Watch NFL Online Free :The real games are still a month away, but at this point, who cares? It’s been a long time since we last saw real, live gridiron action. On Thursday night, we’ll get just that with the 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, our first introduction to the new season.It’s the Atlanta Falcons vs. the Denver Broncos to kick off the NFL’s 100th season, and while starters figure to play sparingly in Canton ahead of this year’s Hall of Fame inductions, there’s no shortage of stories surrounding the matchup.
Here is a complete breakdown of the highest-paid players by position in the NFL:NFL Network’s “Top 100 Players of 2019” airs daily at 9 p.m. ET, unveiling a new set of 10 players in each episode. In Episode 8 on Monday night, a pair of cornerbacks — Jalen Ramsey and Stephon Gilmore — were revealed at Nos. 27 and 22, respectively. With that in mind, NFL Network analyst and former Pro Bowl defensive back DeAngelo Hall reveals his own ranking of the league’s top 10 cornerbacks.
What do I value in an NFL cornerback? My answer might shock you.
NFL players are getting paid, and many are breaking league records with their offseason deals.One player taking home the money is New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas, who on Wednesday reportedly agreed to a contract extension that is the largest deal for a non-quarterback offensive player in NFL history. The five-year, $100 million pact includes $61 million guaranteed.
In April, Russell Wilson dethroned Aaron Rodgers as the highest-paid quarterback, and player, in the league with a new contract from the Seattle Seahawks. The four-year, $140 million deal includes a no-trade clause and a $65 million signing bonus.
Another player seeing dollar signs is Todd Gurley, who signed an extension through 2023 with the defending NFC champion Los Angeles Rams worth $60 million that includes a $20 million signing bonus.
I don’t care if a guy gives up touchdowns. After all, the NFL is an offensive league. What I look for is whether the corner can consistently affect plays, despite the ups and downs of a game and season. I also care about turnovers, any which way you can get them — fumble recoveries, picks and the return yardage on those plays. All of that is taken into account in my list. Oh, and there’s nothing better than a cornerback who loves to mix it up and be physical every now and then. With that said, here are my top 10 players at the position heading into the 2019 season:1
He sits at the top of my list for all the same reasons he’s been voted to eight consecutive Pro Bowls. Peterson, who is dominating much in the same way Darrelle Revis did before him, excels in man coverage and is also great in zone defense. Over the past few seasons, there hasn’t been much that offenses (or receivers, for that matter) could do to get the CB1 off his game. And as with all great cornerbacks, he’s seeing fewer targets thrown to his side of the field — but he often makes opponents regret it when they do test him.
However, I can’t put Peterson in this spot without addressing the six-game suspension he’ll serve for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy, which will make him ineligible for this season’s Pro Bowl and snap his streak of consecutive selections to the game at eight. ( Side note: The only other player to be selected to each of the last eight Pro Bowls is Tom Brady.) Some may think Peterson should be lower on this list because he’s missing six games, but his superb production and incomparable impact keep him at the top.