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Well-Received Indeed: 6 Most Liked NFL Players in League History

A lot of players are hated. And then there are NFL players who are well-loved by their legions of fans, finding a special spot in their hearts. 

Below are some of the most liked players. 

1) Aaron Rodgers

Rodgers led the Packers to its Super Bowl win. And this is just one aspect why fans dote on him. 

Rodgers also carries the hope of the entire Green Bay Packers fan base upon hinting that the best is yet to come for the team. He keeps the entire team and city from falling apart.

Fans take notice of his efforts. No single person in the city would say anything against their main man.

Why fans love Rodgers: He is fond of joking around with them

2) Troy Polamalu

Everyone loves the high-energy footballer Polamalu, curly hair and all. He meant a lot for the Pittsburgh Steelers fans.

Polamalu is a household name thanks to his defensive play. For every hard hit and clutch play he makes, he gained more respect from his fans.

Also, he has the best selling jersey among all Steelers players.

Why fans love Polamalu: He is the nicest to interact with

3) Drew Brees

Brees is always someone great with the fans. He connects and interacts with them any way he could.

His Super Bowl celebration holding his toddler son imprinted a memory among the New Orleans Saints fans. That also gave him the ever-dependable player impression.

To date, Brees was one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the NFL and a Saints legend.

Why fans love Brees: He appreciates the city, the Superdome, and fanbase 

4) Adrian Peterson

A breath of fresh air from the likes of Brett Favre and Sidney Rice, Peterson is not known for “All Day” for nothing. If there is one word to describe Peterson, that would be unstoppable. 

Fans adored him for his tireless rushing for seven years and counting, having almost 14,000 rushing yards under his name.

Minnesota Vikings fans support him all the way, appreciating his talents on the pitch that no other players in the team can match even when he was no longer a Vikings.

Why fans love Peterson: His consistency in the field

5) Brian Urlacher

Urlacher is the definition of football. He was an elite linebacker, and his fans appreciate him for the dedication he demonstrates on the field with his hard-hitting defence.

He dominates the middle field. And he never disappointed Chicago Bears fans ever. He is smart and strong—and even these words are an understatement.

He may not have an impact like that of other players such as Ray Lewis. Even so, Urlacher will be remembered for the longest time. 

Why fans love Urlacher: He takes football seriously and knows it by heart

6) Peyton Manning

Another household name, fans surely miss Manning on the field now that he is already retired. For one, he is a legendary quarterback to ever play in the league. And yes, Manning is a Hall of Famer in the making.

He is the face of Indianapolis Colts. No other Colts player can match his levels of play. There are very few NFL players who are comparable with Manning as well.

Colts fans adore him for just being the serious him.

Why fans love Manning: He is highly relatable, like an ordinary guy but not really

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5 NFL Teams with the Highest Chance to Win Super Bowl LIV

Winning the Super Bowl is the ultimate goal of every NFL team. Unfortunately, while all teams think they can surely win it, only a few NFL teams have a clear shot of doing so.

The New England Patriots are the fans’ perennial favourite to bring home the championship title. But the team is the exception, having won six titles and appearing in 11 championship games, not necessarily the rule.

Nothing is certain or guaranteed, however.

Realistically, these are the NFL teams who can actually win the Super Bowl.

1) New England Patriots

The Patriots can be an underdog, but with ever-reliable Tom Brady around, no one would consider them so. It takes pride in its elite defence worthy of the playoffs and of course, the title.

2) Kansas City Chiefs

The Patrick Mahomes-led Chiefs has a strong possibility of grabbing the Super Bowl from the Patriots. Mahomes has the experience and expertise despite his less stellar crew. Their offence plays are the key as well as the additional playmakers in Tyrann Mathieu and Frank Clark.

3) New Orleans Saints

The Saints has a job to finish this season considering the ending of last season’s NFC championship. The thirst to win the conference and league championship is there and has always been there. The MVP level plays of Drew Brees could be the team’s secret formula.

4) Los Angeles Rams

The Rams are one of NFL’s loaded teams. However, the team’s prospect of appearing in the Super Bowl this season is bleak. Todd Gurley’s health is questionable at this point. The only two players dependable right now are Sean McVay and Jared Goff if the two would find ways to make quality plays. 

5) Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles are the Patriots counterpart at the NFC in terms of the favourite team to win the Super Bowl. The team’s performance, nevertheless, is too far from that of the Patriots’. Despite the major concern—Carson Wentz’s health, the Eagles has one of the strongest and deepest running backs in the NFL. If he would stay healthy and team up with DeSean Jackson incredibly, there is no stopping the Eagles from winning the Super Bowl. 

Unlikely contenders at the Super Bowl

Los Angeles Chargers, Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Dallas Cowboys would have a hard time proving they are worthy of the Super Bowl trophy.

Los Angeles Chargers seemed a likely contender from the start. But the fact that their main man, Philip Rivers, is getting old and slow in the fields is pulling them backwards. The same goes for Derwin James’s injury. 

Cleveland Browns have never appeared in the playoffs since 2002. But its roster of power players including Baker Mayfield, Myles Garrett, and Nick Chubb may write a different story this season.

Chicago Bears’ performance last season was seriously promising, duplicating the strategy is a must this season if it wants to win the Super Bowl trophy. The missed field goal is one for the NFL history book, which also means it needs to get its kicking situation better. 

Pittsburgh Steelers may no longer have LeVon Bell and Antonio Brown, but Ben Roethlisberger is still there. This makes it all the more interesting to watch the Steelers—they could end up this season’s real success story or disaster. 

Finally, Dallas Cowboys is just waiting for its breakthrough year. Whether this season is that year, there is no way of knowing until it’s time for the Super Bowl.

 

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10 Highest-Paid NFL Players of 2019

While the NFL does not offer guaranteed big-money contracts like the NBA, the salaries of the players are increasing dramatically over the years. 

From quarterbacks to defensive players, here are the players that the NFL teams are paying handsomely this 2019.

The figures are based on NFL.com.

#10 Drew Brees, New Orleans Saints, QB ($25 million)

Brees inked a two-year contract with the Saints in 2018. The franchise is not expressing any desire to replace him anytime soon especially that he brought the Saints to the NFC championship in 2018. 

#9 Derek Carr, Oakland Raiders, QB ($25 million)

Carr signed with the Raiders for five years, under a $125 million deal. The last season was not a good one for Carr, but the starting QB’s new contract proved his value to the franchise. 

#8 Matthew Stafford, Detroit Lions, QB ($27 million)

Stafford may not be the best QB, but he is the Lion’s best QB throughout its history. His salary is only fitting considering some of his record numbers in the NFL.

#7 Jimmy Garappolo, San Francisco 49ers, QB ($27.5 million)

While the 49ers are yet to prove that Garappolo has the makings of a franchise QB, he was already set to pocket $27.5 million this coming season. Garappolo signed the five-year contract with the team in 2018 despite his torn ACL injury.

#6 Kirk Cousins, Minnesota Vikings, QB ($28 million)

Cousins played with the Washington Redskins for three seasons before finally landing the big-money contract with the Vikings. In 2018 offseason, he signed a fully-guaranteed contract. The $84 million three-year deal will expire in 2021, after which he would become a free agent.

#5 Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons, QB ($30 million)

Ryan signed a substantial five-year contract extension with the Falcons amounting to $150 million. His contract guarantees him $94.5 million.

#4 Carson Wentz, Philadelphia Eagles, QB ($32 million)

Wentz has a bright future ahead of him. His contract with the Eagles has been extended to six years; it may have a total value of over $153 million spread out over five years. The Eagles management is also ready to hand him attractive incentives, bonuses, and other escalators every year until 2024.

#3 Aaron Rodgers, Green Back Packers, QB ($33.5 million)

Rodgers is the second-best QB, next to Tom Brady. Since the Packers struggled last season with the weakest players that failed to match Rodgers’s on-field skills, the team is expecting him to perform and deliver. The team works under the supervision of a new head coach. He was once the highest-paid QB when he signed the 2018 four-year extension with a guaranteed salary of more than $100 million.

#2 Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers, QB ($34 million)

Roethlisberger may not be the highest-paid player, nor he would become one because he is nearing retirement, but his earnings are nothing to sneeze at. The Steelers missed the playoffs. It doesn’t mean that the team would low-ball his contributions, awarding him with a massive contract extension until 2021. This would also mean that Roethlisberger is retiring as a Steeler.

#1 Russel Wilson, Seattle Seahawks, QB ($35 million)

Wilson is the highest-paid NFL player today with a $35 million guaranteed earning for the coming season. In April 2019, Wilson gave Seahawks a hard deadline—the midnight of April 28. The management took heed, not only extending his contract but also making him the highest-paid football player in NFL history.

 

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