Tristan Wirfs Declares

Discussion in 'Football' started by RobHowe, Jan 14, 2020.

  1. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

  2. okeefe4prez

    okeefe4prez Well-Known Member

  3. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Remember that time Foster announced he wasn't coming to Iowa, then we got stomped by DePaul shortly after? Bet the farm on Northwestern.
  4. EstronHawkKing

    EstronHawkKing Well-Known Member

    What a shitty day this turned out to be. We just lost 3 very good players in a matter of hours of each other.
  5. SmokeTownHawk

    SmokeTownHawk Well-Known Member

    I hope all of them go to organizations that will best utilize and develop their talents. Thanks for being Hawkeyes gentlemen. Best of luck in all that you do in life.
  6. HawkeyeDenis

    HawkeyeDenis Well-Known Member

    Sad. But not unexpected. Not to many are going to walk away from a $10 million dollar paycheck.
  7. smitharooney

    smitharooney Well-Known Member

    Is it too late to grab some JUCO kids?
  8. Drakebulldog93

    Drakebulldog93 Well-Known Member

    he would be crazy if he didn't go. I don't understand the angst?
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  9. oregonhawkeye

    oregonhawkeye Well-Known Member

    Another great Hawkeye representing in the NFL!
  10. hawkdrummer1

    hawkdrummer1 Well-Known Member

    Great Hawkeye, great kid. Look forward to seeing him on Sundays!
  11. kameltoez102

    kameltoez102 Well-Known Member

    My only hope for these guys coming out is they stay healthy and find an organization that is a good fit. Every year you have guys that suffer early injuries or get bogged down in a crap organization and never really get a productive start which hurts them in the long run.

    That is one reason I am a little concerned about Hockenson. They guy is a gamer but got banged up and is stuck in Detroit which it looks like is at the end of another coaching carousel. Sure they early guys are getting paid but it sucks when you put the time and effort in and don't get to play or have to deal with a bunch of crap day in and day out. Wish them all the best because they are a great advertising conduit for the program.
  12. NikeHawk21

    NikeHawk21 Well-Known Member

    I think that’s a stretch. The Lions were in arguably the toughest division in football and played half of the season without their franchise QB. Next year will be a big year for Patricia and Hockensen for that matter. Typically TEs struggle a little bit as rookies. One of Hock’s injuries was completely self inflicted as well.
  13. pythagoras

    pythagoras Well-Known Member

    Almost like it was planned that way. Because it was. Good luck to all them in the NFL
  14. Xerxes

    Xerxes Well-Known Member

    I was worried the second Hockenson got drafted. Detroit is a place where great players can be wasted. Maybe put up some good numbers but usually on bad teams. They optimize a loser franchise and Hockenson is most likely stuck there.

    Seriously, in a passing league, they couldn't find a way to be better with probably the most athletically gifted WR to ever play in the NFL and a #1 pick at QB in their primes playing together for a decade?

    I'm not going to feel sorry for a millionaire pro athlete but I would have loved to see him go to a more stable franchise.

    Fant is in a much better situation currently. Denver has been a winning franchise under several different coaches over 4 decades. But their ownership is in the courts right now so who knows?
  15. 1hawkeye1

    1hawkeye1 Well-Known Member

  16. RobHowe

    RobHowe Administrator

    Hockenson signed a $19M deal with a $12.4M signing bonus up front.

    Fant signed a $12M deal with a $7.1M signing bonus up front.

    I would love to see these guys have long, successful NFL careers and get to the second contracts, but they are set.
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  17. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Anyone have an extra farm they can loan me?
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  18. PCHawk

    PCHawk Well-Known Member

    Don't understand fans being a little bummed they won't have two future first rounders coming back?
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  19. CP87

    CP87 Well-Known Member

    So now that the expected dominoes have fallen, who all do you think gets drafted for the Hawks?

    AJE and Wirfs: 1st
    Stone: 5th?
    OJ and Lattimore: 6th
    Welch and Weiting: FA

    What is the record for most Hawks drafted in one year?
  20. kicker22

    kicker22 Well-Known Member

    Really? As first and foremost a fan of college football as well as a fan of the NFL, I think it's perfectly logical for a fan to selfishly want to see their favorite players come back to college for another year rather than leaving early, and being drafted by a terribly run organization or a rival of your favorite team.

    Note: Wasn't sure at time of this post if yours was heavily influenced by sarcasm.
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