The NFL Players Association has invested an undisclosed amount in the London-based venture capital fund focused on developing treatments for neurodegenerative diseases that billionaire Bill Gates pledged $100 million to earlier this week.
The union’s announcement comes the same week that not only Gates, the Microsoft co-founder, pledged a combined $100 million to DDF’s Alzheimer’s disease research but also that CTE was confirmed for the first time in a living former NFL player.
Alzheimer’s, like CTE and ALS, has been linked via research to repetitive brain injuries in football.
Osweiler went 0-3 as the starter for Denver while completing 53 percent of his passes with three touchdowns and five interceptions. Prior to that Trevor Siemian went 3-4 with nine touchdowns and 10 interceptions.
The second-year quarterback from Memphis went 1-1 as a starter in 2016 with one touchdown and one interception. His one win was over the Jaguars, but his loss was to the Falcons when he went 23 of 35 for 223 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Denver took Lynch with the 26th overall pick in 2016, but he has yet to take over the role as the team’s starting quarterback like the team probably envisioned when it drafted him that high. However, many knew he would be a project and it would take a while to develop him, so it is possible that he is starting to show that hetake over as the team’s starter.
Train wreck: The record isn’t terrible, but the Dolphins have been outscored by 97 points this season, third worst in the NFL. Not even the 1-9 Niners have been outscored by that much. Some narrow victories aren’t enough to save this season for Miami.