Much has been said and written in the past week regarding the decision by 16 sportswriters to make Patriots receiver Julian Edelman the MVP of Super Bowl LIII. One of those 16 voters Parris Campbell Jersey
, Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, has an idea that perhaps should have been the right answer: The entire Patriots defense.It’s a twist to the argument made by Chris Simms on this week that Pats coach Bill Belichick should have been the MVP (notwithstanding the fact that the “P” stands for “player”), and it’s a way to collectively honor the effort that allowed the Patriots to hold the Greatest Show-offs on Turf Part Two to only three points.An outside-the-box outcome like that would never happen under the current procedure, which harvests votes even before the game ends. But it wouldn’t take much to tweak things a bit to allow the 16 voters to confer and discuss the situation briefly before voting.Given the protracted delay that now unfolds between the firing of the confetti cannons and the handing of the trophy from the Commission to the owner of the winning team, the 16 voters could get together somewhere in the Super Bowl stadium and discuss the worthy candidates before casting their ballot via text message to the appropriate NFL representative.It would be an easy thing to do, but it won’t be easy to pierce through the antiquated realities of the Super Bowl press box Bobby Okereke Jersey
, which features a farm of old-school copiers and an endless supply of Dunder Mifflin’s primary product being passed around in the form of first-quarter stats, halftime stats, third-quarter stats, full-game stats, and a never-ending array of quote sheets.Nothing against Edelman, but his stats made him the most obvious candidate for MVP Khari Willis Jersey
, given the manner in which the MVP votes currently are cast. If a more deliberate and collaborative process were utilized, the voters may have decided on someone else — or maybe on the entire New England defense. Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is not under contract for 2019 and faces the possibility of becoming a free agent for the first time in his career.The former No. 1 overall pick said his preference is to remain with the Texans for the entirety of his career.“That’s very important because that makes me more confident knowing where you’re going to be,” Clowney said, via Aaron Wilson of the . “That’s very big for my family to know what’s going. As a football player, I love Houston. Of course, I want to be here for the rest of my career.”The Texans could placed the franchise tag on Clowney in order to keep him tethered to their roster heading in 2019 Josh Allen Jersey
, though that would come at a cost of at least $15 million depending on if he’s considered a defensive end or linebacker by the league. Clowney was named to his third straight Pro Bowl after recording nine sacks this season for Houston.“Of course, I want to come back,” Clowney said. “I promise to the Texans and whoever else is watching that I’m going to be a much better, improved player next season. I haven’t been thinking about a contract. If I come back and play well like I know I’m going to, contract will take care of itself. I’m going to work on my craft and work on my game. That’s what I’m worrying about.”Talks between the two sides were characterized as “amicable” before the season began, though no long term deal ever came to fruition between the two parties. Clowney missed 12 games as a rookie and has dealt with a number of knee issues dating back to his time at South Carolina. However Jawaan Taylor Jersey
, he’s missed just three games in total of the last three seasons. He’s been able to become a reliable piece of Houston’s defense over that time, recording 24.5 sacks over that span.