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Titans ink QB Ryan Tannehill to massive four-year extension

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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.

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Falcons owner convinced that 2020 NFL season will be shortened to 16 games

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The NFL season isn’t supposed to be underway until September, but the coronavirus could even impact that.

Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank certainly thinks the structure of the season could look different due to the aftershock of this Covid-19 pandemic. He predicts that the regular season will be cut down to 16 games.

“If I had to speculate now, and I use the word speculate because that’s really all it is, I would say yes,” said Blank.

“Only because it’s so far away from where we are today. I could easily see camps being shorter, players being tested on a daily basis, things of that nature. No fan attendance. Things like that. We may have fewer preseason games, which probably wouldn’t be the end of the world. But I think by September, my hope is by the time the regular season starts, that we’ll be able to bring people together in some form or fashion in a safe manner and play.”

It remains to be seen if this comes to fruition. The United States’ progress in their recovery from coronavirus over the next month will determine a lot in the world of sports moving forward.

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Saints ink Janoris Jenkins to a two-year extension

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The New Orleans Saints are keeping Janoris Jenkins around for a couple more years.

The team announced that they have signed the veteran cornerback to a two-year, $16.75 million contract extension. He still has a year remaining on his previous deal, which would improve the total value of his contract with New Orleans to $27 million with $10.2 million guaranteed.

The 31-year old registered 61 combined tackles, 16 passes defended and five interceptions split between the New York Giants and Saints last season.

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Buccaneers receiver Mike Evans admits it feels “surreal” that he will get to play alongside Tom Brady in 2020

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Count Mike Evans as one of the many in Tampa Bay who are ecstatic that Tom Brady is a member of the Buccaneers.

The Veteran wide receiver, who has been a Pro Bowler three of the past four years, is beyond excited that he will be catching passes from the greatest quarterback of all-time in 2020.

“It’s surreal…He’s about to be my quarterback, man. I know you don’t know football like that, but I’ve played six years in the NFL, and I haven’t been to the playoffs yet. Tom Brady has won six Super Bowls.” said Evans.

the 26-year old was already putting up great numbers with a mediocre quarterback at the helm, so you can only imagine how productive he will be with Brady calling the shots. In 2019, Evans posted 1157 receiving yards, 67 receptions and eight touchdowns over 13 games.

Brady, along with Evans and star receiver Chris Godwin, are aiming to lead the Buccaneers to their first postseason appearance since 2007.

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