Could Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan be the next 'big QB' to be traded this offseason?
Kurt Warner says the Arizona Cardinals need to go where Kyler Murray takes them.
The Baltimore Ravens have yet another hole in the offensive line -- Orlando Brown Jr. does want to be traded, just like his tweets have suggested. Baltimore has plenty of holes in the offensive line already, so another isn't exactly great for them. However, Brown is good enough of a player where they can get something significant for him.
A look at the Buffalo Bills' opponents in 2021.
Many think the quarterback position should be at the top of the Carolina Panthers' needs list this offseason.
Chicago Bears RB David Montgomery had some fans thinking he was on the way out on Wednesday, before he said what he actually meant.
The Cincinnati Bengals could be saying goodbye to both AJ Green and Geno Atkins shortly.
A look at some new talent at pass rush for the Cleveland Browns this season.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is just like us! He buys his wine at the gas station! (I buy my wine at Winc - click here for $22 off four bottles.)
The Denver Broncos are releasing cornerback AJ Bouye as of Wednesday. This move, while a little surprising, saves the team about $13 million in cap space.
New Detroit Lions running backs coach Duce Staley had nothing but good things to say about star RB D'Andre Swift. "I’m just happy to be a part of his growth and his development for the next couple years I’m excited about that."
The Green Bay Packers need an inside linebacker.
Houston Texans employees continue to leave the building. President Jamey Rootes resigned from his position on Wednesday, pointing us even further in the direction that the entire organization needs to be blown up. Something that was rumored for a while, is now official.
A mock draft has the Indianapolis Colts taking defensive end Kwity Paye.
Four teams that could be a fit for Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew in a trade.
The Kansas City Chiefs placed outside linebackers coach Britt Reid on administrative leave after the incident from this past week. It's too heartbreaking for me to talk about, but the GoFundMe is here.
Add another quarterback (maybe) to the offseason QB carousel: The Las Vegas Raiders are receiving trade offers for backup QB Marcus Mariota. He played pretty well in one game this season after starter Derek Carr went down, despite eventually losing the game.
Los Angeles Chargers rookie of the year Justin Herbert talks about building on his superb first season, and proving the team right for choosing him.
The Los Angeles Rams have six players on PFF's Top Players list.
The 'Super Bowl Streaker' is actually a Miami Dolphins fan. It's starting to make sense. That must be rough.
New Minnesota Vikings wide receivers coach Keenan McCardell sees similiarities between himself and Jimmy Smith during his playing days, and his receviers Adam Thielen and Justin Jefferson. “I was just like, ‘You guys are similar to myself and Jimmy Smith. You guys push each other and have fun playing with each other.’
A case for starting Jarrett Stidham at quarterback for the New England Patriots in 2021.
A look at Marshon Lattimore's 2020 season with the New Orleans Saints.
The New York Giants are said to have an interest in re-signing Leonard Williams.
The New York Jets are hiring Leon Washington as a special teams assistant. Washington was a fourth-round pick for the Jets in 2006.
Our eyes are STILL on Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles. When's it gonna happen?
A look at if the Pittsburgh Steelers could add another quarterback this offseason.
Yikes: The San Francisco 49ers have a whopping 40 impending free agents this offseason.
Former Seattle Seahawks receiver Brandon Marshall is adding sticks to the "Russell Wilson wants to be traded" fire. "Russell Wilson is beyond frustrated. I think Russell Wilson is trying to figure out how to move on in a classy way. That’s what I truly believe."
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers couldn't have their traditional Super Bowl Parade on Wednesday, but they held a boat parade, which is a good idea, until you realize it involves water. QB Tom Brady made sure to get in one last highlight for the 2020 season with this pass, that made my heart jump into my throat.
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry got custom sneakers from Nike for his 2,000 rushing yards in 2020.
