Looking at the best signings made by NFC East teams of players who were not selected in the 2020 NFL Draft.
After the draft passes, many players are left stranded without a job and the 2020 NFL Draft was not an exception. This is where the second wave of free agency comes in. Many of these undrafted free agents, or UDFA’s, scramble to sign a training camp contract and compete for a roster spot.
The path to make the 53-man roster is not easy for a UDFA. They have to make a name for themselves on day one of practice. Many of them will get cut by the end of the preseason. But there are some players who become key special teams contributors. Although against major odds, there are some undrafted rookies who go on to have great careers. One of these players actually came from an NFC East team and was a franchise QB for many years. His name was Tony Romo.
Romo went undrafted out of Eastern Illinois University. He signed with the Cowboys after the draft. He made the team in both the 2004 and 2005 seasons but never came close to touching the field. Finally, due to injuries, Romo got his starting opportunity.
Now Romo is the color commentator for CBS. But, before he retired in 2016, Romo started in 127 games and threw for 34,183 yards, 248 touchdowns and made 4 Pro Bowls for the Cowboys.
Romo is not the only example of UDFA’s who have gone on to have a good career. Kurt Warner was also a UDFA and even went on to make the Hall of Fame and win a Super Bowl. Not only that, but Warner also won an MVP in 1999 with the St. Louis Rams.
Now, let’s take a look at the players who were not selected in the 2020 NFL Draft who can come in and make an impact in the NFC West.