But Barkley, the No. 2 pick in the 2018 draft, joins the Giants with as much hype as any running back in more than a decade, already being labeled a future Hall of Famer before taking his first carry.
You never know how a season is going to work out, Dickerson said. “He could have a great season. I hope he does because I’m always pulling for the running back because they try to say the running back position is down.
Most definitely I want him to have a great season. Do I want him to break my record? Absolutely not. But he ain’t going to break that record.
I think I could still throw it.’ Still, it’s funny to think about Warner coming back to play (and he has some extra time now that ESPN chose Jason Witten over him for theMonday Night Football gig).
Sports Illustrated had a memorable cover touting Jim Brown’s comeback threat in 1983 when he was 47, so we’ve been down this road before.
Herschel Walker once said in his 50s he could still play in the NFL, and somewhere at this moment Terrell Owens is telling someone he can still be a productive NFL receiver.
“Both sides are working towards it and we’re confident we’ll come to an agreement soon,” he said.
Although some are wondering why, if both sides are working on it, a deal isn’t done yet, Gutekunst said that both sides might wait to see if other quarterbacks get new deals, and if so how those deals are structured. The Falcons have acknowledged they’re working on a new contract for Matt Ryan, and the Patriots may give Tom Brady a new contract as well. But Gutekunst didn’t seem to think anything elsewhere would prevent a deal from getting done in Green Bay.
“We’re pretty confident that this is something that’s taking its normal course, its normal time,” he said.
Rodgers has two years left on his current deal at about $21 million a year, which is a bargain rate for a player of Rodgers’ caliber, given what lesser quarterbacks are making. If the Packers wanted to play hardball with him, they could force him to play out those two years, then franchise him once his contract expires. The only way for Rodgers to play hardball in return would be to threaten not to play at all.