Jags Pick Trevor At #1 And Signing Bonus In Cryptocurrencies, Jets And Niners Also Take QB’s, Alabama Ties Record, Aaron Rodgers Wants Out, Friends From Brown At Kentucky Derby

FOOTBALL

To no one’s surprise, the Jacksonville Jaguars took quarterback Trevor Lawrence with the number one pick in the NFL draft. What many may not know is Lawrence is planning on using his signing bonus ($22,630,055) to invest in cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, ether, and dogecoin.

In other draft news, the New York Jets shocked many by taking quarterback Zach Wilson, while the San Francisco 49ers also grabbed a quarterback with the #3 pick in Trey Lance. In a big surprise, quarterback Mac Jones dropped from the top five, then was grabbed by the New England Patriots at #15 to back up Cam Newton (who signed a one-year deal this offseason).  For a full recap of the 1st round of the draft, click here.

In an impressive stat for Alabama, the team tied a record set by Miami in 2004 by having six first-round picks.

The big surprise of the draft was when all-star quarterback Aaron Rodgers told the Green Bay Packers he doesn’t want to return to the team. The Packers stated they won’t trade him, but the announcement is causing a major stir.

HORSE RACING

The 147th running of the Kentucky Derby (the first leg of the Triple Crown) will take place on Saturday, May 1st at 6:57 pm ET. In the field of 20 horses, Essential Quality goes off at 2-1 odds. The owners of Hot Rod Charlie, another favorite, have a great story. A group of five college friends from Brown wanted to find a hobby after graduation as a way to keep in touch. They randomly decided to buy a horse, and crazily enough their horse is running in one of the most prestigious sporting events in the world. For the full story, click here.

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