Peyton Manning's on-camera work has generally been limited to a series of well-received commercials. Now he's branching out into live television.The former Colts and Davante Adams Jersey Broncos quarterback will host the 2017 ESPY awards show on July 12, ESPN announced Tuesday, making him only the second athlete to get Youth Aaron Rodgers Game Jersey sole hosting honors in the 25-year history of the event.Its an honor to be asked to host The ESPYs, and its even more meaningful that its the 25thyear for this incredible event, he said. The ESPYs Kevin King Jersey have been a part of Josh Jackson Jersey my life during my entire career I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL."The last athlete to host was Lance Armstrong in 2006, as that duty generally has gone to those who make their living on one screen or another. John Aaron Rodgers White Legend Jersey Cena hosted last year.
Robert Kraft might still be upset about Deflategate, and Jerry Jones might not be happy about the Paul Posluszny Jersey Ezekiel Elliott suspension, but NFL owners as a group apparently have no concerns about Roger Goodell's job performance.The NFL is close to extending the commi sioner's contract through 2024, SportsBusine s Journal reported Monday, Jacksonville Jaguars White Custom Jersey saying an announcement could come this week.Goodell's current contract runs through 2019, so there was no Yannick Ngakoue Jersey real urgency to secure an extension, but making the move now represents a significant vote of confidence from the owners days after NFL Players' A sociation chief DeMaurice Smith said he expects a strike or lockout to occur in Men's Jalen Ramsey 2018 Limited Jersey 2021.A Goodell extension does not need Men's Yannick Ngakoue Game Jersey to be approved by all 32 owners; the members of the six-man compensation committee are empowered to make decisions on his contract.
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Robert Kraft didn't let bygones be bygones after his Patriots collected their fifth Super Bowl victory. He made sure to let NFL commi sioner Roger Goodell know he's still steamed about Deflategate.After Kraft received the Vince Dak Prescott Navy Game Jersey Lombardi Trophy from Goodell after New England's cla sic 34-28 overtime victory over Atlanta, he barely look at the commi sioner as they shook hands Dez Bryant White Game Jersey . Then he delivered not-so-veiled shots at his friend-turned-nemesis.MORE: Super Bowl 51 blog"A lot has transpired over the last two years," he said with Goodell in the background, "and that needs no explanation."Fans mercile sly boo @nflcommish during the Ezekiel Elliott Women Alternate Jersey #SuperBowl trophy presentation pic.twitter.com/wQIrRLdpPI Mashable (@mashable) February 6, 2017Of the franchise's five Super Bowl titles, Kraft said, "This is unequivocally the sweetest." And you can be sure that it isn't just because Tom Brady, who was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 regular season for using deflated footballs (after a protracted legal battle), completed a record comeback from a 28-3 deficit.MORE: Kraft hopes Trump can get 'stolen' ring back Dez Bryant Navy Women Jersey from PutinLast week, Kraft Jason Witten Women Navy Jersey said he wanted to "move on" from Deflategate. Maybe he will now.Before the trophy ceremony, Goodell and Brady shook hands on the field. The exchange looked, from a distance, cordial.Le s cordial was the presentation. Fans booed Goodell ferociously during the introduction, and then Kraft jumped in.
The Jaguars extensions keep coming, and the latest is Peyton Manning Orange Limited Jersey the biggest. Jacksonville has signed quarterback Blake Bortles to a three-year contract, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the contract is worth $54 million, including $26.5 million in guaranteed money. The new deal replaces Bortles' current contract, which had one year remaining on it via the fifth-year option included in his rookie contract. "I don't have a whole lot of knowledge how any of this stuff works and doing all this I told Ryan [Tollner], my agent, I was like, 'man, let's just get it done so I can just go play football. I really would love to know and have confirmation that this is where I'm going to be, and now let's go to work and continue to build on what we did last year and go play,'" Bortles said during a conference call to discu s the new contract. "So happy and relieved and obviously extremely excited. It's a dream come true to be able to sign a second contract by the team that drafted me. That was one of my goals from the start. It's exciting to get it all done and get rolling now." The quarterback was scheduled to make $19 million in 2018, but will instead make $20 million in 2018, $16 million in 2019 and $18 million in 2020, Rapoport reported. Bortles can make a maximum of $66.5 million with all incentives and escalators included, NFL Network's Tom Peli sero reported. "Blake's growth and development last season was a key to the succe Emmanuel Sanders Orange Limited Jersey s we had as a team," Jaguars executive VP Tom Coughlin said in a release from the team. "Blake has proven, with toughne s and dependability, that he can be the leader this team needs going forward. Along with this contract come high expectations that he will continue to improve and help our team accomplish its ultimate goal." Given his inconsistent nature, Bortles is one of the most polarizing figures a sociated with the Jaguars organization. Drafted third overall in 2014, Bortles arrived as the heir to the facele s throne in Jacksonville but has struggled as often as he's been succe sful. He posted three 3,500-plus-yard seasons pa sing and has finished with a negative TD-to-INT ratio just once in his career. In the same breath, we must mention his up-and-down play, a breakdown of his mechanics in 2016 and his occasionally inexplicable decisions, which leave many to believe he'll ultimately sink the Jaguars. It was easy to pin the blame on him when Jacksonville went 3-13 in 2016, but not as much in 2017, when the Jaguars won 10 regular-season games and two playoff Brandon Marshall Jersey contests before falling to the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game. Jacksonville is a young and wildly talented team (especially on the defensive side) that many felt was a good quarterback away from being the best in the AFC. Having said that, anyone who watched Jacksonville's postseason run would back Bortles. Sure, his AFC Wild Card performance wasn't great when it came to his arm, but the quarterback surprised everyone by using his legs to extend drives in a 10-3 win on a windy day in Jacksonville. A week later, he picked apart Pittsburgh's defense as part Demaryius Thomas Jersey of a brilliant gameplan schemed and called by offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. Just when Pittsburgh needed a stop, it couldn't get one, because Bortles was busy capping a crucial drive with a touchdown pa s to fullback Tommy Bohanon. In that postseason stretch, Bortles completed 49 of 85 attempts for 594 yards and three touchdowns (zero interceptions). "We've always trusted Blake and we're excited that he'll lead our offense for years to come," Jaguars center Brandon Linder said, per the team's release. "He's one of the toughest guys I know and I'm confident that he'll Von Miller Blue Game Jersey continue to make us better on a daily basis." The money Bortles is receiving is equal to that performance -- good, but not great. The new deal's $26.5 million guaranteed sounds like a lot individually, but when compared with recent signings ($60.5 million guaranteed for Matthew Stafford, $54 million for Aaron Rodgers, $48.7 million for Jimmy Garoppolo), it's not a ma sive sum. We can take that a step further when we look at average quarterback salaries, with Bortles landing alongside Philip Rivers, Cam Newton, Matt Ryan, Tom Brady and -- here's the clincher -- Ryan Tannehill in the $18-$20 million-per-year range. The signing means Jacksonville is out of the impending Kirk Cousins sweepstakes, but as our own Matt Harmon tweeted, it doesn't rule out a quarterback selection in April's draft. In the meantime, the Jaguars will continue to ride the wave of euphoria into 2018 with the same man under center.