The potential concerns about Bryce Young seem like a much safer gamble than the very real concerns around the other QB options and their play, leaving Young the clear choice as the best quarterback in this draft class.
With NFL free agency all but complete and win totals finally hitting the betting market, it’s time to turn our attention away from the veteran quarterback news cycle and check in on the ever-growing draft prop market.
Four NFL teams have secured an additional first-round draft pick in the 2023 NFL Draft — the Philadelphia Eagles, Seattle Seahawks, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans — and all four of them find that extra pick situated within the first 12 selections. Here is the dream scenario for each team.
President Joe Biden praised Bills safety Damar Hamlin for turning "recovery into action," saying after their meeting Thursday that Hamlin's "courage, resilience, and spirit inspired the American people."
Thirty years ago, the Bills had a Hall of Fame quarterback who led the team to four straight Super Bowl appearances. Now, the Bills have a potential Hall of Famer who hasn’t made it to a Super Bowl yet. What’s missing in Buffalo? The Hall of Fame quarterback from Buffalo has some thoughts. “Josh can’t […]
Former NFL running back Phillip Lindsay, who made it to the Pro Bowl as an undrafted rookie five years ago in Denver, has opted to continue his football career in the XFL. Per multiple reports, Lindsay has signed with the Seattle Sea Dragons of the XFL. The 5-2 Sea Dragons played their Week Seven game […]
A year ago, the Falcons made a play for quarterback Deshaun Watson. This year, they’re not giving much of a thought to quarterback Lamar Jackson. Instead, second-year signal caller Desmond Ridder continues to be QB1 as the 2023 season approaches. “He won a lot of games in college and helped Luke Fickell at Cincinnati really […]
Three weeks after elbow surgery, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy says rehab is going well. Purdy said on Fox Sports 910-AM in Phoenix that his recovery is “going as planned” following his March 10 surgery. “The protocol is you start throwing at three months, but it all depends on how your therapy and your range of […]
When the Browns gave a five-year, $230 million, fully-guaranteed contract to quarterback Deshaun Watson, they surely didn’t intend to throw a wrench in the relationship between the Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson. But they did. (Browns fans regard that as a collateral benefit.) In hindsight, why wouldn’t Watson’s deal create an issue between the Ravens […]
Three years ago, the NFL dramatically reduced the potential penalties for marijuana use — but the league didn’t wipe out marijuana testing entirely. Maybe that day is coming. Via Shams Charania of TheAthletic.com, the new Collective Bargaining Agreement finalized Friday between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association ditched marijuana from the drug-testing program, […]
It’s a little slow today, so here’s something else for you to read during your lunch hour. Or while you should be working. We’ve posted the second chapter of Father of Mine. Chapter One landed last week. It’s part of my effort to get folks to commit the nothing-is-that-cheap-anymore sum of $4.99 for the ebook, […]
The 49ers surprised many by signing former Eagles defensive tackle Javon Hargrave to a four-year, $84 million contract. But they’ll spend, selectively, to make the team better. “We are never going to be a huge spender, but I think when we do spend, we have to make sure it’s deliberate,” CEO Jed York said at […]
Patriots cornerback Jonathan Jones was only officially a free agent for a few minutes before he agreed to a new contract to stay in New England. And Bill Belichick was thrilled. Belichick said that with the retirement of Devin McCourty after 13 seasons in the Patriots’ secondary, it was particularly important to keep Jones for […]
NFL owners glossed over the differences between grass and artificial playing surfaces at this week’s league meeting. But the NFL Players Association is renewing its call for grass fields. In fact, NFLPA President J.C. Tretter says that the data from 2022 makes it clearer than ever that grass is safer than artificial turf. “We got […]
Bills running back James Cook spent his rookie year wearing No. 28. For his second season, he’ll be wearing a different number. Via CBSSports.com, the Bills announced on Friday that James Cook will wear No. 4. That’s the same number his older brother, Dalvin, currently wears in Minnesota. Dalvin wore No. 33 for the Vikings […]
Bills safety Damar Hamlin has a long way to go until he or anyone else knows whether he’ll play again. For now, though, he’s optimistic. In a video posted by President Biden of his recent meeting with Hamlin in the Oval Office, the President asks Hamlin whether he’ll play again. Says Damar: “I think so. […]
Former Packers fullback John Brockington died Friday in San Diego, the team announced. He was 74. The Packers drafted Brockington with the ninth overall choice in 1971, and he rushed for 1,105 yards in earning offensive rookie of the year honors his first season. It was the only season of his seven that he was […]
Taylor Rapp signed a one-year deal with the Bills on Friday, 18 days after the legal tampering period began. Fifteen safeties changed teams in free agency before Rapp agreed to terms Monday. “Definitely a lot of patience required throughout the whole process,” Rapp said during a news conference Friday, via Ryan O’Halloran of The Buffalo […]
Deon Bush is sticking around in Kansas City. Bush, who signed a one-year contract with the Chiefs a year ago, has now signed another one-year contract with the Chiefs, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. A 2016 fourth-round pick of the Bears, Bush played six seasons in Chicago before going to Kansas City last year. […]
Justin Herbert will get paid. The question is: When and exactly how much? Nine quarterbacks currently make an annual average of at least $40 million led by Aaron Rodgers at $50.271 million. The Chargers are negotiating with Herbert, who is eligible for a new deal after three seasons. “I don’t have an update on it,” […]
The teams considering taking a quarterback in the top 10 of the draft are fairly well known at this point. Beyond that, the candidates to draft a quarterback aren’t known. More specifically, the candidates to move up into round one to draft a quarterback aren’t known. We’ve seen it before. Six years ago, the Chiefs […]
The Seahawks own the fifth and 20th picks in the draft and let Geno Smith and Drew Lock know they might use one on a quarterback. The team’s decision-makers have made the rounds, traveling to see the top-four quarterbacks throw. The Seahawks sent seven people to Anthony Richardson’s Pro Day at the University of Florida […]
Free-agent receiver Laquon Treadwell may be closer to finding a new team. Treadwell has worked out for the Cowboys, per Field Yates of ESPN. A Vikings first-round pick back in 2016, Treadwell was most recently with the Seahawks in 2022. He caught six passes for 42 yards for the club, playing 138 offensive snaps and […]
Safety Ryan Neal will be making a belated entry to unrestricted free agency. The Seahawks tendered Neal as a restricted free agent earlier this month, but they’ve reversed course. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team has withdrawn the tender, which will free Neal to sign with any team. Neal had been tendered at […]