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Kendall Gammon

Countdown to Kickoff Host

Kendall is a 15-year NFL veteran Pro-Bowl Long Snapper known for his years of broadcasting with 101 The Fox on Gameday. Kendall and the team will discuss what happened, what’s next and what to expect with special guests and expert analysis from around the league as we get ready for kickoff.
FOX Football Gameday Host

Sparks is the Afternoon Drive host on 101 The FOX and an all-around sports FAN that brings years of Gameday coverage experience! Having talked football with the best of the best from Sports Talk Legends to Vegas Odds Makers he will be the MAN to get your SPARK ignited and make sure you're READY for GAMEDAY!

Sparks

FOX Football Gameday Host

Sparks is the Afternoon Drive host on 101 The FOX and an all-around sports FAN that brings years of Gameday coverage experience! Having talked football with the best of the best from Sports Talk Legends to Vegas Odds Makers he will be the MAN to get your SPARK ignited and make sure you’re READY for GAMEDAY!

Marleah Campbell

KCTV5 Sports Reporter

Marleah Campbell is a reporter for KCTV5 and host for KC Sports Network. She has covered EVERYTHING from Super Bowl LIV to the Jayhawks’ national title run. A Lenexa-native and Shawnee Mission West alum, she’s called KC home her entire life and is excited to continue her Chiefs coverage with the team at 101 The FOX!

BJ Kissel

KCSN NFL Insider

Every gameday we will check in with Local Sports Expert BJ Kissel to discuss Who’s Hot, Who’s Not, and go in depth about what the Kansas City Offense and Special Teams need to do on gameday. Check out his KC Sports Network Podcast for more weekly updates!

Steve Gorman

Rock N Roll Reporter

Every week we will catch up with Former Fox Sports guest broadcaster and Black Crowes Rock N Roll drummer to make their picks for the biggest games of the week.

2023 Schedule

PRESEASON    
Week 1 8/13 at New Orleans Saints 12:00 p.m. KSHB    
Week 2 8/19 at Arizona Cardinals 7:00 p.m. KSHB    
Week 3 8/26 Cleveland Browns 12:00 p.m. KSHB    
REGULAR SEASON    
Week 1 9/7         Detroit Lions                               7:20 pm NBC    
Week 2 9/17        at Jacksonville Jaguars                 7:15 pm CBS    
Week 3 9/24        Chicago Bears                           3:25 pm FOX    
Week 4 10/1        at New York Jets                          7:20 pm NBC    
Week 5 10/8        at Minnesota Vikings                    7:15 pm CBS    
Week 6 10/12      Denver Broncos                         7:15 pm Prime Video    
Week 7 10/22      Los Angeles Chargers               3:25 pm CBS    
Week 8 10/29      at Denver Broncos                        3:25 pm CBS    
Week 9 11/5        Miami Dolphins (Germany)        8:30 am NFL NET    
Week 10 BYE WEEK      
Week 11 11/20      Philadelphia Eagles                    7:15 pm ESPN on ABC    
Week 12 11/26      at Las Vegas Raiders                  3:25 pm CBS    
Week 13 12/3       at Green Bay Packers                  7:20 pm NBC    
Week 14 12/10      Buffalo Bills                               3:25 pm CBS    
Week 15 12/18      at New England Patriots              7:15 pm ESPN    
Week 16 12/25      Las Vegas Raiders                  12:00 pm CBS    
Week 17 12/31      Cincinnati Bengals                    3:25 pm CBS    
Week 18 1/7          at Los Angeles Chargers                   TBD TBD    
  Home games listed in bold        
All times are listed in central time. Find tickets at chiefs.com/tickets

 