Quarterback Taylor Heinicke signed a two-year deal with the Washington Football Team on Wednesday. While I don't think this is "the answer" at QB for the team, this is a good depth move/possible bridge situation should the team draft a brand new QB. I'll keep my eye on a trade, however.
washington hires jennifer king as assistant rb coach
On Tuesday, the Washington Football Team announced that they had hired Jennifer King as their new assistant running backs coach, making her the first black woman to be named an assistant coach in the National Football League. She is also the second woman to be an assistant coach behind Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant defensive line coach Lori Locust. The team released this statement announcing the hire.
King spent the 2020 season as a coaching intern for Washington. She also spent time with current head coach Ron Rivera while he was with the Carolina Panthers in 2018, where she worked as an intern.
While some still continue to live in the 1950s and (wrongly) think women do not belong in sports, hires like King will pave the way for many in the future.
ravens will part ways with morgan cox
We have LONG. SNAPPER. NEWS. According to The Athletic, the Baltimore Ravens are not expected to re-sign long snapper Morgan Cox this offseason.
Cox has spent 11 seasons with the Ravens, heading to four Pro Bowls, and was elected an All-Pro this season. Cox is also one of the last remaining players still on the roster who were also on the Super Bowl team, their last successful run.
The Ravens are expected to go younger at the position -- Nick Moore has been on the practice squad this season and will likely step up in his spot.
jags announce trent baalke as new general manager
The Jacksonville Jaguars announced the hiring of Trent Baalke as their new general manager on Thursday.
Baalke was named the interim general manager when Dave Caldwell was fired in November and will take on the full-time role. He was also the GM for the San Francisco 49ers 2011 to 2016, with some winning under his belt -- something the Jags aren't quite used to.
The challenge for Baalke will be to recreate the culture in Jacksonville and potentially start the transition from a "losing team" to a "winning one." Baalke will have a lot to work with (and high expectations) with new head coach Urban Meyer and (probably) quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
dwayne haskins visiting pittsburgh
Former Washington Football Team and 2019 first-round pick Dwayne Haskins is visiting the Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday. An interesting potential home for him.
Haskins was let go (I'll put it nicely) by Washington earlier this season, after a mix of not playing well and a video surfacing of him partying mask-less ended up being the final straw. Haskins also visited with the Carolina Panthers.
Pittsburgh has an opening at third-string quarterback, with Ben Roethlisberger and Mason Rudolph taking up the top two spots. Devlin Hodges and Josh Dobbs are likely no more (not dead, just out of Pittsburgh). Haskins is a guy with a lot of baggage that will probably get him a low-type deal -- low risk if he doesn't work out, high reward if he ends up genuinely turning over another leaf and proving people wrong. I'm in the camp that this is the perfect opportunity for Haskins to learn something from his time in Washington and salvage his career if he wants to.
UPDATE: Haskins is expected to sign with Pittsburgh. How about that.
eagles hire nick sirianni as head coach
The Philadelphia Eagles have found their head coach. Former Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Nick Sirianni gets the nod in Philly.
Sirianni has spent the past three seasons with the Colts as their offensive coordinator. The Eagles fired Doug Pederson at the end of the 2020 season after attempting to tank (don't act like this isn't the real reason). The only remaining head coach opening in the NFL is the Houston Texans, and ain't nobody wanna go there. Let's be honest.
philip rivers is retiring
As expected, former SAN DIEGO Chargers (I've been waiting to type that un-accidentally) and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers has decided to retire from the NFL after 17 seasons.
Rivers had a solid career stat-wise, but the thing that will stand out about him was that he never had a Super Bowl under his belt. That's okay though. He now gets to go home to a house full of kids. I mean, FULL full.
lions hire their next head coach
The Detroit Lions agreed to a deal with their latest head coach Dan Campbell on Tuesday. The deal is for six years.
Campbell spent the past five seasons with the New Orleans Saints as their tight ends coach. He also has some experience as a head coach, as he was named the interim head coach in 2015 for the Miami Dolphins.
The biggest challenge for Campbell will not only be to fit into his role nicely, but to completely undo all of the damage that ex-HC Matt Patricia did over the past few years. Nothing improved, their was either a running-in-place situation or a setback. He will also have a say in the fate of quarterback Matthew Stafford, who you will definitely be hearing some trade rumors about this offseason.
falcons hire terry fontenot as general manager
The Atlanta Falcons have hired their new general manager, as they announced on Tuesday.
