Tom Brady cemented himself as the GOAT with another Super Bowl win, and it’s being rewarded in Madden 2018. EA Sports released the rankings for the best quarterbacks in the game this year, and it’s no surprise that Brady is back on top.
And he’s even making Brady do some of the work for him, according to Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald.
Tom’s my chef. I told him I’m only eating them if you have them ready for me, Gronkowski said. And he said, ‘Deal.’
Gronk is the best tight end in the NFL, and it’s not close. But he missed eight games last season with a back injury that required surgery. Meanwhile, his seemingly ageless quarterback continued to be at the peak of his game. That’s why Gronkowski wants to adopt Brady’s approach to diet and health.
Just looking at Tom, seeing what he does every day, what he eats, talking to him, personally one-on-one, just learning about the body with him, just seeing how flexible he is, how pliable he is, how loose he is all the time, every day and ready to go, I just felt like it was the time in my career where I needed to devote myself at all levels, Gronkowski said, via Guregian.
The Jaguars made a bold gamble making Bortles, an intriguing but flawed prospect, the first QB off the board in 2014. Results have been mixed, at best. After a predictably rough rookie year, Bortles looked to make big strides in 2015, throwing for 35 touchdowns and 4,428 yards. However, his 2016 was a disaster. Bortles’ mechanics went to hell, as he developed a Tebow-esque throwing motion and horrific footwork. He committed to hand out turnovers like candy, the Jaguars bottomed out (again), and Gus Bradley got canned.
Now Doug Marrone is in charge, and one of his biggest challenges will be trying to salvage something from the Jags’ investment at QB.
Aaron Rodgers is only 33, but Tom Brady’s 40th birthday has the Packers quarterback thinking ahead. Rodgers doesn’t just want to be playing when he’s 40. He wants to still be playing for the team that drafted him back in 2005.
I do think it’s realistic, Rodgers said, according to ESPN’s Rob Demovsky. I hope it’s in this locker room, though. That would mean it’s been at a high level.
Continuing to play at a high level is the key, because Rodgers knows that if he doesn’t, there’s no reason for the team to keep him around. But there’s another reason, too. He knows his legacy will be more meaningful if he doesn’t finish his career with another team.
Rodgers grew up in northern California, and as a young 49ers fan, he was disappointed that Joe Montana finished his career with the Kansas City Chiefs. Rodgers also had a first-row seat to Brett Favre’s retirement, and surely took note of how Packers fans responded to both of Favre’s un-retirements.
Harris has heard the system talk about Kaepernick and finds that troublesome.
There are quarterbacks in some NFL ‘systems’ right now that he can run better than some of the backups they have, Harris said. It is not that difficult to adjust your offense enough when you bring in a quarterback able to do what he has already shown he can do in the league. There is no question in my mind that he is a better choice than what some teams are currently playing with.
Harris believes there is hope for Kaepernick this season, and he believes he will eventually find an NFL team.
I think, in the end, teams want to win, Harris said. Injuries are going to happen. That is probably how he will get a chance. The injury factor is going to solve this. He is a young player who has a lot of football ahead of him. He has done a lot of good things contributing to others. I would like to see him get the opportunity to play. I think he will.
Early last season, the New York Giants were coming off three straight losses when head coach Ben McAdoo used the movie Step Brothers as motivation for his team to turn things around. It must have worked they reeled off six wins in a row and eventually clinched their first playoff berth in five years.
There are plenty of other theories on why Kaepernick isn’t on a roster right now. Some people think it’s his vegan diet, or maybe his work in the community keeps him from being focused on football. Michael Vick said Kaepernick’s hair may be holding him back.
But we all know the reason. Kaepernick chose to use his platform to protest the oppression of minorities in America. He did it in a peaceful way, and he backed up his protest by dedicating tireless work and hundreds of thousands of dollars so far to various community initiatives.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday the former Clemson wideout may need surgery to repair a herniated disk in his back. If doctors decide to operate, the recovery period would rob Williams of his entire 2017 campaign. NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport refuted that surgery was still an option, but the young receiver is still starting his NFL career on the PUP list.
The herniated disk kept Williams from all but one of the Chargers’ rookie minicamp practices this summer. He’s received two epidural shots in hopes of stemming the pain and spurring recovery, but unless his body responds soon, major surgery may be the only way to get him back on the field.
Preliminary signs for his recovery are favorable, though Williams still has a long way to go.
Garafolo also noted the rookie is back to running in practices, though he was officially placed on the physically unable to perform list (PUP) while the team figures out what to do with him.