home Home continue
Go Live continue
profile Sign In / Sign Up continue
leaderboard Leaderboard continue
notifications Notifications
1
help Help continue
apple Download iOS App continue
info_circle Learn More continue
legal Legal continue
Milton, FL
From the Redskins to the Jaguars: Inside Chris Thompson's Crazy Free-Agency Journey
AWAY
HOME
0
0
Unknown
0
0
expand collapse
closed_captionclosed_caption_off
more_horizSee More
tip_leader
play_arrow pause
sound_mute sound_down sound_up
/
play_arrow pause
expand collapse
more_horizSee More
shareShare
Tip Leaderboard
tip_leader
continue
Other Commentators
community
continue
chat Switch To Chat continue
00:00:07
All right, Go on.
00:00:09
All right, you guys, What's going on? It's your boy, Brad.
00:00:13
Back at it again with another broadcast.
00:00:17
Now, today I will be give you some key inside on what made Chris Thompson's crazy free agency journey this past season so incredible and possible as well.
00:00:31
Uh, really impressive, I have to say with what Chris Thompson did in his career, especially for, you know, a late round draft pick.
00:00:41
It's pretty impressive what he's done in his career, But today I will be giving you guys three key dates, and I will be explaining why they're so important.
00:00:50
Toe what curse Thompson did in the NFL.
00:00:53
Just a quick word Before we start, though, I hope you guys are liking the shirt.
00:00:57
Uh, you know, maroon like purple shirt, I guess.
00:01:01
Under armour, you know, it's pretty solid.
00:01:05
I like it a lot.
00:01:06
Feels good.
00:01:07
Uh, just want to get out of the way, though.
00:01:09
Ah, and besides that, I mean, no.
00:01:14
Chris Thompson is not a household name in the NFL.
00:01:18
I think we can all agree on that.
00:01:20
Many people don't know who Chris Thompson really is, but he was a hybrid running back from the Redskins from 13 2 4019 So we spent seven years there.
00:01:33
Chris Thompson was not the number one running back.
00:01:36
He never Waas never would never will be in D.
00:01:40
C, as he's now with Jacksonville Jaguars.
00:01:43
But Chris Thompson was a great third down, running back.
00:01:48
Very similar role to James White of the New England Patriots.
00:01:52
And, you know, he wasn't He was like the number two running back compared to guys like Alfred Morris.
00:01:59
Uh, Rob Kelley.
00:02:01
You guys like that Adrian Peterson this past year? Various guys couple years ago.
00:02:07
So, Chris Thompson, you know, I'm not gonna say he's had a bad enough.
00:02:11
Oh, come here. You had a pretty solid one.
00:02:13
No major, no major injury concerns whatsoever.
00:02:18
I mean, no, great.
00:02:19
Hey, he like what was really surprising that Mia's he hasn't.
00:02:24
He was signed so late into the off season that, you know, you think that he'd be signed earlier.
00:02:31
There's no injury history, solid running back.
00:02:34
That doesn't have to be your number one, But he could be, um, great pass catcher, like there were no red flags.
00:02:41
Um, when it comes to sign and Chris Thompson from the Redskins of free agency.
00:02:45
So not surprising.
00:02:47
But let's go to get back on track.
00:02:51
Spent his 1st 7 years in the NFL with the Redskins and that me and, you know it was it was tough.
00:03:01
It was probably the worst time for him to enter free agency.
00:03:04
Ah, with Cove in 19 going on and baby, why? And the reason why I was such a big challenge for Chris Thompson is because, you know, you have to stay calm in the moment.
00:03:16
You couldn't worry or stress because the headlines would get out very, very quickly.
00:03:22
Uh, you know, toe NFL scouts and, you know, to GM owners, head coaches, whatever.
00:03:29
So you know it would get out pretty quickly.
00:03:32
But with Chris Thompson, you know, he just worries really easily.
00:03:37
And I read this article on it, said that cursed Thompson, you know, has a riddle.
00:03:42
Has a pretty big problem of not exactly anxiety, but he definitely struggles with you know what do you can't control what's out of his control? What he can't necessarily, you know, think about the outcome before it happens, right? Like sometimes all get nervous before I goto like cross country practice or take a big test at school all just getting nervous.
00:04:06
Well, Chris Thompson gets nervous with just about anything, which it's totally relatable for me.
00:04:12
So you know him being a free agent during, you know, the Kobe 19 beginning of the stages of Kobe 19.
00:04:20
It's really hard for him, and he saw free agent by free agent gets signed by other teams, and Chris Thompson still hadn't heard his name be called yet, so it was a really hard experience for him.
00:04:34
But let's flash forward to March 15th of this year, where Curse Thompson had himself a bittersweet ending.
00:04:43
And this was three days before the start of for agency.
00:04:48
Chris Thompson traveled from Virginia to Tallahassee, Florida, where he works out each off season he left behind his girlfriend.
00:04:56
I don't need that.
00:04:57
I'm gonna disclose your name and left their two kids 13 month old daughter, 1 10 year old son and Thompson arrived there, knowing his Redskins 10 year was almost over, basically, almost over.
00:05:12
Uh, you know, his contract was over.
