I don’t think they’re done. Brady’s pseudoscientific diet and workout regime may be all bullshit, but what isn’t bullshit is that Brady believes in it, and that belief is what matters. He gets to choose. And he’s chosen to sacrifice gluten and negatively charged ions or whatever the hell to ensure he gets to keep doing this.
Fitzgerald signed a one-year contract extension in November worth $11 million guaranteed, but when Bruce Arians stepped down at season’s end, some wondered whether the wideout would follow his coach into retirement.
The league announced Tuesday that Baltimore and Chicago will meet Aug. 2 in the annual Hall of Fame Game at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
The Hall of Fame Game matchup typically brings together two franchises with strong ties to that year’s class of inductees, and this one features a pair of iconic linebackers. Ray Lewis spent his entire 17-year career with the Ravens, while Brian Urlacher likewise served as the face of the Bears for his entire 13-year run in the NFL.
It will be the Ravens’ first appearance in the traditional preseason opener and the Bears’ fifth.
The Patriots went into halftime of Super Bowl 52 trailing the Eagles 22-12. To bring home a sixth Lombardi Trophy, Tom Brady needed to pull off another signature comeback playoff win. He didn’t.
San Francisco is also aware of the fact that it’s basing that hope off a total of seven career starts and just one month for Garoppolo as the 49ers’ starter. If things go south for the quarterback, the 49ers run the risk of sinking the franchise’s assets into a player who isn’t who they thought he was.
But details of the contract released Friday reveal the 49ers will be just fine if Garoppolo falters. Here are the full parameters, via ESPN’s Adam Schefter:
To translate: Garoppolo is going to cost a ton in the next two seasons, and the 49ers’ hands are tied if he doesn’t live up to the hype. In 2020 — year three of the new contract — Garoppolo will count $32.2 million against the salary cap, and the 49ers could recoup $11.2 million by releasing him.
In 2021, Garoppolo will have a $32.5 million hit, and the 49ers will have a chance to save $18.5 million by cutting him. Then it’s a $32.6 million hit in the final year with the opportunity to save $25.6 million by parting ways.