The 2017 Green Bay Packers had begun trimming their roster to 53 players and Max McCaffrey didn’t make the cut, so he started exchanging goodbyes.
The wide receiver was in good spirits, though, after signing to the New Orleans Saints’ practice squad. As he continued to finish up his business in the locker room, one more person walked in. And McCaffrey had to thank him, because without this rookie quarterback, McCaffrey himself might not have found a landing spot.
“We start talking like, ‘Taysom, it’s been awesome, man. I’m heading out to New Orleans,’” McCaffrey said. “He’s like, ‘Oh wait. Me too.’”
McCaffrey and Taysom Hill hopped on the same flight to New Orleans, “which was hilarious,” McCaffrey says. “Just being in that locker room, we’re training all preseason, and both of us are thinking we’re off to some other place.”
McCaffrey ultimately ended up somewhere else, signing with Jacksonville