00:05:16
Redskins have already extended him before in the past, and Crist officer has done a lot of great things with the Redskins, but Redskins just chose to not extend him.
00:05:27
For whatever reason.
00:05:28
I really liked Chris Thompson.
00:05:30
Great shifty running back at the backfield, really fun. The watch.
00:05:34
But they ended up letting him go, and Thompson basically tested the waters and free agency.
00:05:42
And it didn't work out for him.
00:05:43
Maybe just not the way he wanted them to.
00:05:46
Um now, a few weeks earlier for March 15th the day that we're talking about, he received a text message from Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
00:05:55
Thank Thompson first contributions on and off the field and let him know what he meant to the organization.
00:06:01
Thompson was never a Pro Bowler, but he was certainly a popular player, both with the teammates and the fans.
00:06:09
Eso no.
00:06:10
I really think that tats speaks for itself, right? Like you can have a great player, but they create a toxic atmosphere.
00:06:18
They don't respect their teammates there.
00:06:20
They're not, you know, well liked, and but they're still very good and I still put up great numbers.
00:06:27
Would rather have that where guys like Chris Thompson, who has never been, you know, a great type of player but he's always been consistent.
00:06:34
What he does great guy on and off the field, which one would rather at and by the first option on, Basically speaking of Antonio Brown.
00:06:43
But regardless of that, we'll go ahead and move on.
00:06:48
And, you know, like I said before, Thompson was a talented but off injured, very injured hasn't really had any injury concerns of the past couple of years, But you know, he has been injured multiple times early in his career.
00:07:03
He's overcame those obstacles, but regardless of that, I mean, you know Chris Thompson so has had some pretty hefty injury history.
00:07:14
1/5 round pick out of Florida State and in the seventh seasons as Washington's primary third down running back, he gained 2966 yards from scrimmage.
00:07:25
That's both rushing and receiving.
00:07:28
And in 2017 before breaking his leg in Week 11 Chris Thompson had combat, had 804 combined yards from scrimmage and averaged a career best 7.
00:07:38
8 yards every time he touched the ball.
00:07:42
But he's only played all 16 games once in his entire career, and that was in 2016 and in this final five years.
00:07:50
He appeared in 16 games but also missed 24.
00:07:54
So that's just show you.
00:07:56
Like the good in the bat of his injury history, right? He's had injuries, but he's still been able to play and put up good numbers.
00:08:03
But some of the injuries have caught up to him in recent years, and, you know, I was probably the main reason why he was still available as late as he WAAS.
00:08:12
So with that being said, you know, best wishes for Chris Thompson, that he gets better from his injuries on they just really don't, you know, distress career.
00:08:24
That's the last thing that we want.
00:08:26
But regardless of that, we'll get hit and keep keep going on.
00:08:31
Uh, so there's Thompson said, Uh, when he had the leave, all of his teammates and the organization, all that stuff, you said, quote, I almost did cry.
00:08:43
Almost did end, quote shortened, simple.
00:08:47
I mean, yeah, he was a great guy to be around.
00:08:52
I mean, you know, I really miss having Chris Thompson, you know, in this funny videos of funny clips of what goes on in the locker room before games, I just missed that.
00:09:02
Does that mean that he was a great guy? Never created a toxic atmosphere, Just a great person in general.
00:09:09
Ah, but I mean, you know, I just I felt bad for Chris Thompson in the moment.
00:09:18
But Thompson didn't know that his injury history would be a concern when he entered a free agency.
00:09:24
But there were several several.
00:09:26
And when I say several, I mean several several former coaches that coached Chris Thompson, whether that was an offensive coordinator or an actual head coach.
00:09:37
And some of those guys, such as Sean McVey, the coach of the Los Angeles Rams, and Jay Gruden, UM, now known as Jackson, goes offensive coordinator.
00:09:48
You know they could back him up, and they could say that Well, he has had an injury history, but he's still been a productive guy on field and also off the field.
00:09:57
So, you know, that's that's good that you have backup from former coaches and former coordinators.
00:10:06
And if Chris Thompson would have went to either the Rams or the Jaguars, which in this case he went to the Jaguars, you know he's already learned, but these offenses pretty well.
00:10:17
So I mean that's already a good fit.
00:10:20
And, you know, it's not like he's going to a place like the Buccaneers, where he doesn't know the plague luck and has a learn all of that stuff.
00:10:28
So you know he's already off to a good start, was signed with the Jaguars, so I give him all respect for that.
00:10:36
But let's move to our next date was March, March 26 where Thompson is still waiting for an offer from an NFL team.
00:10:45
But, um, you know, after for agency started for Thompson, he constantly checked his phone.
00:10:52
