On Wednesday, his patience was rewarded as The Star in Frisco, Texas was officially chosen as the location of the 2018 NFL Draft. That's right, as if adding insult to injury in their rejection of Philadelphia, the league is going to the home of the Cowboys. Philadelphia's outdoor venue even managed to set an attendance record this past year.
NY was the host city for the NFL Draft for 49 years before taking one of the biggest draft events in profressional sports on the road so fans across the country could partake in draft day festivities.
Eagles QB Malcom Jenkins wasn't bothered by the news.
Rather than merely being a show in which future National Football League stars and busts alike receive new jerseys and Commissioner Roger Goodell got booed by everyone in attendance, the 2017 event was a capital-E Experience.
Despite an incredibly strong showing from the city of Philadelphia for the 2017 NFL Draft the league has made a decision to give the spectacle a new home.
From 1965 to 2014, the draft was held in NY.
"Props to the people of Philadelphia. No city has injected that much energy, electricity, excitement into the draft". In total, the event generated more than $94 million in economic impact for the city, surpassing initial projections and supporting an estimated 30,000 local jobs.
It all culminates for owner Jerry Jones, whose leadership helped move the Rams back to Los Angeles and pave the way for the Chargers to follow suit. For as far-reaching and immersive as the Philly draft was, however, who knows how much bigger and better it can get with Jones calling the shots.