Ezekiel Elliott is one of if not the best running back in the entire league and this past week, he signed a huge contract extension with the Dallas Cowboys. Elliott had been holding out from training camp due to his contract dispute and now that he's locked in until 2026, he can focus on football and helping his team win a Super Bowl. The team is set to take on the New York Giants on Sunday and to get fans hyped up, Zeke posted a highlight tape on Twitter which will surely give any Cowboys supporter, goosebumps.
Whether or not Elliott can repeat his success from the previous seasons still remains to be seen, although there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic of you're a Cowboys fan. Some pundits have them going far in the playoffs although that will depend on the play of quarterback Dak Prescott who still has a lot of improving to do.
Playing the NFC East, the Cowboys will be in tough as they battle the Philadelphia Eagles all season long for the top spot in the division. It will be interesting to see which team meets their expectations and which one completely falls off the map.
NFL Looking At 18-Game Season With 16 Games Per Player Limit: Report
The NFL is looking to increase revenue.
NFL owners are constantly looking for ways to increase their profits and commissioner Roger Goodell is usually right there with them. According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Goodell and the rest of the owners are actually seriously considering an 18-game and have proposed the idea to the NFL Players Association. What's interesting about this idea is that it would put a limit on how many games each individual player can participate in. Based on the current proposal, there would be a 16-game limit per player which means teams would have to pick and choose which two games they want to sit players.
Of course, this would create a competitive imbalance at times as teams trying to get into the playoffs could be at risk of losing out because they have to sit a star player. The idea has already received quite a bit of skepticism from the NFLPA with president Eric Winston scoffing at the notion.
As of right now, owners such as Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots and Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys have been at the forefront of the plan. The NFL thinks this new proposal will actually help the players because they will be able to get larger contracts from the increase in revenue while not having to worry about an uptick in injuries.
It doesn't appear as though this plan will be approved anytime soon.
NFL Awards Unveiled: Patrick Mahomes Wins MVP, Offensive Player Of The Year
Patrick Mahomes turns into the youngest NFL MVP since Dan "The Man" Marino.
As is mostly the customized, the NFL announced its class of award winners a day earlier than the Super Bowl goes to a coin flip. This yr, the largest honors went to Kansas Chiefs' quarterback Patrick Mahomes, recent off a season of historic proportions, as he grew to become simply the second participant ever to throw 50 landing scores over 5,000 yards in a single time period. His 41 first-place votes simply bested Drew Brees, who earned a good 9 votes to position a distant second.
The freshly-minted MVP was available to just accept his award, on the NFL Honors gala celebrating the yr that was. Unsurprisingly, a couple of of the gamers suiting up this night had been awarded one thing or different. The Rams' Aaron Donald took residence the AP Defensive Player of the Year award, whereas his teammates over on the opposite unit grabbed the Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year award. Check out the complete record of honorees down under.
2018 NFL Awards.
AP Most Valuable Player: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
Pepsi Rookie of the Year: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley
FedEx Air and Ground Players of the Year: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley
AP Defensive Player of the Year: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald
AP Offensive Rookie of the Year: New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley
AP Offensive Player of the Year: Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes
Game Changer Award offered by Gillette: Seattle Seahawks LB Shaquem Griffin
AP Defensive Rookie of the Year: Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard
Built Ford Tough Offensive Line of the Year: Los Angeles Rams
Art Rooney Sportsmanship Award: New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees
AP Comeback Player of the Year: Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck
AP Assistant Coach of the Year: Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio
Deacon Jones Award: Los Angeles Rams DT Aaron Donald
Touchdown Celebration of the Year: Seattle Seahawks
AP Coach of the Year: Chicago Bears coach Matt Nagy
Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year: Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long
Tyrann Mathieu Signs With Houston Texans: One-Year, $7 Mill
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Tyrann Mathieu has narrowed his free agent decision down to one team and one team only, the Houston Texans. It seemed that Tyrann Mathieu, already one the premier defensive backs in the game, had all the choices in the world leading up to his decision.
It was somewhat surprising when the Arizona Cardinals cut him loose in a cost-cutting measure. He had $5.75 million and $8 million respectively in guaranteed salary over the next two years. What's most shocking about their management decision, is that Arizona can hardly afford to lose any talent, if anything they should be looking far and wide to bring in "non-rotational squad members."
Tyrann essentially took less than was made available on the open market, in order to sign with the Texans. $7 million seems like a paltry sum for a premier defensive player, but Tyrann's ongoing injuries seem to figure primarily in both Arizona's decision to cut him, and other team's unwillingness to give him guaranteed money or a multi-year contract.
If Tyrann can stay healthy for the upcoming NFL season, his next contract will likely put him near the top the league's pay scale.