2021 Schedule
PRESEASON
W 19 – 16 8/20 at San Francisco 49ers 7:30pm KSHB
W 17 – 10 8/20 at Arizona Cardinals 7:00pm ESPN
W 28 – 25 8/27 vs Minnesota Vikings 7:00pm KSHB
REGULAR SEASON
Week 1 9/12 vs Cleveland Browns                       3:25pm                 CBS
Week 2 9/19 at Baltimore Ravens                         7:20pm                    NBC
Week 3 9/26 vs Los Angeles Chargers                  Noon                    CBS
Week 4 10/3 at Philadelphia Eagles                       Noon                       CBS
Week 5 10/10 vs Buffalo Bills                                   7:20pm                 NBC
Week 6 10/17 at Washington Football Team            Noon                       CBS
Week 7 10/24 at Tennessee Titans                           Noon                       CBS
Week 8 11/1 vs New York Giants                            7:15pm                 ESPN
Week 9 11/7 vs Green Bay Packers                       3:25pm                  FOX
Week 10 11/14 at Las Vegas Raiders                         7:20pm                     NBC
Week 11 11/21 vs Dallas Cowboys                             3:25pm                  FOX
Week 12 /// BYE WEEK                                            ///                            ///
Week 13 12/5 vs Denver Broncos                             Noon                      CBS
Week 14 12/12 vs Las Vegas Raiders                         Noon                      CBS
Week 15 12/16 at Los Angeles Chargers                    7:20pm        FOX/NFLN/AMAZON
Week 16 12/26 vs Pittsburgh Steelers                        3:25pm                  CBS
Week 17 1/2 at Cincinnati Bengals                           Noon                       CBS
Week 18 1/9 at Denver Broncos                             3:25pm                      CBS

Local Coverage

TUNE IN ON GAMEDAY

Join us on Gameday for team coverage on Fox Football Gameday with a 3 Hour Pre-Game Broadcast hosted by Fox afternoon Drive Host Sparks. Get all the News around the league, updates on College Sports, Fantasy Football and more! All leading up the the Countdown to Kickoff with with our Gameday experts Kendall Gammon, Dani Welniak, and BJ Kissel!

RED REPORTS

101 The FOX Slacker morning Show 

Listen to the Slacker Morning show every week at 7:30am as we check in with BJ Kissel for a FRIDAY RED REPORT to get Teed UP for GAMEDAY! Then get the recap of the previous game every Monday with the Fox Football Gameday Wrap-up. PLUS get Slacker’s FOX Fantasy Football Update on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:30am with Fantasy Football Guru Adam Copeland.

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CHIEFS NEWS

NFL NEWS

Report: Texans re-signing RB Dare Ogunbowale

The Houston Texans are re-signing running back Dare Ogunbowale to a one-year contract, NFL Network reported on Sunday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ogunbowale, who turns 30 on May 4, had eight carries for 35 yards and two catches for 18 yards in 12 games last season.

He also contributed by stepping up for an injured Ka’imi Fairbairn and kicking 29-yard field goal in November against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also returned a pair of kicks while playing on special teams.

Ogunbowale has rushed for 457 yards and four touchdowns and added 80 catches for 576 yards and one score in 80 career games (eight starts) with the Washington franchise (2017), Buccaneers (2018-19), Jacksonville Jaguars (2020-21) and Texans.

Former NFL MVP Roman Gabriel dies at age 83

Roman Gabriel, who had a 16-year quarterback career in the NFL with numerous accolades, including winning league MVP in 1969, has died at the age of 83, the Los Angeles Rams organization and his son confirmed via social media.

Gabriel had his greatest success playing for his first team, the Los Angeles Rams, from 1962-72. His 1969 season, in which he led the league with 24 touchdowns passes, resulted in several MVP and player of the year awards, by such organizations as the Associated Press, the UPI, the NEA and the Sporting News.

“We mourn the loss of Rams legend and football pioneer, Roman Gabriel,” the Rams announced. “We extend condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

His fourth and final Pro Bowl appearance came in 1973, his first in Philadelphia playing for the Eagles. That season marked the second season he led the league in touchdown passes with 23. He went on to play four more seasons in Philadelphia.

