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For NFL's Roethlisberger, Good News and Bad News

Steeler QB achieves a milestone, but he also must isolate as a COVID risk

(Newser) - The last few days have brought a milestone and a health precaution for the NFL's Ben Roethlisberger:
  • Milestone: When Roethlisberger led his Pittsburgh Steelers to a comeback win over Dallas on Sunday, he lifted the team to an 8-0 record. That guarantees Roethlisberger won't have a losing season
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He's the First Half-Billion-Dollar Player Ever in Sports

Kansas City Chiefs agree to 10-year contract extension worth $503M for Patrick Mahomes

(Newser) - The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to a 10-year contract extension with quarterback Patrick Mahomes that is worth $503 million, making him "the first half billion dollar player in sports history," his agency tweeted . The Super Bowl MVP's contract is the richest-ever not just at the NFL... More »

Ex-NFL QB Ryan Leaf Arrested in Calif.

Former No. 2 draft pick busted on a domestic battery charge

(Newser) - Former NFL quarterback Ryan Leaf was arrested in Southern California on Friday, reports the AP . Leaf, 44, was arrested on a domestic battery charge in Palm Desert, which is about 110 miles southeast of Los Angeles, according to booking information provided by the Riverside County Sheriff's Department on Saturday.... More »

Ex-NFL Quarterback Killed in Car Crash

Former Viking, Seahawk Tarvaris Jackson was 36

(Newser) - The NFL is mourning former quarterback Tarvaris Jackson, who was killed in a single-car crash in Alabama Sunday night. Police say the 36-year-old was killed when his 2012 Chevrolet Camaro left the roadway, hit a tree, and overturned around 7 miles south of Montgomery, his hometown, ESPN reports. The Alabama... More »

After Chat With Drew Brees, Tears From Hoda

'Today' show co-host got emotional over Saints QB's $5M donation to Louisiana to fight virus

(Newser) - On Thursday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees made a big announcement : He and his wife, Brittany, would be donating $5 million to the state of Louisiana to help its citizens get through the coronavirus pandemic. The next day, he chatted with Hoda Kotb on the Today show about his... More »

Player With '6th Sense' Wins 2nd Unanimous MVP Award

Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens wins the Most Valuable Player award

(Newser) - Lamar Jackson joins Tom Brady as the only unanimous choices for the Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player award. Jackson's spectacular season as the Baltimore Ravens' quarterback drew all 50 votes from a nationwide panel of media members who regularly cover the league, the AP reports. Baltimore's All-Pro... More »

Drew Brees Reaches the Magic Number 540

Saints quarterback has thrown more TDs than any QB in history

(Newser) - It was an otherwise ho-hum 5-yard TD pass in a blowout game, but it also just happened to be the 540th touchdown pass in quarterback Drew Brees' career. And with that, the Saints' QB passed Peyton Manning for the NFL record, reports ESPN . For added measure, Brees notched another one... More »

Beloved College Football Figure Is Gone

Pat Sullivan 'died peacefully at home' at age 69

(Newser) - Pat Sullivan, a revered figure in Alabama sports, died Sunday at age 69. The Heisman Trophy winner had a varied career but was best known for his years as a college football quarterback and coach—and his optimism in the face of cancer, 247 Sports recalls. "I was blessed,... More »

NFL Quarterback Misses Final Play to Take Selfie

Dwayne Haskins was AWOL during last snap

(Newser) - Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins celebrated his first victory as a starter Sunday by taking a selfie with a fan. One problem: The game wasn't over yet. With two seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Redskins had to bring backup quarterback Case Keenum onto the field to take... More »

Report: No NFL Offers for Kaepernick After Workout

But he still accomplished his goal, allies say

(Newser) - Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's workout for NFL team representatives did not go smoothly —and insiders say it didn't bring him any closer to returning to the league. A source tells NBC Sports that the 32-year-old has not been contacted by any team with an offer of a... More »

Kaepernick Workout Doesn't Go So Smoothly

The ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback changed venues at the last minute

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick's much-publicized workout for at least 10 NFL teams ran into trouble Saturday and nearly didn't happen, TMZ reports. The quarterback-turned-activist had a noon workout scheduled at the Atlanta Falcons facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, but his reps said the NFL asked him to sign an "... More »

Report: At Least 10 Teams Will Attend Kaepernick Workout

But head coaches are unlikely to appear at Saturday workout

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick says he's been ready to return to the NFL for three years—and he may be getting a chance soon. A league source tells CNN that at least 10 teams have expressed an interest in sending personnel to watch the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback's private... More »

Steelers QB Has a Scary Day

Mason Rudolph eventually got up and walked off the field

(Newser) - Life as the Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback got scary Sunday when Mason Rudolph crumpled from a knockout blow, USA Today reports. The 24-year-old had scrambled on third down and thrown successfully for a conversion when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matt Judon hit him from behind and safety Earl Thomas from the... More »

A Franchise QB's Era Might Be Over

Giants bench Eli Manning

(Newser) - The New York Post is pretty definitive about things: "The Eli Manning era is over." The assessment comes as the New York Giants benched the 38-year-old Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. Manning and the Giants were off to an 0-2 start, having failed to rebound from... More »

Drew Brees Draws Fire After Controversial Video

New Orleans Saints QB pushes back after appearing in clip from anti-LGBT Christian group

(Newser) - "For we live by faith, not by sight" is one of Drew Brees' favorite biblical quotes, he tells fans in a 20-second video spot aimed at students for "Bring Your Bible to School Day" on Oct. 3. It was a short clip meant to inspire, but instead it'... More »

Franchise QB Stuns With Decision to Retire

Frequently injured Andrew Luck is retiring from the Indianapolis Colts at age 29

(Newser) - The first man taken in 2012's NFL draft is the first man out ahead of the 2019 season: Franchise QB Andrew Luck watched from the sidelines as his Indianapolis Colts lost a preseason game to the Bears on Saturday, took a deep breath, and tearily announced his retirement at... More »

Star QB Cleared After Cops' Drug-Test Mistake

Officers insisted white stuff on Shai Werts' car was cocaine; he said it was bird poop

(Newser) - Cops claimed the white substance on Shai Werts' car was cocaine. The starting quarterback for Georgia Southern University said it was bird poop. "I play football, so I don't do cocaine," the 21-year-old told officers July 31 as he was pulled over for speeding in South Carolina.... More »

Super Bowl MVP Charged With Domestic Violence

Former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien is accused

(Newser) - Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence, per the AP . Police say Rypien faces a charge of fourth-degree assault. The 56-year-old was processed at the Spokane County Jail around 6:30pm Sunday and was awaiting a court appearance Monday. Rypien... More »

Wife of NFL QB Had Lucky Break During Brain Surgery

It relates to an 'abnormal vein'

(Newser) - An "abnormal vein" threw a kink into Kelly Stafford's brain surgery Wednesday, stretching the procedure from an expected six hours to 12, but thanks to a neurosurgeon, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is now in recovery mode, per the Detroit Free Press . "Now I... More »

Tom Brady: This Is What's 'in My Nightmares'

The New England QB opens up in interview

(Newser) - Despite a bout of illness this weekend, Tom Brady manages to lead one of the NFL's most fearsome teams—maybe because he knows what to avoid. The New England Patriots quarterback opened up about his fears when taking questions from California firefighters during an interview earlier this week, 247... More »

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