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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is (finally) retiring from the NFL exactly fifteen years to the date of when he signed with the team. The 20-year vet retires as the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards and pass completions.
ââThe announcement came from Brees himself, or rather, from his kids.
Brees is expected to be a shoo-in for a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and he has the numbers to prove it. A few:
What's next for the Saints at the quarterback position? The likely starter is between QBs Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill. New Orleans is assumed to be working out a deal with Winston, while also making some tweaks to Hill's head-scratching contract.
Trevor Lawrence is rehabbing his shoulder
Presumed first pick Trevor Lawrence had surgery in early February on a torn labrum in his non-throwing shoulder, and is well into his recovery. Lawrence, who is likely to head to the Jacksonville Jaguars if all goes to plan, posted photos of his rehab process.
Lawrence is said to need up to six months of rehab before he's ready to play as normal and says he'll be ready for training camp this summer. His soon-to-be head coach Urban Meyer assisted Lawrence in timing his surgery and recovery process.
âHe better not cut that hair either.
Dolphins to release kyle van noy
The Miami Dolphins are set to release linebacker Kyle Van Noy this offseason from the four-year deal that he signed just last year. Van Noy is a likely cap casualty, saving the team almost $10 million in cap space.
Van Noy responded, saying he was "surprised and disappointed" by the move.
jj watt will wear no. 99 for cardinals
The Arizona Cardinals have officially un-retired the No. 99, once held by Marshall Goldberg, so their newest member, JJ Watt can wear it. Watt says he spoke to Goldberg's daughter and she gave her blessing for him to use it.
All I know is NOBODY better be un-retiring No. 20 in Baltimore.
jj watt signs with cardinals
Amidst several rumors, JJ Watt has finally found his new home. The Arizona Cardinals signed him to a two-year deal, worth $31 million, with $23 million guaranteed. And he made sure to report the deal himself.
Watt reunites with former Houston Texans teammate DeAndre Hopkins and former defensive coordinator Vance Joseph. After being linked to the Cleveland Browns, Buffalo Bills (which was my personal pick), and the Green Bay Packers, he chooses neither of them, with the Cardinals being the dark horse.
And the Cardinals play the Texans in 2021. Of course they do.
Joe Lombardi excited about expanding Justin herbert's skillset
One of the best stories of the 2020 NFL season was the arrival of Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert. The Rookie of the Year winner was thrown to the wolves by accident after a self-inflicted injury of then-starter Tyrod Taylor and shocked the entire NFL world with how well he adjusted to life as a starter. Offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi had nothing but good things to say about Herbert and plans to expand his skillset heading into his sophomore season.
washington expected to move on from alex smith
The Washington Football Team is set to release quarterback Alex Smith soon, according to NFL Network.
As the winner of this year's Comeback Player of the Year Award, Smith defied all odds after returning from a devastating leg injury, almost losing his leg and life. No one is taking that away from him. However, there's also no denying that we all watched through our fingers when he took the field this season, hoping everyone just stayed the hell away and he stayed upright.
An intriguing spot for Smith, should he choose to continue playing, is the Jacksonville Jaguars. Smith could reunite with head coach Urban Meyer and serve as a mentor for probable first pick Trevor Lawrence.
titans shopping isaiah wilson
After a tweet-and-delete from Tennessee Titans first-round pick Isaiah Wilson surfaced, saying he was done playing football with the team, the Titans are trying to trade Wilson, or at least exploring what they could possibly get in return for him.
Due to his troubling 2020 season, it's crazy to think that Tennessee will get much for him in return. But, I guess it's better to get some scraps for a first-rounder, rather than nothing.
I could see a situation where TEN gets a conditional pick if he stays on a roster for the entirety of the season, or x amount of games.
KJ Wright doesn't think russell wilson is leaving seattle
The internet exploded yesterday with stories and rumors of QB Russell Wilson wanting to get as far away from the Seattle Seahawks as humanly possible. Among those extreme rumors, there were also mild sprinkles of "he's not leaving," here and there. Linebacker KJ Wright is among the latter, insisting that Wilson isn't leaving.
Deandre hopkins is still talking about his trade
... And I don't blame him one bit. Everyone has been pointing and laughing at the Houston Texans for a while now, but none other than former wide receiver, and the product of the most bone-headed trade of all time, DeAndre Hopkins. I'll let this tweet speak for itself.
julian edelman unsure about his status for 2021
New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman was limited to just six games last season, due to a lingering knee injury that never really seemed to improve. Apparently not much has changed. He wants to play, but his knee may stop him from doing so. It's only February, so that cannot be a good sign.
