Bell’s contract situation will be a major storyline next spring

Because the Giants already had a championship-caliber defense in 2016. Now, with Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram they have significantly upgraded what they have on offense. And regardless of what outsiders think, I still believe Eli Manning has enough left in the tank to win big games.

If Bell doesn’t return in time for the regular season, he’ll forfeit large amounts of his salary for the 2017 season. And no matter how much he believes he’s worth record-breaking amounts, Bell is going to receive $12.12 million under the franchise tag.

So he’ll show up soon, and things will get back to normal with Bell grinding for the best season he can have for the Steelers.

He celebrated the signing of Joe Haden, congratulated Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert on his extension, and has shut down critical tweets from fans. He also retweeted Rams running back Todd Gurley who said Bell should be getting $20 million per year.

Bell’s contract situation will be a major storyline next spring, but for now, Thursday is likely the last day it will be discussed much publicly. So Bell is ending the holdout with attitude.

Whoever gets the call will have to be able to produce in a high-pressure environment. Expectations in Kansas City are mounting after last season’s AFC West title ended with a one-and-done playoff performance. Alex Smith’s conservative passing makes the Chiefs’ running game a priority, and Ware was pegged Cheap Jerseys Wholesale China to be the leader of that unit in 2017. Now, those duties fall to a Cheap Jonathan Toews Jerseys group of players loaded with question marks.

Holmes and Southward weren’t outliers, either.

His winning ways go back to high school. Watson led his alma mater, Gainesville High School, to a state championship in 2012. It was the first championship in the Red Elephants’ century-plus history.

Watson finished his college career with 8,697 yards and 76 touchdowns to 30 interceptions over two seasons as a full-time starter. He has been consistently praised for his leadership, too. His college coach, Dabo Swinney, likened him to Michael Jordan, and he said on the Rich Eisen Show that anyone who doesn’t see Watson as first-round talent “should lose their jobs.”

“They don’t know Deshaun. I mean, I can’t even tell you how brilliant he is as a football player, as a person, how impactful of a man he is,” Swinney said. “He’s going to change a locker room the day he gets there. He’s just so driven, so humble. (He has an) unbelievable understanding of his platform and his skill set is off the charts. He can do anything and everything.”

That includes punting, which Watson did effectively in the title game win over Cheap Long Sleeve Soccer Jerseys Alabama, pinning them deep in their own territory.

And Watson didn’t just win consistently — he did it against top competition. Watson Cheap Jonathan Toews Jerseys had the toughest strength of schedule of any quarterback in this year’s draft, and he led his team to a 5-1 record in the postseason.

Holmes and Southward weren’t outliers, either. Not a single player from Atlanta’s 2012 draft is still in the NFL. They still have Alex Smith, so Mahomes won’t be pressured to start right away. When he does, he brings a bigger arm that Smith never had, giving the Chiefs’ offense a more dynamic approach. If all goes well, Mahomes could be a natural successor to Smith.