The NFL is constantly making headlines, and that’s only heating up with training camp and the preseason in full swing. Football is rarely boring, even when the games don’t mean anything. There’s always something happening between franchises and players that make it exciting to follow. From players feuding with their franchises to injuries and team depth chart drama, there’s a lot going on.
So let’s check out 25 NFL stories dominating the headlines. We look at everything from Deshaun Watson’s massage scandal to Peyton Manning’s Hall of Fame induction. When you’re talking the ultra fast-paced NFL, the world of football never stops. Check out the list below via ESPN.
25. Josh Allen’s Record Contract
The Buffalo Bills had an excellent season in 2020. One of the biggest stories was Allen’s emergence as a genuine franchise quarterback. Buffalo hadn’t seen an elite QB since the days of Jim Kelly yet Allen finally changed that narrative. His performances led the upstate New Yorkers deep into the playoffs. The Bills naturally rewarded him for his progress.
They awarded him a new contract worth up to $258 million with $150 million guaranteed. This six-year extension made him one of the highest-paid players in the league. It was also good news for the likes of Baker Mayfield and Lamar Jackson because they are currently in line for new deals. Indeed, Mayfield made headlines when he claimed that Allen’s contract was great for quarterbacks.