New York Giants quarterback Carson Wentzan, who won two Super Cups in the past three years, won $100 million Sunday night for winning his first two Superbowls.
Wentz, who was the MVP of the first game of the two-year title drought, earned the $100m payday at a charity gala hosted by the New York City-based nonprofit The New York Foundation.
The award was the largest ever for a single sports award.
Wentzan is the first player to win the $1 million or more award, which he won last year.
The $1,000,000 was the second-largest in NFL history.
The New Jersey native is the youngest winner of the $10 million or less award in league history.
“I think it’s a great accomplishment for my family, my wife and my kids, my parents and I,” Wentz said.
“The city is always the first place I go, and this award really means a lot to me and I’m so thankful to the city.”
The Giants won the Super Bowl for the first time since 1997 when the New England Patriots defeated the Indianapolis Colts 34-17.
Wentza had three touchdown passes in the game and finished 24-of-31 passing for 273 yards and two touchdowns.
The rookie was in a tie for first in passing yards for the season.
He completed 28 of 33 passes for 363 yards and three touchdowns.
Wentzer finished 21-of25 passing for 259 yards and one touchdown.
He also rushed for 69 yards and a touchdown.
“You always want to be the best quarterback in the league, and I have to be that,” Wentzan said.
“(Sunday) was my second Super Bowl win.
This is a great feeling.
He threw for 2,908 yards and 12 touchdowns. “
Wentz was voted the MVP after completing 22 of 33 for 259 yard, three touchdowns and no interceptions.
He threw for 2,908 yards and 12 touchdowns.
New York was the first team to win back-to-back Super Bowl titles since the Seattle Seahawks won the title in 1995 and 1996.
The Giants went 5-2, with the win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
The win capped a strong stretch for New York, which had a 5-0 record during that run.
The Jets defeated the Seattle-Arizona Cardinals, 16-10, in the second half Sunday.
The Saints had a 10-point lead with 2:08 left in regulation before the Jets scored four straight points to tie the game. “
When you can get to those points, it’s pretty special,” Tebow said.
The Saints had a 10-point lead with 2:08 left in regulation before the Jets scored four straight points to tie the game.
The game remained tied at 31 heading into the final minute of regulation.
Tebow hit Dez for a 7-yard TD pass on a third-and-5 play, then raced 79 yards for a score with 1:14 left.
“He’s a player that you want to play with,” Saints coach Sean Payton said of Tebow.
“But it’s the big plays.
He’s a winner.
He always wants to win.
He wants to be in the right spot at the right time.
He loves to be out there.
He just wants to get the ball to those guys.”
The Jets led 31-27 with 1 minute, 37 seconds left in their third quarter, but Wentz connected with Bryant for a 14-yard score.
Bryant completed a 23-yard pass to wide receiver Brandin Cooks to give the Giants a 17-16 lead with 4:11 left in OT.
The team was able to stay ahead until the Saints scored five straight points on a 24-yard field goal by Ryan Switzer.
The next two touchdown passes were by Tebow and Bryant to tie it at 24.
The offense scored the next two touchdowns on drives that led to touchdowns.
It took a late field goal from Drew Brees to seal the victory.
The victory capped a dominant stretch for the Jets, who have won four straight games.
“It’s awesome,” Jets linebacker Brian Cushing said.
“[We’re] getting back to being the team that we were playing in the playoffs in a lot of ways.”
The victory also snapped a three-game losing streak for the Saints, who had won two of the previous three.
The Bucs won the season opener over the Carolina Panthers, 31-24, and then beat the Dallas Cowboys, 31, in Week 5.
“We’re a really good football team, we’re a real competitive football team,” Saints quarterback Zach Mettenberger said.
Mettenberk had a passer rating of 158.8 when throwing for 200 yards and no touchdowns.
WR Kenny Stills had