The Rams are optimistic they can get a long-term extension done with defensive tackle Aaron Donald.
Rams coach Sean McVay said that he and Donald are trading texts, Andrew Siciliano of NFL Media reports.
Pete Carroll, Seahawks: Carroll turns 67 in September, and with the team going through a makeover, Seattle is getting sleepless about its near-future Super Bowl chances with Russell Wilson.
Anthony Lynn, Chargers: The Chargers’ electric finish to the 2017 season under Lynn suggests that, based on talent, anything less than playoffs this season will be considered a disappointment.
Mike Vrabel, Titans: His seat comes with mild heat, as Mike Mularkey wasn’t even safe after ending Tennessee’s nine-year playoff drought.
Pat Shurmur, Giants: Shurmur takes over a team that made the playoffs just two years ago because of defense, and it now has an improved offense. The tough part will be implementing new schemes.
Thanks to its most recent renovation project, which was completed in 2016, Hard Rock Stadium will have a new look when the Super Bowl arrives in 2020.
While the stadium’s seating capacity was reduced from 75,000 to 65,000, the renovation that featured new video boards, suites and seating pods is at least one of the reasons the NFL is returning for Super Bowl 54.
This wasn’t the original plan. NFL owners in May voted to move Super Bowl 55, which had been scheduled to be played in Los Angeles, to Tampa Bay. The shift came as a result of weather-related construction delays at the new LA stadium site, which will instead host Super Bowl 56 in 2022. (More on that later.)
Tampa Bay was an easy choice to fill the Super Bowl 2021 location void thanks to its success as a host in the past. The city has hosted the Super Bowl four times, two in old Tampa Stadium and two in Raymond James Stadium, the home of the NFL’s Buccaneers.