Just a week ago we were gearing up for Super Bowl XLVI and the thought with Rob Gronkowski was about how he'd be able to move on the field. Today, we're wondering if he's going to join the cast of Jersey Shore (no seriously I insist; check out the video).
Since we've now entered into that dead zone of no football where we miss the days of the XFL before thinking better of it, and with free agency a month away and the draft another two months away, all we have to go by are rumors to sustain us.
Unlike the NBA, NHL or Major League Baseball—which tend to get their offseason free-agent period started a week after the end of the season—the NFL decides to make us wait and wonder what's going on, who our favorite teams are going to sign and cut respectively while we religiously look at mock drafts. By the third day after the Super Bowl, our brains decide to just shut off from football and concentrate on other stuff (like what you are doing for your significant other on Valentine's Day).
But you still want to know what's going on, even though absolutely nothing can happen for the next month. Sure the NFL combine is on Feb. 22, but all they do is work out the players: it's not like you can pick one up there.
Allow me to make it easier for you, the fine readers, and round up 10 of the top rumors in the NFL from the previous week. We'll make this a Friday tradition until Tuesday March 13 at 4 p.m. ET—the day and time when NFL free agency is officially underway.
Here's a look at this week's hot rumors.