Ben Roethlisberger’s name has surfaced in the Donald Trump/Stormy Daniels controversy, as the former porn star said back in 2011 that Trump asked the Steelers quarterback to make sure she was taken care of the day after her first sexual encounter with the now-president.
One can only wish the Steelers were still alive in the NFL playoffs – now, we can only imagine the questions reporters would have asked him as he prepped for the Patriots.
Allen, 25, tore his right ACL in the 2016 opener against the Chiefs and was lost for the season. He returned to play in all 16 games (15 starts) in 2017, finishing with a franchise-record 102 receptions (fourth in the NFL) for 1,393 yards (third) and six touchdowns. He had seven 100-yard receiving games, including four straight at one point.
Goff, 23, was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft but started only the last seven games for the Rams last season.
This season, under first-year coach Sean McVay (the PFWA’s 2017 NFL Coach of the Year), Goff started 15 games and completed 296 of 477 passing attempts (62.1 completion percentage) for 3,804 yards and 28 touchdowns (tied for fifth in the NFL) with only seven interceptions, a 100.5 passer rating (fourth-best in franchise history). Behind a high-powered offense, the Rams went 11-5 and won the NFC West.
Long pledged early in the season to give his full 2017 salary, worth $1 million, to educational charities. Miller’s charity helps give free eye exams and glasses to low-income youth.
Perhaps the most surprising nomination is Kaepernick, who spent the entire season as a free agent. He has been active on the charity front with his 100 Suits for 100 Men program as well as his 10 for 10 campaign, which has led to a donation of $1 million to fight oppression through education and social activism.