After a stellar collegiate career at North Carolina State, Gabriel became the top overall selection of the 1962 AFL Draft (Oakland Raiders), but he elected to go play for the Rams instead, who chose him second overall in the NFL Draft.

That choice eventually enabled him to become the Rams’ all-time touchdown passes leader with 154, a distinction he impressively still holds today.

He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989, but has yet to earn that same honor in the pros, despite holding better career numbers than several other inductees, including Bart Starr, who denied Gabriel’s Rams a chance at a Super Bowl championship in 1967.

Gabriel finished with 29,444 yards, 201 touchdowns and 149 interceptions in 183 games (157 starts).

Dak Prescott addresses contract talks, lawsuit

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott addressed his contract situation, the notion of playing for another team as well as the lawsuit he filed regarding an alleged extortion claim in comments made at a charity event.

“I’m not going to say I fear being here or not. I don’t fear either situation, to be candid with you,” Prescott said Friday from the Children’s Cancer Fund Gala, per The Athletic. “I love this game and love to play and love to better myself as a player and my teammates around me. Right now it’s with the Dallas Cowboys, it’s where I want to be, and that’s where I am, and that’s the focus. And after the season we’ll see where we’re at and if the future holds that. And if not, we’ll go from there.”

Prescott, 30, is entering his ninth season and the final campaign of a four-year, $160 million contract he signed in 2021. He holds a no-trade clause and a no franchise-tag agreement.

Prescott’s salary-cap figure in 2024 is $55.45 million, which is the second-highest in the NFL behind Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson ($63.77 million).

Prescott said his primary interest isn’t eclipsing Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow as the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback. Burrow’s average salary is $55 million a year, while Prescott currently pockets $40 million. Prescott ranks No. 10 in pay on the quarterbacks list.

“No, I’m not trying to be the highest paid necessarily,” Prescott said. “We’ll wait until the negotiations begin and obviously want to put this team in the best situation.”

Prescott also was asked about the lawsuit he filed regarding an alleged extortion claim made by a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by him in 2017.

“I know the truth,” he said. “I’m confident in what we filed. Very confident in what we filed. I know some things have changed in their sense in where they filed, but that doesn’t have any weighing on what we’re doing and how we’re going about our lawsuit.”

QB Zach Wilson waits for trade, not at Jets’ workouts

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will not attend voluntary offseason workouts in what general manager Joe Douglas labeled a “player’s choice.”

There has been no traction gained in trade talks with teams interested in Wilson, Douglas said Friday at his pre-draft news conference. But Wilson is still hoping to play elsewhere next season and didn’t report to the start of the Jets’ offseason program.

“I think it’s each player’s choice whether they’re going to be here for phase one,” Douglas said. “These are all voluntary. There are quite a few players that haven’t come for the first week so, look, that’s a decision that Zach has to make.”

Douglas granted Wilson’s request for permission to seek a trade in February before New York added former Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor to back up Aaron Rodgers.

New York took Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in 2021, and he has a record of 12-21 as an on-again, off-again starter for three seasons.

Rodgers is coming back from a torn Achilles to be the starter in 2024.

Douglas signaled during the NFL Scouting Combine in February that Wilson’s time with the franchise likely was over.

“I’ve had good conversations with his agent, Brian Ayrault,” Douglas said. “Where we are exactly, we’ve given them permission to talk to other teams about a trade. … Other than that, there’s nothing else to report.”

Wilson, 24, was 4-7 in 2023 and passed for 2,271 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Through 34 games (33 starts), he has completed 57.0 percent of his passes for 6,293 yards, 23 TDs and 25 picks.

Of the five first-round quarterbacks from the 2021 draft, only No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars will be his original team’s starter in 2024.

The San Francisco 49ers drafted Trey Lance third overall and traded him to the Dallas Cowboys last August. Justin Fields was the No. 11 pick by the Chicago Bears and Mac Jones went 15th to the New England Patriots. The Steelers acquired Fields last month and Jones was traded to be Lawrence’s backup with the Jaguars.

