Fan Reaction To NFL Graphic Announcing Ed Sheeran’s Performance On Opening Night Was Savage, Hilarious

Fan Reaction To Ed Sheeran Performing On NFL Opening Night Was Bad

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  • The NFL very proudly announced on Tuesday that Ed Sheeran will be the opening night Kickoff Concert performer.
  • Fans immediately responded by wondering what exactly the NFL was thinking with this odd choice.
  • More NFL news here.

Are you ready for some football?!!! Because the party gets started Thursday night with the first game of the 2021 NFL season. The defending Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers with Tom Brady, Leonard Fournette and Mike Evans will face off against the Dallas Cowboys with Dak Prescott, Amari Cooper, and Ezekiel Elliot.

Very exciting stuff!

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As usual, the NFL is pulling out all the stops with its opening night Kickoff Concert which in the past has featured very football-centric acts such as … ummm, Train, and… Guster?

No matter… this year’s NFL Kickoff Concert is the perfect pairing of smashmouth football and music as the league very proudly reminded everyone on Tuesday that Ed Sheeran will be performing.

Wait… what? That was pretty much the reaction of every NFL fan who just became privy to this bit of news on social media. Bonus points to the NFL for making the announcement with a graphic that one person noted has “Brady’s cheek and chin implants looking nice.”

Even British NFL fans were like, really? Ed Sheeran?

Remember when this was the song most people associated with the NFL?

Why, yes, that is Wolfman Jack at the beginning of the video. The NFL needs more Wolfman Jack references, don’t you think?

Actually, let’s just use this song for all NFL telecasts from now on, okay?

Wait, no, this one is all we need.

But yeah, Ed Sheeran’s cool too.

I cannot wait for that ESPN – Drake Monday Night Football collab later this year.

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