With the 2020 NFL Draft and free agency in the rearview mirror, it’s time to talk about one of the remaining points of contention among players, teams, fans and media members — what to do about quarterbacks like Dak Prescott, Patrick Mahomes and eventually Deshaun Watson.
Joe Flacco, who agreed to a contract with the New York Jets last week, said on SiriusXM NFL radio on Tuesday that he won't be ready for the season opener after recently undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disk.
Ravens wide receiver Miles Boykin said Tuesday that quarterback Lamar Jackson will host some of his teammates in South Florida for informal workouts next week since the team can't work at its facility due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Saints defensive end Noah Spence suffered a torn ACL while training away from the team, a source confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday. Spence was placed on the reserve/non-football injury list and can't play for the Saints this season.
Cornerback Patrick Peterson said recently that the current Cardinals roster is the best one he’s been a part of on paper and he’s not the only person who has thoughts of good things happening in Arizona this season. Trading for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is a big reason for the heightened expectations for the Cardinals. […]
A year ago, people were betting Mitchell Trubisky‘s betting odds down from ridiculous heights. This year, that won’t be happening. Trubisky, No. 20 on last year’s Chris Simms quarterback rankings, has plummeted to No. 38. It’s a long fall, but it was warranted. Still, it’s not entirely clear why it happened. Does Trubisky not have […]
The Raiders are considering moving their training camp to Nevada, but some of their players are getting a head start on the work there. Via Rochelle Richards of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Raiders quarterback Derek Carr posted video of his workouts with some teammates in a Las Vegas park. The video showed him out there […]
There are always some players who need a little extra coaching. Bills coach Sean McDermott, to his amazement, has found out that includes coaching them on how to use Zoom. During an appearance on former Bills center Eric Wood’s What’s Next? podcast, McDermott said some people are still working through the technical side of the […]
States are increasingly eager to use sports betting as a source of revenue, and in the nation’s capital, that betting will come directly through the government-run lottery. The D.C. Lottery announced that its sports betting online platform will launch in the next few days and begin taking sports bets in June, on whatever sports are […]
New Jaguars offensive coordinator Jay Gruden knows the most important task he faces in Jacksonville is developing a strong relationship and rapport with second-year quarterback Gardner Minshew. Following the trade if Nick Foles to Chicago this offseason, the reins of the Jaguars’ offense have been handed over in full to Minshew. Minshew has a promising […]
It took over two months of free agency after his release from the Pittsburgh Steelers for Anthony Chickillo to find a new home with the New Orleans Saints. But even after playing the waiting game, Chickillo is pleased with his new destination with the Saints. “Couldn’t ask for a better organization, with a better head […]
Last year, he landed at No. 38 without ever playing a down in the NFL. This year, Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins has fallen one spot on the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown, to No. 39. Why 39? Well, watch the video from Tuesday’s PFT Live and find out. Haskins started seven games last season, […]
Joe Flacco entered every one of the previous 12 seasons as his team’s starter. He was given no opportunity to join a team as a starting quarterback this offseason, so he signed a one-year deal with the Jets. Flacco will backup Sam Darnold. “For me personally, I want to play football,” Flacco said on SiriusXM […]
The Raiders were supposed to move to Nevada until after training camp. That, though, could come sooner than planned. The team is “seriously considering” holding training camp at its new headquarters in Henderson, Nevada, rather than in Napa, California, Vincent Bonsignore of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The Raiders’ new team facility is scheduled to […]
Another NFL team could be coming to West Virginia later this year. Per multiple sources, the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers have received proposals from The Greenbrier resort for 2020 training camp. The realities of the pandemic are prompting some teams to look elsewhere for training-camp locations. As one source explained it, the Panthers are […]
Yes, the statistics regarding the conversion rate for third-and-15 and fourth-and-15 roughly suggest that an onside kick and its scrimmage-play alternative will have the same success rate. But there are two reasons to believe that the success rate of the fourth-and-15 play as an onside-kick alternative will be even higher. First, teams usually don’t try […]
Kenyan Drake did enough last season that the Cardinals wanted to keep him, using the one-year, $8.48 million transition tag on him. The running back wants a long-term deal but knows “everything else will handle itself at an appropriate time” if he does what he expects to do this season. “I tell people all the […]
On Sunday, there was some chatter between Peyton Manning and Tom Brady regarding people that Peyton would like to use as his caddy, from Nick Foles to Bill Belichick. So we used that as the inspiration for Tuesday’s PFT Live draft: Which NFL personality would you like to caddy for? (Or, if we’re being grammatically […]
Josh Johnson led the XFL with a 106.3 passer rating, throwing for 1,076 yards with 11 touchdowns and two interceptions in four games. It has not led to an NFL opportunity. Johnson, 34, continues to prepare as if he will get one. “I think about it every day,” the Los Angeles Wildcats quarterback told Gilbert […]
Vince McMahon won’t be trying to buy back the XFL. But someone else apparently will. Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com reports that “dozens of bidders” are reviewing the league’s financial information, with interest in buying the XFL and relaunching it next February. McMahon himself will not be a bidder; he confirmed this during deposition testimony given […]
Minkah Fitzpatrick already has proved well worth the price the Steelers paid in a trade with the Dolphins. The safety made 57 tackles, five interceptions, a forced fumble, two fumble recoveries and earned All-Pro and Pro Bowl honors. Maurkice Pouncey in 2011 and Le'Veon Bell in 2014 were the only other Steelers players to earn […]
The Lions are trying to turn Jamal Agnew into a full-time receiver. Peter King broke the news in his weekly Football Morning in America column Monday after the Lions allowed him access to a virtual receivers meeting. Agnew was on the video call. Agnew has played 30 offensive snaps in his career, mostly as a […]
The slow time was made for lists. And for the second straight PFT Live slow time we’ve begun to unveil a list that will get some people riled up. It’s the Chris Simms top 40 quarterback countdown, and we’ll be counting them down to No. 1 through the start of our annual hiatus. We got […]
NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in an interview taped last week that he and his sport are closely following what other sports are doing. Auto racing is back. Golf returns next month. The National Hockey League, which, like the NFL, can’t social distance while competing, announced its plan to get back to action. The […]