Drafted By Jesus
The first round of the 2018 NFL draft has come to a conclusion, and we can now begin to project the salaries for this year's crop of rookies. In a night with few surprises, the biggest winner was without question Oklahoma Sooners’ quarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 overall pick, who will earn approximately $32,993,327 over his rookie contract with the Cleveland Browns, including a $22,185,523 signing bonus. Running back Saquon Barkley of Penn State, who was drafted second, by the New York Giants, will make similar money: a projected $31,647,174 overall, including a $21,086,526 signing bonus. Quarterback Sam Darnold, the former Southern California standout, will make approximately $30,685,571 on his rookie deal with the New York Jets after being chosen third. Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen went seventh to the Bills and stands to make $21,481,462 on his rookie deal in Buffalo. The amounts are staggering to most of us. We think how could someone be paid so much for just playing a game when teachers and soldiers make almost nothing by comparison. I gain comfort in the truth that my Lord Jesus left His thrown in glory and endured great personal hardship in his quest to lay down His all that my sins might be forgiven. He paid the price for my entrance into God’s family and an eternal home that I could never deserve nor earn. He did not require me to run a single touchdown, block a single rusher or tackle a single runner. All He asked is that I turn from my sin and accept Him as my Savior and Lord. On the NFL Draft Day players waited anxiously hoping that their name would be called. Those of us who know Jesus can rest in the knowledge that our name has been written down. The value of that knowledge is priceless!
Thankful for my contract with Jesus,