This is the second big hire for the Falcons' front office -- they also hired new head coach Arthur Smith this month. After tons of blown leads and a myriad of disappointment, the team fired general manager Thomas Dimitroff and head coach Dan Quinn earlier this season.
Fontenot spent the past 18 seasons with the New Orleans Saints. New Orleans will receive third-round compensatory picks in the 2021 and 2022 NFL Drafts under the new rules that organizations will reward teams for minority hires.
Fontenot has a lot of work to do this offseason (-cough JulioJonesandMattRyan cough-).
washington is hiring marty hurney for gm role
Another team in need of a severe change: The Washington Football Team is set to hire Marty Hurney as their new general manager as early as Tuesday, as things are currently in the stages of being finalized.
Hurney was the Carolina Panthers GM from 2002 to 2012, and then again from 2017 to 2020. Hurney joins former colleague Ron Rivera, who was head coach of the Panthers during his time there.
Washington had a bombshell pick in the 2020 NFL Draft with Chase Young, and the hope is that sort of stuff will continue. Although, in my opinion, nothing will change about that franchise until Dan Snyder is out.
sarah thomas to be first woman to ref a super bowl
Say it with me: "QUEEN SHIT." Referee Sarah Thomas will be the first woman to work a Super Bowl as part of Carl Cheffers' crew.
Thomas was also the first woman referee in general, but it's a huge barrier broken on such a large stage.
justin fields declares for the 2021 nfl draft
As expected, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields declared for the 2021 NFL Draft on Monday.
The most popular landing spot for Fields is the New York Jets, if the Jacksonville Jaguars end up taking Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The Jets recently hired Robert Saleh as their new head coach. The major question remaining is, what the hell are they going to do with Sam Darnold?
no NFL scouting combine in 2021
The NFL has canceled the 2021 NFL Scouting Combine because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, and the inability of people to listen to health professionals and quit being assholes. A memo sent to teams stated that there will be no in-person workouts for prospects, and all workouts will essentially be done Pro-Day Style.
saints score first
This is Drew Brees' final game at his home stadium as he is set to retire, and the New Orleans Saints get on the board first against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Punt returner Deonte Harris had a nice 54-yard return, as kicker Will Lutz grabbed the field goal for a 3-0 lead.
... and then deonte harris is out
Harris is now out of the game with a neck injury after being tackled by Bucs' linebacker Devin White. The Saints are up 6-0 after a 26-yard field goal from kicker Ryan Succop.
drew brees throws a pick, and the bucs grab the lead
Probably not the way Brees wants to go out thus far, but the Bucs grabbed a 10-6 lead after a pick by cornerback Sean Murphy-Bunting.
Bucs quarterback Tom Brady found wide receiver Mike Evans in the endzone for a score.
did someone say Jameis winston?
Saints backup quarterback Jameis Winston subbed into the game for Brees in the second quarter, and promptly threw a 56-yard touchdown to Tre'Quan Smith. Who woulda thought? This one put the Saints up on the Bucs, 13-10.
bucs tie it up at halftime
In the Brady vs. Brees Grandpa Bowl, both teams have been trading scores throughout the first half. The Bucs were able to tie it up just before halftime, with a field goal from Succop.
tre'quan smith scores second td of the day
Smith caught his second touchdown of the game, and the first one from Brees. The 16-yard score put the Saints back on top of the Bucs, 20-13.
jared cook fumbles, bucs score
Tampa Bay tied things up again after Saints tight end Jared Cook fumbled in the third quarter. Running back Leonard Fournette (former Jacksonville Jaguars great, yep that's him) caught a six-yard touchdown from Brady to tie it, 20-20.
brees throws another pick
Brees is throwing dimes... to the other team. This time it's Devin White who comes up with the ball, taking it to the 20-yard line, and eventually leading the Bucs to a lead of 30-20. If this is how Brees goes out, it's not ideal.
