With still a few weeks until the NFL preseason, teams aren’t quite in camp. That doesn’t mean there hasn’t been news throughout the league. Here is a look at some of the latest storylines.
To the Links
The Kansas City Chiefs are the champions, and the +650 favorites to defend that title, according to NFL Super Bowl LVIII odds by BetUS Sportsbook.
Kansas City is obviously an extremely popular team as well, with some big personalities all throughout its roster.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes and tight end Travis Kelce are two players making news during the offseason. That duo is going to be paired in Capital One’s, 12-hole The Match this Thursday (June 29th) in Las Vegas.
Mahomes was teamed with Buffalo Bills’ quarterback Josh Allen a year ago. Now, it’s him and Kelce against the Golden St. Warriors’ Steph Curry and Klay Thompson. It’s the team of Curry/ Thompson as -350 favorites in this event, as per Match 8 odds.
Adams Not Charged
Las Vegas Raiders’ wide receiver Davante Adams received some good news this offseason. He won’t be facing assault charges. The incident in question was a game last October against the Kansas City Chiefs where Adams was seen pushing a member of the media.
There hadn’t been much news since the initial charge was filed, but the case was open. Earlier this month, prosecutors dropped the charges against Adams.
Ryan Zebley is the media member in question, apparently suffering whiplash and a minor concussion as a result of the incident. Zebley is suing both Adams and the Raiders, among others, and that case is still open.
Adams did apologize, while at the same time defending his actions.
Bills in Fold
While the championship window of the Buffalo Bills appears to be closing a bit, it was announced general manager Brandon Beane and coach Sean McDermott were given extensions to their contracts.
Beane was first hired in 2017, turning the Bills into contenders in the AFC. Buffalo has been in the playoffs for four consecutive seasons, winning a trio of division titles.
McDermott also came to the team in 2017, guiding the Bills to a 62-35 record. His teams have gone just 4-5 in the playoffs, however, a back seat to the great run of the Kansas City Chiefs (and the Cincinnati Bengals last season).
Both will now be under contract through 2027, providing the franchise with consistency. Buffalo has also started construction on a new stadium in Orchard Park, set to open in July of 2026.
Rodgers on Psychedelics
Quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been known to participate in some strange extracurricular activities throughout his career. He is now discussing one of them. Rodgers was a speaker at a Denver conference about psychedelics, believing the NFL should accept the use of these drugs.
Colorado and Oregon are two states that allow the use of psychedelic mushrooms. Rodgers spoke about his belief that it’s helped him focus throughout his career, maintaining his health.
He was sharing stories during the conference, mentioning that he and former Green Bay Packer teammates had previously used ayahuasca. Rodgers called out those people that have criticized his use of psychedelics, opining that more professional athletes should give them a try.
Rodgers will soon begin his first camp with the New York Jets after 18 seasons in Wisconsin.