Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes is eligible for an extension for the first time after the 2019 season. He’s going to shatter every possible record. This includes total cash, total guarantees, average annual salary and fully guaranteed cash. Fellow 2017 draft pick Deshaun Watson will also be eligible for an extension for the first time. Should he sign before Watson, he’ll reset the market.
That’s why the Cowboys are in a bit of a time crunch here. They really can’t wait to see what Mahomes is offered. That would put the team in a less-than-stellar situation, especially with Dallas having to worry about signing Amari Cooper, a fellow free agent, to a new deal.
Clark stayed patient during the early season, always believing better times were ahead.
”I’m a pro,” Clark said. “I know everything isn’t going to be in my favor all the time. I know that opens up doors for other people. They’ve got to make the play when it’s there.
”I know what I bring. I know what I bring to the table. I know what other teams are going to do. They can keep it coming. I’m going to keep it coming too.”
Jackson received 146,171 votes in the first week of balloting, which is nearly 30,000 more than anyone else in the NFL. Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is second with 116,325 votes.
Round 1 - Pick 25 Kansas City
Kenneth Murray LB
For a change, how about something other than a defensive back for the Chiefs? Murray is the most athletically gifted linebacker in the class after Simmons.
3. (AFC West champion) Chiefs
Even though the Chiefs and Raiders are tied atop the AFC West, the computer basically views Kansas City as a lock to win the division. According to SportsLine, the Chiefs’ chances of taking home the AFC West title are at 83.2% while the Raiders’ chances are sitting at just 16.3%. It’s a good thing Raiders fans don’t have access to the projection computer because they would probably set it on fire over this projection. The interesting part of the Chiefs’ projection is that if they end up as the third seed, they would be staring at a potential divisional round showdown in the playoffs with the Ravens, a team they already beat in the regular season.
Kansas City is at New England
Tennessee is at Oakland
Thoughts: This is why the Chiefs need to beat Oakland in Week 13. This is the toughest remaining game for either team, so it’s a huge advantage for the Raiders. Oakland is back home against a so-so Titans’ team. The Raiders have beaten bad teams, competed against average teams and lost to good teams this season. They need this one.
5. New Orleans Saints (+400)
6. Green Bay Packers (+1000)
7. Kansas City Chiefs (+900)
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“I done had 5 ‘random’ HGH blood test in 10 weeks,” Bell tweeted, adding that he wants the league to concentrate on finding those who are violating the rules and to stop coming after him “with those dirty ass needles.”
Tom Landry (1960-1988)
1990 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee... Noted for impassive, sideline demeanor... Perfected “flex” defense, multiple offense, revived shotgun (spread) offense... 29-year tenure with one team tied NFL record... Career record: 270-178-6 (including playoffs)... 270 wins 4th-most ever... Had 20 straight winning seasons, five NFC titles, two Super Bowl wins... Defensive back, punter with Yankees (AAFC), Giants (NFL), 1949-1955... Born September 11, 1924, in Mission, TX.
5. Anthony Lynn, Chargers
Can Lynn fix his veteran quarterback? Does he have the pieces for a rolling rebuild if Rivers is done? The longtime Charger isn’t under contract for 2020, and while there aren’t many reliable options to replace him, the franchise could be getting antsy after a 13-plus years of mostly good seasons and zero Super Bowl appearances.
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While I will not tolerate any Alex Smith slander, I agree that Reid should be more aggressive in his late-game play-calling. With the ball in his hands, Mahomes can do magical things. Why would you hinder that just to use a minute or two more on the game clock?
I’m not claiming to be an expert in clock management or late-game play-calling. But surely Reid could have risked letting the ball fly in at least one of the four chances the offense had to extend their lead in the second half. The Chiefs are 4-4 in games decided by one possession — and with Reid’s tendencies, I can’t see those numbers improving much.
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