Monday night, New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso had just hit his 18th home run of the season. He was rounding 3rd base and as he faced his teammates in the dugout he began to do an imitation of a Pete Towsend guitar windmill. Alonso was indicating to his fellow Amazin's that they were rockin'. Pete Alonso likes to have fun and he's not afraid to show it. Following his second Home Run Derby Championship, the young first baseman is blossoming into a star. But is Pete Alonso one of the Top 5 Sports Stars in the Empire State, I don't think so. Let's take a look.
The New York Giants caused a lot of raised eyebrows when they selected the Duke QB, Daniel Jones 6th overall in the 2019 NFL Draft. Since then there have been moments where Jones has validated the Giants taking him so early but also moments that give the doubters all the ammo they need to keep second-guessing Big Blue. Thursday night Jones showed off his athleticism with an 80 yard run against the Philadelphia Eagles and then showed off his issues by falling flat on his face. There may have never been a play that summed up a young players career better than this one.
The New York NFL teams each have a young quarterback they're hoping will be their future. The Buffalo Bills have Josh Allen, The Giants have Daniel Jones and the Jets are counting on Sam Darnold. Which of the three does BetOnline.com think has the best chance of being named MVP in 2020/2021?