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Aaron Rodgers Named 2020 NFL MVP by PFWA

Aaron Rodgers Named 2020 NFL MVP by PFWA. On Wednesday, the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) announced it had selected Rodgers as NFL MVP for the 2020 season. It is the third time the Green Bay Packers quarterback has earned the honor. He was also named MVP in 2011 and 2014. During the 2020 season, Rodgers completed 372 of 526 passes for 4,299 yards. He led the league and set a club record with 48 touchdown passes and only five interceptions. Rodgers is the 31st quarterback to win the award. He will lead the Packers against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for the NFC Championship Game

Brady, talented Buccaneers playmakers developing…

When Tom Brady drops back in the pocket he has a bunch of options to attack opposing defenses, including a talented collection of playmakers that's possibly the best he's played with in more than a decade — maybe even his entire career

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Chiefs' Mahomes practices, remains in concussion…

Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol, but practiced in a limited capacity on Wednesday, raising hopes the reigning Super Bowl MVP can play in Sunday’s AFC title game against Buffalo

New York Mets Fire General Manager Jared Porter…

New York Mets Fire General Manager Jared Porter Over Unsolicited, Explicit Texts. On Tuesday, the New York Mets announced the official firing of their general manager, Jared Porter. Mets president Sandy Alderson released a statement, saying Porter’s termination was “effective immediately.” . The New York Mets have terminated General Manager Jared Porter, effective immediately. Jared's actions, as reflected by events disclosed last night, failed to meet the Mets' standards for professionalism and personal conduct, Sandy Alderson, via 'CNN'. Mets owner Steven Cohen also spoke about the decision on Twitter, saying there should be “zero tolerance” for what Porter did. We have terminated Jared Porter this morning. In my initial press conference I spoke about the importance of integrity and I meant it. There should be zero tolerance for this type of behavior, Steven Cohen, via 'CNN'. The Mets' decision is due to a recent report by 'ESPN' that Porter sent unsolicited, explicit texts to an unnamed female reporter. The alleged sexual harassment occurred in 2016, when Porter worked for the Chicago Cubs. . According to 'ESPN,' Porter and the female reporter had a casual texting relationship before he began to harass her. . Although she stopped responding, Porter continued to send her messages and eventually sent an explicit photo of his naked genitalia. . Porter has since acknowledged to 'ESPN' that the texting took place, saying the “explicit ones” were “joke-stock images.”

AP source: New Lions coach Campbell gets 6-year…

The Detroit Lions have hired Dan Campbell to be their coach

The Latest: Wizards-Bucks game postponed

Washington’s game Friday at the Milwaukee Bucks has been postponed by the NBA because the Wizards have too few players available due to coronavirus issues

Robert Saleh to Lead New York Jets as the First…

Robert Saleh to Lead New York Jets as the First Muslim Head Coach in the NFL. The New York Jets have officially signed a five-year deal with Robert Saleh to be their new head coach. . The team made the announcement on Thursday. Saleh, the former defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers, will be the NFL’s first-ever Muslim head coach. He will also be the third Arab American to coach in the league. . Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said Saleh’s hiring was a sign of “increasing inclusion.”. We welcome this development as another sign of the increasing inclusion and recognition of American Muslims in our diverse society, Ibrahim Hooper, via Complex. The Jet’s previous head coach, Adam Gase, was fired on January 3 after a two-year run with the team. . The Jets went 2-14 this past season, making his overall win-loss ratio as their coach 9-23.

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Football great Brian Urlacher's brother pardoned…

The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring

Colts QB Rivers, 39, retires from NFL after 17…

Longtime NFL quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire after playing one season with the Indianapolis Colts

James Harden Is Traded to Brooklyn Nets in…

James Harden Is Traded to Brooklyn Nets in Blockbuster Deal. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic's Shams Charania, the trade is part of a four-team deal. Victor Oladipo, Dante Exum and Rodions Kurucs will head to Houston. The Rockets will also acquire four first-round picks and four first-round pick swaps. Jarrett Allen and Taurean Prince will leave the Brooklyn Nets for the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Pacers will get Caris LeVert and a second-round pick in exchange for Oladipo. The deal comes as Harden recently called the Rockets "just not good enough.". We’re just not good enough — obviously, chemistry, talent-wise, just everything — and it was clear these last few games, James Harden, via statement. In Brooklyn, Harden will be reunited with former Thunder teammate Kevin Durant

Super Host? Bucs can become 1st to play Super…

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have a chance to make history at Green Bay on Sunday

Chiefs' Chad Henne goes from backup QB to playoff…

Chad Henne came off the bench cold in the heat of a tense playoff game and delivered the game-sealing plays for Kansas City in his most consequential performance in a win since 2013

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James Harden Says Rockets Are 'Just Not Good…

James Harden Says Rockets Are 'Just Not Good Enough'. Following the team's 117-100 loss to the Lakers on Tuesday night, Harden issued a statement. We're not even close, honestly, to that team -- obviously the defending champions -- and all the other elite teams out there. , James Harden, via statement. We're just not good enough -- chemistry, talentwise, just everything. And it was clear these last two games, James Harden, via statement. According to sources, Harden made his desire to be traded to a better team clear to owner Tilman Fertitta before the start of the season. I love this city. I literally have done everything that I can, James Harden, via statement. I mean, this situation is crazy. It's something that I don't think can be fixed, James Harden, via statement. The Rockets are reportedly seeking talented rookies in exchange for Harden

Sarah Thomas to be 1st female to officiate at…

Sarah Thomas will cap her sixth NFL season by becoming the first female to officiate the Super Bowl in NFL history

Jets make hiring of Robert Saleh as head coach…

The New York Jets officially announced they hired former San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator Robert Saleh as their head coach after agreeing to terms with the team last Thursday