American Football History
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Asked in American Football History
What does Franchise Player Mean in Pro Football?
The NFL Players Association and the owners agreed to allow teams to designate two players on their roster who are unrestricted free agents as franchise players. There are two types of franchise players ... exclusive and non-exclusive, and a team may designate one player as each. An exclusive franchise player may not negotiate with other teams. The player's team must offer him a one year contract which is A) 20% higher than the player's previous season's salary, or B) the average of the top five salaries for players that play the same position. Whichever is higher, A or B, is the salary the player will make the following season. A non-exclusive franchise player must be offered a one year deal the same, A or B above, as the exclusive player, however, he may negotiate with other teams. If the non-exclusive player signs an offer from another team his current team has the right to match it and keep him on their roster. If his current team does not match the offer they will receive two #1 draft choices from the team the player signed with.
Asked in American Football History, Super Bowl
In what year was the first Super Bowl played?
How many teams won the Super Bowl after having an 0-2 start?
How many African American quarterbacks have Super Bowl rings?
Several African-American quarterbacks have earned Super Bowl rings as members of NFL championship teams, but only two have won titles as starters. Doug Williams was the first African-American quarterback to win a Super Bowl. On January 31, 1988, the former Grambling star led the Washington Redskins to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XXII, On February 2nd, 2014, Russell Wilson became the second African American quarterback to win a Super Bowl. The Seattle Seahawks defeated the Denver Broncos 43-8 in Super Bowl XLVIII at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
What NFL kicker has the most tackles in one season?
How many Super Bowls have the Broncos won?
The Broncos have won two Super Bowls: SB XXXII in 1998 and SB XXXIII in 1999. The Denver Broncos have gone to six Super Bowls. They lost four and won two. In the 1977 season the Broncos attended Super Bowl XII and played the Dallas Cowboys but lost by a score of 27-10. In the 1986 season, the Broncos attended Super Bowl XXI and played the New York Giants but lost by a score of 39-20. In the 1987 season, the Broncos attended Super Bowl XXII and played the Washington Redskins, but lost by a score of 42-10. In the 1989 season, the Broncos attended Super Bowl XXIV and played the San Francisco 49ers, but lost by a score of 55-10. In the 1997 season, with John Elway, the Broncos attended Super Bowl XXXII and played the Green Bay Packers, and won by a score of 31-24. In the 1998 season, with John Elway, the Broncos attended Super Bowl XXIII and played the Atlanta Falcons, and won by a score of 34-19.
Did the Pittsburgh Steelers play the Dallas Cowboys at Cowboys Stadium in 2011?
What are the dates of the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl wins?
What NFL player has played for the most NFL teams in one season?
How much is a Jerry Rice autographed SF 49's shirt worth now that he is in the Hall Of Fame?
Who was the first black quarterback to start in the NFL and what year?
First black quarterback to start in AFL: Marlin Briscoe First black quarterback to start in NFL: James Harris The first black quarterback to start an AFL professional football game was Marlin Briscoe. Briscoe started a game for the Denver Broncos in the American Football League (AFL). This was a full 2 years before the league merged with the NFL. James Harris was the first starting black quarterback in the NFL. He started 2 games for the Buffalo Bills in 1971, after the Bills entered the NFL. Although the leagues merged their records books as part of the merger, to not make a distinction between the leagues in a matter is simply wrong. An analogy would be how Major League Baseball maintains records and refers to such events. Jackie Robinson was the first black player in the Major Leagues with NL Brooklyn Dodgers. However, Larry Doby broke the color barrier in the American League with the Cleveland Indians. Like Robinson and Doby, Briscoe's and Harris's milestones are separate events. Marlin Briscoe played for the Denver Broncos as a rookie, he started 14 games with 1498 yrds and 14tds. The next season he was converted to wide receiver and was also part of the undefeated 1972 Miami Dolphins. He still holds many of the Broncos' rookie records. There is a film in production about his life. Briscoe's book, the somewhat mis-titled "The First Black Quarterback: Marlin Briscoe's Journey to Break the Color Barrier and Start in the NFL" can be found at Amazon.com although they only have autographed copies listed. You can visit the links at the bottom of this answer to learn more about his life and the texts (books and movies) being developed about him.
Who won the 2005 Super Bowl?
Current white running backs in nfl?
If you are referring to the 2014-2015 season that started on Thursday, September 4th, 2014, the following Running Backs in the NFL that are white include: - Rex Burkhead - Cincinnati Bengals - Tyler Gaffney - New England Patriots - Toby Gerhart - Jacksonville Jaguars - Peyton Hillis - Arizona Cardinals - Kyle Juszczyk - Baltimore Ravens - Chase Reynolds - St. Louis Rams - Danny Woodhead - San Diego Chargers Some other white Running Backs of the past include: - Paul Hornung - Jim Taylor - Daryl Johnston - John Cappelletti - Craig James - Matt Suhey - Tom Matte - Mike Alstott - Ed Podolak - Tom Rathman - Merrill Hoge - Mark Van Eeghen - Rocky Bleier - Larry Csonka - John Riggins