Monday night’s tilt between the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings will conclude the first quarter of the season. The Giants travel to Minnesota after a sloppy Week 3 loss and the Vikings are looking to extend their win streak to four games as they are seeking to be one of the few undefeated teams in the NFL.
When someone says “It’s not about the money,” it most certainly is about the money. Athletes are guilty of this more than anyone. How many times has a pro athlete stood before the media and said “It’s not about the money” right after they signed a mega contract? It happens all the time. The fact is, athletes want to get paid the most money possible and money can be a great motivator.
Heading into the 2012 NFL season, there are several key players who will be playing for big contracts. These are players who are in the final year of their contract and have proven to be valuable NFL commodities. As you prepare for your fantasy football draft, put a (*) by each of the following players as they prepare to enter the final year of their contract. The dangling carrot that is a new lucrative contract may just motivate them to elevate their game in 2012, and help your fantasy team in the process.
The defending Super Bowl Champion New York Giants had a dazzling dream like season in 2011 that astoundingly ended with another surprising defeat over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. A team built upon pure talent and unpredictability set the standard for the year, as the Giants became …