As we enter the NFL’s offseason, with contract extensions, trades and the draft imminent, we take a look at the biggest NFL contracts of all-time.
Aaron Rodgers knows the embarrassment of being the top seed in the NFC playoffs and fluffing his lines. It happened to the 15-1 Green Bay Packers following the 2011 NFL season, when the New York Giants left Lambeau Field with a 37-20 victory, en route to a second Super Bowl title in four years.
Bruce Arians was the best head coach in the NFL when he turned the Arizona Cardinals into a regular contender. He made innovative use of weapons like Larry Fitzgerald and David Johnson and gave a new lease of life to a veteran quarterback, Carson Palmer.
Khalil Mack and the Chicago Bears' defense have already shut down some useful offenses en route to a surprising 5-1 start this season. They stopped Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 5 before stifling Teddy Bridgewater and the Carolina Panthers last week.
That defensive success didn’t show signs of sustainability on Sunday. In fact, it left the game to the secondary and that led to an implosion with the Bucs setting a franchise record in points scored in a 55-40 victory.
The LA Rams are a very strong football team on paper. They have talent on each side of the ball and the ability to win when it matters.
Another NFL season has been and gone, finishing off with Super Bowl LIII. The excitement of the Super Bowl often overshadows the NFL Honours Awards announced Saturday evening, where the league comes together to celebrate the most outstanding players and another year of excellence in the NFL.
New England Patriots beat Los Angeles Rams 13-3 to win Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta on Sunday night. Sony Michel’s second half touchdown was enough to guide the Patriots to victory after a defence-dominated first half left New England leading 3-0 at half-time. The Rams were unable to get any offence going and their defence was worn out by the relentlessness of the Patriots’ run game.
So, whilst the odds favour the MVP going to the likes of Brady, Goff or even Donald, do not be surprised if one of Michel, White, Gurley or Anderson take home the honour after running their team to victory.
Rounding up the latest NFL action.
Greg, Stephen and Jack predict the award winners.
Will Goff and Gurley carry the Rams to a division title?