nFlorida star Nick Chubb of the Cleveland Browns suffered a serious knee injury in the second game of the North American Football League season on Tuesday night. In a 22:26 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, he was unable to continue the play early in the second quarter after he was hit in both legs by opponent Minkah Fitzpatrick and his left knee was at a very unnatural angle. “I do,” coach Kevin Stefanski said after the game when asked if he expected Chubb to miss the rest of the season.
Several American sports greats expressed their regret on Monday evening (local time), including NBA star LeBron James (“I pray for the best ever”) and football teammates like the NFL’s Lamar Jackson and Christian McCaffrey. The scene seemed so brutal that the television station ESPN decided not to repeat it. There was initially no diagnosis for the 27-year-old’s injury.
The game had already started off bitterly for the Browns. On the first play, quarterback Deshaun Watson’s pass bounced off a teammate’s hands and into the hands of a Steelers defender. Alex Highsmith carried the football into the end zone and the Browns were already trailing just nine seconds later. Steelers fullback TJ Watt scored the final touchdown of the fourth quarter after another Browns turnover.
In the previous meeting on Monday evening, the New Orleans Saints won 20:17 over the Carolina Panthers. The Saints, with new quarterback Derek Carr, recorded their second win of the season. And they haven’t been able to do that since 2013. “They’re a big reason why I wanted to come here. I don’t have to be perfect for us to win and I certainly wasn’t in the first half,” Carr said of the Saints defense’s strong performance. We have played great so far and still have two wins. “This is very good.” The Panthers, with youngster Bryce Young as playmaker, are still waiting for their first success of the season.
Millions guaranteed for Mahomes
Meanwhile, the Kansas City Chiefs gave quarterback Patrick Mahomes a particularly big birthday gift and will pay him better in the future than they already are. As American media reported on Monday, citing anonymous sources, the Super Bowl champion is now guaranteed to receive $210.6 million over the next four years after his contract was restructured. No one has ever earned more in the National Football League in a period like this. Since 2020, when he signed a ten-year, $450 million contract, Mahomes is already an NFL player with the largest contract in league history. He turned 28 on Sunday.
Since his signing just over three years ago, several other quarterbacks have received contracts that guaranteed them more money on average each year than Mahomes was making with the Chiefs. Joe Burrow recently earned an average of $55 million per year with the Cincinnati Bengals. Justin Herbert, Deshaun Watson and Lamar Jackson also earned better wages than Mahomes’ average this year.
After his second Super Bowl win in February, when he led the Chiefs to a win over the Philadelphia Eagles despite an ankle injury, the Chiefs wanted to move Mahomes to the top of the league’s money list. Chiefs president Clark Hunt recently said that no matter how much money Mahomes makes in his career, he will “be underpaid.” Mahomes is currently playing his seventh season in the NFL. His contract with the leaders extends until 2031.
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