Report: NFL set to announce Philadelphia as 2017 draft host

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Philadelphia will reportedly host the 2017 NFL draft.

The NFL has already chosen Philadelphia and is set to make the announcement soon, NJ.com reports. The only issue remaining is when and where the announcement will be made, according to the report. The league wouldn’t want to make the announcement this week because all of the attention in Philadelphia is on the Democratic National Convention.

Three weeks ago a Philadelphia congressman said the city had been chosen, but city officials said no final decision had been made.

After having the draft in New York City for decades, the league has decided to move it around from city to city. Chicago hosted the last two drafts, and several other NFL cities have expressed interest.

Philly fans have always been vocal about expressing their opinions of the Eagles’ first-round picks, but that won’t be the case next year: The Eagles sent their first-round pick to Cleveland in the trade that allowed Philadelphia to move up in this year’s draft to select Carson Wentz.

65 responses to “Report: NFL set to announce Philadelphia as 2017 draft host

  1. Get your popcorn ready. Who knows who’ll be president then but the civil war should be ramping up by then. Draft day in Philly. Good times. Good times indeed.

  2. Good. Say what you want about Philly fans, but at least they care about football. Having the draft in cities like Chicago and Philadelphia is a great idea, and adds some variety to the monotony of the draft.

  3. They’re assuming Philadelphia will still be standing after the Democrats get through with it.

    I wonder what drew the NFL to Philly? Was it the 50 foot joint?

  4. QUIT bouncing this fiasco all over the country PLEASE!!! Glad most of the free America gets bored after the first round & finds something else more entertaining to watch in rounds 2-7!!! Love hearing the BOO’s every time Goodell hits the stage!!! That NEVER gets old!!! QUIT GOODELL PLEASE!!!

  5. I still think they should host the draft in the same city which the Superbowl is located for that season. For example, the Superbowl this year will be in Houston. Therefore, the draft back in April should have also been in Houston. Kick off the season where it ends.

  6. I have never heard of an incident about Philly fans throwing batteries. That is a complete myth. Snowballs yes, batteries no. 20 years down the road it will be RPG’s. Lol ridiculous.

  7. We don’t even have a 1st round pick. As a Philly fan, this is a bit of a head scratcher, if the draft is going to be moved around annually.

  8. TB12RALLYCRY says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:07 AM
    Im sure its..” more probable then not”…….be careful Philadelphia………

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    *I’m, it’s, than…….

    Although, your incorrect use of “then” bothers me than not using an apostrophe for “Im” and “its”

    But hey, what do I know? I’m not an intelligent, and unbitter Patriots fan.

  9. TB12RALLYCRY says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:07 AM
    Im sure its..” more probable then not”…….be careful Philadelphia………

    ——————————————————————————

    *I’m, it’s, than…….

    Although, your incorrect use of “then” bothers me more than not using an apostrophe for “Im” and “its”

    But hey, what do I know? I’m not an intelligent, and unbitter Patriots fan.

  10. the morons are out this morning, battery comments really? Bet you guys got a good chuckle out of yourself walking up the basement steps. The first draft ever was held in Philadelphia, which is why it should have been there last year on the 50th anniversary.

  11. thefootballgodssay and chc4,

    read the article. eagles don’t have a 1st rd pick next yr because of carson wentz trade.

    your moronic reading comprehension suggests you are either nyg or dall fans.

  12. Great idea. Philly fans will be such excellent hosts! Goodell totally won’t get booed anymore!

    /sarcasm

  13. It will be a long time before the draft is held in Boston as Roger Goodell would need more security than Obama on the streets of Boston or anywhere in New England.

  14. Birds will have a first round pick after geno smith stinks up the joint and jets trade for Bradford

  15. If you Philly fans throw frozen snowballs at Roger Goodell, all football fans will stand up and applaud.

  16. Close enough to NFL Films as its employee Mike Mayock has screwed up after not paying enough attention to film of guys like Cam Newton, Blaine Gabbert, and Johnny Manziel.