Former Bears, Colts GM Bill Tobin dies at 83

Longtime NFL executive Bill Tobin, a former general manager of the Chicago Bears and Indianapolis Colts, has died at the age of 83.

He later worked as a scout from 2003-22 for the Cincinnati Bengals, who announced Tobin’s passing on Friday.

“He was a true NFL success story,” Bengals president Mike Brown said. “He was a good person and I considered him a good friend. With Bill, I respected everything he said. I just took it as a given. He had an eye for players and what they would develop into. If he said the guy was a good player, then he was a good player; that’s all I would need to know. We will miss him.”

Tobin served as GM of the Bears from 1987-92 and held the same role with the Colts from 1994-96. He was the Detroit Lions’ director of player personnel from 2001-02.

“Rest in peace, Bill Tobin, our GM from ’94-96,” Colts owner Jim Irsay wrote on Twitter. “Bill was a tough, old-time football man, starting as a player in the old AFL. He lived a magical life associated with the game he loved, and our league will miss him. My love and prayers for Bill’s family.”

During his 27 years in NFL front offices with Chicago, Indianapolis and Detroit, Tobin’s teams drafted eight future Hall of Famers, according to the Bengals’ news release. That includes two Colts’ first-rounders, running back Marshall Faulk in 1994 and receiver Marvin Harrison in 1996.

Tobin’s son, Duke, has been the Bengals’ director of player personnel since 1999.

Tobin’s brother, Vince, was the head coach of the Arizona Cardinals from 1996-2000.

Bill Tobin was a running back at Missouri and was drafted in the 14th round by the San Francisco 49ers in 1963. He played in 10 games (eight starts) with the Houston Oilers in 1963, rushing for 271 yards and four touchdowns and catching 13 passes for 173 yards and one score.

2024 NFL Draft: 10 sleepers to know

The third day of the NFL draft is the spotlight moment for the hard-working area scouts and position coaches behind the curtain to celebrate the gem prospects they believe are underappreciated and acute fits for a need or the overall team culture.

A late-round pick or a highly coveted undrafted free agent can slip through the cracks, and history shows draft position isn’t the only factor in a prospect becoming a reliable pro.

Sometimes it’s a receiver who tested poorly but had all the intangibles, like recent rookie receiving yardage record-setter Puka Nacua (Rams).

Sometimes it’s a quarterback without a strong arm or standout athleticism, but great decision-making and a feel for running the offense, like Brock Purdy (49ers).

Among our favorite sleepers we project as late-round picks or undrafted free agents are these 10 names to know:

Jaden Crumedy, DT/DE, Mississippi State

Injuries limited Crumedy over the past couple years, but when healthy he was one of the more dynamic big men among college defensive lines. Despite being 300 pounds he regularly lined up over tackles early in his career. Clearly, the tools are present as the foundation for a great find.

Sataoa Laumea, OG, Utah

A college tackle who figures to kick inside as a pro, Laumea’s length, strength and tenacity fit lead to a projection of long-time starter at guard. There will be some projection involved for teams, but he could easily outplay a fourth- or fifth-round draft slot.

Tip Reiman, TE, Illinois

Reiman’s modest production won’t stand out amongst tight end prospects, but a blazing 4.64 40-yard dash at 6-foot-5 and 271 pounds set him apart from his peers at the position. In a tight end class lacking depth, he figures to be one of the more interesting mid rounders at the position.

Travis Clayton, OT, Basingstoke RFC

A former rugby player and boxer, Clayton’s special pro day gives him a legitimate chance to get picked. He ran a 4.82 40-yard dash at 6-7, 301 and has 35-inch arm length. Jake Witt was drafted in the seventh round last year with size and speed, but less length.

Eric Watts, DE, Connecticut

One of the freakiest height-weight-speed athletes in the draft, Watts has near 36-inch arms at 6-6, 274 and ran in the 4.6s at the NFL Scouting Combine. He’s a bit stiff with his rush and will need seasoning with his hands, but he is extremely undervalued right now given his upside.

