May 13, 2020
By Al Ortiz
Brace yourselves, Texans fans. Houston might just lock up arguably the first franchise quarterback in team history, and do so by offering the richest contract in NFL history. According to multiple reports, the team is weighing options on a Deshaun Watson contract extension that could be worth up to $40 to $42 million guaranteed, according to the Houston Chronicle. That would make Watson the highest paid player. Ever. It remains to be seen how this will impact his Texas counterpart in Dak Prescott, who awaits his own contract extension, as resetting the quarterback market could hypothetically drive Dak's asking price a little higher.
Staying with the Dallas Cowboys quarterback, Vegas odds are listing Prescott among NFL MVP favorites, according to the Dallas Morning News. Ceasars Sportsbook gives Prescott the third best chance to win the award with 9-1 odds. The players above him include reigning MVP Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens and reigning Super Bowl MVP Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs.
There's a new proposal on the table, one that has garnered the most momentum of all modified MLB season proposals. Owners recently approved a plan that will have the MLB begin play in early July - one that will include an 82-game season, expanded playoffs, a universal Designated Hitter and a different extra-innings format. The league is expected to present the plan to players on Tuesday. More on this as it develops.