He said, Quote way more than I ever do.
00:10:55
I'm not on my phone too much, but it was really crazy.
00:10:58
I kept waiting and my agent would call me and we have conversations.
00:11:02
I'm thinking he's calling about something where some of our conversations wouldn't even be about anything and quote.
00:11:10
But first time since agent and see if I to find his name curse Thompson's agent, Jason Shea.
00:11:19
You laid it out for Chris Thompson, he said the teams were concerned about his injury history and they would want their doctors to examine him, and he also knew that they might have to wait until June, uh, for to be signed by a team because at the time, you know, March 22nd I mean, that's, you know, the midst of Kobe 19 starting the rise and started the cancel sports leagues starting the cancer graduations.
00:11:46
And that was one of us starting to be on the incline in the uproar of the amounts of cases and the amounts of deaths.
00:11:53
So, you know, at that time it was really, really hard to see a doctor, you know, you couldn't even do it online.
00:12:01
You can get your physical online video chat or whatever.
00:12:05
I mean, that's, you know, a struggle blocked in Taco Chris Thompson's way in that case.
00:12:12
And he said, quote, Ever since we had that talk, I haven't been too worried.
00:12:17
Uh, now when he calls, if it's about nothing, he'll be like, It's nothing.
00:12:20
I'm just checking up on you.
00:12:23
He says that as soon as I answer end quote.
00:12:26
So Jason show you, you know, played a huge role in crude, keeping Chris Thompson calm in the moment, keeping impatient.
00:12:35
And that's a great agent that have, like, you don't just want an agent that says all right, we'll fly you out to Los Angeles, assign your new football deal.
00:12:44
You don't want an agent like that.
00:12:45
You want an agent that's always going to be there for you in the moment and even not in the moment.
00:12:51
You know, even just in your regular life, they always want you to be with them.
00:12:56
And you know Jason Shea, You did it better than anybody else, I guessed.
00:13:01
So that was really awesome to hear Chris Thompson did say in an interview, he said that he's to avoid the distract or to gain distraction from the free agency buzz about whether he gets signed or not.
00:13:17
He would watch shows on Netflix, such as the Arrow in the office, and he said he'd also play call of duty's to provide a distraction.
00:13:25
Nothing wrong with that.
00:13:26
And finally, May 1st, the hiatus is finally over could get signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Thompson was actually hoping that a team would sign him after or before, before or after the NFL draft, which was April 23rd to the 25th.
00:13:47
Instead, after 45 days of free agency is wait ended when the Jaguars called it should have resulted in a big celebration.
00:13:56
But given the cir***stances, with national locked down and shut down and whatever, it just wasn't happening, he said.
00:14:04
Quote.
00:14:05
We ordered some food and hung out. End quote.
00:14:08
That was it, uh, you You said he was super excited and happy about it, and his wife kept asking him, How are you feeling? How are you feeling right now? You feel great.
00:14:19
You'll warn down like, What is it? And Chris Thompson, you know, seven.
00:14:25
An interview that he was just too tired and, you know, he slept well, Yes, you know, being signed by an NFL team after 45 days of thinking that you wouldn't be.
00:14:35
It's pretty impressive.
00:14:37
So, you know, I was really happy for him.
00:14:40
It's the start of a new chapter for Chris Thompson, and you know he gets to be reunited with his former head coach and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, now known as the Jaguars offensive coordinator.
00:14:54
So that might help him.
00:14:56
You know, Jay Gruden knows what Chris Thompson does.
00:14:59
Well, what, you just bad when you just improve on what he's already good on so he can stay away from the bad place that Thompson struggles with, and he'll give him the place that he's really good at.
00:15:12
So, you know, with all due respect, I like J. Crew on a lot.
00:15:16
But I hate his guts.
00:15:17
Hopefully, he can, you know, just developed Chris Thompson as much as he can in Jacksonville, as he did in Washington.
00:15:25
And I'm really happy for Chris Thompson.
00:15:28
I had to do this video.
00:15:29
I got all the information.
00:15:31
It's a great guy.
00:15:32
I love the story, you know, as a former fifth round pick with major injury concerns, gives for seven years of wear and tear with the Redskins and ends up signing with the Jaguars after 45 days, Uh, hearing other people's name, called others people, other people's names called and not his.
00:15:53
And that's gonna create a lot of you, no doubt in your mind.
00:15:58
But Chris Thompson was able to overcome that, and, you know, now he's a Jacksonville Jaguar, good for him.
00:16:07
But regardless of that, you know his story is just amazing.
00:16:12
But thank you guys so much for watching.
00:16:14
I really hope you guys enjoyed this broadcast is always make sure they keep God number one guys and peace out.
00:16:20
All kids she has in the next broadcast.
00:16:22
Guys, he's out

