Its no surprise that the Atlanta Falcons wind up on the wrong side of an April Fools joke
April 1 a.k.a April fools day is officially the worst day of the year.
This is a day in which people prank others and have an excuse but it’s never fun when you’re on the wrong end of it. Unfortunately, the Atlanta Falcons fell victim to a prank that had the potential to be amazing. Miami Dolphins’ strong safety Reshad Jones tweeted that he was heading home to play for the Atlanta Falcons but then tweeted nearly two hours later to let everyone know that it was a joke.
Reshad even changed his bio to say that he plays for the Atlanta Falcons but after tweeting that it was April 1, he changed it back to the Miami Dolphins.
The first fishy thing about this was the fact that he was under contract with the Dolphins. He signed a 4-year deal worth$28 million and isn’t set to be a free agent until after the 2017 season. So that would have meant that he was traded to the Falcons which just didn’t seem possible.
However, if that had of been legit, this would have given the Falcons a pro bowl strong safety and one less position of need to address in the 2016 NFL draft. But as all things go for the Falcons, it was too good to be true.
I would personally like to thank Reshad for picking the Falcons for this prank. Like we didn’t need anything else on our plate but a sick joke like this. Jones played his college football at the University of Georgia and would have been making his hometown return.
But then again, the Falcons don’t like to sign or draft players that played for UGA? Why? Who knows. So thanks again, Reshad. This day cannot end quick enough. So it’s back to the drawing board at the safety position! #RiseUp