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    There must be something in the air whenever the Ravens play on prime-time that turns rookie outside linebacker Odafe Oweh into a menace. Throughout the season, Oweh has proven to be one of the biggest steals of the 2021 NFL draft. During the Ravens’ messy and chaotic 16-10 victory over the visiting Cleveland Browns on Sunday night, Oweh continued to build his case for Defensive Rookie of the Year. Oweh brought constant pressure on quarterback Baker Mayfield asthe Browns’ offensive line had no answer for the 6-foot-5, 251-pound linebacker from Penn State. With 3:17 remaining in the second quarter, Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry took a direct snap and tried to scramble away from pressure, but Oweh came from behind and drilled Landry, forcing a fumble that was recovered by Ravens second-year linebacker Patrick Queen. “Once I saw that they were doing that weird Wildcat formation, I knew I had to get off on the ball,” Oweh said. “So, I quickly tried to beat my man. Jarvis kind of flowed my way, but once he saw...
    The debut roles of musicians-turned-actors 20 Cities Where the Middle Class Can No Longer Afford Housing © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Last year Vikings receiver Justin Jefferson had 1,400 receiving yards, the most in NFL history for a rookie. Now Jefferson is rooting for his college teammate Ja'Marr Chase to eclipse that mark. Chase, a rookie with the Bengals, has 754 receiving yards through seven games, which puts him on pace for 1,831 yards in a 17-game season. That would obliterate both Jefferson’s all-time NFL high and the 1,473 yards gained by Bill Groman of the 1960 Houston Oilers, which stands as the official NFL record even though it was accomplished in the American Football League. Jefferson said today that he’s rooting for Chase and Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, all of whom played together on the 2019 LSU team that won the national championship. “He’s been doing a great job. He’s killing it, especially having Joe, his college quarterback. I’m proud of him and of Joe and I hope...
    Justin Fields is the Chicago Bears franchise quarterback — or at least the hope is he will be once he is named the starter. We’re tracking the first-round pick’s performance in every game of his rookie season. First starts for Bears QBs: How rookies — and a few veterans — have fared for the franchise in the past 39 seasons Here’s what the data says about other QBs in their rookie seasons Get your daily dose of Chicago sports in your inbox each morning Sign up for Bears alerts on your phone, desktop and inbox to stay current with the latest news Preseason game No. 1: Bears 20, Dolphins 13 The first big boost to Justin Fields mania didn’t arrive until the third quarter Saturday afternoon at Soldier Field. The Bears rookie quarterback evaded Dolphins linebacker Tyshun Render near the 15-yard line, sprinted to his left and then lowered his shoulder to plow into the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown run. Bears fans who likely had been taking deep,...
    BOSTON (CBS) — If you look at the stat sheet for Patriots rookie quarterback Mac Jones, you’re not going to be blown away by anything. He’s got four touchdowns and four interceptions through his first four games, as he gets his feet wet in the NFL. Yet according to Pro Football Focus, Jones — the fifth quarterback drafted in April — has been the best rookie quarterback in the NFL thus far into the 2021 season. READ MORE: Patriots Place Mike Onwenu, Isaiah Wynn On COVID-19 ListPFF listed the 15 highest-graded rookies this season, and Jones is the only quarterback on the list. He’s tied for 13th among rookies with a 71.8 grade. “While Jones hasn’t packed the stat sheet, the quickness and accuracy he’s displayed have been impressive,” Michael Renner wrote. “His 77.6% adjusted completion percentage is far and away the highest of any rookie and ranks ninth among all quarterbacks heading into Week 5.” READ MORE: Facing Patriots Was Not Fun For Tom Brady, But His Favorite Part Was Seeing His Former TeammatesJones fared pretty well for himself...
    Body believed to be Gabby Petito found in Wyoming Body found in area where officials were searching for missing Gabby Petito If Week 1 was a tough watch for New York Jets fans, then Week 2 was, well — a disaster. They got their first in-person look at vaunted rookie quarterback Zach Wilson, who made his home debut at MetLife Stadium against the New England Patriots on Sunday. They'd probably like a refund. Wilson opened the game with as many completed passes to Patriots defenders as Jets receivers, posting a first-half line reading: 3 of 7 for 45 yards with three interceptions. Despite the ugly first half, Wilson and the Jets remained within reach, trailing the Patriots 13-3 at intermission. They would get the ball to start the second half.  They didn't take advantage of the opportunity. A chop-block penalty pushed the Jets back to second-and-28 at their own 24 on the sixth play of the drive. From there, Wilson took a shotgun snap and faced a Patriots zone intent on preventing a big pass play. With the four-man...