From the Redskins to the Jaguars: Inside Chris Thompson's Crazy Free-Agency Journey

41 Views
complete
Brad Smith @Phils

Transcript hideup

00:00:07
All right, Go on.
00:00:09
All right, you guys, What's going on? It's your boy, Brad.
00:00:13
Back at it again with another broadcast.
00:00:17
Now, today I will be give you some key inside on what made Chris Thompson's crazy free agency journey this past season so incredible and possible as well.
00:00:31
Uh, really impressive, I have to say with what Chris Thompson did in his career, especially for, you know, a late round draft pick.
00:00:41
It's pretty impressive what he's done in his career, But today I will be giving you guys three key dates, and I will be explaining why they're so important.
00:00:50
Toe what curse Thompson did in the NFL.
00:00:53
Just a quick word Before we start, though, I hope you guys are liking the shirt.
00:00:57
Uh, you know, maroon like purple shirt, I guess.
00:01:01
Under armour, you know, it's pretty solid.
00:01:05
I like it a lot.
00:01:06
Feels good.
00:01:07
Uh, just want to get out of the way, though.
00:01:09
Ah, and besides that, I mean, no.
00:01:14
Chris Thompson is not a household name in the NFL.
00:01:18
I think we can all agree on that.
00:01:20
Many people don't know who Chris Thompson really is, but he was a hybrid running back from the Redskins from 13 2 4019 So we spent seven years there.
00:01:33
Chris Thompson was not the number one running back.
00:01:36
He never Waas never would never will be in D.
00:01:40
C, as he's now with Jacksonville Jaguars.
00:01:43
But Chris Thompson was a great third down, running back.
00:01:48
Very similar role to James White of the New England Patriots.
00:01:52
And, you know, he wasn't He was like the number two running back compared to guys like Alfred Morris.
00:01:59
Uh, Rob Kelley.
00:02:01
You guys like that Adrian Peterson this past year? Various guys couple years ago.
00:02:07
So, Chris Thompson, you know, I'm not gonna say he's had a bad enough.
00:02:11
Oh, come here. You had a pretty solid one.
00:02:13
No major, no major injury concerns whatsoever.
00:02:18
I mean, no, great.
00:02:19
Hey, he like what was really surprising that Mia's he hasn't.
00:02:24
He was signed so late into the off season that, you know, you think that he'd be signed earlier.
00:02:31
There's no injury history, solid running back.
00:02:34
That doesn't have to be your number one, But he could be, um, great pass catcher, like there were no red flags.
00:02:41
Um, when it comes to sign and Chris Thompson from the Redskins of free agency.
00:02:45
So not surprising.
00:02:47
But let's go to get back on track.
00:02:51
Spent his 1st 7 years in the NFL with the Redskins and that me and, you know it was it was tough.
00:03:01
It was probably the worst time for him to enter free agency.
00:03:04
Ah, with Cove in 19 going on and baby, why? And the reason why I was such a big challenge for Chris Thompson is because, you know, you have to stay calm in the moment.
00:03:16
You couldn't worry or stress because the headlines would get out very, very quickly.
00:03:22
Uh, you know, toe NFL scouts and, you know, to GM owners, head coaches, whatever.
00:03:29
So you know it would get out pretty quickly.
00:03:32
But with Chris Thompson, you know, he just worries really easily.
00:03:37
And I read this article on it, said that cursed Thompson, you know, has a riddle.
00:03:42
Has a pretty big problem of not exactly anxiety, but he definitely struggles with you know what do you can't control what's out of his control? What he can't necessarily, you know, think about the outcome before it happens, right? Like sometimes all get nervous before I goto like cross country practice or take a big test at school all just getting nervous.
00:04:06
Well, Chris Thompson gets nervous with just about anything, which it's totally relatable for me.
00:04:12
So you know him being a free agent during, you know, the Kobe 19 beginning of the stages of Kobe 19.
00:04:20
It's really hard for him, and he saw free agent by free agent gets signed by other teams, and Chris Thompson still hadn't heard his name be called yet, so it was a really hard experience for him.
00:04:34
But let's flash forward to March 15th of this year, where Curse Thompson had himself a bittersweet ending.
00:04:43
And this was three days before the start of for agency.
00:04:48
Chris Thompson traveled from Virginia to Tallahassee, Florida, where he works out each off season he left behind his girlfriend.
00:04:56
I don't need that.
00:04:57
I'm gonna disclose your name and left their two kids 13 month old daughter, 1 10 year old son and Thompson arrived there, knowing his Redskins 10 year was almost over, basically, almost over.
00:05:12
Uh, you know, his contract was over.
00:05:16
Redskins have already extended him before in the past, and Crist officer has done a lot of great things with the Redskins, but Redskins just chose to not extend him.
00:05:27
For whatever reason.
00:05:28
I really liked Chris Thompson.
00:05:30
Great shifty running back at the backfield, really fun. The watch.
00:05:34
