When Tyree King was an undrafted rookie, he had to work for a dream job
In January 2015, the rookie wide receiver for the Green Bay Packers found himself in a situation he couldn’t believe he was in: he was a full-time backup for the team’s quarterback.
But there was one thing King could never forget: his first NFL paycheck.
King was a rookie when he signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Packers, a deal that made him the highest-paid rookie in franchise history.
But King was never one to complain.
In a way, he was just happy to be back in Green Bay, which was, at the time, the franchise’s biggest market.
So when King found out the franchise was going to change its franchise tag and move him from the position of “quarterback,” to “quarter-back,” it was a bittersweet moment for the rookie.
He wasn’t the only player on the roster who found himself on the losing side of the franchise tag debate, but King’s contract was one of the first instances in which a player who had spent the offseason working to build a career as a wide receiver had to face a situation in which he had been forced to work in the NFL’s most coveted position.
When King signed his new deal, it was with a tag number that was set by the NFL and was determined to reflect the position at which he played.
When he signed it, it wasn’t even clear what the tag number was for, or how long it would remain in effect.
So, King’s first paycheck was still $1.6 million for one season, but he was forced to pay more than $4 million a year for the next three years.
And the reality was, King was going nowhere fast.
King had never played in the National Football League.
And with a $9 million salary cap that year, it didn’t seem like a good idea for him to sign on with a team that had just signed free agent Greg Jennings, a former second-round pick who had been a key part of the Green Belly offense.
So when the tag was set for a quarterback position, King found himself being on the outside looking in.
He would be the backup.
That was the only position that would really matter to the Packers.
It’s a situation that hasn’t happened in the past.
The Packers haven’t signed a quarterback since the 2007 season, when they acquired Matt Flynn from the Atlanta Falcons.
And even with the new quarterback situation in place, Green Bay has never signed a veteran quarterback in the league.
That’s because the Packers have always looked to draft the best player available, and draft a quarterback in order to bring him to Green Bay for a long-term contract.
And when the quarterback market got crowded in the 2014 draft, Green Backs general manager Ted Thompson made a decision that was a key factor in why the franchise never signed its first franchise quarterback.
When the Packers drafted Jarrett Boykin with the No. 1 overall pick, it looked like the team would be drafting a franchise quarterback from an NFL franchise, a position where there was a chance to draft a player in the first round that was not only an NFL quarterback, but who could make an impact in the short term.
The idea was that if the Packers were able to land a quarterback before the draft, they would be able to draft one in the third round, which would give them the flexibility to sign another quarterback during free agency or trade later down the line.
However, the Packers never signed any quarterbacks in the draft and, with their first pick in the seventh round, they took receiver Tyree Kings, who spent most of his college career at North Carolina.
The team traded up and selected quarterback Jerrod Heard, who went undrafted after playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2012.
But that was the end of the road for Kings, as the Packers had to make a trade with the Tampa Rams in order for him and Heard to join the Packers’ roster.
In order to get to the draft that year with a quarterback, the team had to find another receiver that had played well enough that they could sign him.
And as it turned out, there was only one player who could help that situation.
When a team traded for the rights to the No: 1 overall draft pick in order get their man, it has to be a clear sign that the team is in a position to acquire a quarterback.
It’s the same way when a team makes a trade that sends a player to the Buffalo Bills to acquire the No.: 1 overall selection.
So in order that the Packers would be in a better position to select a quarterback later in the process, it had to be someone who had played at a position that could be a long term contributor for them.
That’s where the tag came in.
It wasn’t a simple matter of “Who is going to be the next great wide receiver?” but rather a question that had to do with who had the potential to become the