The NFL Draft is full of heartwarming moments. For three days and seemingly countless hours, we see players achieving their dreams of hearing their names called to go play football on the next level. There are tears, there are cheers, and there are even sometimes dads falling off sofas.
Then there is the best part of the draft: players getting the call. Before they hear their names called, draftees usually receive a phone call from one of the team’s execs or coaches. The footage of those calls is the absolute best.
On Saturday afternoon, Tom Telesco, the GM of the Los Angeles Chargers, made one of those calls to Virginia receiver Joe Reed. Check it out:
Even better, this time we have the footage from the other side of that call as Reed got the news:
these reactions never get old pic.twitter.com/RziAbr0qiS— Los Angeles Chargers (@Chargers) April 25, 2020
Reed, an absolute delight of a human being, can barely contain his excitement on the phone as family waits to celebrate.
With this year’s draft being completely virtual as a result of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, all the players, coaches, and executives are in their own homes. It’s added a different feel to the draft, but it’s also allowed more of a glimpse into everyone’s homes and lives.
There’s still a lot of uncertainty around the upcoming NFL season, but one thing is for sure for Joe Reed:
“We going to L.A., baby!”