4-Down Territory: Top NFL news of the day, June 24, 2022 – Touchdown Wire

What’s happening around the NFL today?

Not much craziness as things slow down for the next month. However, we’ve got some rookie speculation, an actor who loves Baker Mayfield as much as he loves beets, and a new uniform reveal.

Check out the top NFL stories for June 24 below.

One rookie from each NFL team who will surprise in 2022

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Okay, this isn’t exactly news, but things are slow right now. May as well do a little offseason speculation.

Our NFL Wire network writers selected one rookie per team who could be a surprise in 2022.

Personally, I was born and raised in the Kansas City area, so my team is (naturally) the Chiefs. I was intrigued and a bit surprised by the player Chiefs Wire editor Charles Goldman took for my squad. Which rookie was picked for your team, and do you agree?

Dwight Schrute actor wants Seahawks to trade for Browns QB Baker Mayfield

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Actor Rainn Wilson is either a big fan of Baker Mayfield, or he’s just (rightfully) worried about Drew Lock and Geno Smith as his quarterback options in Seattle.

I wouldn’t be shocked if the latter was true, although he seems to be rather excited about the prospect of Mayfield playing for the Seahawks. He even throws around the words “excellent” and “greatness.”

Not sure I’d go that far, but I’m not going to argue with Dwight.

Cardinals WR DeAndre Hopkins hopes to reduce 6-game suspension

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“Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been suspended for the first six games of the 2022 season after testing positive for a banned performance-enhancing substance. He and his agent have said publicly that he does not know how it happened.

He believes something he took was contaminated and planned on investigating it further.”

This seems to happen more often than it should — players getting suspended because they unwittingly took a banned substance that likely didn’t give them an unfair advantage anyway. The NFL needs to take a closer look at its banned substance list and be a little more nuanced in its decision-making process for suspensions.

The Patriots are bringing back a fan-favorite uniform

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I must admit, although I’m not a Patriots fan (clearly), these uniforms are rather fresh. The jerseys are sleek, but the best thing about the getup is the helmet. The “Pat the Patriot” logo has to be one of the best logos in sports, right?

Look at that. Fresh as hell.