The Denver Broncos have once again elected to use the franchise tag on Pro-Bowl safety Justin Simmons, the highest-graded safety in the league over the last two seasons and the sixth-ranked player on PFF's free agency rankings.
Single-high defenses crafted in the Pete Carroll style are going out of fashion in the NFL. Now, two-high coverages — especially quarters-type coverages — are probably best when it comes to defending the pass in today's NFL.
With the news of J.J. Watt signing a two-year, $31 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, we at PFF thought it was time to take a look at the best fits for every team in free agency using each free agent just once.
Highlighting the top landing spots for the 10 best defensive linemen in the 2021 NFL Draft. Alabama's Christian Barmore goes to the Minnesota Vikings and Miami's Gregory Rousseau heads to the New York Jets.
Jennifer King was named assistant RB coach for Washington in January. The assignment made her the first Black female full-time coach in the NFL. Now King is focused on encouraging the next group of female coaches and getting her squad to the Super Bowl.
Matthew Stafford may not be the only Lions quarterback with a new team as of March 17. The Lions have had trade discussions with other teams regarding Chase Daniel, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Adds Schefter, in what could be viewed either a favor to Daniel’s agent or to the Lions as they try […]
It’s officially new uniform leakage season. Images of what could be the new uniforms to be worn by the Cincinnati Bengas have emerged on social media, apparently after someone posted one of the new jerseys for sale on eBay. Joe Goodberry says that the leaked images are legit. The jersey, orange in color, carries the […]
It’s one thing for slappies like me to spitball about a potential Deshaun Watson for Kyler Murray trade. It’s another for John McClain of the Houston Chronicle to suggest it. A week after McClain wrote that the Texans should accept reality and trade Watson, McClain argues that the Texans should approach the Cardinals about a […]
Linebacker Denzel Perryman has spent the last six seasons with the Chargers, but he may be moving on when the new league year opens in less than two weeks. Perryman’s agent Ron Butler told Ian Rapoport of NFL Media that his client does not plan to re-sign before hitting the open market. Butler didn’t rule […]
Rams G.M. Les Snead has said that he expects tackle Andrew Whitworth to return in 2021. Whitworth hopes to return, but he’s a realist. “The plan is to prepare myself to play and to plan to be back,” Whitworth recently told Gary Klein of the L.A. Times. “But obviously, I have no idea what’s going to […]
The Broncos have been the subject of several quarterback rumors this offseason. Head coach Vic Fangio even said a few days ago that Drew Lock should expect to have some competition for the upcoming season. But one of Lock’s teammates thinks the quarterback is taking things in stride and focusing on improving. “I love Drew,” […]
New Jaguars coach Urban Meyer has said that he’d hire an “elite” coaching staff. He recently was asked to expand/expound (actually either works) on his interpretation of the term. “You’re going to hear the word ‘elite’ all over the place around here,” Meyer said, via Jaguars.com. “Elite is hard. I take a little bit of […]
As a sense of unease and dysfunction hovers over the relationship between Russell Wilson and the Seahawks, a persistent question emerges regarding the aftermath of a potential trade. If Wilson goes, who replaces him at quarterback? The Seahawks don’t keep a highly-competent backup on the roster, surely due in part to the fact that Wilson […]
Despite whatever disclaimers and caveats that NFL teams may apply to articles written on websites owned and operated by NFL teams, the fact remains that those websites are owned and operated by NFL teams. This necessarily makes observations made by team employees on team-owned websites more relevant when it comes to, for example, players who […]
This year’s unprecedented quarterback carousel could become the new normal. For evidence of the regular upheaval to come, look no farther than the abnormal reality that not many teams have a starting quarterback who almost certainly will still be with the team in four years. Earlier this week on PFT Live, Simms and I tried […]
For the third straight year, football season ended and an alternate football league appeared. For the first time since this new trend of non-football-season football, the alternate football league has employed a bona fide football star. Former NFL receiver Josh Gordon, who in 2013 generated more receiving yards (in only 14 games) than Hall of […]
As BYU quarterback Zach Wilson builds buzz, all signs continue to point to Trevor Lawrence still being the No. 1 overall pick. Jaguars coach Urban Meyer, speaking this week to Jaguars.com, praised Lawrence for his Pro Day workout. “We had extremely high expectations and we were not disappointed,” Meyer said, via Jaguars.com. “But even more […]
Wide receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are set to have the two biggest cap hits for the Browns during the 2021 season and head coach Kevin Stefanski sees no reason why that should get in the way of keeping both players. The salary cap is shrinking for the coming season and the two wideouts […]
Running back Travis Etienne opted to return to Clemson rather than enter the NFL Draft in 2020 and became the leading rusher in ACC history while earning his degree during his final year in school. While Etienne reached that landmark, Clemson fell short of a national title and his production as a runner was down […]
New Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot is making more changes within the organization. Fontenot has fired longtime Vice President of Player Affairs Kevin Winston, who had ben with the franchise for 15 years, and head trainer Marty Lauzon, who had been with the franchise for 11 years, according to Jeff Schultz of TheAthletic.com. This continues […]
With the Raiders moving on from guard Richie Incognito, one of his old teammates wants him to return to Buffalo. Bills offensive tackle Dion Dawkins, who was a rookie in 2017 when Incognito played his final season with the Bills, tweeted at Incognito that he should return to the Bills when he hits free agency. […]
The Bills signed linebacker Andre Smith to a two-year deal Saturday, the team announced. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports the deal is worth up to $3 million. Smith, 23, was scheduled to become a restricted free agent later this month. The Bills traded with the Panthers to acquire Smith the week of the season […]
The coverup, as they say, is worse than the crime. Friday’s report from 106.7 The Fan in D.C. regarding the status of the investigation into the workplace culture at the Washington Football Team includes an explanation that attorney Beth Wilkinson’s recommended forfeiture of the franchise by majority owner Daniel Snyder flows in part from a perceived […]
Bears coach Matt Nagy thinks his team got one of the most talented receivers in football in the fifth round of last year’s draft. Darnell Mooney, who caught 61 passes for 631 yards as a rookie last season, could develop into one of the best big-play threats in the NFL, in Nagy’s view. “I’ve been […]
In 2014, they drafted him. In 2017, they traded him. In 2021, could they be reacquiring him? Greg Bedard recently said on his podcast that 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo represents the Patriots’ “Plan A” at quarterback, via NBC Sports Bay Area. Bedard characterizes Garoppolo as “far and away” New England’s preferred choice. Of course, the […]