The best example from last season was Josh McCown. The Jets looks like they were in full-on tank mode last offseason when they seemingly dumped any player with any kind of talent.
Instead, McCown had a career year at 38 years old, and was 5-8 in his 13 starts before falling to injury. He was even second in the NFL among quarterbacks with five rushing touchdowns. Only Cam Newton and Dak Prescott had more (6).
He wants a victory smoke. Well-earned.
With two-and-a-half minutes left to play, tight end Zach Ertz scored a bobbling touchdown, the kind that you’re not really sure will survive the league’s confusing replay system. It did, and the Eagles regained the lead, 38-33. But they might have scored too soon, leaving the Patriots with a timeout and the two-minute warning still in their pocket.
He’s third all-time in passing yards with 70,445 and passing touchdowns with 488. By the end of next year, the future Hall of Famer will likely be the all-time leader in yards and on the doorstep of the touchdown record.
Brees is also set to become a free agent in March. There isn’t much reason to think the Saints won’t get a deal done, and it will likely be pricy. But it probably won’t touch the total Garoppolo just got because Brees just had a 39th birthday in January.
The game also featured the fewest punts in a game with just ONE. So many times during the NFL season it seemed like there were games that were nothing but punts. It was a nice treat to have just one in the biggest game of the season.
The game featured plenty of great plays, and it’s no surprise that it ended up breaking a few records. We knew early on that we were in for a good one, and the Eagles and Patriots gave us a Super Bowl to remember.