Bayron Matos, OT, South Florida

A walk-on at USF who played college basketball, Matos has almost no experience and would need a long runway. His traits are drawing scouts to take a look because of a frame — 6-7, 313, 35-inch arms — and light feet indicating he’ll grow into football. Matos ran a 4.92 at his pro day.

McKinnley Jackson, DT, Texas A&M

Testing bumped Jackson down from a likely Day Two pick into the sixth-round range. His length and strength in the run game are readymade for the next level.

Craig Young, LB, Kansas

Primarily a nickel defender for the Jayhawks, Young went from 215 to 225 pounds during the pre-draft process to show he could hold the weight of a true linebacker and testing indicates he maintained his athleticism. Fits for teams emphasizing hybrid versatility in the back seven such as Seattle and Baltimore.

Chau Smith-Wade, CB, Washington State

At a shade under 5-10 and only 184 pounds, Smith-Wade’s draft stock tanked with his 4.5 40 time as a likely nickel-only corner. His smooth movements in transition and sticky man coverage should translate.

Jaylon Carlies, LB/S, Missouri

Carlies should be getting more attention. He’s the ideal modern-day linebacker with height, weight, length and speed teams covet. His instincts are still in the works, but ceilings don’t get much higher for late-rounders.

Report: Free agent WR DJ Chark visits Chargers

Free agent wideout DJ Chark visited the receiver-needy Los Angeles Chargers on Thursday, NFL Network reported.

Veteran receivers Keenan Allen (Chicago Bears) and Mike Williams (New York Jets) departed this offseason, leaving the Chargers with holes to fill in the passing game for quarterback Justin Herbert.

Chark, 27, caught 35 passes for 525 yards and five touchdowns in 15 games (11 starts) last season with the Carolina Panthers.

He has 212 receptions for 3,069 yards and 23 scores in 69 games (51 starts) with the Panthers, Detroit Lions (2022) and Jacksonville Jaguars (2018-21), who drafted the 2019 Pro Bowler in the second round in 2018.

New head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Chargers also have the No. 5 overall pick next week. Several mock drafts have them selecting a wide receiver, either Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. or LSU’s Malik Nabers.

The receivers currently on the L.A. roster include 2023 draft picks Quentin Johnston (first round) and Derius Davis (fourth) and three-year veteran Joshua Palmer.

Broncos don’t feel obligated to take QB with 12th overall pick

The Denver Broncos figure to select a quarterback in next week’s NFL draft, but aren’t willing to say if they will use the No. 12 overall pick on a new signal caller.

The Broncos moved on from Russell Wilson earlier in the offseason and have a big need at the position with Jarrett Stidham listed atop the depth chart.

“You would say, ‘Man, it sure looks like we have to draft a quarterback,'” Broncos coach Sean Payton said Thursday during a press conference. “And yet, it has to be the right fit and the right one.

“If we had the tip sheets as to who everyone else was taking, it would be easier to answer that question. That’s the puzzle here.”

Caleb Williams from Southern California is expected to be selected first overall by the Chicago Bears.

North Carolina’s Drake Maye, LSU’s Jayden Daniels and Michigan’s J.J. McCarthy also are forecasted to go high in the draft.

Washington’s Michael Penix Jr. could be available when the Broncos select.

Regardless of the quarterback order, Denver general manager George Paton said getting the pick right is the most important thing. He also said the 12th overall pick doesn’t necessarily have to be a quarterback.

“What you don’t want to do here is force it,” Paton said. “Otherwise, we will be in this position next year and the years after. You want to get the right player at No. 12. Our first pick we have to hit on, whether it’s a quarterback, whether it’s a tackle, a receiver or you name it. We need to get an impact player.”

Paton likes the group of quarterbacks but didn’t want to talk specifics.

“I’m not going to talk about our board right now,” Paton said. “I do think that it’s a good quarterback class. (There are) seven, eight quarterbacks that we like and that we think can play in the league one day.

