Titans ink QB Ryan Tannehill to massive four-year extension
So much for those Tom Brady rumours.
The Tennessee Titans, who are fresh off their deepest playoff run since 1999, have rewarded the starting quarterback that made it possible with a big, fat promotion.
The team announced that they have signed the veteran QB to a four-year, $118 million contract extension.
“I do know I love the organization, I love the team, I love the guys on the team, and I love the tone coach Vrabel sets, and the vision that he has,” Tannehill said while at the Pro Bowl earlier this year.
“I feel like we’re headed in the right direction.”
The 31-year old, who was the recipient of the 2019 Comeback Player of the Year, was initially acquired in a trade with the Dolphins back in March 2019.
He had worn out his welcome in Miami, and opened the 2019 season as the Titans’ backup. But thanks to a continued lack of success by Marcus Mariota, he was eventually promoted to starter and immediately thrived. In 12 games and 10 starts, Tannehill posted an unreal league-leading 117.5 QB rating, to go a long with a 70.3 pass completion percentage, 201 pass completions, 2742 passing yards, 26 touchdowns and just six interceptions.
The team posted a 7-3 record with him at the helm, and managed to squeak into a playoff spot. While in the postseason, they shocked both of the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens on their way to the AFC championship: which ended in a 35-24 loss to the eventual NFL champion Kansas City Chiefs.
Packers on verge of signing All-Pro cornerback Jaire Alexander to lucrative four-year extension
Jaire Alexander is about to get paid!
According to reports, the Green Bay Packers have finalized their star cornerback to a lucrative four-year, $84 million contract extension that pays him an annual average value of $21 million.
The deal includes a massive $30 million signing bonus, which is the record for largest signing bonus giving to a defensive back.
The 25-year old, who was selected 18th overall in the 2018 NFL Draft, has amassed 184 combined tackles, 44 passes defended, five interceptions, three fumble recoveries and two forced fumbles over a span of four seasons and 48 games with the franchise.
He is also a one-time Pro Bowl and was selected to a Second-team All-Pro in 2020.
Buccaneers to face Seahawks in NFL’s first ever game in Germany
The NFL is finally coming to Germany next season, and the league’s biggest star will grace them with his presence.
Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are scheduled to take on the Seattle Seahawks at 9:30 a.m. ET on November 13 at Allianz Arena in Munich. The stadium is home to Bundesliga powerhouse FC Bayern.
The league also announced a handful of other international games in multiple countries.
- New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings on October 2, and Green Bay Packers vs New York Giants on October 9 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham.
- Jacksonville Jaguars vs Denver Broncos on October 30 at Wembley Stadium in London.
- Arizona Cardinals vs San Francisco 49ers on November 21 at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for Monday Night Football.
Ravens trade receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown to Cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals bolstered their receiving core in a big way!
The team announced that they have acquired wide receiver Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and a 2022 third round pick (100th overall) from the Baltimore Ravens in exchange for 23rd overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Subsequently, the Ravens ended up trading the 23rd overall pick they received in the deal to the Buffalo Bills. The Bills then used the pick to select cornerback Kaiir Elam out of Florida.
Brown, 24, recorded 195 receptions, 2361 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns over a span of 46 games and three seasons with the Ravens from 2019-2021.