Pat McAfee: The Philadelphia Eagles get another DAWG in Brett Kern
Pat McAfee dove into the Philadelphia Eagles’ newest punter, Brett Kern on today’s episode of The Pat McAfee Show.
McAfee, the former Pro Bowl punter from the Indianapolis Colts, believes that the Eagles are now a better football team with the addition of Kern. The Eagles went out and signed Brett Kern after Arryn Siposs had his punt blocked in the second quarter against the Giants and got hurt trying to run for the first down.
Arryn Siposs Injury
Pat McAfee: The Eagles got a DAWG in Brett Kern
Here’s a good chunk of the segment above. It started around the 43-minute mark of today’s show, which you can watch here.
“[Kern] hadn’t signed anywhere, and this guy is f***ing – they had a poster of this guy outside the Titans’ stadium. A punter. Had a like 30-yard-by-10-yard f***ing depiction outside of the stadium, like a banner was hung because of how good he was. He ends up getting cut because they got a rookie who murders the football and is much cheaper than Brett Kern was on his contract, special teams that’s gonna happen.
“But Brett Kern potentially doing what Odell [Beckham Jr.] was doing at wide receiver and what [Hilton] might’ve done this year is brilliant, and I can’t congratulate the Eagles enough. You got the best guy that’s available. And by best guy available, I mean you’re probably getting a Top 5 guy in the league immediately. I don’t know how much he’s been punting. He’s used to dealing with wind and cold with Tennessee. […] He is really good. If he still has it, which I assume he does, this is a massive signing for the Eagles and they just got better somehow.
“I used to try and mimic Brett Kern on a regular basis on film because he’s a robot. This dude, he catches the ball same way and he has this like, it’s like a shimmy, he like locks in almost and his arm locks in, boom. I actually added it into my thing because of how often and consistent he just turned the ball over. It was unbelievable to watch.”
Hey, I’ll take it.
Definitely sucks for Siposs, who became an instant legend after telling Giants fans they were pieces of shit and to fuck off while he was being carted off the field, but Philly needs to do whatever it takes to win a Super Bowl this season, so we move ahead with Kern.
Kern, 36, has played 15 seasons in the NFL with two separate franchises, Denver and Tennessee. From 2017-’19, Kern made three consecutive Pro Bowls and earned first-team All-Pro honors in 2019. Although he hasn’t played at all in 2022, he was in the NFL just last season, where he averaged 44.8 yards per punt with the Titans.