But they ended up letting him go, and Thompson basically tested the waters and free agency.
00:05:42
And it didn't work out for him.
00:05:43
Maybe just not the way he wanted them to.
00:05:46
Um now, a few weeks earlier for March 15th the day that we're talking about, he received a text message from Redskins owner Dan Snyder.
00:05:55
Thank Thompson first contributions on and off the field and let him know what he meant to the organization.
00:06:01
Thompson was never a Pro Bowler, but he was certainly a popular player, both with the teammates and the fans.
00:06:09
Eso no.
00:06:10
I really think that tats speaks for itself, right? Like you can have a great player, but they create a toxic atmosphere.
00:06:18
They don't respect their teammates there.
00:06:20
They're not, you know, well liked, and but they're still very good and I still put up great numbers.
00:06:27
Would rather have that where guys like Chris Thompson, who has never been, you know, a great type of player but he's always been consistent.
00:06:34
What he does great guy on and off the field, which one would rather at and by the first option on, Basically speaking of Antonio Brown.
00:06:43
But regardless of that, we'll go ahead and move on.
00:06:48
And, you know, like I said before, Thompson was a talented but off injured, very injured hasn't really had any injury concerns of the past couple of years, But you know, he has been injured multiple times early in his career.
00:07:03
He's overcame those obstacles, but regardless of that, I mean, you know Chris Thompson so has had some pretty hefty injury history.
00:07:14
1/5 round pick out of Florida State and in the seventh seasons as Washington's primary third down running back, he gained 2966 yards from scrimmage.
00:07:25
That's both rushing and receiving.
00:07:28
And in 2017 before breaking his leg in Week 11 Chris Thompson had combat, had 804 combined yards from scrimmage and averaged a career best 7.
00:07:38
8 yards every time he touched the ball.
00:07:42
But he's only played all 16 games once in his entire career, and that was in 2016 and in this final five years.
00:07:50
He appeared in 16 games but also missed 24.
00:07:54
So that's just show you.
00:07:56
Like the good in the bat of his injury history, right? He's had injuries, but he's still been able to play and put up good numbers.
00:08:03
But some of the injuries have caught up to him in recent years, and, you know, I was probably the main reason why he was still available as late as he WAAS.
00:08:12
So with that being said, you know, best wishes for Chris Thompson, that he gets better from his injuries on they just really don't, you know, distress career.
00:08:24
That's the last thing that we want.
00:08:26
But regardless of that, we'll get hit and keep keep going on.
00:08:31
Uh, so there's Thompson said, Uh, when he had the leave, all of his teammates and the organization, all that stuff, you said, quote, I almost did cry.
00:08:43
Almost did end, quote shortened, simple.
00:08:47
I mean, yeah, he was a great guy to be around.
00:08:52
I mean, you know, I really miss having Chris Thompson, you know, in this funny videos of funny clips of what goes on in the locker room before games, I just missed that.
00:09:02
Does that mean that he was a great guy? Never created a toxic atmosphere, Just a great person in general.
00:09:09
Ah, but I mean, you know, I just I felt bad for Chris Thompson in the moment.
00:09:18
But Thompson didn't know that his injury history would be a concern when he entered a free agency.
00:09:24
But there were several several.
00:09:26
And when I say several, I mean several several former coaches that coached Chris Thompson, whether that was an offensive coordinator or an actual head coach.
00:09:37
And some of those guys, such as Sean McVey, the coach of the Los Angeles Rams, and Jay Gruden, UM, now known as Jackson, goes offensive coordinator.
00:09:48
You know they could back him up, and they could say that Well, he has had an injury history, but he's still been a productive guy on field and also off the field.
00:09:57
So, you know, that's that's good that you have backup from former coaches and former coordinators.
00:10:06
And if Chris Thompson would have went to either the Rams or the Jaguars, which in this case he went to the Jaguars, you know he's already learned, but these offenses pretty well.
00:10:17
So I mean that's already a good fit.
00:10:20
And, you know, it's not like he's going to a place like the Buccaneers, where he doesn't know the plague luck and has a learn all of that stuff.
00:10:28
So you know he's already off to a good start, was signed with the Jaguars, so I give him all respect for that.
00:10:36
But let's move to our next date was March, March 26 where Thompson is still waiting for an offer from an NFL team.
00:10:45
But, um, you know, after for agency started for Thompson, he constantly checked his phone.
00:10:52
He said, Quote way more than I ever do.
00:10:55
I'm not on my phone too much, but it was really crazy.
00:10:58
I kept waiting and my agent would call me and we have conversations.
00:11:02
