It’s always exciting when one of a franchise’s all-time greats is up for potential induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. We’ve watched in recent years as both Will Shields and Willie Roaf were both immortalized with busts of their own in Canton, Ohio. Now in the coming year, we might see two more members of the Kansas City Chiefs honored alongside the best professional football players ever in tight end Tony Gonzalez and offensive lineman Brian Waters.
In what could be a key development for teams in need of quarterbacks this season, the Washington Redskins are considering using their franchise tag on Kirk Cousins despite having acquired Alex Smith from the Kansas City Chiefs, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Sunday.
Kamara, a third-round draft pick from Tennessee, beat another third-rounder, Kansas City running back Kareem Hunt, in balloting by a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Kamara, selected 19 spots ahead of Hunt, received 28 votes to 21 for Hunt. Houston rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson, despite playing in only seven games before a season-ending knee injury, got the other vote.
Smith’s wife, Elizabeth, took to Twitter on Friday to thank Chiefs fans after the first update on the donations was released. She wrote: “Words can’t express the overwhelming love and support we have felt from #ChiefsKingdom. 45k & over 2400 donations to KC foster youth! ThankU”
"I think Trubisky's gonna light it up," Smith said on Pardon My Take, via The Athletic's Kevin Fishbain. "I think he's going to love it. I think they're going to put him in good situations. A lot of RPOs. ... Watching last year's Bears tape was rough. I felt bad for him, man."
And during an interview with The Star on Friday at the Super Bowl, Hunt not only explained why Sutton was ultimately retained — in short, he doesn’t believe Sutton was playing with a full deck due to injuries and significant cap issues — but also why Hunt considers the 2017 season a success and has high hopes for new general manager Brett Veach’s plan for the future.