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.
Javonte Williams, was absolutely terrific in 2020, averaging over 7.0 yards per carry and 4.59 yards after contact per carry for the North Carolina Tar Heels. He projects well to the NFL level, making him an intriguing prospect ahead of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he didn't know whether Patrick Mahomes would clear the NFL's concussion protocol in time to play in next Sunday's AFC Championship Game. But Reid indicated Mahomes might have felt well enough to have returned to Sunday's game.
Ryan Nielsen, who had been close to a deal to become defensive coordinator at LSU, instead has received a new three-year contract with the Saints and will replace Dan Campbell as assistant head coach, sources told ESPN.
The NFL announced the officiating crew for Super Bowl LV on Tuesday. Carl Cheffers has been named the referee for the game. He was the referee for Super Bowl LI and has officiated 17 playoff games over the course of his career. Down judge Sarah Thomas will be part of Cheffers’ crew. Thomas will be […]
Arthur Smith’s work calling offensive plays for the Titans helped him land a head coaching job with the Falcons and he’s not going to hand that responsibility to somebody else in Atlanta. Smith said at his introductory press conference on Tuesday that he is going to call the Falcons’ offensive plays during the 2021 season. […]
The Broncos have a new General Manager, and George Paton will make a number of important personnel decisions in the coming months and years. None may loom larger than what the team will ultimately do at quarterback. Drew Lock just completed his second year, and feels he can be Denver’s franchise QB. In his introductory […]
The Rams need a new defensive coordinator with Brandon Staley moving to a different locker room at SoFi Stadium as the head coach of the Chargers and they’ve reportedly identified their No. 1 choice for the job. NFL Media reports that the Rams want to hire Raheem Morris to run the defense. Morris was the […]
Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has posted a message on Twitter that apparently sheds light on his current relationship with the team. Some undoubtedly will downplay the message as irrelevant to football or simply the lyrics to a song. If it’s from a song, the song goes like this: “I been trying to have some patience, […]
Saints defensive line coach Ryan Nielsen will stay in New Orleans after LSU tried to hire him away to be its defensive coordinator. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports reports that Nielsen will remain on the Saints’ staff. Nielsen appeared to have a deal done with LSU, but the Saints reportedly told him his contract prevents […]
With fewer teams still alive in the playoffs, the NFL has seen a drop in the number of COVID-19 tests being administered by teams each week. That number dropped from 17,459 ahead of Wild Card weekend to 9,873 going into the divisional round of playoffs. The number of overall new positive tests dropped alongside that […]
It’s officially official: Robert Saleh is the head coach of the New York Jets. While the team announced it had reached an agreement in principle with Saleh on Jan. 14, Saleh has now signed his contract to formalize his standing with the organization as its 20th head coach. “After a thorough process and meeting with […]
Arthur Smith is the new head coach of the Falcons and one of the reasons he got the job was the work he did with quarterback Ryan Tannehill over the last two seasons. Tannehill came to Tennessee as a backup after a rocky run with the Dolphins, but has been highly productive since taking over […]
One of the most prominent storylines heading the Browns and Chiefs divisional-round matchup was Kareem Hunt‘s return to Kansas City. Hunt called the matchup “personal,” as he’s familiar with many Chiefs players and coaches from his time with the franchise. But Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and the rest of Kansas City’s personnel who spoke with […]
When Tom Brady is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he hopes to see former teammate Richard Seymour wearing a gold jacket waiting for him. Seymour is one of the Hall of Fame finalists whose case is being voted on today, and Brady wrote on Twitter that Seymour is very deserving. “I would […]
Every December, the NFL gives the 32 teams an idea regarding the expected salary cap for the coming league year. This year, that didn’t happen. It didn’t happen because the pandemic has caused revenue to crater, by dramatically reducing attendance at games. The NFL and NFL Players Association agreed in July that the cap for […]
The Bears are moving forward in their search to replace retired defensive coordinator Chuck Pagano. Chicago is interviewing Cowboys senior defensive assistant George Edwards for the job today, according to Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Bears put in the request to interview Edwards on Monday. Edwards was Minnesota’s defensive coordinator from 2014-2019 […]
Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas injured his ankle in the first week of the regular season and he may finally go for surgery to address the issue now that his season is over. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Thomas is likely to have surgery to repair a torn deltoid ligament and other ligament damage […]
The Eagles have cast a wide net in their coaching search and it may be getting wider. Philadelphia is interested in interviewing Cowboys special teams coordinator John Fassel, according to a report from Marcus Hayes of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Fassel spent eight seasons as the Rams’ special teams coordinator under Jeff Fisher and Sean McVay before […]
With the Ravens waiving running back Mark Ingram on Tuesday and quarterback Robert Griffin III on Monday, some have wondered whether either player could be claimed by one of the remaining playoff teams. The answer is no. Teams can waive players now. However, the waiver claims aren’t processed until after the Super Bowl. So why waive […]
Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown escaped a serious injury Sunday in New Orleans. An MRI revealed that Brown did not suffer a serious injury and is considered day-to-day as he prepares to face the Packers in the NFC Championship Game, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. Brown caught just one pass for 10 yards on […]
The Dolphins are making another change to their offensive coaching staff. The team announced that they have promoted Lemuel Jeanpierre from assistant offensive line coach to replace Steve Marshall as the team’s offensive line coach. The Dolphins are also set to hire a new offensive coordinator after Chan Gailey’s resignation earlier this month. Jeanpierre just […]
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has some advice for Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who suffered a concussion on Sunday. Be careful. Favre realizes that Mahomes will want to play. Favre spent almost all of his career in an era before the NFL took concussions seriously. For him, whether to play or not play due […]
The Ravens are set to lose another defensive assistant coach to a defensive coordinator position on the collegiate level. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports reports that defensive backs coach Jesse Minter is set to be the new defensive coordinator at Vanderbilt. Linebackers coach Mike Macdonald left to become the defensive coordinator at Michigan after the […]