“I’m not going to get into how we have them rated or the Top 10. I’m not going to go there, but it is a good quarterback class. It’s been fun getting to know them, seven or eight of them. We think that we can take a quarterback early; we think (we can get one in) the mid-rounds.

“We think that there are going to be quarterbacks throughout the draft that are interesting to us.”

The outside pressure is heating up on the Broncos since they have missed the playoffs eight straight seasons. That just makes hitting on a quarterback more vital.

“Certainly, there are certain positions within the framework of our team right now where the vision could be clearer than maybe other positions,” Payton said.

Packers sign former Eagles, Titans OT Andre Dillard

The Green Bay Packers signed free agent offensive tackle Andre Dillard, the team announced Thursday.

Dillard had been released by the Tennessee Titans as a salary cap casualty on March 15 after career highs of 10 starts and 562 offensive snaps in 16 appearances last season.

He had signed with the Titans as a free agent after four years with the Philadelphia Eagles, who selected him No. 22 overall in the 2019 NFL Draft.

Dillard, who spent the 2020 season on injured reserve, played in 43 games (nine starts) for the Eagles, mostly at left tackle.

Reports: NFL reinstates 5 players suspended for gambling

The NFL has reinstated five players who had been suspended indefinitely for violating the league’s gambling policy, multiple media outlets reported Thursday.

Current Washington Commanders edge rusher Shaka Toney, former Indianapolis Colts linebacker Rashod Berry and three former Detroit Lions — wide receiver Quintez Cephus, safety C.J. Moore and defensive lineman Demetrius Taylor — were reinstated.

Toney and four Lions players, including Moore and Cephus, were suspended last April. Lions wide receivers Jameson Williams and Stanley Berryhill were suspended for six games.

The Lions released Cephus and Moore when they were suspended.

The league suspended indefinitely Berry and Colts defensive back Isaiah Rodgers as well as free agent Taylor, who had been waived by the Lions about a month earlier. They were penalized for betting on NFL games in the 2022 season.

Rodgers, who remains suspended, later signed with the Philadelphia Eagles, who have his rights.

CHIEFS NEWS

NFL NEWS

Report: Texans re-signing RB Dare Ogunbowale

The Houston Texans are re-signing running back Dare Ogunbowale to a one-year contract, NFL Network reported on Sunday.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Ogunbowale, who turns 30 on May 4, had eight carries for 35 yards and two catches for 18 yards in 12 games last season.

He also contributed by stepping up for an injured Ka’imi Fairbairn and kicking 29-yard field goal in November against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also returned a pair of kicks while playing on special teams.

Ogunbowale has rushed for 457 yards and four touchdowns and added 80 catches for 576 yards and one score in 80 career games (eight starts) with the Washington franchise (2017), Buccaneers (2018-19), Jacksonville Jaguars (2020-21) and Texans.

Former NFL MVP Roman Gabriel dies at age 83

Roman Gabriel, who had a 16-year quarterback career in the NFL with numerous accolades, including winning league MVP in 1969, has died at the age of 83, the Los Angeles Rams organization and his son confirmed via social media.

Gabriel had his greatest success playing for his first team, the Los Angeles Rams, from 1962-72. His 1969 season, in which he led the league with 24 touchdowns passes, resulted in several MVP and player of the year awards, by such organizations as the Associated Press, the UPI, the NEA and the Sporting News.

“We mourn the loss of Rams legend and football pioneer, Roman Gabriel,” the Rams announced. “We extend condolences to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

His fourth and final Pro Bowl appearance came in 1973, his first in Philadelphia playing for the Eagles. That season marked the second season he led the league in touchdown passes with 23. He went on to play four more seasons in Philadelphia.

After a stellar collegiate career at North Carolina State, Gabriel became the top overall selection of the 1962 AFL Draft (Oakland Raiders), but he elected to go play for the Rams instead, who chose him second overall in the NFL Draft.

That choice eventually enabled him to become the Rams’ all-time touchdown passes leader with 154, a distinction he impressively still holds today.

