Jeremy Maclin begins this week of the NFL offseason without a job, and the league and its followers simply go on about their business. Which, for what it’s worth, includes players like Maclin being judged by the entire sport on whether they’re committed enough to attend voluntary offseason workouts.
Maclin participated in five of the Chiefs’ OTAs before they cut him late Friday, without him anticipating it and, by all accounts, without offering him a chance to restructure his contract in order to stay.
“I was actually at home on a Sunday night and I was watching SportsCenter, and Scott Van Pelt was doing his editorial,” Sarkisian said Wednesday, via ESPN.com. “That night was when CC Sabathia had decided to go to treatment before the Major League Baseball playoffs. I thought to myself, ‘Whoa, here’s somebody who is like me, who is in a very high-profile position in sports — ace pitcher of the New York Yankees — and was being relatively commended or almost celebrated for going to do what he did.’
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Since then, things have turned around for Sarkisian. He was hired as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for Alabama just in time for the College Football Playoff title game. Even though the Tide lost to Clemson, he was still scooped up less than a month later as the Falcons’ new offensive coordinator.