DJ Gallo: Kaepernick kneeled, the Cowboys stood tall and Brady was Brady. A look at the NFLs best, worst and most controversial moments of 2016
1) Peyton Manning rides off into the sunset … and makes QB chaos
The 2015 -1 6 season ended back in February with Peyton Manning kissing Papa John as the Denver Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers in the first modern Super Bowl without Roman numerals. When Manning soon corroborated the inevitable and announced his retirement, the Broncos were faced with handing a championship team to Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian or a free agent QB from a class that featured names such as Sanchise and Fitzmagic. The Texans swooped in and signed Osweiler for big money( and undoubtedly now regret it ). Siemian started strong, but has faded along with Denvers playoff opportunities. And Ryan Fitzpatrick stayed with the Planes where, among other football sins, he put up a six-interception game and lost his job. Manning hasnt put on a uniform in almost a year, yet he has impacted the 2016 season as much as anyone.
2) Zeke+ Dak – Romo
The Cowboys were rumored to be Super Bowl contenders every year since Tony Romo took over the Dallas quarterback job way back when a Texan was in the White House. Yet for reasons ranging from botched field goal holds to traumata and no-catch calls to simply not being as good as advertised, the Romo-era Cowboys never get over the hump.
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