  17. Sweet! Can’t wait for a full weekend of constant booing at everything not eagles related. And philly fans have 10 whole months to plan out what kind of alcohol to get wasted on before the draft, what they will throw on to the stage, who’s gonna bail people out of jail, and of course, the order in which they will punch/kick fans of opposing teams. Let’s see….first will be Cowboys fans, then giants fans, patriot fans, other eagles fans…..heck, everyone is fair game in philly!

  18. The 2015 season was the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl. The 2015 draft was the 80th anniversary of the draft.

  19. This would have been a perfect year to have it in Canton while the Browns have two top five or top ten picks and maybe the first overall…….for you ignorant fans who have no clue the Eagles don’t even have a first round pick, go back to your Pokeman Go.

  20. should I make a bet that the Eagles get a trade into mid level rd-1 just to make hometown headlines?

  21. bencoates57 says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:20 AM
    Has anyone noticed Wasserman Schultz looks like Roger Goodell in a wig (or with hair extensions)?

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    Not Roger. Gollum.

  22. After the Rockettes proclaimed they were going to be washing their hair any night the draft is bring held, Goodell will go with any city that will have him.

  23. @chriscross26 says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:25 AM

    I have never heard of an incident about Philly fans throwing batteries. That is a complete myth. Snowballs yes, batteries no. 20 years down the road it will be RPG’s. Lol ridiculous.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Baseball vs Pirates…Dave Parker was the target!

    Nothing about Saints fans throwing beer bottles onto the field? Nothing about NY Giants fans throwing ice balls at the Chargers bench, striking a coach in the face?

  24. @ bathroombenlovemachine says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:34 AM

    The Eagles still have never won a Super Bowl Ring
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And neither has Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston/Tennessee, Miami, Cleveland, Buffalo, San Diego, Jacksonville,

    The last time some teams won, most of the players are deceased or elderly. The last time some of the SB winners made it to a championship game was before most of these posters were born.

  25. @ davekva72 says:
    Jul 27, 2016 11:24 AM

    Sweet! Can’t wait for a full weekend of constant booing at everything not eagles related. And philly fans have 10 whole months to plan out what kind of alcohol to get wasted on before the draft, what they will throw on to the stage, who’s gonna bail people out of jail, and of course, the order in which they will punch/kick fans of opposing teams. Let’s see….first will be Cowboys fans, then giants fans, patriot fans, other eagles fans…..heck, everyone is fair game in philly!
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    Including you!! Keep your head on a swivel…

  26. Maybe they will dig up some old Vet Stadium Turf and use it for the red carpet…then we will see how many knees get blown out….

  27. bigswifty74 says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:24 AM
    Can’t wait to see Cleveland use Philly’s top 5 pick in their own city!
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    And waste it. Sad but history shows more than likely.

  28. chriscross26 says:

    I have never heard of an incident about Philly fans throwing batteries. That is a complete myth.
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    On April 7, 2013, a panel of sports journalists and sports figures voted the D cell battery into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. No myth. Google it.

  29. armchairqb says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:12 AM

    Eagles fans are already stockpiling “D” batteries for the occasion.
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    Nah, I use AA batteries. They are not as heavy and you can be more accurate when you throw them.

  30. jonwill57 says:
    Jul 27, 2016 12:42 PM
    @ bathroombenlovemachine says:
    Jul 27, 2016 10:34 AM

    The Eagles still have never won a Super Bowl Ring
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    And neither has Detroit, Minnesota, Carolina, Atlanta, Phoenix, Houston/Tennessee, Miami, Cleveland, Buffalo, San Diego, Jacksonville,
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    LOL! Miami won 2 Super Bowls and is still the ONLY Undefeated Team in History. I think you meant Texans instead of the Dolphins. Then perhaps you would look like a knowledgeable fan.

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