During Tuesday’s episode of The Pat McAfee Show on YouTube, the 35-year-old punter was discussing the Eagles’ signing of Brett Kern after Arryn Siposs’ injury in Week 14 against the Giants.
McAfee thinks the Eagles actually just got better with signing Kern. Here’s a good chunk of the slightly NSFW rant McAfee went on about how much he loves Kern as a punter:
“[Kern] hadn’t signed anywhere, and this guy is f***ing – they had a poster of this guy outside the Titans’ stadium. A punter. Had a like 30-yard-by-10-yard f***ing depiction outside of the stadium, like a banner was hung because of how good he was. He ends up getting cut because they got a rookie who murders the football and is much cheaper than Brett Kern was on his contract, special teams that’s gonna happen.
“But Brett Kern potentially doing what Odell [Beckham Jr.] was doing at wide receiver and what [Hilton] might’ve done this year is brilliant, and I can’t congratulate the Eagles enough. You got the best guy that’s available. And by best guy available, I mean you’re probably getting a Top 5 guy in the league immediately. I don’t know how much he’s been punting. He’s used to dealing with wind and cold with Tennessee. […] He is really good. If he still has it, which I assume he does, this is a massive signing for the Eagles and they just got better somehow.
“I used to try and mimic Brett Kern on a regular basis on film because he’s a robot. This dude, he catches the ball same way and he has this like, it’s like a shimmy, he like locks in almost and his arm locks in, boom. I actually added it into my thing because of how often and consistent he just turned the ball over. It was unbelievable to watch.”
Sounds like the Eagles just signed another stud. Another chip to a dominant Football team.
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