In March 2003, the United States embarked on a misbegotten and illegitimate war in Iraq that would have profound and sadly irrevocable consequences on ... the 2005 NFL free-agent market. So says Peter King.
This is really an incredible passage, from today's Monday Morning Quarterback. King begins by sharing the revelation that Tillman wasn't happy in the military and that he considered asking for an early release and playing for the Seahawks. That's certainly interesting, but it leads to a bit of mock clairvoyance in which King wonders, with Whickerlike myopia, where Tillman would've signed as a free agent in 2005 — you know, had he not been shot three times in the head on a hill in Afghanistan.