Quarterbacks have owned the MVP award in recent years, but Adrian Peterson dserves to buck that trend.
The San Francisco 49ers and quarterback Alex Smith are in the process of finalizing a deal that will pay the former No. 1 overall pick an average of roughly $8 million per season, sources told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has won the 2011 Associated Press NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
The Jets had a second meeting with Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo earlier this week about their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the search told The Associated Press on Thursday.