I'm thinking he's calling about something where some of our conversations wouldn't even be about anything and quote.
00:11:10
But first time since agent and see if I to find his name curse Thompson's agent, Jason Shea.
00:11:19
You laid it out for Chris Thompson, he said the teams were concerned about his injury history and they would want their doctors to examine him, and he also knew that they might have to wait until June, uh, for to be signed by a team because at the time, you know, March 22nd I mean, that's, you know, the midst of Kobe 19 starting the rise and started the cancel sports leagues starting the cancer graduations.
00:11:46
And that was one of us starting to be on the incline in the uproar of the amounts of cases and the amounts of deaths.
00:11:53
So, you know, at that time it was really, really hard to see a doctor, you know, you couldn't even do it online.
00:12:01
You can get your physical online video chat or whatever.
00:12:05
I mean, that's, you know, a struggle blocked in Taco Chris Thompson's way in that case.
00:12:12
And he said, quote, Ever since we had that talk, I haven't been too worried.
00:12:17
Uh, now when he calls, if it's about nothing, he'll be like, It's nothing.
00:12:20
I'm just checking up on you.
00:12:23
He says that as soon as I answer end quote.
00:12:26
So Jason show you, you know, played a huge role in crude, keeping Chris Thompson calm in the moment, keeping impatient.
00:12:35
And that's a great agent that have, like, you don't just want an agent that says all right, we'll fly you out to Los Angeles, assign your new football deal.
00:12:44
You don't want an agent like that.
00:12:45
You want an agent that's always going to be there for you in the moment and even not in the moment.
00:12:51
You know, even just in your regular life, they always want you to be with them.
00:12:56
And you know Jason Shea, You did it better than anybody else, I guessed.
00:13:01
So that was really awesome to hear Chris Thompson did say in an interview, he said that he's to avoid the distract or to gain distraction from the free agency buzz about whether he gets signed or not.
00:13:17
He would watch shows on Netflix, such as the Arrow in the office, and he said he'd also play call of duty's to provide a distraction.
00:13:25
Nothing wrong with that.
00:13:26
And finally, May 1st, the hiatus is finally over could get signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars, and Thompson was actually hoping that a team would sign him after or before, before or after the NFL draft, which was April 23rd to the 25th.
00:13:47
Instead, after 45 days of free agency is wait ended when the Jaguars called it should have resulted in a big celebration.
00:13:56
But given the cir***stances, with national locked down and shut down and whatever, it just wasn't happening, he said.
00:14:04
Quote.
00:14:05
We ordered some food and hung out. End quote.
00:14:08
That was it, uh, you You said he was super excited and happy about it, and his wife kept asking him, How are you feeling? How are you feeling right now? You feel great.
00:14:19
You'll warn down like, What is it? And Chris Thompson, you know, seven.
00:14:25
An interview that he was just too tired and, you know, he slept well, Yes, you know, being signed by an NFL team after 45 days of thinking that you wouldn't be.
00:14:35
It's pretty impressive.
00:14:37
So, you know, I was really happy for him.
00:14:40
It's the start of a new chapter for Chris Thompson, and you know he gets to be reunited with his former head coach and offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, now known as the Jaguars offensive coordinator.
00:14:54
So that might help him.
00:14:56
You know, Jay Gruden knows what Chris Thompson does.
00:14:59
Well, what, you just bad when you just improve on what he's already good on so he can stay away from the bad place that Thompson struggles with, and he'll give him the place that he's really good at.
00:15:12
So, you know, with all due respect, I like J. Crew on a lot.
00:15:16
But I hate his guts.
00:15:17
Hopefully, he can, you know, just developed Chris Thompson as much as he can in Jacksonville, as he did in Washington.
00:15:25
And I'm really happy for Chris Thompson.
00:15:28
I had to do this video.
00:15:29
I got all the information.
00:15:31
It's a great guy.
00:15:32
I love the story, you know, as a former fifth round pick with major injury concerns, gives for seven years of wear and tear with the Redskins and ends up signing with the Jaguars after 45 days, Uh, hearing other people's name, called others people, other people's names called and not his.
00:15:53
And that's gonna create a lot of you, no doubt in your mind.
00:15:58
But Chris Thompson was able to overcome that, and, you know, now he's a Jacksonville Jaguar, good for him.
00:16:07
But regardless of that, you know his story is just amazing.
00:16:12
But thank you guys so much for watching.
00:16:14
I really hope you guys enjoyed this broadcast is always make sure they keep God number one guys and peace out.
00:16:20
All kids she has in the next broadcast.
00:16:22
Guys, he's out

