The NFL has a new pizza sponsor in 2018 because Papa John’s is bad. Now, Pizza Hut takes over the throne as the not-so-great chain pizza place sponsoring America’s favorite league.
Monday, we learned some horrifying news:
The 78th pick in this year’s NFL Draft will receive a free pizza for an entire year courtesy of new league pizza sponsor Pizza Hut. Why #78? It’s the 3rd round, 14th pick (3.14 = pi). The Chiefs currently hold the pick. pic.twitter.com/vZXeSmJLog— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 23, 2018
Being a third-round pick isn’t bad. Current Chief Kareem Hunt was picked in the third round, No. 86 overall last year, and he turned out to be a good player.
Does that happen if he’s rewarded with a year-supply of Pizza Hut? Maybe not. We’ve all purchased some less-than-good chain pizza because sometimes you need pizza, and fast. I know I have.
But the Chiefs ended up trading the pick, which would be used by the Bengals on Texas’ Malik Jeffereson on Friday night. So he is the “lucky” recipient of the pizza.
But there are things that you’re better off getting if you’re picked No. 78 overall in the NFL Draft:
- A stick of Big Red gum found on the ground in the middle of Times Square
- A half-used candle with no scent
- A Nokia cell phone from the early 2000s with limited texts and minutes
- Wet cardboard
- Bubble guts
- The flu
- Picked No. 79 overall
- Picked No. 80 overall
- Picked No. 81 overall
- Picked No. 82 overall
- Picked No. 83 overall
- Pick— yeah.
QB Pat Mahomes chimed in upon seeing the news when it was first announced:
Congrats to Pizza Hut for putting themselves out there during the draft, and condolences to Mr. Jefferson.
Not because you achieved your life dream of becoming an NFL player (for a good franchise!), but because you’re being punished with Pizza Hut.
UPDATE: THEY’VE STOLEN HIS TWITTER ACCOUNT SOMEBODY SAVE HIM
ANOTHER VERY IMPORTANT UPDATE
Malik Jefferson missed his pizza party. ♀️— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) April 28, 2018