It might be time for first-year Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson to start sweating a bit.
Roughly three weeks ago, the team's tenured long snapper, Jon Dorenbos, wowed the nation by revealing his secondary talent as a magician on America's Got Talent. After he comfortably advanced past the opening rounds with that phenomenal effort, the 13-year NFL veteran took the national stage again Tuesday during the game show's "Judge Cuts" round.
Dorenbos' guest judge was three-time Grammy-winning R&B singer Ne-Yo. Dorenbos delivered with a combination of comedy and artistry that not even his first-round performance could've foretold:
That "golden buzzer" is more than some nifty decoration. As one of seven contestants to receive the honor from his or her respective guest celebrity – meaning that the performance was so impressive that approval from the four regular judges wasn't even necessary – Dorenbos has clinched a spot in AGT's live shows, which will get underway July 26.
As one would expect, Dorenbos was pretty thrilled about the result, posting a celebration to his Twitter account:
— Jon Dorenbos (@JonDorenbos) July 13, 2016
But as Dorenbos advances further in the show, potential scheduling conflicts between the 35-year-old's magic and football careers are starting to look more realistic. AGT host Nick Cannon addressed the manner with this tweet, which can't be fully seen as a joke, considering that Eagles' veterans are scheduled to report to camp July 27:
— Nick Cannon (@NickCannon) July 13, 2016
There's been no word yet on how the logistics of the upcoming weeks will unfold, but the Eagles – who did notably sign undrafted free agent long snapper John DePalma out of West Virginia this spring – are content to simply enjoy the wonders of their multi-talented veteran for now:
Stupid rules. He probably could. https://t.co/kiNd5MDz90
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) July 13, 2016
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