Smith, the 2020 Heisman Trophy winner, caught 117-of-145 targets for over 1,850 yards and 23 touchdowns. He was the fourth-most-valuable player in all of college football in 2020 and the most valuable non-quarterback we’ve ever charted.
The New Orleans Saints went all-in on building around Drew Brees in 2020, but now they face an offseason surrounded with questions as to what the future looks like and how they navigate the most tenuous cap situation in the NFL.
We’ve seen Rodgers look mortal once this season when he threw for just 160 yards and tossed a pair of interceptions against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers back in Week 6. Otherwise, this has truly been the best version of Rodgers that we’ve ever seen.
New Lions GM Brad Holmes said he wants to meet with the team's yet-to-be-named head coach to evaluate players before he makes any decisions on the futures of QB Matt Stafford and the rest of the team's roster.
Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes cleared certain steps Monday, "some big steps," but he remains in the NFL's concussion protocol and it's too early to say that he definitely will play in Sunday's AFC Championship Game, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss posted a photo on Twitter of his injured left ankle in a knee-length dressing after surgery on Tuesday. “Fresh out!” Moss wrote on the photo. “I’ll never doubt God, I know he’s written greatness for me in my life! Road to recovery. Year 2 I’ll see you soon.” While […]
After just one season with the Los Angeles Chargers, offensive line coach James Campen in back in search of a new job. Campen will not remain with the Chargers under new head coach Brandon Staley, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. It will be the third straight year Campen has moved on to a new […]
The Chicago Bears interview Indianapolis Colts defensive backs coach Jonathan Gannon for their defensive coordinator vacancy on Tuesday, according to Kevin Fishbain of TheAthletic.com. Gannon just completed his third season with the Colts as their defensive backs coach. He joined Frank Reich’s staff in 2018 after a four-year run as an assistant defensive backs coach […]
When trying to list the teams that should be interested in Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, it becomes easier to list the teams that shouldn’t be: Bills, Ravens, Chiefs, Packers, Seahawks, Chargers, Bengals. The Jets should be interested. The New York Post recently suggested that possibility, with a back page blaring “WATEVER IT TAKES.” Watson’s official Instagram […]
Quarterback Devlin Hodges doesn’t know what his future entails, but his career in Pittsburgh is finished. Hodges’ contract with the Steelers expired, and he tweeted a goodbye Tuesday. “[Peace] Pittsburgh! Thankful for the opportunity and the ability to live out my dream,” Hodges wrote. “Nothing but love! QUACK!” Hodges signed with the Steelers as an […]
The Panthers are hiring Tony Sparano Jr. as their assistant offensive line coach, Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports reports. He served in the same role for the Jaguars for four seasons. Sparano was the tight ends coach on the Bills’ staff with current Panthers offensive line coach Pat Meyer from 2015-16. He began his NFL […]
Tom Brady didn’t leave the Patriots for a division rival but for a team in the other conference. A team that the Patriots play once ever four years. A team that currently is making a Super Bowl run in a season that didn’t result in New England qualifying for the playoffs. So what do Patriots […]
The NFL stops giving out weekly awards at the end of the regular season. PFT PM doesn’t. Tuesday’s edition of the show included the awards for the divisional round, with MDS and I choosing offensive players of the week, defensive players of the week, rookies of the week, and coaches of the week. Charean Williams […]
The Jaguars did their General Manager hiring a little differently than other teams. The team hired is head coach first, before the G.M. The Jaguars announced Urban Meyer as their head coach Thursday. They are nearing an announcement on their G.M. NFL Media reports that Jacksonville has settled on Trent Baalke, giving him a promotion […]
Cowboys defensive backs coach Maurice Linguist has a new job as co-defensive coordinator at the University of Michigan, Matt Zenitz of AL.com reports. The Cowboys already have hired Linguist’s replacement. Joe Whitt Jr. will serve as secondary coach and defensive passing game coordinator with new coordinator Dan Quinn. Linguist, a longtime college assistant before joining […]
Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown says he has been hobbled by a knee injury that needed surgery today. Brown posted a video on Instagram while still in the hospital after surgery, discussing the difficulty of playing on the injury. “They told me I was done for the year in Week Two,” Brown says. “I played […]
New Falcons General Manager Terry Fontenot will have myriad important decisions to make in his time with the franchise. But one coming up sooner than later will be who the Falcons choose to draft at No. 4 overall. Atlanta hasn’t made a selection in he top five since drafting Matt Ryan with the third pick […]
The writing was on the wall for running back Mark Ingram when he was a healthy scratch for two of the final three games of the 2020 regular season and remained on the bench for the team’s two postseason games. Baltimore did not wait until the offseason to part ways with Ingram, however. Word that […]
Wide receiver Corey Coleman was out of the NFL during the 2020 season and any attempt to return to action will be made more difficult by league discipline handed down on Tuesday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Coleman has been suspended for the first six games of the 2021 regular season. Coleman reportedly […]
Lions General Manager Brad Holmes was likely asked his thoughts on quarterback Matthew Stafford when he interviewed with the team this month and he had to expect questions about him during his introductory press conference in Detroit on Tuesday. Holmes didn’t have to wait long. He faced a question about Stafford’s future with the organization […]
The Buccaneers made a few moves on Tuesday, notably placing linebacker Jack Cichy on injured reserve and signing linebacker Deone Bucannon to the active roster. Cichy suffered a broken arm during the Buccaneers divisional-round victory over the Saints on Sunday. Bucannon had been on Tampa Bay’s practice squad, and had appeared in the club’s two […]
When the Rams traded for cornerback Jalen Ramsey, they wanted to set up one of the league’s best units with Ramsey starring in the secondary and defensive tackle Aaron Donald leading the defensive front. That came to fruition in 2020 under coordinator Brandon Staley, as Los Angeles finished No. 1 in yards allowed and points […]
Last year, the NFL created an incentive for developing minority coaches and executives into head coach and General Managers. Regardless of whether the incentive helps or hurts (reasonable minds differ on this point), the rule awarding draft picks to teams who lose minority assistant coaches or executives to major jobs elsewhere necessarily applies to people […]
Matthew Judon ended last season on track for unrestricted free agency, but the Ravens didn’t let the pass rusher hit the open market. Judon got the franchise tag and didn’t sign a long-term deal, so he’s back in a similar position this year. He had 50 tackles, six sacks, and 21 quarterback hits during the […]
Dan Campbell is bringing Aaron Glenn with him to Detroit. Campbell, the new Lions head coach, will hire Aaron Glenn as defensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Glenn and Campbell have worked together on the Saints’ staff for the last five years. The 48-year-old Glenn was a first-round draft pick of the […]