NFL changes lives annually. Players live for this ideal, whether it's shaking the commissioner's hand or signing a deal for generational fortune. Chris Lindstrom ticks boxes.
The 2019 first-round draft pick from Boston College has achieved heights he never believed imaginable.
Lindstrom became an All-Pro and got a big deal. I doubt Falcons fans expected a market-setting deal.
Lindstrom received $21 million each season from the Falcons in a $105 million contract. The contract shattered multiple records, including AAV. Life-changing money might be a curse, but not for Lindstrom.
Tuesday's media session made him more likable. After the record-breaking deal, Lindstrom bought a John Deere tractor.
That's classic offensive lineman stuff. In football, trenches win titles.
I couldn't think of a more ironic hobby for the position than wearing headphones and working. Chris Lindstrom's tale is perfect.