Why this game is intriguing: Don't laugh or click away. This isn't a mistake, putting a game between two teams with a combined record of 7-17 up here at No. 6. And no, it doesn't have anything to do with Tim Tebow. No, Jets-Jaguars sits in this this lofty perch because of the Gang Green drama. I'm not ashamed to say it. Rex Ryan told his players Wednesday morning that Mark Sanchez will retain his starting job, despite Sanchez getting yanked last Sunday in favor of Greg McElroy, who led the Jets to the game's only touchdown in a 7-6 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Still, it will be fascinating to watch the soap opera play out at the most important position in the biggest city (even if the game is actually in Jacksonville). How long a leash does Sanchez get? Oh, and if Tebow gets to play in front of his hometown fans? That'll only add to the madness.
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A year ago, Lamar Jackson was the league's reigning MVP, an award voted on by media, and headed The Top 100 Players of 2020 list, an honor determined by his peers. In that same vein, he'd like his jersey number to reflect that position. But first, the Ravens QB feels he must earn it.
NFL investigation into Deshaun Watson 'ongoing and active'; QB eligible to participate in team activities
Deshaun Watson reported to Houston Texans training camp on Sunday and, while currently under investigation by the NFL into multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment, faces no restrictions to his participation with the club at this time, the league announced Tuesday.
Ron Rivera 'beyond frustrated' with low vaccination rate among Washington players
Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera described himself as "beyond frustrated" Tuesday with the COVID-19 vaccination rate on his team. While nearly half the league has reached a 90-percent vaccination rate among players, Rivera would only say Tuesday that his club is over 50 percent.