Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota’s eyes got wider yesterday. At the end of his rookie contract, Mariota can negotiate for a very large payday. Yesterday, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck signed a six year $120 million dollar contract to become the NFL’s highest paid player.
WASHINGTON — Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis has been a frequent visitor to Las Vegas recently as his pursuit to move the franchise to Sin City continues. “Mark Davis has been to Las Vegas a half-dozen times the last six or eight weeks,” said Ron Reese, a senior vice president at the Las Vegas Sands Corp., at a symposium organized by the American Gaming Association on Thursday. “The Raiders are serious about it.” Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, the CEO and chairman of Sands, is leading an effort to build 65,000-seat domed stadium at a cost of $1.4 billion. “It’s a major investment,” Reese said. “The NFL has expressed a strong desire for a public-private partnership. Our organization is taking the
It can stink to be the new guy on the job sometimes. This is apparently the case for first-year Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who has yet to coach a single game. According to a list put together by NFL Media’s Elliott Harrison, Pederson ranks as the worst coach in the league heading into the 2016 campaign. Harrison sites lack of experience as his reasoning. “This isn’t fair,” Harrison writes. “Pederson hasn’t so much as coached one game yet. But yeah, he offers no NFL head-coaching experience, like some other guys at the bottom of this list.” Pederson served as the Eagles’ quarterbacks coach from 2011-12 and returns to Philly after spending the past three seasons as the Kansas