METAIRIE, La. New Orleans Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is aware of his recent mentions at NFL.com.
Lance Zierlein named the 12th overall pick of the 2016 NFL Draft as a breakout player for 2018, while Gregg Rosenthal mentioned Rankins as a key homegrown player for the Saints.
I obviously take the compliment; thank you, Rankins said with a smile Thursday following the team’s organized team activity. Every time I approach this game, every time I touch the field, I’m looking to make http://www.bruinsofficialauthenticshop.com/David_Backes_Jersey_Adidas plays and be a big part of this defensive success. I’m glad people are taking notice, but it’s still on me to go out there and prove those guys right.
Clark won a second Super Bowl title with the 49ers before retiring in 1987, after catching 506 passes for http://www.authenticcanucksstore.com/-30-ryan-miller-jersey_c-457.html 6,750 yards — still third in San Francisco history, behind Jerry Rice and Terrell Owens — and 48 touchdowns, and being selected for two Pro Bowls. He went on to become the team’s president of football operations in 1998, then departed a year later for a three-year stint as the general manager of the Browns, who were returning to the NFL after a three-year absence.
NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo reported Thursday on Up To The Minute Live that player control is one aspect of the new contract that is extremely important to Rodgers, according to sources briefed on the negotiations. How much built-in control will Rodgers have on his future?
In 2013, Rodgers signed a five-year extension that put him under team control through the 2019 season. Since then, the All-World quarterback has seen some far lesser signal-callers leapfrog him in pay. Rodgers’ $22 million per season average ranks 10th among QBs, behind Ryan, Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo, Matthew Stafford, Derek Carr, Drew Brees, Andrew Luck, Alex Smith and Joe Flacco.
If Rodgers signs another five-year extension, that would put him under team control through 2024 when he’s 41 years old. Such a long deal would surely lead to another game of leapfrog in which Rodgers sees worse quarterbacks get paid more.
One problem in Rodgers earning such an opt-out: Why would the Packers give up leverage?