The Wolverine

November 2022

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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NOVEMBER 2022 THE WOLVERINE 63   MICHIGAN IN THE PROS evolution of Rashan, that he's just gotten better and better and with that reputa- tion comes attention." "He's been lights out," LaFleur added. "He's definitely a disruptive force." Now, Gary is likely soon to cash in with a big contract extension. The Packers exercised the fifth-year option on his rookie contract, so he's set to make $10.9 million in the 2023 season. The extension could come at some point this season, if the Packers choose to try to wrap the process up early before his stock sky- rockets even more and other teams could get involved post-2023. The Athletic's Matt Schneidman, a Green Bay beat writer, said Gary will command a sal- ary somewhere between $23-25 million per year if he continues to play at such a high level. "He's become a complete player, not the one-dimensional outside linebacker his quarterback saw three years ago, earning himself whatever the Brinks truck will soon back up for him," Schnei- dman wrote. FORMER WOLVERINES IN THE NFL Through Oct. 17 • Tom Brady (Played at U-M from 1995-99), QB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Started all six outings for the 3-3 Buc- caneers … Completed 67.2 percent of his passes for 1,652 yards with 8 touch- downs and 1 interception on a strug- gling offense that was averaging only 20.3 points per game. • Ben Bredeson (2016-19), OL, New York Giants: Started all six games at left guard for the 5-1 Giants … Has a 49.0 overall Pro Football Focus (PFF) grade with 6 pressures and no sacks allowed. • Devin Bush Jr. (2016-18), LB, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Second on the 2-4 Steelers with 35 tackles, along with 1 quarterback hit while starting all six contests. • Camaron Cheeseman (2016-19), LS, Washington Commanders: Served as the long snapper in all six contests for the 2-4 Commanders. • Frank Clark (2011-14), DE, Kansas City Chiefs: Opened all six contests for the 4-2 Chiefs, with 13 tackles, 3 stops for loss, 1.5 sacks and 5 quarterback hits … His 10 pressures ranked third on the team. • Mason Cole (2014-17), OL, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Started all six games at center for the 2-4 Steelers, with a 64.9 overall PFF rating and 8 pressures and 1 sack given up. • Nico Collins (2017-19), WR, Hous- ton Texans: Made three starts in five appearances for the 1-3-1 Texans … Hauled in 15 catches for a team-leading 272 yards … His 18.1 yards per recep- tion ranked sixth in the NFL. • Mike Danna (2019), DE, Kansas City Chiefs: Returned to the lineup in Week 6 after missing three outings with a calf injury … Totaled 2 tackles, 8 pres- sures and 1 quarterback hit in three games. • Chris Evans (2016-20), RB, Cincin- nati Bengals: Caught 1 pass for 4 yards and returned 4 kicks for 102 yards in six appearances for the 3-3 Bengals. • Rashan Gary (2016-18), LB, Green Bay Packers: Tied for second in the NFL with 6 sacks, while adding 26 tackles, 7 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 7 quarterback hits, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovery … His 22 pressures were tied for 11th in the league and his 10.7 pressure percentage was tied for eighth. • Zach Gentry (2015-18), TE, Pitts- burgh Steelers: Started four of six games for the 2-4 Steelers, notching 9 receptions for 89 yards. • Graham Glasgow (2011-15), OL, Denver Broncos: Opened four consec- utive contests at right guard for the 2-3 Broncos after coming off the bench in the season opener … Has a 59.7 overall PFF grade with 7 pressures and 1 sack allowed. • Brandon Graham (2006-09), DE, Philadelphia Eagles: Racked up 3 sacks to go along with 15 tackles and 7 quarterback hits for the 6-0 Eagles, the NFL's last remaining undefeated team and the favorite in the NFC. • Hassan Haskins (2018-21), RB, Tennessee Titans: Appeared in all five games off the bench and on special teams for the 3-2 Titans, returning 7 kicks for 174 yards with a 37-yard long and rushing 9 times for 37 yards. Tom Brady was completing 67.2 percent of his passing attempts through six games, but the Tampa Bay offense was struggling, with an average of 20.3 points per game. PHOTO BY MATT MAY/COURTESY TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

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