It's been 12 years since the San Diego Chargers made Eli Manning the No. 1 overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft, and to this day, not much is known about why Manning refused to play in San Diego. Just days before the draft, Manning's agent Tom Condon, told the Chargers that Eli would sit out the entire 2004 season if the team drafted him with the first overall pick. At the time, former Chargers general manager A.J. Smith partly blamed Eli's dad, Archie Manning, for the mess. "[Condon] told me that Archie wishes that we do not select Eli and that they think he would be a good fit in New York (with the Giants)," Smith said in 2004, via the San Diego Union Tribune. "We understand his position and
Oakland Raiders wideout Michael Crabtree’s contract was ranked as the fourth worst amongst receivers by Pro Football Focus. Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has received plenty of praise from analytics website Pro Football Focus in recent years for a long list of shrewd moves, but PFF recently decided to criticise one of McKenzie’s recent contracts as one of the worst in the NFL. PFF ripped Michael Crabtree’s contract extension with the Raiders and McKenzie’s decision to give the veteran a four-year deal with a cap hit of $8.5 million. Taking back their earlier praise of Crabtree as a value one year signing back in 2015 now that the Raiders are paying Crabtree top receiver money.