There are many reasons to expect a bounceback season from Baker Mayfield and the Cleveland Browns in 2020. On the balance, it seems like we should expect him to have a solid year, but the areas of concern and lingering doubt that remain are significant.
The Florida Gators return enough talent to make noise in the SEC in 2020, but they'll need several players to realize their full potential, making them the biggest boom or bust team in college football.
Jeff Ratcliffe kicks off today's show with some quick thoughts on why trade vetoes are one of the worst things about fantasy football. He then dives into the escalating hype for Diontae Johnson and why he loves Parris Campbell as a late-round guy in best ball.
Fifth-round draft pick Tyler Johnson has all the potential to become that final piece needed to solidify a Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiving corps that already includes Mike Evans, Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate.
Running back Floyd Little, who starred for the Denver Broncos after a standout career at Syracuse, has been diagnosed with cancer. Little, 77, is a member of both the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame.
In a statement, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said "there remains an urgent need for action" following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, while NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith sent a letter to players to address the pain of recent events.
After the Super Bowl, 49ers offensive lineman Ben Garland took a humanitarian trip to Tanzania, where he helped bring water to those in need and tackled Africa's highest peak. Here are his experiences in his words.
Peyton Manning was busy recovering from neck surgery in 2011, but he saw the work his brother Eli Manning put in during the lockout. And he also saw what that work led to, so he’s spreading the word. Peyton Manning told Peter King of NBC’s Football Morning in America that the topic came up during […]
Raiders owner Mark Davis issued a statement yesterday which said he was surprised the violence hasn’t been worse, regarding the protests that have erupted after the death of George Floyd. And he wants to do more to try to help. “To watch a man be murdered by a uniformed police officer kneeling on the man’s […]
Longtime Patriots offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia retired this offseason, and this time he means it. The 72-year-old Scarnecchia also retired after the 2013 season, but after two years, he was persuaded to come back. But he told Mike Reiss of ESPN that he’s satisfied in retirement and is glad not to be involved in […]
Broncos safety Justin Simmons put action behind his words Sunday, leading a protest in Florida. Simmons spoke to hundreds before the peaceful march in his hometown of Stuart, Florida. “I understand the pain and the grief, but this has not just been an act of George Floyd,” Simmons told them, via Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com. […]
The Rams issued a statement Sunday in the wake of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, which has created unrest around the country. It came a day after their quarterback, Jared Goff, issued his own. The Rams called for meaningful change. “Sadly, once again our city and our nation are hurting from continued acts […]
NFL players aren’t just speaking out. They’re also helping out. Three NFL players who live in Tampa in the offseason but do not play for the Buccaneers helped cleanup efforts in the city Sunday, a day after looters damaged businesses in a strip mall. Grace Remington of WTSP posted video of Bengals receiver Auden Tate, […]
At a time when only one NFL coach has issued a statement regarding ongoing unrest throughout the nation arising from the recent death of George Floyd and others, former Dolphins coach and currently Alabama coach Nick Saban has joined the list of college coaches to issue statements. “I am shocked and angered by the tragic […]
Like a football locker room, a hockey locker room is a nasty, disgusting Petri dish of odors and germs. And so, like football undoubtedly will do, hockey will be aggressive about testing players if/when the 2019-20 season resumes. “We will have a rigorous daily testing protocol where players are tested every evening and those results […]
It’s becoming harder and harder to separate sports from real life, but that’s OK. Sometimes we shouldn’t be looking for an “escape” from day-to-day struggles. Sometimes we should face the issues that make us uncomfortable and, in so doing, search for solutions that will bring people together, not divide them. And so today’s PFT mailbag […]
If the NFL has to play some games in empty stadiums this season, Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson thinks the league should take advantage of the audio responsibilities. Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson and Jackson had a YouTube conversation that featured Johnson suggesting “mic’ing up everybody” so that fans watching at home can get an […]
Cardinals defensive end Chandler Jones has made more than $60 million in his NFL career, he’s earned a Super Bowl ring and been to three Pro Bowls, but this offseason he put in the work to add one more item to his resume: College graduate. Jones, who left Syracuse before graduating to enter the 2012 […]
Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders has a new mission: He’s helping a receiver who once was on track to join Deion in Canton get back into the NFL. “My son came to town to WORK!” Sanders said on social media. “On his game, on his life, on his thoughts, on his tomorrow and on […]
The 49ers and tight end George Kittle aren’t close on a new deal because Kittle and his agent want the player to be paid as something more than a tight end. There’s a good reason for that position, because he is. Kittle is a football player. He does everything he’s expected to do at the […]
The Ravens had one of the league’s top defenses last year and a pair of rookie linebackers are set to play a big role in their attempt to do so again this year. Patrick Queen was the team’s first-round pick and Malik Harrison came aboard in the third round to give the Ravens a pair […]
The trend of NFL players (and most notably quarterbacks) speaking out in response to the ongoing social unrest has spread to the ownership ranks. 49ers CEO Jed York joined Falcons owner Arthur Blank in the issuance of the statement on the situation. York added to his remarks a seven-figure commitment. “People throughout our country are […]
One of the first big decisions the Panthers made after hiring head coach Matt Rhule was the decision to sign quarterback Teddy Bridgewater as a free agent. Bridgewater got a three-year deal in Carolina after spending the last two years as a backup in New Orleans. He got five starts last season while Drew Brees […]
For a change, Jake Butt is glad to be unable to go to the Broncos facility to work out. Since that abiility is limited to players recovering from injuries and rehabbing, he’s relieved to not be in that club for a moment. The oft-injured Broncos tight end told Ryan O’Halloran of the Denver Post he […]
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow is the favorite to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award. Burrow’s odds are listed at +240 at MGM. If Burrow wins the award, it will be the second year in a row that the first overall pick is the Offensive Rookie of the Year; Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray won […]
Jared Goff has added his name to the growing list of quarterbacks, many of whom are white, who are speaking out after the death of George Floyd and the protests that have followed. The Rams quarterback calls for change, saying “it can only happen together.” “My heart hurts for our country,” Goff wrote on Instagram […]
Falcons owner Arthur Blank called for unity Saturday, a day after racial tensions boiled over in Atlanta. The senseless death of George Floyd by a former Minneapolis police officer led to protests across the nation, including in Atlanta, where a peaceful protest turned violent Friday night. The CNN building was defaced, and the College Football […]