    Game shows we want to see rebooted The 7 Best Side Hustles for Parents John Schneider made the most momentous pick of the 2010s NFL surrounded by telephones, swiveling chairs, and people who questioned him. Schneider, the then-40-year-old GM of the Seattle Seahawks, knew precisely what he wanted to do in the third round of the 2012 draft. Months earlier, he’d called head coach Pete Carroll and raved about Russell Wilson. Come April, Schneider was “hell-bent” on drafting him. But the coaching staff, according to a source who was in the room that day, wasn’t so sure. “Well, you know, he’s short,” the source recalled Carroll saying. “He doesn’t fit our system.” The decision they ultimately made, and the results it helped produce, have influenced NFL roster building since. The Seahawks took Wilson and rode him to a Super Bowl in his second season. They nearly won another the following year while spending just over $2 million on quarterbacks, the smallest sum of any team over the past decade. Their success, to some, became a model. The capable QB...
    New England Patriots rookie Mac Jones continues to receive praise from legendary quarterbacks. This time, it’s from Drew Brees. NFL teams made their final cuts of the preseason last week, and the New England Patriots sent shockwaves throughout the league by releasing quarterback Cam Newton. In turn, that paved the way to first-round pick Mac Jones to be named the Week 1 starter for New England’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Thanks in part to his strong play throughout the preseason, Jones received some hefty praise from some legendary players. Not too long ago, Hall of Famer Kurt Warner provided some positive feedback on the former Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback. The latest high-caliber signal caller to do so was Drew Brees, who called Jones “the steal of the draft.”Drew Brees: Patriots rookie Mac Jones ‘steal of the draft’“So as I was watching the draft, the minute the Patriots took Mac Jones at 15th, I said, that’s the steal of the draft,” Brees said, via WEEI’s Ryan Hannable. “It’s probably the guy who is most ready to play NFL quarterback right...
    Free TV service Locast suspends operations after legal loss Who needs a bitcoin ETF, anyway? It may hold little value for investors now—Here’s why. The top five favorites to win the Offensive Rookie of the Year award are Trevor Lawrence, Mac Jones, Justin Fields, Trey Lance and Zach Wilson. All five quarterbacks were drafted in the first half of the first round of this year's draft. Lawrence, Jones and Wilson are all expected to start week one while Fields and Lance are pushing veteran starters.  Justin Herbert won the award in 2020 while Kyler Murray came home with the hardware in 2019. Despite two consecutive seasons of a quarterback winning the award, it hasn't always been that way. Since 2013, the award has been won by four running backs, three quarterbacks and a wide receiver.  Najee Harris currently sits as the favorite amongst non-quarterbacks at +1000 to take home the award. Is he or any other skill position player worthy of a bet? Najee Harris - Running Back - Steelers Current Odds: +1000 Under Mike Tomlin, the Pittsburgh Steelers...
    The New England Patriots will have a rookie behind center to kick off the 2021 season. It’s a decision that is certainly being questioned. The sideline leader of the NFL team that has been the most successful this decade has seen his share of praise and criticism. Bill Belichick’s latest move regarding his starting quarterback has seen the six-time Super Bowl champion head coach take some real heat. Following the release of veteran Cam Newton on Tuesday, ESPN NFL analyst Louis Riddick and former Patriots’ cornerback Asante Samuel had some strong words opinions regarding the move. Former Patriots think cutting Cam Newton was the wrong moveNow another one of Belichick’s former players has chimed in on the decision. Tight end Jermaine Wiggins is the co-host of “The Greg Hill Show” on WEEI. He had this to say in naming rookie signal-caller Mac Jones the team’s starting quarterback while parting ways with Newton (via NBC Sports Boston’s Early Edition): I think it’s a huge mistake and it has the potential to be really ugly. The fact that you’re handing the keys...
    Fact check: Afghans coming to US are not unvetted refugees Kevin McCarthy threatens telecommunications companies that a Republican majority will not forget if they comply with January 6 committee requests All of a sudden, everyone loves Mac Jones.  When Cam Newton was cut on Tuesday by the New England Patriots, Jones went from a rookie battling for a starting spot to the second-best odds at BetMGM to win NFL offensive rookie of the year. He is +500 to win offensive rookie of the year after getting the job. He was +1200 before that.  When Jones was +1000, one bettor went to Borgata and put $2,000 on Jones to win $20,000. Then the odds dropped even more.  Was the odds shift justified?  Mac Jones shoots up the list Like any other award, if voters can pick a quarterback for rookie of the year that's what they're going to do. And there are plenty of quarterbacks this season.  Here are the five favorites to win offensive rookie of the year at BetMGM. They're the five quarterbacks drafted in the first round: ...
    Former Atlanta Falcons head coach June Jones was sold on Mac Jones long before the New England Patriots drafted him with the No. 10 pick of the draft, and after his preseason debut last week, Jones still believes that the former Alabama standout is going to be the rookie to watch.  In a phone interview with Fox News on Wednesday, June Jones doubled down in his support of the rookie after his performance in the preseason opener against the Washington Football Team. Jones, who spent several years coaching college football at Hawaii and SMU, told Fox News back in March that he believed Mac Jones would be the most successful quarterback in the 2021 draft class in the long run.  "I thought he did really good. He was doing what a New England quarterback -- like Brady -- has done forever … I think the next couple of games, preseason-wise, will really be of value to him." Coach Jones said he believes the rookie quarterback could easily be the Patriots' starter heading into Week 1 but added that Bill Belichick’s...