Chris Godwin says brady's mentality changed the team
In completely shocking news, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin has had nothing but good things to say about Tom Brady when it comes to winning Super Bowls, probably because he's done it a million times before.
Godwin explained how Brady's "we got this" mentality helped the team during their championship run and changed the team for the better.
Raiders could cut marcus mariota, as trade interest has cooled down
Lately, it seems that every quarterback alive is available for a trade this offseason, and that includes Las Vegas Raiders back up Marcus Mariota. Mariota played well for like five minutes this season, and that always makes teams jump quickly.
But the trade talk isn't as hot as it once was, and the culprit could be that big cap hit.
Mariota will land somewhere -- as I said, teams jump at the chance with these types of guys. That cap hit, though, especially with the status of this season's salary cap, could be the reason why teams want to sign him on their own terms.
Jurrell casey released by broncos
The Denver Broncos are releasing defensive tackle Jurrell Casey as of Thursday.
Casey is a likely salary cap casualty, as he was set to count almost $12 million against Denver's cap for 2020. He missed most of last season with an injury.
KJ Wright won't take a discount to stay in seattle
The Seattle Seahawks have a decision to make with linebacker KJ Wright. Pay him, let him "test" free agency, or let him walk altogether? Wright told Jim Rome that he wouldn't hate staying in Seattle but also will not be taking a discount.
My guess is he'll test free agency and end up taking the best offer -- whether the Seahawks are willing to give him, that is up to them.
Mike Tomlin says his symptoms of covid-19 are 'minimal'
Reports out of Pittsburgh on Monday stated that Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin was one of a group of staffers sent home from the team's facilities last week due to positive tests. Tomlin tested positive for COVID-19 but remains in good spirits, with "minimal symptoms."
isaiah wilson tweets and deletes that he's 'done as a titan'
First-round draft pick Isaiah Wilson may no longer be with the Tennessee Titans if we believe a tweet he sent late Monday night. The Titans definitely have a decision to make on him, but he may have made that decision for them?
Wilson basically didn't play his entire rookie season, but he still had an eventful one. He was arrested for DUI, suspended, put on the COVID-19 list twice, and ended his season on the NFI list. As of now, Wilson doesn't seem like playing football for the Titans is his top priority, but I'll wait for confirmation from the team on this one.
shailene woodley confirms engagement to aaron rodgers
File this one under "Non-Football But Still Offseason News." Actress Shailene Woodley confirmed her engagement with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Jimmy Fallon. We all knew it, but the most intriguing element about this conversation is that she literally does not care that he plays football.
I know this, but this is a good reminder that athletes are more than just athletes... they also like to host Jeopardy.
nick bosa confirms he'll be better next season
San Francisco 49ers edge rusher Nick Bosa tore his ACL in Week Two of last season and was one of several injuries on that team. If there is any good thing to come from a brutal injury so early on in the season, it's that there's ample time to prepare for the next one. Bosa confirms that he'll be back, and he'll be better.
Bosa also tore his ACL in high school.
chris godwin talks about free agency
One of this offseason's most notable players eligible for free agency is Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin. Not only did he win a Super Bowl, but he seemed to be in sync with QB Tom Brady almost all season. Godwin discussed free agency here, acknowledging his want to stay with the team he just won with and the need to get a paycheck.
JJ Watt says pump the break when it comes to picking new team
Everyone is sitting on the edges of their seats, waiting for JJ Watt to pick his new team after demanding his release from the Houston Texans. (Funny how that only works for some people.)
It's been over a week, and "reports" have started to arise of which teams are interested, which teams are not interested, which spots he wants to consider/not consider, which spots would be best for a ring -- we've heard about every single scenario by now.
Watt says to chill, and in the words of Cher Horowitz -- "You see how picky I am about my shoes, and they only go on my feet."
Watt clearly wants to play for a contender (who doesn't) and my pick for him is still the Buffalo Bills.
Steelers begin to restructure players' contracts
The Pittsburgh Steelers are beginning to restructure players' contracts to fit under this upcoming season's salary cap, which is expected to be lower than usual. The first one is defensive tackle, Cam Heyward.
The other looming contract that the Steelers absolutely have to restructure in the coming weeks is quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's, which is abnormally large (over $41 million for a large aging man seems like a stretch to me).
lots of cam newton quotes today
A lot of Cam Newton quotes are floating around today. He has talked about his bout with COVID-19, his time with the Carolina Panthers, and the likeliness of him re-signing with the New England Patriots. Rather than regurgitating all of those quotes separately, they all pretty much come from this I AM ATHLETE video.
