Rodgers wins 3rd MVP, Donald gets 3rd top defensive player
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers pumps his fist after an NFL divisional playoff football game against the Los Angeles Rams Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021, in Green Bay, Wis. Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers earned his third Associated Press Most Valuable Player award, while Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald took his third top defensive player prize at NFL Honors. Titans 2,000-yard rusher Derrick Henry won Offensive Player of the Year, and the offensive rookie honor went to Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert. Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson won the Walter Payton Man of the Year award for his work in the community. Rodgers had perhaps the best season of his 16-year career, leading Green Bay to a 13-3 regular season, the NFC’s best mark.
Former Alabama, NY Giants coach Ray Perkins dies at 79
FILE - University of Alabama head coach Ray Perkins explains techniques to his quarterbacks in Tuscaloosa, Ala., in this March 23, 1983, file photo. (AP Photo/File)TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Ray Perkins, the former Alabama receiver who replaced Bear Bryant as Crimson Tide's coach and started the transition with the New York Giants that led to two Super Bowl titles, died Wednesday in Tuscaloosa. “I think he probably handled the circumstance of the situation he was in taking over for coach Bryant as well as anybody in the world could," Saban said after practice Wednesday. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of coach Perkins,” Alabama athletic director Greg Byrne said. In 1981, Perkins led the team to its first postseason berth since 1963.
Social media reaction swift after Prescott's gruesome injury
Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott (4) is tackled by New York Giants cornerback Logan Ryan, rear, in the second half of an NFL football game in Arlington, Texas, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020. Prescott suffered a lower right leg injury on the play. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)ARLINGTON, Texas – Dak Prescott's brother wasted little time trying to show the upbeat side of the Dallas quarterback in a hospital bed after a gruesome ankle injury that ended his season Sunday. The rush of well wishes on social media was even faster during what ended up being a 37-34 victory for the Cowboys over the winless New York Giants. Former Dallas quarterback and Pro Football Hall of Famer Troy Aikman and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of Kansas City were among them.