The man, the myth, the legend. Peter Mortell is headed back home to Green Bay, WI to pursue his NFL dreams. While this Vikings fan is saddened that he won't punt in purple it has to be a dream come true for a kid who grew up loving the Packers.
Humbled for the opportunity to sign with the Packers.— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) May 1, 2016
Green Bay, I'm coming home. pic.twitter.com/j61jW1SWdS
Cynical as I am and as big of a Vikes fan as I am, this is still a great story in the making and I'm excited for Pete!
If you'd asked me earlier this week I'd have told you Peter was going #1 to the Rams (and I wasn't alone). Jared Goff is a nice kid I'm sure, but he doesn't posses the multi-threat game that Peter does. Let's run down the list:
2015 Holder of the Year? CHECK.
"Your hands are too slow" they said.— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) December 1, 2015
"Your cadence has no rhythm" they said. This one's for the state of Minnesota. pic.twitter.com/HkgGRK0aL1
Tonight, it has been confirmed that no one has held their kicker's balls better than me. Blessed beyond belief. https://t.co/5SRiXwiryT— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) December 11, 2015
Can defend stadium from drone attack via precision punting skills? CHECK.
Multi-year All-B1G Punter, including 2014 Punter of the Year? CHECK.
Olympic level arm curler? CHECK.
Hope everyone got their 4th of July lift in. Suns out guns out pic.twitter.com/mgVMYvNeQe— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) July 4, 2015
Superior mustache game? CHECK.
Twitter game on point? CHECK.
Completed 100% of his passes? CHECK.
(also, eat your heart out Jared Goff)
Not a big numbers guy but I'll take these career stats to my grave:— Peter Mortell (@PMortell37) December 29, 2015
5 passing yards (perfect completion %)
7 yards per rush
In summary, the Packers are getting a good one.
Peter is a seven tool punter and the Green Bay Packers are going to make the rest of the NFL look silly for not drafting him in the early rounds.
In all seriousness though, Peter is a great punter and an even better person. He'll be a fantastic teammate in the NFL and he'll be a great ambassador for the Packers and the league off the field (Pete knows philanthropy...seriously). He put Minnesota punting GIFs on the map and for that I can never repay him.