HOF WRs Tim Brown and Art Monk retire

Welcome to this week in NFL history! Each week, the Research team will highlight anniversaries of milestone events and anniversaries.

– The Saints signed a 5-year, $ 100 million contract with QB Drew Brees to prevent Brees from playing on the franchise tag in 2012

  • Led the NFL in comp pct (71.2), passing yards (5,476, then NFL record) and TD pass (46) in 2011
  • Led the NFL in passing yards in 4 of 5 overtime seasons (every season except 2013) and won a Pro Bowl selection in every overtime season except 2015

– Browns selected WR Josh Gordon first in 2012 NFL Extra Draft

  • Led the NFL in receiving yards (1646) despite 14 games played in 2013 (2nd career season); won a Pro Bowl & 1st-Team All-Pro selection
  • Played 41 games in 5 seasons with the Browns (2012-2014 and 2017-2018)
  • Would have asked to be reinstated this offseason

– Notable birthdays: FA RB LeSean McCoy (33), DAL OC Kellen Moore (32), ARI C Rodney Hudson (32) and SEA G Gabe Jackson (30)

– Robert Irsay bought the Los Angeles Rams and transferred club ownership to Carroll Rosenbloom in exchange for the Baltimore Colts in 1972

  • The team remained in Baltimore for 12 more seasons (1972-1983, 3 playoff appearances) before Irsay moved the team to Indianapolis in 1984.
  • Jim Irsay (Robert’s son) became owner and CEO upon Robert’s death in 1997

– Notable Birthday: JAX DE Josh Allen (24)

– The Packers re-signed QB Brett Favre on a 5-year, $ 19 million contract in 1994

  • Led the Packers to 2 Super Bowl appearances (1996-1997), won Super Bowl XXXI to conclude 1996 season
  • Became the only player in NFL history to win 3 consecutive MVPs (1995-1997, NFL leader in assists each season) during contract
  • – Chiefs re-signed DT Chris Jones to a 4-year, $ 80 million contract in 2020
  • Jones’ 40.5 sacks since entering the NFL in 2016 are the 2nd most TDs behind Aaron Donald’s 65.5.
  • Jones’ 28 hits in 2020 were the NFL’s most important T-4s (Pro Bowl selection)

– Notable anniversary: ​​CB Darrelle Revis (36)

– The Broncos re-signed LB Von Miller on a 6-year, $ 114.5 million contract in 2016

  • Super Bowl 50 MVP & 2015 1st All-Pro team in 2015
  • 2016 selections 1st team All-Pro and 4 Pro Bowl during the first 4 seasons of the contract
  • Missed the entire 2020 season with an ankle injury and begins his final contract season in 2021

– The Titans re-signed RB Derrick Henry for a 4-year, $ 50 million contract extension in 2020

  • Led the NFL in rush att, rush yards and TD rush (co-led in TD rush in 2019) in each of the past 2 seasons
  • Henry’s 2,027 rushing yards in 2020 (1st year on contract) was the 5th largest in a single season and the 8th occurrence of over 2,000 rushing yards in a single season in NFL history

– Notable birthdays: HOF Alex Karras, HOF John Stallworth (69) and DB Carnell Lake (54)

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– Notable birthdays: HOF Jimmy Johnson (78), HOF Ron Yary (75), HOF Barry Sanders (53) and DET DC Aaron Glenn (49)

– HOF Art Monk retired after playing 16 seasons in the NFL in 1997

  • 3-time Super Bowl champion (with WAS), 3-time Pro Bowl selection, 1984 1st-Team All-Pro (led NFL with 106 receptions) and member of the 1980s All-Decade team
  • Most receptions (888) and receiving yards (12,026) in Washington football history (Monk’s 65 TD with WAS are 2nd behind Charley Taylor)

– HOF Tim Brown retired after playing 17 seasons in the NFL in 2005

  • 9 Pro Bowl selections and member of the 1990’s All-Decade team
  • Most receptions (1,070), receiving yards (14,734), and receiving TDs (99) in Raiders history
  • 1,094 career receptions (7th in NFL history), 14,934 career receiving yards (7th in NFL history) and 100 career TD (T-9th in NFL history)

– Notable birthdays: WR Deion Branch (42) & PIT LB Devin Bush (23)


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