Kirk Cousins began his first official day of work in the Vikings’ new practice facility in Eagan on Monday, when players were allowed to join the team for offseason workouts. Cousins has a $500,000 bonus in his contract tied to his participation in those workouts; he can make a lot more money based on what he does at the end of the season. The quarterback, who became the NFL’s highest-paid player after signing a three-year, $84 million contract in March, can earn up to another $6 million in incentives through the life of that deal. According to NFL Players Association salary data, Cousins will only maximize the full value of those incentives if he does something that no quarterback has ever done. He can earn $2 million in each of the next three seasons if he leads the Vikings to a Super Bowl championship, wins Super Bowl MVP honors and helps the team finish in the top eight in the league in scoring offense. In other words, if the Vikings become the first team in NFL history … [Read more...] about For Kirk Cousins, three Super Bowl MVPs with Vikings mean another $6 million
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SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien said he has attempted suicide, hired prostitutes and suffers from persistent depression. Now, he’s wondering if he sustained brain injuries while playing football.The 55-year-old former quarterback is worried about his future even as he revealed some lurid elements of his past.“There were behaviors that were just bizarre,” Rypien said in an article published Friday in The Spokesman-Review newspaper and also broadcast on KHQ-TV of Spokane. × Advertisement His wife, Danielle, said she has also worried about Rypien’s future.“I remember thinking, ‘Oh my God, he’s going to end up in a home,’” Danielle said. “I didn’t want him running around the street with a shopping cart.”Rypien was a record-breaking high school quarterback in Spokane and then a star at nearby Washington State. He was drafted by the Washington Redskins in 1986 and played until … [Read more...] about Former Super Bowl MVP Mark Rypien says he attempted suicide
Nick Foles had a “Super Bowl Champions” ball cap on his head and his 7-month-old daughter cradled in one arm. The winning quarterback of the most-watched game in American sports kept beaming at the baby with the bow on her head in the dark-green color of his Philadelphia Eagles.For Foles, the televised postgame image was potential endorsement gold — a just-crowned Super Bowl MVP and family man with a cute kid to boot.It’s an image Under Armour surely will remember as it decides whether to make a long-term financial commitment to Foles, who signed a two-year sponsorship deal with the Baltimore-based sports apparel and footwear brand last summer while still an Eagles backup.After Foles, 29, signed with Under Armour, he became one of the most unlikely stars in the Super Bowl’s 52-year history. He took over when starter Carson Wentz was injured in December and led the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship, topping the favored New England Patriots on … [Read more...] about Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles fell into Under Armour’s lap. What will it do with him now?
INDIANAPOLIS — Philadelphia Eagles general manager Howie Roseman buttered both sides of the bread when it came to addressing Super Bowl LII hero Nick Foles' future with the team. On the one side, Roseman made sure to praise his team's Super Bowl MVP and give him the proper deference in what is a slightly awkward situation right now. On the other, Roseman also didn't exactly tamp down any talk about the team possibly trading Foles when the time is right — or more aptly, when Carson Wentz is healthy. “We are trying to keep as many good players as possible," Roseman said Wednesday from the NFL scouting combine. "You’re talking about a Super Bowl MVP. He’s been unbelievably successful for us. He has great character, great leadership … "That [quarterback] room is exactly what we're looking for. We have a franchise quarterback, we have a Super Bowl MVP and we have a young quarterback [Nate Sudfeld] that we're excited about as well." Wentz, of course, is … [Read more...] about Will Philadelphia Eagles trade Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles?
Mark Maske, The Washington Post Published 7:57 am, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Photo: Matt Slocum Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) less Philadelphia Eagles' Nick Foles holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018, in Minneapolis. The Eagles won 41-33. (AP ... more Photo: Matt Slocum Here's why the Eagles should resist the urge to trade Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles 1 / 1 Back to Gallery The confetti barely had finished falling Sunday night at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis when the question popped … [Read more...] about Here’s why the Eagles should resist the urge to trade Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles