History of running back holdouts
Given the physical punishment associated with the position, running backs' shelf lives are often much shorter than other elite players' careers. So it's understandable that the Jacksonville Jaguars' Maurice Jones-Drew is hardly the first big-name running back to holdout while positioning himself for a new deal. But history shows that everyone -- from MJD himself, to the Jaguars and their fans, to fantasy football owners -- have reason to worry about MoJo's unexcused absence.
The numbers behind Patrick Mahomes' 10-year deal
Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has signed a contract extension that makes him the highest-paid player in the NFL. According to Forbes, the record-breaking contract has the highest total value of any contract in sports history. Take a look at some of the stats behind the longest current NFL contract belonging to the reigning Super Bowl MVP.