The window of NFL free agency opened on March 9 and by the end of the day, there had been 17 contracts of $30 million or more signed, including two apiece by the Cleveland Browns and Jacksonville Jaguars.
Drew Brees suffered a torn labrum in the 2005 season finale and the Chargers already had first-round draft pick Philip Rivers waiting in the wings at quarterback, so Brees left San Diego for New Orleans in free agency.
Rudy Ruettiger played one defensive snap in his Notre Dame career in the final game of his senior season against Georgia Tech – the final snap of the game – and sacked the quarterback. He was carried off the field on the shoulders of his teammates.
The Jets upset of the Colts in 1969 holds the greatest historical significance in Super Bowl annals. Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath guaranteed a victory, then the Jets went out and became the first AFL champion to beat the NFL champ.
Undrafted out of college, Emlen Tunnell hitchhiked from Iowa to New York to ask Giants owner Tim Mara for a tryout in 1948. Fourteen years later, Tunnell retired with two championship rings and nine Pro Bowl appearances.
And the best tight end in NFL history is …Kellen Winslow? Mike Ditka? Tony Gonzalez? John Mackey? Shannon Sharpe? Jason Witten? You make the call. The polls are open and will stay open through Nov. 22.