Twenty years ago today, the Colts chose Peyton Manning with the No. 1 overall pick. In hindsight, the choice of Manning over Ryan Leaf seems incredibly easy.
Manning is headed to the Pro Football Hall of Fame after a record-setting career, and Leaf long ago entered the biggest-busts-in-history conversation after starting only 21 career games and going 4-17.
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But the choice was harder than it now seems, said Bill Polian, the Colts General Manager in 1998.
There are a lot of people now who have amnesia, Polian said, via Clark Judge of the Talk of Fame Network. It was a much tougher choice than people now believe.
It’s college football, Bowles said. He’s an emotional guy. I’ve seen [Terrell Owens] do a lot of things. I’ve seen worse than that.
Players get excited when they play. That’s kind of the way they are.
Bowles said Womens Pekka Rinne Jersey Jets fans approach him every day with suggestions of whom they should get at quarterback.
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Broadway Joe is not walking through that door 鈥?but Broadway Baker just might.
Although the extent to which Brady wants a new deal remains be vague at this point, and possibly a point of variance between what was said on NFL Network and what was written about it on NFL.com, the reality is that Brady is grossly underpaid. At $14 million in salary for 2018 and 2019, Brady currently makes $4 million per year less than Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles. Setting aside the rookie quarterbacks who have yet to get a second contract, Brady makes less than every starting quarterback not named AJ McCarron.
So does he want a new contract? The truth may be that he thinks he shouldn’t have to want one. It arguably should be obvious at this point that the greatest quarterback in NFL history 鈥?arguably the greatest player of all time at any position 鈥?needs an adjustment to his deal.
Despite the low salaries this year and next year (he also has per-game roster bonuses of $1 million each year), Brady’s current deal averages $20.5 million per year, and that’s still well behind the current market maximum of $28 million, paid to a guy who has never won a playoff game.