The Most Fun Things You Missed This NFL Offseason

July is boring, so check out these precious moments from football's summer.

Mike Smith smiles aboard Justify #1 who defeats Gronkowski #6 Jose Ortiz to win the 150th Belmont Stakes, becoming the 13 Triple Crown champion. (Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Getty Images)
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The NFL offseason feels endless, and in July, there is never any news. Most training camps are still two weeks away and even coaches are out on vacation. But The Ringer is here to help you out with a list of the most heartwarming, fun and goofy things that have happened this offseason. And since its the NFL, The Ringer cut the list into categories, with a winner in each. Winners are in bold.

Best Budding Friendship: 

Sam Darnold & Josh Allen

Saquon Barkley & Baker Mayfield

The entire Tennessee Titans roster

Darnold and Allen became fast friends through the pre-draft exercises and media appearances. So close, that Allen can be seen giving Darnold a wet willy on Instagram.

It was a close call though, since the Titans not only chugged beer at a Nashville Predators game (and left tackle Taylor Lewan chugged beer out of a catfish), but they invented a real-life version of Fortnite at minicamp.

Best TV Show (series)

Von Miller, Von Miller’s Studio 58
JuJu Smith-Schuster, JuJu TV
Jay Cutler, Very Cavallari
Josh Norman, Dancing With the Stars 
Mike Renner, The Bachelorette

Cutler became the star of his wife’s reality show. He gives off the “body language, general apathy, and total disinterest that made him unsuccessful in the NFL,” writes The Ringer. 

Best Celebrity Crossover Event

Antonio Brown, “God’s Plan” music video cameo
Beckham, hanging out in Cristiano Ronaldo’s Bugatti
Rob Gronkowski, “Gronkowski” nearly winning the Belmont Stakes

Gronkowski (the horse) is now partially owned by Rob, and came in second at the Belmont Stakes. You can see the NFL star rooting hard for his horse-pal in this video.

Best Gift for Mom

Derwin James, House for Mom
Derrius Guice, Car for Mom
Saquon Barkley, House for Mom and Dad

Everyone is a winner in this one, because, come on, you can’t beat the idea of kids giving back to their parents. Barkley bought his parents a four-bedroom, three-bathroom house near where he grew up in Whitehall, Pennsylvania. Meanwhile, Chargers first-round pick Derwin James also bought his mom a house. But the most tear-inducing video came from Washington’s second-round pick out of LSU, Derrius Guice, who bought his mother a car, writes The Ringer. 

Hey momma @shim_mer got a surprise for you??

A post shared by Derrius Guice™ (@dhasickestt) on Jul 9, 2018 at 3:47pm PDT

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