The numbers are staggering 40 million per for 4 years 160 million and 126 million guaranteed, a no trade and no tag provision. So the price for a franchise QB went up…Patrick Mahomes leads the pack with 45 million Dak Prescott is now second with 40 million. Deshawn Watson is 3rd with 39 million. Rounding out the top five of top paid QBs are Russell Wilson at 35 million and tied for 5th is Aaron Rodgers and Jared Goff with 33.5 million. Now one can understand why the New York Jets who are drafting 2nd in the NFL Draft and thinking long and hard about what to do with their quarterback position. A lot rides on it.
With so many giving attention to Last Dance about the Bulls and Michael Jordan , take a look at the man Jordan credits as his inspiration, so enjoy this documentary about THE Skywalker …David Thompson.
Jim Ard? Who is Jim Ard you ask? He is best known as a role player and back up center for Dave Cowens with the Boston Celtics (1974-1977) I know many of the fans today think little of role players, but on every championship team some one other than the star or stars does the dirty work, hustle plays that goes unnoticed.
Ard sank two free throws which at the moment didn’t seem like much, as the lead grew to 128-122 but turned out to be the go-ahead free throws in game five of the 1976 NBA Finals, a triple-overtime affair between the Celtics and the Phoenix Suns.(128-126 Celtics victory) These free throws have been described as “the two most historic free throws in both Celtics and NBA history.” The Celtics went on to win that series for the 1976 NBA championship and a ring for Jim Ard, proving that role players matter.
Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday spotlights …Jim Ard
|1970–1973||New York Nets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||1,909 (4.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,832 (4.3 rpg)|
|Assists||278 (0.6 apg|