Herschel Walker is 52. The trade that sent him to Minnesota for a truckload of players and draft picks turns 25 this year. And Walker says he can still play in the NFL.
That’s what he told Jarrett Bell of USA Today. But at least Herschel’s delusions of grandeur are, well, somewhat reasonable.
“I couldn’t take every snap,” Walker told Bell. “But running backs nowadays don’t play every down. Now they send in the choir section. . . . Physically, I can still do it.”
Walker may have learned how to talk big from the man who once owned his rights with the USFL’s New Jersey Generals. And Walker said that Donald Trump would be good for the Buffalo Bills and the NFL.
“He would be a great owner, and a credible owner,” Walker said of Trump. “He may rub some people the wrong way, but you can’t argue with his success as a businessman,” Walker said. “You want an owner with some flair. He knows how to promote.”
Walker’s connection to Trump extends to The Celebrity Apprentice, where Walker was a contestant in 2009. Walker could end up being Trump’s NFL apprentice; Walker didn’t rule out joining Trump, if Trump buys the Bills.
First, Trump needs to buy the Bills. Before Trump can buy the Bills, Trump needs to make an offer for the Bills. Before Trump makes an offer for the Bills, Trump needs to quit talking about making an offer for the Bills and, you know, make an offer for the Bills.