National Football League Archives

Packers stay in locker room for pre-game anthems

September 17, 2020

The Green Bay Packers stayed in the team locker room during the pregame anthems Sunday, September 13, 2020. A reporter tweeted the news Sunday morning. “Instead of a roll call of who’s sitting or standing, they want to keep the focus on the issues and actions they’re taking to create real change,” Tom Pelissero tweeted…. [Read More]

Washington football team hires first Black president in NFL history

August 20, 2020

For the first time in league history, an NFL team has a Black president. On Monday, August 17, 2020, the Washington football organization welcomed Jason Wright, a 38-year-old former NFL running back, to a role “responsible for leading the organization’s business divisions, including operations, finance, sales, and marketing,” according to a new release from the… [Read More]

Russell Wilson becomes NFL’s highest paid player

April 18, 2019

Russell Wilson is sticking around with the Seattle Seahawks as the highest paid player in the National Football League (NFL). Wilson posted a video on social media early Tuesday, April 16, 2019, saying, “Seattle, we got a deal,” shortly after agreeing to a $140 million, four-year extension with the Seahawks, his agent Mark Rodgers said…. [Read More]