Jeff Badet has found a new job in the National Football League.
The former Kentucky wide receiver has been hanging around the NFL for a few seasons. Tom Pelissero reports the Atlanta Falcons are signing Badet, adding another wideout after Julio Jones’ departure. Badet landed the gig after a season with the Washington Football Team. Even though he did not catch a pass and only played 21 snaps in 2020, it was enough to earn another contract.
Badet, who transferred to Oklahoma for his final season of collegiate football, signed with the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2018. He never made the 53-man roster but kept football at the forefront by joining the Dallas Renegades of the XFL. One of the faces for the league’s most popular team (a.k.a. the one coached by Bob Stoops), he caught 16 passes for 108 yards in five games before COVID-19 forced the league to fold.
Badet has successfully turned 16 receptions over five XFL games into two NFL contracts. Well done.