It’s that time of year again where we all play practical jokes on each other. If you’re looking for some good, clean fun then check out these funny NFL April Fool’s jokes.
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Green Bay Packers
It’s that time of year again where NFL teams play practical jokes on their fans. The Green Bay Packers are no different, and they had a few tricks up their sleeve this year.
The team announced that they had signed free agent wide receiver Chad Johnson
On April 1st, 2013, the Green Bay Packers announced that they had signed free agent wide receiver Chad Johnson. The release included a quote from Packers general manager Ted Thompson, who said: “We are always looking for ways to improve our team and we think Chad can be a valuable addition to our offense.”
The announcement was quickly met with skepticism from many fans and media members, who pointed out that the Packers already had one of the best receiving corps in the NFL and that Johnson had not played in an NFL game in over two years.
It was later revealed that the whole thing was just an April Fool’s joke and that Johnson had not actually been signed by the Packers.
The team also announced that they had signed free agent running back Reggie Bush
The Green Bay Packers announced on Wednesday that they had signed free agent running back Reggie Bush.
“We are excited to add Reggie to our team,” Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said in a statement. “He is a versatile player who will add a new dimension to our offense.”
Bush, 32, is a former first-round pick of the New Orleans Saints who has also played for the Miami Dolphins and Detroit Lions. He has appeared in 144 career NFL games, rushing for 5,490 yards and 36 touchdowns.
New England Patriots
For anyone who may have missed it, yesterday was April Fools Day. A day where people play harmless pranks on each other and have a good laugh. The New England Patriots decided to have a little fun with their fans yesterday.
The team announced that they had traded for Tim Tebow
On April 1st, 2013, the New England Patriots announced on their website that they had traded for quarterback Tim Tebow. The website also included a quote from head coach Bill Belichick saying he was “excited to have Tim joining the team.”
Of course, this was all just an April Fools’ Day joke and the Patriots didn’t actually trade for Tebow (or anyone else).
The team also announced that they had signed free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens
In a move that is sure to send shockwaves through the NFL, the New England Patriots have announced that they have signed free agent wide receiver Terrell Owens.
Owens, who was most recently with the Seattle Seahawks, adds an impressive element to an already strong Patriots offense. He will give quarterback Tom Brady another big-play threat to throw to, and will make it even tougher for opposing defenses to stop New England.
With Owens in the fold, the Patriots look like they could be even more dangerous than they were last season, when they won the Super Bowl. It will be interesting to see how head coach Bill Belichick utilizes Owens, and if he can help the team take things to another level.
New York Jets
The team announced that they had traded for Mark Sanchez
The Jets announced today that they have traded for Mark Sanchez. In return, the team will send a 2020 first-round draft pick, a 2021 second-round draft pick, and a 2023 third-round draft pick to the 49ers.
The team also announced that they had signed free agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson
The New York Jets announced today that they have signed free agent running back LaDainian Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who was released by the San Diego Chargers last month, will provide the Jets with a much needed veteran presence in their backfield.
The Jets also announced that they have signed free agent linebacker Bart Scott. Scott, who was released by the Baltimore Ravens last week, will provide the Jets with another experienced defender in their front seven.
Both Tomlinson and Scott are expected to compete for starting spots on the Jets’ roster.