NFL news in the past four days seemed more like an offseason event rather than midseason. It’s only right that the week began with Halloween.
What has happened? An unvaccinated megastar quarterback was diagnosed with COVID, which is the league’s best running back has been out for a while because of an injury. Another superstar receiver was involved in an accident that was so fiery it killed one person, and another player is out of the game due to mental health problems.
Add into the mix that another megastar player is unhappy as is his father, who shared a video about it. video.
The game on Thursday between the mediocre New York Jets (2-5) and the unimpressive Indianapolis Colts (3-5) probably will not arrive in time to satisfy NFL supporters as well as the league’s top management.
The public hasn’t likely been this excited for an NFL game between the Jets and Colts ever since Super Bowl III in 1969.
The week began on Sunday, as Atlanta Falcons standout wide receiver Calvin Ridley announced he would be taking a break away from football for personal reasons. Ridley later explained that it was to address the mental health issues he has.
In the afternoon, Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry, who’s the two-time reigning rushing champion and is leading the league by a significant amount this year, sustained an injury to his foot which will be out for an indefinite time.
It was then that Dallas Cowboys backup quarterback Cooper Rush made his first start and threw for 300 yards with two scores during the win on the night before in Minnesota.
The morning of Tuesday, Las Vegas Raiders receiver Henry Ruggs III was involved in a fiery crash which resulted in the death of one person. According to a prosecutor’s report Ruggs blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit and Ruggs was driving at speeds of 156 mph inside his Corvette that crashed into another vehicle which caused it to catch the vehicle on fire, killing a 23-year-old woman. Ruggs is charged with two crimes.
On Tuesday on Tuesday, on Tuesday, the Miami Dolphins said they would not trade Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson who has 22 accusers, who allege sexual assault or inappropriate sexual advances. Tony Buzbee, the attorney who represents the accusers stated that the Dolphins required all of the 22 settlements to be reached prior to a agreement was made. The deal was never made.
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This week, Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been confirmed positive for coronavirus. Because he was not vaccine-free, Rodgers has to quarantine for 10 days as per the NFL’s guidelines. This means Rodgers is not able to attend the highly anticipated game this week against The Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. The 10-day quarantine expires November. 13 – one day prior to that the Seattle Seahawks go to Green Bay.
On the same day, Cleveland Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was warned not to practice following his father’s posting of the video, which highlighted numerous instances in which Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield didn’t throw the ball to Beckham. The agent for the receiver is talking to the Browns regarding his prospects with them and it seems Beckham is discontent. There are reports that he been in his final game with the team. On Thursday, Beckham again did not practice.