Yesterday, Houston Texans defensive lineman, J.J. Watt signed a contract fatter than your Aunt Tammy. It’s a six year, $100M dollar extension. Specifically the deal is for eight years and $108.8M with $51.8M guaranteed. If this were the NBA or MLB, then J.J. would see all of that money. This is the NFL and few things are guaranteed, and $100M ain’t always and often never is, $100M.
I did a little digging found all of the $100M NFL contracts to see how many of these contracts reached $100M or higher.
Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers – signed for S100M over 10 years in 2001. Favre had three years left on his remaining deal so it was really a seven year contract. Favre started his retirement games after the 2007 season, so he never fully played out his contract and only earned $62.5M.
Drew Bledsoe, New England Patriots – signed for S103M over 10 years in 2001. Bledsoe has to have the worst luck in the world. The year he signed his contract, he got hurt and Tom Brady took his job. After that season, he went onto play for the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys, so he only played one year on $103M contract, only earning $15M.Read more
You all know I love commercials, since that’s what I do for a living. Gatorade has a new campaign, “Sweat It To Get It” that were released online last week. The commercials feature Cam Newton and Peyton Manning. Check out the first one above and the rest below.Read more
Richard Sherman, Seattle Seahawks – The numbers don’t lie. Targeted 59 times only gave up 29 catches for 348 yards. One touchdown allowed against 8 picks.
Darrelle Revis, New England Patriots – Revis is back where he made his name, the AFC East. Don’t be surprised if Revis reclaims his spot as the best CB in the game.
Brent Grimes, Miami Dolphins – Thrown at 98 times in 2013 and how many touchdowns did he give up? Zero. How many passes did he pick off, four. And he’s got the coolest wife in the NFL.
Patrick Peterson, Arizona Cardinals – The most talented QB in football hands down. In 2013, he was thrown at 90 times and gave up 49 catches for 688 yards and 7 touchdowns. Although he did pick off 3 passes.
Tim Jennings, Chicago Bears – Might Mouse always gets the job done.
Aqib Talib, Denver Broncos – Backs up his trash talk like a project chick in the club. Three touchdowns given up last season but four passes picked off.
Charles Tillman, Chicago Bears – The best all-around corner in the game. Even if he gives up a catch, he’s probably going to strip it.
Joe Haden – The best zone corner in football and he’s good enough to hold his own in man to man as well.
Alterraun Verner, Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Most underrated corner in the game today. He allowed the third best passer rating last season at 55.8 and only gave up two touchdowns while picking off five.
Antonio Cromartie – He had a terrible 2013, make no mistakes about it, but Cro still got it.Read more
Jalen Ramsey, DB Florida State – He can play wide corner, short corner, slot corner, strong safety and free safety….and play them all with ease.
Ifo Ekpre-Olomu, CB Oregon – He’s tiny, but good luck getting open if he’s in front of you.
Vernon Hargreaves III, CB Florida – Only a sophomore, he’s the best pure cover corner in the country.
Landon Collins, FS Alabama – Throwback safety that can play the run and the pass very well. Reminds me of Eric Turner/Sean Taylor.
Kendall Fuller, CB Virginia Tech - All three of his older brothers hit played for VA Tech and hit the league. Little bro is about to make it four.Read more
Beastmode works out with the best candy in the world.Read more
Earl Thomas, Seattle Seahawks – The best safety in the NFL since Ed Reed.
Eric Berry, Kansas City Chiefs - There isn’t much difference between Earl Thomas and Eric Berry.
T.J. Ward, Denver Broncos – Take. Cover. Keep. Head. On. Swivel. At. All. Times.
Troy Polamalu, Pittsburgh Steelers – As his age increases so does his play on the field.
Kam Chancellor, Seattle Seahawks – How was this guy drafted in the fifth round?
Eric Weddle, San Diego Chargers – Underrated. Undervalued. Unfazed.
Charles Woodson, Oakland Raiders – Still making plays after all these years.
Eric Reid, San Francisco 49ers – Made the Pro Bowl as a rookie and didn’t get called for one penalty all last season.
Devin McCourty, New England Patriots – Things didn’t workout at corner in his career, but after his first season at safety he’s one of the best.Read more
Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings – Not human at all.
LeSean McCoy, Philadelphia Eagles – The Barry Sanders comparisons are valid.
Jamaal Charles, Kansas City Chiefs – What Chris Johnson was supposed to be.
Matt Forte, Chicago Bears – Underrated and Under appreciated.
Chris Johnson, New York Jets – He’s not the player he was when he first hit the league. Whether it’s offensive lines fault, the loss of Jeff Fisher, or lack of motivation…..CJ2K can take it to the house at any given moment.
Frank Gore, San Francisco 49ers – The best vision in the NFL.Read more
Karlos Williams – Used to play safety, and he hits harder now that he’s at running back.
T.J. Yeldon, Alabama – Adrian Peterson Jr.
Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin – He’s perfect for today’s football, college or pro.
Derrick Henry, Alabama – If he can catch the ball out of the backfield, he’ll be the best player in the country.Read more
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions – A quarterback’s dream and a defenses nightmare.
Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears – He’s pretty much Calvin Johnson without the burners.
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals – Just imagine if he ever got consistent QB play.
Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys – He’s a better jump ball WR than Calvin Johnson. No, I’m not on crack. And after Adrian Peterson he’s the second hardest person to tackle in the league.
Andre Johnson, Houston Texans – Hardest WR to jam off the line in the league.
DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles – Pound for pound the toughest WR in the NFL.
Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons – Even after a foot injury last season, he’s still one of the best.
AJ Green, Cincinnati Bengals – Might be the best route runner in the league.
Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns – The only person that can stop him is Roger Goodell.
Demayrius Thomas, Denver Broncos – He’s good because he plays with Peyton Manning, he’s dope because he’s the rawest WR in the league. Played in a triple option offense in college and spent his early years in the NFL with Tebow. He’s just getting started.Read more
Navy played Ohio State today in some dope new uniforms. They rocked “Summer White” uniforms by Under Armour. The uniforms resemble the Naval Academy’s Summer Whites military uniforms.
Each players rank was on the shoulder boards and pants.
Here’s how you will be able to identify a player’s rank:
Freshman: anchor but no stripes
Sophomore: anchor with one diagonal stripe
Junior: anchor with two diagonal stripes
Senior: anchor with one parallel stripe
Captain: star and three parallel stripes