Evan Mathis Will Not Join Broncos at the White House
Broncos Offseason: Brock Osweiler will not be the only former Bronco not joining the team at the White House. Due to the Arizona Cardinals’ mandatory minicamp as well as physicals on Monday, former left guard Evan Mathis will miss the trip as well.
Even though Evan Mathis was only with the Denver Broncos for one year, he did what he could to help out the team, and it led to a Super Bowl title. Now a member of the Arizona Cardinals, his new team’s schedule will prevent him from visiting the White House.
Due to the Arizona Cardinals beginning mandatory minicamp and physicals on Monday, Evan Mathis will not be joining the Broncos in their trip to Washington D.C to visit President Barack Obama and the White House.
For the Broncos, this will only be the second time they will visit the White House despite winning three championships. When the team won Super Bowl XXXIII, President Bill Clinton was on his way out of the White House due to impeachment.
The Broncos will also be the last NFL championship team to visit President Barack Obama since this is his final term in office.
For Evan Mathis, this must be tough for him to miss out on a once in a lifetime opportunity. However, it is beyond his control. With the issues that Mathis has dealt with in regards to staying healthy, it is important that he takes this physical in order to know if he will be able to play with the Cardinals this year.
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Evan Mathis played in all 16 games last season and started 12 of them. Awesome production from him in his lone season as a Denver Broncos’ guard. However, he did choose a great time to join the Broncos. The lone season resulted in his only Super Bowl championship in his career after spending the majority of his career with the Philadelphia Eagles.
It is a shame we won’t see Evan Mathis, but we wish him luck in Arizona. We will see him September 1st for the final preseason game of 2016.