Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni likened quarterback Jalen Hurts to Michael Jordan, so let's stick with the basketball analogy in examining how important the signal-caller is to this offense.
Now that the college football season is officially over, it’s time to go over the best players from the year. USC Quarterback Caleb Williams comes in at No. 1, with Michigan's Blake Corum taking the No. 2 spot.
Kansas City went from favorite to underdog and back to favorite during the week, with each update on Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes' injured ankle triggering rushes of money on either the Chiefs or Bengals.
Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst, who was slowed by a calf injury on Thursday, was a full participant at Friday's practice and will play in Sunday's AFC championship game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Before he backed up Davis Webb at Texas Tech, and then Alex Smith with the Kansas City Chiefs, Patrick Mahomes duked it out with his best friend in what might be the most important quarterback competition in football history.
Tom Brady doesn’t want to talk about where he’ll play next season. His friend and former teammate, Rob Gronkowski, has no such hesitation. Via SI.com, Gronk said that Brady is more likely to return to the Buccaneers for a fourth season than to join the Raiders. Those were the only two options presented to Gronkowski. […]
The Rams announced the hiring of Mike LaFleur as their new offensive coordinator. LaFleur replaces Liam Coen, who left to return to the University of Kentucky as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. LaFleur spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator for the Jets, having followed Robert Saleh there from San Francisco. LaFleur was […]
The Bengals are salty. The Chiefs are salty. It makes for an extra-sweet AFC Championship. The Bengals relish being overlooked, disregarded, and underestimated. They believe they got a raw deal from the league in the aftermath of the cancellation of the Week 17 game against the Bills. But they balance their salt with swagger. They […]
The Falcons hired Ryan Nielsen as their new defensive coordinator Friday. That meant the end of three defensive assistants’ time in Atlanta. The team announced it has parted ways with defensive line coach Gary Emanuel, outside linebackers coach Ted Monachino and secondary coach Jon Hoke. Nielsen, who is leaving the Saints, will get to hire […]
Jimmy Garoppolo fractured his foot early in the 49ers’ Week 13 game against the Dolphins. The quarterback returned to the practice field for rehab work on the side last week. He is not ready to return to action this week. Garoppolo told Matt Barrows of TheAthletic.com on Friday that “he can do everything on his […]
The Falcons have their new defensive coordinator. Ryan Nielsen, who has spent the last six seasons coaching the defensive line in New Orleans, is the new defensive coordinator in Atlanta, the Falcons announced today. Other candidates the Falcons were known to be considering included former Broncos head coach Vic Fangio, Steelers senior defensive assistant/linebackers coach […]
The Buccaneers plan to interview University of Georgia assistant coach Todd Monken next week for their open offensive coordinator position, Jeanna Laine of ESPN reports. Monken currently is the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at UGA, a job he has held since 2020. He was offensive coordinator for the Bucs from 2016-18 before serving as […]
The Patriots will interview Bills assistant coach Ryan Wendell for their vacant offensive line position, Albert Breer of SI.com reports. The team is flying Wendell to Las Vegas, where the Patriots’ staff is coaching in the East-West Shrine Game. Wendell played in New England from 2008-15 during Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien’s first stint in […]
The Titans made linebacker David Long Jr. a sixth-round choice in 2019. In his four seasons, he made 230 tackles, four interceptions, 14 pass breakups and two forced fumbles. Long now is headed toward free agency this spring. “Of course I’d love to stay here,” Long said, via Jim Wyatt of the team website. “I […]
Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray underwent surgery Jan. 3 to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Almost a month into his rehab, Murray posted a photo on his Instagram feed. Murray is rehabbing away from the team facility, the team website confirms from the photo. In the photo, Murray is sitting on […]
The Philadelphia police are trying to dissuade Eagles fans from going overboard on Sunday. Police said that they will be greasing light and traffic poles to prevent them from being climbed during what may be a raucous celebration if the Eagles beat the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game. “We will be instituting the practice […]
The Buccaneers have continued their search for a new offensive coordinator with an offensive assistant still involved in the postseason. Tampa Bay announced on Friday that the franchise conducted a virtual interview with Bengals quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher. Pitcher has been with Cincinnati since 2016. He was one of the holdovers from former head coach […]
There’s a very interesting nugget lurking in the article from Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times regarding former Buccaneers quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen. Two of them, actually. First, the Buccaneers blocked Christensen from leaving last year to become the offensive coordinator of the Dolphins. The move would have included a “significant pay increase.” It […]
On Thursday, 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey said there was “zero” chance he’d miss the NFC Championship Game. San Francisco’s final injury report of the week confirmed that. After McCaffrey was on the field for Friday’s session, the running back has no designation for Sunday’s matchup with the Eagles and is expected to play, head […]
The Chiefs will have quarterback Patrick Mahomes for Sunday’s AFC Championship Game against the Bengals. His ankle injury did not keep him from practicing fully all week, and Mahomes officially does not have a designation. That’s the good news for the Chiefs. The troublesome news is the team added tight end Travis Kelce to the […]
Now that it appears that the Broncos may lose “top candidate” DeMeco Ryans to the Texans, it’s time to pivot to Plan B. But it’s not a pivot, supposedly. Mike Klis of 9News.com contends that the Broncos have other “top candidates.” Seven in all, per Klis. Seven seems like a lot of “top candidates.” The […]
It looks like cornerback Avonte Maddox will be back in the Eagles lineup for the NFC Championship Game. Maddox was a full participant in practice on Friday and he has no injury designation for Sunday’s home game against the 49ers. Maddox missed the last three games with a toe injury, but participated in practice every […]
Chiefs receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster has played the Bengals nine times in his career, which includes five seasons in Pittsburgh. He is more familiar with Cincinnati than perhaps anyone else on the Chiefs. Smith-Schuster also said he’s not surprised at the Bengals talking the talk this week. “I’m sure a lot of guys are aware of […]
49ers running back Christian McCaffrey said on Thursday that there is no chance he will miss Sunday’s NFC Championship Game with a calf injury and Friday’s practice brought reason to take him at his word. McCaffrey is on the practice field for the first time this week. The 49ers will issue injury designations later on […]
There hasn’t been any real question all week that quarterback Patrick Mahomes would start for the Chiefs in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. But head coach Andy Reid confirmed that would be the case when asked directly in his Friday press conference and said, “Yes.” Mahomes is dealing with a high ankle sprain suffered in the […]