19: Discussing Dwayne Haskins’ Release and Athlete Branding with James Ihedigbo

Torrey is back with a new season of Trending Thoughts and is joined by NFL veteran safety James Ihedigbo to discuss a hot topic in the league, the release of first-round draft pick Dwayne Haskins, the former starting quarterback of the Washington Football Team. 

Highlights from today’s conversation:

  • Initial thoughts on Haskins being released (2:49)
  • Will he get another opportunity? (14:05)
  • Dissecting Booger McFarland’s comments on the situation (22:12)
  • Branding athletes and the NFL (30:51)
  • Unreasonable expectations for NFL players (38:08)

About Trending Thoughts:

Trending Thoughts is a podcast hosted by 2x Super Bowl Champ Torrey Smith that is designed to entertain, spur debate, and to provide new ideas for our community across a variety of topics including sports, news, politics, parenting, and a lot more. Torrey will bring his unique commentary to each episode as we discuss what’s trending, feature guest interviews, and host unique conversations from the casual to the controversial.

Each episode is produced by my partners at HEARD podcasts. You can find out more about their work with me, or discuss a project of your own by visiting www.HEARDpods.com