Good morning, New York Giants fans! it is a 'Weatherford Wednesday,' which makes it the perfect time to begin our day by talking more about the future of Giants' punter Steve Weatherford.
Weatherford was honored Tuesday night as one of the recipients of the Thurman Munson Award, given annually by the nont-for-profit AHRC Foundation of New York City, which assists children and adults with disabilities.
We wrote on Tuesday about the possibility that Weatherford, could become a salary cap casualty for the Giants this offseason. Sources reportedly told Jordan Ranaan of NJ.com that "the team wasn't thrilled with his performance last season."
Weatherford was inconsistent during the season, but did punt the entire season with torn ligaments in his left ankle after being injured Week 1 vs. the Detroit Lions.
Weatherford addressed his future this way on Tuesday night:
"I'm the type of guy that just appreciates every single day. If I am, I'll be thrilled to death. And if I'm not, that's not God's plan for me. I think one thing that helps me sleep well at night is knowing that I'm not the boss. God's got a master plan for each and every one of us in this room. If mine is wearing a New York Giant helmet next year I'll be thrilled. If it's not, I know I'm doing what he wants me to do."
Weatherford also told a terrific story about Ann Mara, who passed away over the week at the age of 85.
Does the sight of Odell Beckham Jr. doing stuff like this make anyone else want to cross their fingers and hope the kid doesn't hurt himself doing something off the field one of these days?
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