The oversized banners draped down from the ceiling at Senior Bowl Media Day speak to the power of possibility. There’s Russell Wilson, an undersized prospect who ended up as a third-round pick in 2012 and, eventually, a Super Bowl champion. There’s Dak Prescott, who wowed the coaches here with his leadership and earned the Senior Bowl MVP in 2016.
The Buccaneers drafted Bo Jackson No. 1 overall in 1986 only to have him refuse to play for the organization. What are the worst moments for each NFL franchise? There was no doubt who would be picked first in the 1987 NFL draft — Vinny Testaverde, fresh off winning the Heisman Trophy and and just about every other award a college quarterback can win.
After winning five titles in the CFL, Warren Moon finally got an opportunity in the NFL, with the Houston Oilers, where he became a Hall of Fame quarterback. What are the best moments for each NFL franchise? April 30, 2015 could well go down as one of the most important days in Tennessee Titans history.
Los Angeles Chargers tight ends coach John McNulty is returning to the college ranks for a second stint as the offensive coordinator at Rutgers. Coach Chris Ash announced the hiring on Tuesday. McNulty replaces Jerry Kill, who retired because of health concerns.
It does seem like, at some point, Roberto Aguayo could establish himself in the NFL and live up to all the pre-draft hype. Aguayo, the kicker famously drafted in the second round of the 2016 draft by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being shown the door after just a season, has signed a futures contract with the Los Angeles Chargers. Aguayo didn’t appear in a game last season.
Jon Gruden was welcomed back for a second stint as Oakland Raiders coach with an elaborate introductory news conference. Gruden was greeted by owner Mark Davis on Tuesday with a video of the highlights from his first tenure in Oakland nearly 20 years after he was first introduced as coach as an unproven 34-year-old by late owner Al Davis. Gruden coached the Raiders from 1998-2001 before being traded to Tampa Bay 16 years ago. About 50 former Raiders were on hand for the event, including several of Gruden's former players like Charles Woodson, Jerry Rice, Tim Brown and Rich Gannon. Mark Davis said he had been trying to bring Gruden back for six years ever since taking over the franchise following
After a video montage of his first tenure, Gruden told a room packed with reporters and former players how excited he was to have another opportunity. Gruden was traded to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before the 2002 season and at the end of his first year defeated the Raiders in Super Bowl 37.