‘The Match’ Recap
Tom Brady may arguably be one of the best athletes the NFL has seen, but he won’t be making his mark in golf anytime soon. After Brady dished out possibly the most intense smack talk the internet has seen this year, Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers channeled the trash talk into a winning performance. If you thought Brady, aka the newly crowned ‘meme king’, would quit after the loss you are mistaken. Following The Match, more memes from Tom Brady filled up Twitter and Instagram.
As entertaining as The Match was, the event raised $2.6 million for My Brother’s Keeper, and generated a donation of 6,300,000 meals to Feeding America.
Patrick Mahomes: a man of the people
Have you ever wondered how the Super Bowl 53 champion and MVP spends his free time? Well, Patrick Mahomes uses his extra time to give back to the community. The Kansas City quarterback has partnered with USA Football to host coaching clinics. The goal of the clinics is not to train players, but to train coaches to engineer players with more discipline and skill. These free clinics will be held in July and will be taught by surrounding decorated high school coaches like John Roderique and Mike Bellars.
Mahomes and his ‘15 and Mahomies’ Foundation will also be donating $2,000 in grants to Kansas City area teams to help get them off their feet with equipment and gear. This generosity is not out of the ordinary for Mahomes or his wife, Brittany. The two have bought part ownership in teams like the Kansas City Royals, and donated funds to other charities and parks in their community. Not only has Patrick Mahomes proved to be Kansas City’s QB1, but he’s also become a man of the people.
Trevor Lawrence’s Rookie Deal
The first pick of the 2021 draft and former Clemson Quarterback, Trevor Lawrence, has officially signed his rookie contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars. The contract is worth $36.8 million, including a $24.1 million signing bonus. This huge payout is awarded to the rookie as the Jaguars predict Lawrence to be their week one starter.
Locking down a deal with Lawrence, should also help Jacksonville solidify contracts with the 3 rookies who remain unsigned. Travis Etienne is another first round rookie Jacksonville still needs to sign, who also spent his college career at Clemson alongside Lawrence. Overall, the Jaguars are shaping up to have great assets this season, but like always the question will be if this team of rookie allstars can come together to play and win cohesively.