NFL rumors: Chargers surprise signing, Seahawks fortify secondary, Commanders deal

Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers. (Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images)
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Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys
Jerry Jones, Dallas Cowboys. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images) /

The Los Angeles Chargers get a surprise, the Seattle Seahawks retain a defensive back and the Washington Commanders’ new ownership group is met with positive reviews.

Good things are happening across the NFL with the likes of the Los Angeles Chargers, the Seattle Seahawks and the Washington Commanders, of all places.

We might be rapidly approaching the slower part of the offseason, but we have to remember that the NFL is a 24/7/365 sport. This thing is a business, man. Never forget that. So while there are certainly interesting news items popping off with the other 29 professional franchises, these three did something that moved the needle probably more than they should have. Oh, this will be fun!

Here are the latest and most important NFL rumors you are going to need on Tuesday morning.

NFL rumors: Jerry Jones on-board with new Washington Commanders ownership

With Josh Harris’s group on the precipice of buying the Washington Commanders from Daniel Snyder, owner of the division rival Dallas Cowboys Jerry Jones had something to say on the matter, mostly because … he is Jerry Jones… The good news is what Jones had to say about the impending ownership group is indeed more than favorable.

Jones is, at his core, a businessman, so he gets it.

He is a Pro Football Hall of Famer for being one of the most transcendent and influential owners in all of professional sports. The way Jones approached franchise ownership took the mom-and-pop feel out of the league and injected it with the ego of a renegade oil magnate. Needless to say, the league has never been the same. Great owners like Jones are why the NFL is as big as it is today.

Back in the 1970s, the Washington franchise was a cornerstone of the NFC and one of the six or so teams that really moved the needle. After chaotic 20-plus years under Snyder’s guidance, Washington is seen as one of the cheapest and goofiest franchises in the league. Harris isn’t a saint, but he’s also not Snyder. He will help bring respect back to the nation’s capital NFL franchise.

His ownership of the New Jersey Devils and the Philadelphia 76ers proves that he is ready for this.