The New York Jets picked up a safety with as good a name as you can imagine for this team — Armagedon Draughn.
The New York Jets thought they were announcing a minor roster move via their official team Twitter account on Monday morning. The team signed a safety from the CFL no one had ever heard of. The reason it’s news is his unique name: Armagedon Draughn.
Twitter, always looking to jump on the tanking Jets anyway, had a field day with this one. A guy with the name Armagedon on a team who could go 0-16. That’s fitting, right?
Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report jokes about where you might hear a name like that in the movies.
Armagedon Draughn sounds like a character from Robocop.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) August 28, 2017
Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network struggled to find the right joke before realizing how easy it was.
One D in Armagedon apparently. They left off the extra D for defense. Or Doomsday.
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 28, 2017
The Jets are still the punchline. It’s easy for that to happen when everyone thinks you’re walking into a season hoping to lose games.
Jetnation says that Draughn will compete for a spot on the depth chart due to injuries at the position. Devon Still was let go in a corresponding move.