NFL players get laid off like everyone else, the only difference is they have agents working around the clock to get them new jobs as soon as one gets taken away.
Still, it’s no easy thing to lose your job, no matter who you are.
Some organizations let players down easily but some swing the axe with little care or consideration.
Former NFL tight end Jacob Tamme shared some inside information as it pertains to the way two teams made their cuts ahead of every season. Tamme, who played for the Indianapolis Colts, Broncos, and Atlanta Falcons, described the processes in a Twitter thread on Friday.
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The 38-year-old explained how the Colts went about their affairs, noting they would give players the day off and call them to let them know if they weren’t required to return to work. According to Tamme, you knew you were safe as long as the phone didn’t ring.
While the day off was anxiety-inducing, it was a whole lot better than the Broncos’ way as they preferred doing it in person and stretched the cuts over the span of a day, which made for very awkward workouts.
Tamme also revealed that it was former star quarterback Peyton Manning who set the Broncos straight, threatening to get the person coming in to take guys to get cut released himself.
Manning, who also played for the Broncos and the Colts, was never at risk of getting cut, so he could have cussed out who he wanted. But what a way to stick up for your guys.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.