Watch Next back continue

15:27
32M ago
play_arrow
@WeGotNets Crawford and Beasley Joining Brooklyn #Nets#TheBubble#AllTalk#NBA#BreakingNews
complete
29:05
4H ago
play_arrow
@christiang1098 Throwback NFL: Chiefs vs Falcons Week 13 2016 4th Quarter!!
16:00
6H ago
play_arrow
@LawrenceOwen Texans’ JJ Watt is latest player to come out against wearing face shield in games #NFL
1:20:43
5H ago
play_arrow
@klw klw is broadcasting live! #live
2:25
7H ago
play_arrow
@MattWilliamson MATT WILLIAMSON: State of the Redskins
11:19
7H ago
play_arrow
@KeithMcPherson New Nuggets GM believes drafting another ‘Nikola Jokic’ is possible #nba#nbanews#denvernuggets#nikolajokic#jokic#TheBubble#AllTalk#Nuggets#Spotlight
1:43:31
4H ago
play_arrow
@SimeonRussell Knicks Weekly | Trade Rumors | Chris Fleming HC Interview | Ewing Robbed of MVP? #traderumors#damianlillard#devinbooker#patrickewing#Newyorkknicks#NBA
10:55
7H ago
play_arrow
1:00:38
7H ago
play_arrow
complete
10:00
8H ago
play_arrow
@DevoJr Breaking News: Tiger Woods will play in next week's Tournament at The Memorial #DivineSports#Tiger#AllTalk#PGA#Golf#BreakingNews
16:53
8H ago
play_arrow
@connorhuynh Orlando Restart and Top News for Teams #TheBubble#NBA#Corona#AllTalk
2:13:04
7H ago
play_arrow
57:01
9H ago
play_arrow
@FPC FPC Radio LIVE - 7/9 - Newton Signing Official; AB Rumors; NHL Re-Start
5:24
10H ago
play_arrow
@Supersam KBO LG Twins vs Doosan Bears #KBO#baseball#PxP
4:05
19H ago
play_arrow
16:44
19H ago
play_arrow
1:09:23
18H ago
play_arrow
@klw klw is broadcasting live! #AllTalk#AllSports
48:12
19H ago
play_arrow

