Commanders’ Jayden Daniels and Giants’ Malik Nabers call off Rookie of the Year wager


A $10,000 wager between Washington Commanders quarterback Jayden Daniels and New York Giants large receiver Malik Nabers over the NFL’s Rookie of the 12 months was short-lived. 

The previous LSU teammates determined to name off the guess.

“We have been uneducated on the playing coverage in the NFL,” Daniels stated after the primary apply of the Commanders’ rookie minicamp. 

“We realized about it final night time. Me and him had a dialog, and we canceled the guess. Clearly, we don’t wish to get in hassle or something.”

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Malik Nabers and Jayden Daniels rejoice through the 2024 NFL Draft at Campus Martius Park and Hart Plaza April 25, 2024, in Detroit. (Gus Stark/LSU/College Photographs by way of Getty Photographs)

Information of the wager surfaced after Daniels and Nabers’ latest podcast appearances.

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The NFL and different main skilled sports activities leagues within the U.S. have disciplined gamers lately for violating playing insurance policies. Though the wager between Daniels and Nabers would have taken place with out a sportsbook’s involvement, it nonetheless might have been thought-about a violation.

“I’m educated now that I obtained right here about sports activities betting and playing,” Nabers stated after the Giants’ rookie minicamp in East Rutherford, New Jersey. “We’re calling the guess off. There isn’t a guess now. It was simply one other brother pushing one other brother to attempt to get to success. That’s all it was.”

Jayden Daniels throws the football

Jayden Daniels of the Washington Commanders makes an attempt a move through the Washington Commanders’ rookie minicamp at OrthoVirginia Coaching Middle Might 10, 2024, in Ashburn, Va.  (Scott Taetsch/Getty Photographs)

It’s potential Daniels’ pockets is already a bit of lighter after reaching an settlement with punter Tress Method, Washington’s longest-tenured participant, to put on the identical No. 5 he had at LSU and at Arizona State. Daniels wouldn’t reveal the phrases of the deal however thanked Method for working with him to get it completed.

“Clearly, it was very laborious for him, sentimental worth to him and me,” Daniels stated. “He’s a legend right here, so I’m very appreciative that he allowed me to put on his jersey.”

Malik Nabers speaks to the media

Large receiver Malik Nabers speaks to the media throughout New York Giants rookie minicamp at Quest Diagnostics Coaching Middle Might 10, 2024, in East Rutherford, N.J.  (Sarah Stier/Getty Photographs)

Large receiver Luke McCaffrey, a third-round draft choose and youthful brother of San Francisco 49ers star working again Christian McCaffrey, was on the apply area with Daniels Friday. He expressed pleasure concerning the prospect of enjoying with Daniels.

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“He’s a stud,” stated McCaffrey, a third-rounder out of Rice. “He’s one heck of a quarterback, and he’s plenty of enjoyable to play with from a character standpoint, and so I’ve had a blast in simply 24 hours being in D.C. with him.”

The Related Press contributed to this report.

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