He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1989, but has yet to earn that same honor in the pros, despite holding better career numbers than several other inductees, including Bart Starr, who denied Gabriel’s Rams a chance at a Super Bowl championship in 1967.

Gabriel finished with 29,444 yards, 201 touchdowns and 149 interceptions in 183 games (157 starts).

Dak Prescott addresses contract talks, lawsuit

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott addressed his contract situation, the notion of playing for another team as well as the lawsuit he filed regarding an alleged extortion claim in comments made at a charity event.

“I’m not going to say I fear being here or not. I don’t fear either situation, to be candid with you,” Prescott said Friday from the Children’s Cancer Fund Gala, per The Athletic. “I love this game and love to play and love to better myself as a player and my teammates around me. Right now it’s with the Dallas Cowboys, it’s where I want to be, and that’s where I am, and that’s the focus. And after the season we’ll see where we’re at and if the future holds that. And if not, we’ll go from there.”

Prescott, 30, is entering his ninth season and the final campaign of a four-year, $160 million contract he signed in 2021. He holds a no-trade clause and a no franchise-tag agreement.

Prescott’s salary-cap figure in 2024 is $55.45 million, which is the second-highest in the NFL behind Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson ($63.77 million).

Prescott said his primary interest isn’t eclipsing Cincinnati’s Joe Burrow as the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback. Burrow’s average salary is $55 million a year, while Prescott currently pockets $40 million. Prescott ranks No. 10 in pay on the quarterbacks list.

“No, I’m not trying to be the highest paid necessarily,” Prescott said. “We’ll wait until the negotiations begin and obviously want to put this team in the best situation.”

Prescott also was asked about the lawsuit he filed regarding an alleged extortion claim made by a woman who said she was sexually assaulted by him in 2017.

“I know the truth,” he said. “I’m confident in what we filed. Very confident in what we filed. I know some things have changed in their sense in where they filed, but that doesn’t have any weighing on what we’re doing and how we’re going about our lawsuit.”

QB Zach Wilson waits for trade, not at Jets’ workouts

New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson will not attend voluntary offseason workouts in what general manager Joe Douglas labeled a “player’s choice.”

There has been no traction gained in trade talks with teams interested in Wilson, Douglas said Friday at his pre-draft news conference. But Wilson is still hoping to play elsewhere next season and didn’t report to the start of the Jets’ offseason program.

“I think it’s each player’s choice whether they’re going to be here for phase one,” Douglas said. “These are all voluntary. There are quite a few players that haven’t come for the first week so, look, that’s a decision that Zach has to make.”

Douglas granted Wilson’s request for permission to seek a trade in February before New York added former Giants backup quarterback Tyrod Taylor to back up Aaron Rodgers.

New York took Wilson with the No. 2 overall pick in 2021, and he has a record of 12-21 as an on-again, off-again starter for three seasons.

Rodgers is coming back from a torn Achilles to be the starter in 2024.

Douglas signaled during the NFL Scouting Combine in February that Wilson’s time with the franchise likely was over.

“I’ve had good conversations with his agent, Brian Ayrault,” Douglas said. “Where we are exactly, we’ve given them permission to talk to other teams about a trade. … Other than that, there’s nothing else to report.”

Wilson, 24, was 4-7 in 2023 and passed for 2,271 yards with eight touchdowns and seven interceptions. Through 34 games (33 starts), he has completed 57.0 percent of his passes for 6,293 yards, 23 TDs and 25 picks.

Of the five first-round quarterbacks from the 2021 draft, only No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence of the Jacksonville Jaguars will be his original team’s starter in 2024.

The San Francisco 49ers drafted Trey Lance third overall and traded him to the Dallas Cowboys last August. Justin Fields was the No. 11 pick by the Chicago Bears and Mac Jones went 15th to the New England Patriots. The Steelers acquired Fields last month and Jones was traded to be Lawrence’s backup with the Jaguars.