Mike tomlin tests positive for covid-19
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday. There were reports last week of the team closing their facilities and sending staffers home due to positive tests. My guess is Tomlin was one of them.
Obviously, I'm wishing the best for my personal top rival team's leader, as well as one of my favorite coaches in the league.
texans re-sign dontrell hilliard
The Houston Texans are actually bringing someone back instead of making them run for the hills. The team is re-signing running back Dontrell Hilliard to a one-year deal.
Hilliard joined the Texans last season after being waived by the Cleveland Browns.
eagles will release alshon jeffrey
The Philadelphia Eagles are clearly working on getting younger at the wide receiver position this offseason. The team will release WR Alshon Jeffrey closer to the new league year. They also cut vet receiver Desean Jackson.
Jeffrey is 31 and should still be able to garner some interest from a team looking for receiver help or depth. Cough cough BALTIMORE. He fits them perfectly -- older guy, cheap. Match made in heaven.
Pittsburgh doesn't commit to bringing back Big ben
I've gotta tell ya; I've been waiting for this for a long time. It's sweet.
Pittsburgh Steelers general manager Kevin Colbert said that he is not committing to Ben Roethlisberger at the quarterback position going into the 2021 season.
Roethlisberger is due over $40 million this season, and if your joints are held together by toothpicks like his are, that's not worth it. He has said he is willing to restructure his deal, which will have to be done, or else he'll risk getting cut. Ain't no one gonna trade for that.
Roethlisberger is at the stage of his career where you can still win with him under two conditions: 1) he stays healthy -- very big IF; and 2) if his defense plays top-notch and also stays healthy. No. 2 is what we saw last season when they were undefeated before being hit by injuries and general fatigue and then started to fall off.
Just how lucky can they get again?
speaking of the steelers' defense
There has been tons of talk about JJ Watt to Pittsburgh, based purely on the fact that his brothers both play there. Colbert was also (of course) asked about the potential add of Watt to join their already strong defense.
There's no way, right? This team doesn't even know if they'll be able to retain one of their own in Bud Dupree, so there's no way they're adding someone else. Plus, they don't have the cash.
which brings us to jj watt
Watt is in his first (and probably, only) round of free agency, and here's what he has to say about it.
He's doing this to tease us. My top spot for him continues to be the Buffalo Bills, followed by the Cleveland Browns and the Green Bay Packers.
where are the broncos on deshaun watson?
I've been a long-time subscriber to the notion that I think the Denver Broncos dubbed Drew Lock "the guy" way before they should have. It seems I may have been onto something there. Reports are flying that Denver will absolutely be in on QB Deshaun Watson, who will be their starter over Lock, should they decide to trade him.
Not sure I love the wording of this, but I do love the potential drama.
girl injured in britt reid crash wakes from coma
I don't wanna spend a lot of time on this because I don't want to make it seem like I'm using this tragic story for clicks. But any good news is great news lately. Ex-Kansas City Chiefs outside linebackers coach Britt Reid (and son of head coach Andy Reid) was involved in a drunk driving accident, where he critically injured a five-year-old little girl. The latest update from the family's Go Fund Me page (which has raised a ton of money for her) says she has woken from her coma.
You can donate here.
Jags add a director of roster management
The Jacksonville Jaguars' main objective this offseason is to, well, transform the entire organization. They've hired their new head coach, they're on their way to getting a brand new quarterback, and a.... director of roster management, Trip MacCracken.
First of all, what a name on that guy.
Second, while this sounds like a made-up position, it's something the Jags' front office has struggled with in recent years. Having someone with experience (MacCracken worked mostly in salary cap management before this) will hopefully benefit this front office, who needs all the help they can get.
dolphins sign jason sanders to extension
The Miami Dolphins are planning on keeping kicker Jason Sanders around for a while, signing him to a five-year, $22 million extension on Tuesday.
Usually, I'd say it was silly to sign a kicker to a deal like this, but 2020 has shown us all how important it is to have a competent kicker on your roster.
cardinals aren't bothering larry fitzgerald about retirement decision
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald has a big decision to make regarding his future this offseason. Still, the team isn't pressing him on the issue (at least, as of now). Wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson elaborated on his stance to just leave Fitzgerald be:
If there's anyone who deserves this kind of respect when it comes to making such a vital decision, it's Larry.
trevor lawrence's surgery is dunzo
Presumed first pick in this year's NFL 2020 season, Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence's surgery on his injured shoulder (his non-throwing shoulder) was scheduled for today, Tuesday. It has now been completed, and everything went as planned. Lawrence should be ready to go by training camp.