom the Jets ever actually being consistently good. While Trace is a winner, he (probably) isn’t a miracle worker.
1. DALLAS COWBOYS
All jokes aside, this is the only one that I truly would have some difficulty with. Even with “McSorley” on the back, it would really suck having to wear a Cowboys shirtsey. I’d still buy one and wear it because I’m a good friend, but please football gods, anywhere but Dallas.
“I Would Enjoy All Of These” Group
5. DENVER BRONCOS
If Trace’s arm strength is a “question” (not my words), then Denver’s altitude should help that, right? I think that’s how altitude works.
4. GREEN BAY PACKERS
Although I worry about Trace’s familial relationships once he starts hanging around Aaron Rodgers a little too much, you can’t pass up the opportunity to backup Rodgers. Matt Flynn did so for like three years, had one awesome game, and then got paid $20.5 million because of it. Would like for Trace to recreate that *scenario.
*Note: I would take in 0.5% of his salary. It’s called a friendship/fall guy tax.
3. BALTIMORE RAVENS
Trace is essentially a Lamar Jackson clone, except Trace actually won something of importance in college. Plus, I’ve been told on multiple occasions that I look good in the color purple.
2. HOUSTON TEXANS
This is mostly for the potential Bill O’Brien-Trace connection, but the added bonus of giving Trace the nickname “Tex McSorley” is also playing a large role in my brain.
1. PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
I am a fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, and would very much enjoy if Trace got drafted there. We could get an apartment in like Rittenhouse Square or something and be roommates, which would be cool. Plus, from a football perspective, Trace could backup Carson Wentz. With Nick Foles likely on his way out, the Eagles are in need of a backup quarterback that is Super Bowl MVP worthy — perfect fit for Trace.