2021 is a new year that seems to come with surprising bouts in NFL history. There has never been a single player who has been featured in two teams in the same postseason. And that is about to change after Jared Veldheer signed with the Green Bay Packers on Monday.
Veldheer is a veteran tackle who might make an NFL history never heard off as Tom Pelissero of NFL Network believes. Most of 2020, he didn’t belong to any NFL team following two retirement stances in 2019 and 2020.
However, Veldheer went on to sign with the Indianapolis Colts in late December, where he started on Saturday during the team’s loss to the Buffalo Bills, who secured their first Playoff Win in 25 years. The Colts lost to the Bills with a 3-points difference (24 -27) even after being the favorites.
The Bills losing streak went back to the 1996 playoffs, and after a messy defense from the Colts, they were able to turn the odds against them to give their long-tortured fans something to be happy about after a long wait.
One of their former players, Jared Veldheer, who on Monday signed for the Packers, is on the verge of creating an NFL history never heard off ever when he gets the chance to play in two different playoff teams, the same postseason. We can’t wait to see him on the lineups for the upcoming playoff game for the Packers.
The Green Bay Packers were able to sign Veldheer because the Colts placed him on the practice squad and not on the active roster list. On Saturday’s game, he was elevated to play following special protocols set by the league to give teams the flexibility during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Once the Bills vs. Colts game ended on Saturday, Veldheer reverted to the practice unit, and this is what opened the doors for the Packers to sign him on Monday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
Don’t be surprised with the new rules imposed by the NFL because it’s a result of the coronavirus pandemic that has led to the bending and adoption of new gaming rules to allow room for a COVID-safe environment for all people involved. This gives coaches the flexibility they need when players are forced out of the squad after being placed on the COVID-19 reserve list.
Veldheer was Colt’s player but didn’t have an active contract that could bind him because he was on the practice squad. As of now, he is a Packers offensive lineman since he signed with the team on Monday.
The Packers were eager to sign the 33-year-old Jared Veldheer after their left tackle David Bakhtiari was forced off the active squad following an injury.
Jared Veldheer is the favorite player to take the vacant position as the Green Bay Packers take on the Los Angeles in the divisional round. If he plays, it could mean he is now in the book of records as the only NFL player to be featured in two teams for the playoffs in the same postseason.
Rachel Lott is a Reporter for Chroniclex After graduating from Cuyahoga Community College, Rachel got an internship at USA Evening and worked as a Reporter and Producer. Rachel has also worked as a Reporter for WKYC TV and Fox News Channel. Rachel Covers International Developments.