Related Streams back continue

49:31
19H ago
play_arrow
complete
2:35:25
19H ago
play_arrow
2:15:46
19H ago
play_arrow
complete
2:17:23
20H ago
play_arrow
complete
1:48:01
20H ago
play_arrow
1:19:41
20H ago
play_arrow
1:20:56
20H ago
play_arrow
1:21:45
20H ago
play_arrow
23:50
21H ago
play_arrow
@DPNSportsTalk Which Patriots UDFA Will Make 2020 Roster? #Patriots#NFL#AllTalk#Spotlight
1:31:28
21H ago
play_arrow
54:23
21H ago
play_arrow
1:01:29
21H ago
play_arrow
@NSG Why The NL and AL East are the Two Toughest Divisions in the MLB #MLB#NLEast#ALEast#AllTalk#SplitScreen
1:01:10
21H ago
play_arrow
@Islesfan Why The NL and AL East are the Two Toughest Divisions in the MLB #MLB#NLEast#ALEast#AllTalk#SplitScreen
1:02:50
21H ago
play_arrow
@A30 Why The NL and AL East are the Two Toughest Divisions in the MLB #MLB#NLEast#ALEast#AllTalk#SplitScreen
1:04:47
22H ago
play_arrow
@RayRauth 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has asked for a trade, per his agent #NFL#49ers#Mostert#AllTalk#SplitScreen#Spotlight
1:02:49
22H ago
play_arrow
@LawrenceOwen 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has asked for a trade, per his agent #NFL#49ers#Mostert#AllTalk#SplitScreen#Spotlight
1:03:28
22H ago
play_arrow
@JoeNoobo2 49ers RB Raheem Mostert has asked for a trade, per his agent #NFL#49ers#Mostert#AllTalk#SplitScreen#Spotlight
0:04
22H ago
play_arrow
@rickyjiang REPORT: Jamal Crawford signs with Nets #BreakingNews#Nets#NBA#AllTalk
Broadcaster Insights chevron_left
Create An Account chevron_right
add_a_photo
https://sportscastr.com/
By signing up, you agree to the Terms of Use and privacy policy.
Get Started
Sign In Sign Up chevron_right

Sign in to join the SportsCastr community and get completely free access to more features than ever! Choose a sign in method below.

facebook With Facebook continue
twitter With Twitter continue
email With Email continue
mobile Text me a code continue
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
email

enter your email address

We will send you a code to confirm your email.

Send Code
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
lock

enter the code we sent you

You already have a SportsCastr account. You may login to your existing account.

We sent a code to

Confirm & Sign In Sign Up Resend Code
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
mobile

enter your phone number

We will send you a code to confirm your number.

Send Code
Sign In Sign Up chevron_left
lock

enter the code we sent you

We sent a code to

Confirm & Sign In Sign Up Resend Code
Delete Stream chevron_right

Are you sure you want to delete this stream?

This action cannot be undone. If you proceed, the stream will be deleted immediately.

Yes, delete this stream No, take me back
Share Stream chevron_right
Download Stream chevron_right

Encoding Failed

This video failed to encode. Please contact support if you would like to download it.

Contact Support Share Stream Instead
Download Stream chevron_right

This video is

This video will take up on your device.
Are you sure you want to download it?

Download Stream Share Stream Instead
Download Stream chevron_right

Not ready yet

This stream is not yet ready to download. Please try again later.

Share Stream Instead
Embed Stream chevron_right

Copy & Paste this embed code to embed this stream on your website or blog. You can also embed your channel so anytime you go live, the live stream will be shown.

Copy Embed Code Embed Channel Instead
Tix Received chevron_right tip_leader
Broadcast Stats chevron_right tip_leader
New Followers chevron_right tip_leader
Share This Broadcast chevron_right
chevron_left pip_mid pip_mid pip_mid chevron_right
Audio Controls chevron_right
mic
Microphone

This will toggle your microphone ON or OFF.

mute_mic
Original Audio for viewers

When toggled ON, viewers will hear both the broadcast audio and your microphone. When toggled OFF, your viewers will only hear the audio from your microphone.

volume_up
Original Audio for You

Toggle ON the original audio ONLY if you are wearing headphones, so your viewers don’t hear an echo from your speakers.

Back To Stream chevron_right
More Options chevron_right
Brad Smith @Phils Follow
person 41 Viewers continue
comments See Comments continue
share Share Stream continue
embed Embed Stream continue
closed_captionclosed_caption_off HideShow Closed Captions continue
transcripttranscript HideShow Transcript continue
expand collapse Expand Collapse continue
flag Report Broadcaster continue
community Other Commentators continue
leave Leave Stream continue
Tip Leaderboard chevron_right tip_leader
Initial Crap
Other Commentators chevron_right
Other Commentators chevron_right