NFL agent sent funny tweet to announce his client signed with Broncos
The Denver Broncos made headlines in the football world on Thursday when they agreed to terms on a five-year, $245 million contract extension with star quarterback Russell Wilson.
The new deal includes $165 million guaranteed, and Wilson is now the sixth-highest paid QB in the NFL on a per-season average. In a sport where QBs are by far the most important position, Denver getting a long-term deal done with its franchise QB was clearly the biggest news item of the day.
Or was it?
NFL agent Mike McCartney took to Twitter on Thursday to announce what he (jokingly) refereed to as “the biggest Broncos news of the day”: McCartney’s client, offensive lineman Will Sherman, signed with Denver’s practice squad.
In the biggest @Broncos news of the day, congrats to @WillSherman78 signing to their Practice Squad
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) September 1, 2022
It was witty tweet from McCartney, who also uses Twitter to tease fans who confuse him for Dallas Cowboys coach Mike McCarthy.
Feel real confident that I am neither the problem nor the solution Chris https://t.co/Ec2N5NZMaq
— Mike McCartney (@MikeMcCartney7) October 26, 2020
McCartney often responds to fans who confuse him for the coach during the season.
“It definitely started when Mike was in Green Bay a few seasons ago,” McCartney told ESPN in 2020. “I’m on Twitter and I just remember a person tweeted at me as if I was the coach. And it was in-game. I was like, ‘Are they really that clueless? Our names are spelled differently.’ But then I thought it could be fun to reply as if I’m Mike McCarthy.”
Funny guy, that Mike McCartney.
As for his client, Sherman is a 23-year-old lineman who was picked by the New England Patriots in the sixth round of the 2021 NFL draft out of Colorado. Sherman spent his rookie season on New England’s practice squad last year, and he’ll now provide backup offensive tackle depth on the Broncos’ practice squad.
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