Former Missouri linemen have had quite a memorable 24 hours in the NFL
On Monday, Mitch Morse became (clears throat) THE HIGHEST PAID CENTER IN NFL HISTORY with a maximum salary of $44.5 million with nearly half of that guaranteed. Morse will make nearly $20 million in 2019 alone.
But the good news (well, good for Mitch, bad for Chiefs fans) doesn’t stop there.
Sheldon Richardson is expected to sign a three-year $36 million contract with the Cleveland Browns with $21.5 million guaranteed. That news came out well before the Browns traded for Odell Beckham — which means Richardson is suddenly on one of the most talented teams in the AFC.
Finally, this isn’t that hot, nasty contract talk above, but Connor McGovern got some good news, too.
Confirming reports Broncos say goodbye to center Matt Paradis, who got 3-year, $27 million deal with Carolina, per source. He gets $11.5 million in first year. Broncos offered one-year deal. Good for Matt. Broncos center is Connor McGovern. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) March 12, 2019
McGovern started seven games at center for the Broncos in 2018, and he’s set to be a free agent after this season — so he also could be in for a big payday, should things go well. Before that, though, he could be snapping to another former Missouri teammate: Drew Lock.
Missouri wrestling qualifiers NINE of ten wrestlers for NCAAs
Missouri already had eight automatic qualifiers for the NCAA Championships, but the Tigers added 165-pounder Connor Flynn as a wildcard when the seedings were announced on Tuesday.
Here’s the full list of Missouri qualifiers:
- 125 Pounds – RS Freshman Dack Punke (first appearance)
- 133 Pounds – RS Senior John Erneste (third appearance)
- 141 Pounds – RS Junior Jaydin Eierman (third appearance) – Two-time All-American
- 149 Pounds – Freshman Brock Mauller (first appearance)
- 157 Pounds – Freshman Jarrett Jacques (first appearance)
- 165 Pounds – RS Junior Connor Flynn (second appearance)
- 174 Pounds – RS Senior Daniel Lewis (fourth appearance) – Three-time All-American
- 184 Pounds – RS Junior Dylan Wisman (first appearance)
- 285 Pounds – Freshman Zach Elam (first appearance)
The NCAA Wrestling Championships take place from March 21-23 in Pittsburgh, Pa.
Missouri baseball rolls Arkansas State, 16-1
For the second-straight game, Missouri baseball put up 16 runs, this time routing Arkansas State 16-1 in the series opener.
- Gubelman: (W) 3.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K
- Misner: 1-for-2, R, HR, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 2 SB
- Vierling: 2-for-3, R, 2 2B, 3 RBI
- Cornelius: 2-for-4, R, 3 RBI, BB
- Josh Holt Jr.: 3-for-4, 2 R, RBI, SB
Missouri 16, Arkansas State 1: Box score
Joshuah Bledsoe makes an unbelievable interception
Missouri’s right in the meat of its spring football season — a month exactly until the spring game! — and safety Joshuah Bledsoe just made the play of 2019 (so far).
Now I don’t mean to be the bearer of bad news here, but if this happened against South Carolina, the interception would absolutely be overturned.
Yesterday at Rock M
- This was already known, but I guess now it’s official — Missouri will play in the 2019 Hall of Fame Classic in Kansas City this November, along with Oklahoma, Stanford and Butler.
- First big casualty of the spring; freshman safety Jalani Williams will be out for the rest of the spring with a foot injury that will require surgery. Luckily, Williams should be OK for the summer.
- Speaking of spring practice, Gabe DeArmond of PowerMizzou.com has some good info in Tuesday’s Five Downs.
- Another day, another college athletics scandal! Of course, this was the correct response:
The question on everyone's minds is clearly how Mizzou will pay for all of these schools' violations.— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) March 12, 2019