The NFL is a quarterback-driven league and no matter how many great prospects come out of college, only a small handful will develop into players who can consistently win.
While the implementation of a rookie salary cap has eased the amount of risk and cap space team must allot to new signal-callers, paying a quarterback more than anyone else on your roster is almost inevitable with any small amount of success.
Seahawks fans really want to keep Russell Wilson in Seattle.
One fan has even gone as far as to create a GoFundMe account to raise $5 million in order to pay for an LLC to sponsor Wilson. The craziest part about this is that people are actually donating to it. It's like let's help the rich get richer. The account has raised $1,311 in 13 days, which isn't bad.
Look out, Peyton Manning. This year’s MVP race just got interesting. With four games to play, Seattle Seahawks second-year signal-caller Russell Wilson is making a strong run at the league’s top award. The Denver Broncos’ thoroughbred remains the favorite to add a fifth MVP to his already crowded trophy case. But Seattle’s favorite underdog continues to dramatically exceed all reasonable expectations while taking a circuitous — and unlikely — route to stardom.
When you lose a player like Percy Harvin for basically the whole season, it hurts. It doesn't hurt Seattle nearly as much as it did Minnesota last year — the Seahawks, after all, nearly made the NFC title game without him — but that's a big talent sidelined.
NFL football is the greatest reality TV program of all time. The Giants and Colts made sure of that back in 1958. Each NFL fall weekend is a completely new and original experience for every player, fan and coach alike. New stories, new personalities, new winners and new losers. And new statistics.
Here are the most important, most intriguing and most bizarre statistics from the NFL Divisonal Playoff games: