The NFL exclusive contract with EA Sports gives us the most unrealistic physics in games right now. If EA had to actually compete with 2K sports or other companies in this arena, we'd see better games. 2k put out the best gameplay engine to date with APF2K8, but the game is shallow and outside the gameplay really wasn't up to par. Backbreaker was simply unfinished. Neither had the NFL license and failed.
The 2K NBA game is incredible, as is MLB the Show on the PS3. Yet the most popular sport in the US gets this nonsense.
Oh and that bit at the end... Ndomukong Suh is a beast.