I know the name Keith Olbermann is revolting to a segment of the public because of his past involvement in the political talk show world, but anyone who denies is ability as a broadcaster is fooling themselves. And Olbermann is at his best when harnessing his considerable talent towards something sports-related. On Thursday night we got yet another example of what he’s best at.
A few weeks ago I was told that the Green Bay Packers and wide receiver Jordy Nelson were close to agreeing on a contract extension that would keep him with the team for a long time. Since that time, Nelson’s contract demands have apparently grown a bit and the two sides aren’t as close as they once were.
As OTAs are winding down for NFL teams we’re starting to get a better picture of what each roster will look like this fall. With that in mind, here our ranking of the 10 best position groups in the league. Some of them have been helped out by free agency and the draft, while others have been dominant for several years.
The Minnesota Vikings traded back into the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft in order to select Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater with the 32nd overall pick. The Vikings have veteran signal-caller Matt Cassel to start until Bridgewater is able to take over, but it doesn’t seem like the franchise is concerned about waiting long.
Despite reports on Thursday that the Houston Texans were on the verge of acquiring quarterback Ryan Mallett from the New England Patriots, that apparently is not the case. People were likely connecting dots that simply weren’t there as the Texans claim they have had no discussions about acquiring the 25-year-old signal-caller.