Andrew Luck is the highest paid man in the NFL

Despite having the worst season of his career, Andrew luck is now the highest paid player in NFL history. Luck and the Colts have agreed to a 6 year deal worth $140 million. He’ll also get $87 million in guaranteed money which is the most in league history. Luck dealt with various injuries last season, and…

Adrian Peterson calls training camp ‘boring’ but who can blame him?

Adrian Peterson recently said something that every other veteran NFL player is thinking: training camp is boring and isn’t suited for veterans. The Minnesota Vikings running back told ESPN that when deciding whether to continue playing or not, having to go through training camp will be a deciding factor. “Physically, body-wise, I’ll be good. It’s just…

Colin Kaepernick: Happy to be a 49er

The math behind Colin Kaepernick’s new tune with Chip Kelly and the 49ers is starting to add up. There are 32 starting quarterback jobs in the NFL. An immutable number that is increasingly competitive with each passing draft class. For a quarterback lucky enough to hold a starting job, it represents a coveted position hundreds of…

Art of the Deal: Von Miller’s Contract

How much is the best defensive player in the NFL worth? In the case of Von Miller, it may not be a matter of how much, but rather how guaranteed. The Denver Broncos realize Miller is indispensable. John Elway understands the road to the Super Bowl goes through Von Miller and if the Broncos are…

Playing in the Shadows: Jimmy Garoppolo

Perfect spirals. Perfect hair. Perfect wife. Jimmy Garoppolo has none of these going for him. What Garoppolo does have is a well-known name without a true identity or track record. A rare feat made possible by being the backup to the greatest NFL quarterback of all-time, Tom Brady. These New England shadows have been kind…

The Unlucky Raiders of Oakland

The number 13 is an unlucky number in the United States. For a franchise known for it’s counter-culture persona, it’s surprisingly an unlucky number for the fans of the Oakland Raiders. It’s been 13 long seasons since the Raiders won more than 8 games. The last plus .500 campaign was 2002, a year that will live…

The Brock Osweiler Experiment

Count Brock Osweiler as one of many big money free agent signings this offseason that may or may not define a franchise for better or worse. The leap of faith GM’s and coaches have to make to improve their teams via free agency akin to buying 1,000 lotto tickets hoping to break even. Holes need to…

Marcus Mariota and Sophomore Expectations

The Titans quarterback had an impressive rookie season, totaling more than 2,800 passing yards and throwing 19 touchdowns, but will he continue to improve in his second year? A number of today’s quarterbacks have elevated their games from their first to second seasons- Blake Bortles, Cam Newton, Andrew Luck to name a few. But the…

The Overcompensation of Sam Bradford

When Philadelphia Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich says “it’s not an overstatement” to say Sam Bradford has been “off the charts” so far in OTA practices, one can’t help but wonder if how long the Eagles coaching staff can continue the daily affirmation to soothe their QB situation. Take a step back. It’s early June….

Jets to Ryan Fitzpatrick: More years, less money

Fitzpatrickgate has taken some bizarre turns. From Eric Decker and Brandon Marshall allegedly holding out from attending OTA’s due to solidarity to Ryan Fitzpatrick himself wanting too much money, the latest news on the former and potential future Jets quarterback goes in another strange direction. Jets front office is objecting to Fitzpatrick’s one-year, $12 million dollar demand…