Tampa Bay takes another step towards... tampa bay
The Bucs beat New Orleans in a game of back-and-forth, capped off by some bad turnovers from Brees in a 30-20 win. Tampa Bay will travel to Green Bay to face the Packers next week.
chiefs hit first
As expected, the Kansas City Chiefs have struck first against the Cleveland Browns in Sunday's matchup. And yes, quarterback Patrick Mahomes made it look easy as pie with a one-yard touchdown run right into the endzone.
travis kelce can levitate
The Chiefs keep it rolling, which shouldn't be shocking to anyone. Mahomes ran Kansas City's first touchdown in, and threw the second. The recipient was tight end Travis Kelce, who literally went airborne over the goal line for a 20-yarder. The score gave the Chiefs a 10-point lead over Cleveland in the second quarter.
Mahomes has a toe injury
Pretty much everything is going perfectly so far for the Chiefs in the first half, but Mahomes has a toe injury limiting his running ability. The good news is that Kansas City is still up 16-3 after a 50-yard field goal from kicker Harrison Butker. Does he need two feet? We'll find out.
can we talk about this?
First of all, Browns quarterback, Baker Mayfield, is playing his ass off, while the rest of the team, well, isn't. Things looked like they might be turning around as Rashard Higgins caught a pass and looked like he was about to get in the endzone. -record scratch- It turns out he fumbled, it was ruled a touchback, and the refs missed a clear helmet-to-helmet hit. Infuriating? Yes.
patrick mahomes is hurt again
Mahomes was already dealing with a toe injury when he headed into the locker room in the third quarter after a nasty-looking hit. Mahomes got up slowly and was unsteady on his feet, and had to be helped off the field before independently walking to the locker room. The team says he is being evaluated for a concussion. Backup QB Chad Henne is in his spot. I'm not joking.
UPDATE: Mahomes was later ruled out of the game with a concussion.
what's happening here?
Aside from on-the-field action, there appears to be something going on off the field as well. CBS cameras captured wide receiver Tyreek Hill pushing receivers coach Greg Lewis before cutting to a commercial.
Could have been playing around? Who knows.
chiefs lose their qb, still move on
Mahomes remained out of the game with a concussion, but Kansas City is moving on to the AFC Championship Game anyways, thanks to..... Chad Henne. No, seriously.
The Browns deserve some props as well, taking the defending Super Bowl champions down to the wire, and having a stellar season that led them out of the NFL's basement.
The Chiefs have to hope Mahomes is well enough to return next weekend for the AFCCG, where they will face Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills.
bills up first, justin tucker misses
No, we're not dreaming, but Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker missed a kick. In the postseason. An easy one, and no, I don't want to talk about it. We are moving on.
Baltimore had a strong first drive, aside from that miss. The Buffalo Bills were able to get down the field thanks to a roughing the passer call but couldn't pull in a touchdown. Kicker Tyler Bass kicked one in from the 28-yard line, putting the Bills on the board, 3-0.
this is ugly
Normally there would be highlights by now, but there are literally none. It is abysmal. The game is tied 3-3 at halftime and that's all I have to say about that.
We have a touchdown!
Bills receiver Stefon Diggs scored the game's first touchdown -- a three-yard pass from quarterback Josh Allen to give Buffalo a 10-3 lead over the Ravens.
a 101-yard pick-six? sure, why not
Long story short, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson tried to hit tight end Mark Andrews in the end zone and was promptly picked off. Taron Johnson took it to the house in a 101-yard touchdown run bringing the score to 17-3.
lamar jackson ruled out with concussion
As if things could not get any worse for Baltimore, Jackson was ruled out with a concussion, after banging his head on the turf in the end zone. Backup Tyler Huntley replaced Jackson.
If you couldn't tell from the one worthy highlight, the Bills are moving on to the AFC Championship Game, beating Baltimore 17-2. Neither team played particulary well (or up to their standards), but the Bills seemed to be able to make some halftime adjustments while the Ravens continued to struggle. The Ravens have an interesting offseason on deck, while Buffalo is waiting to see if they will face the Cleveland Browns or the Kansas City Chiefs next week.