Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins has been an outspoken advocate for social justice, but he made one of his most powerful statements Wednesday without saying anything at all.
Two days after the Eagles were disinvited from a White House celebration of their Super Bowl 52 victory, Jenkins met with a huge crowd of reporters but stood silently and held up signs with messages for the media.
The team that does have incentive to jump in front of Washington is Miami, because its chance of landing Ryan Tannehill is now in jeopardy. Washington needs a quarterback badly, so there’s a small bidding war for the No. 6 pick between Miami and Washington.
Washington won the bidding war for the No. 2 pick, so it’s probably a safer bet to assume it’s willing to part with more to get the No. 6 pick.
Well what do you know, the Buccaneers land at No. 7 after a trade down and get the guy they wanted with a little extra value. Things worked out nearly the exact same way for Tampa Bay.
Here are our big What Ifs from the past few years.
This is probably the biggest hanging question for the Packers in recent years. If Bostick doesn’t try to catch an onside kick attempt in the 2014 NFC Championship Game — it was his responsibility to block for Jordy Nelson, who was to try to field the ball — the Packers advance to Super Bowl XLIX against the New England Patriots. Any number of other situations could have sent the Packers to Arizona for the big game — Ha Ha Clinton-Dix’s defense on a two-point conversion, the fake field goal, Morgan Burnett falling to the turf instead of trying to return his interception — but this is the most obvious and damning of all.
Had Bostick followed his assignment and had Nelson fielded the football safely, the NFL would have received one of the best Super Bowl quarterback matchups of all time: Aaron Rodgers vs. Tom Brady. In what was one of Mike McCarthy’s all-time great coaching jobs, Rodgers out-dueled Brady in week 13 that year as the Packers won 26-21 on their way to a 12-4 record. With a good enough defense (13th in points allowed and 15th in yards) and Rodgers winning his second league MVP award, the Packers definitely could have defeated New England and earned their second Lombardi Trophy in the McCarthy-Ted Thompson-Rodgers era.