    Getty New York Jets rookie quarterback Zach Wilson running onto the football field. This is a pivotal moment in New York Jets’ history. Once again the team has hit the reset button this offseason at head coach and the game’s most important position at quarterback. So how much pressure is there on Zach Wilson to live up to the hype? In a recent ESPN column, the four NFL Nation Reporters answered some of the hottest AFC East questions heading into 2021 including which player is under the most pressure. While three of the analysts picked Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Cimini went against the pack selecting the talented former BYU quarterback of the Jets. ALL the latest Jets news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Jets newsletter here! Join Heavy on Jets! Draft Status Creates an Immense Amount of Pressure Play VideoVideo related to jets rookie quarterback zach wilson ‘faces the most pressure’ in 20212021-07-04T16:00:01-04:00 In normal circumstances, the No. 2 overall pick would automatically bring an insane amount of pressure based...
    Getty QB Justin Fields Chad Johnson has some words of wisdom for Chicago Bears rookie quarterback Justin Fields. Johnson, who was a two-time All-Pro and six-time Pro Bowler with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2001-2010, never played with Andy Dalton, who arrived in Cincy in 2011. Perhaps that’s why he directed his advice at Fields and not the veteran signal-caller. It’s clear Johnson was being tongue and cheek when he advised Fields to do the following via Twitter: “Justin I’m always open but since I’m busy Allen Robinson is as well, no matter what the play call is you can always change it at the los & throw to him to make year 1 easy,” Johnson Tweeted. Justin I’m always open but since I’m busy Allen Robinson is as well, no matter what the play call is you can always change it at the los & throw to him to make year 1 easy https://t.co/yWyqkiUKIf — Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 25, 2021 While Johnson was obviously just having a little fun, he has a point: Allen Robinson is generally always open, and...
    Rachel Lindsay Gets Real About Bachelor Producers, Toxic Fandom The 10 Biggest Financial Struggles Families Face With a new coaching staff, can Chargers QB Justin Herbert pick up where he left off on the field and for fantasy fans? The summer is here, meaning we're getting closer to the start of fantasy football drafts. Success in those drafts will come from landing terrific bargains in the middle to late rounds while avoiding players who could see their numbers decline compared to 2020. However, that latter exercise isn't easy, especially in the case of players who are among the elite at their position or are coming off breakout seasons in the stat sheets. Case in point: In 2019, Lamar Jackson went absolutely bananas with over 415 fantasy points. Had he not been held out of a meaningless Week 17 game, he would have broken the record for the most points scored by a quarterback in a season. Jackson was so good that it seemed like a forgone conclusion that he'd be just as good again in 2020. Those of you...
    The Chicago Bears signed Justin Fields to his rookie contract this week, and they better take advantage of that four-year window. The Vikings are a tale of why hitting on a quarterback in the NFL Draft can be so important. Rather than drafting a quarterback in 2017, the Vikings signed Kirk Cousins, and have yet to reach their ultimate goal. Cousins is a solid player, don’t get me wrong. He’s often the victim of underserving clout, and this isn’t an attempt to pile on. Yet, he’ll never be considered a top-10 quarterback, and for good reason. He’s paid like one, and it limits the Vikings from adding elsewhere. To put it into perspective how cost effective it is to have a competent QB on a rookie contract…before halftime of their 11th game this season the Vikings will pay Kirk Cousins the exact same amount that the Bears will end up paying Justin Fields over the entire next 4 years. https://t.co/fbEZcapzM2 — Brett Kollmann (@BrettKollmann) June 11, 2021 With Justin Fields signing his rookie deal that could tie him to...
    The 25 most memorable TV cops of all time The Best Selling Cars Of The Last Year An obscure injury to Tyrod Taylor prompted the start of Justin Herbert's NFL career, then the No. 6 overall pick in last year's draft went berserk on secondaries across the league en route to winning the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award.  © Provided by CBS Sports Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins in action against the Kansas City Chiefs at Hard Rock Stadium on December 13, 2020 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Herbert's colossal arm and deceptive improvisational skill allowed him to flourish behind a shoddy offensive line, and he rose the level of play of some bottom of the roster receivers behind Keenan Allen and Mike Williams in what became a strong candidate for the finest season we've ever seen from a rookie quarterback.  With the fate of the Chargers firmly in Herbert's hands, let's explore everything about his environment in Los Angeles and pinpoint what he needs to do to take the next step as a quarterback. How Herbert has...
    The villains from 90s movies who we love to hate How COVID-19 Changed Retirement for Everyone SI Gambling insider Frankie Taddeo shares the latest "Vegas Whispers" on where sharp bettors are going for this NFL futures bet. With the NFL Draft now in the books, oddsmakers around the country have turned their attention from draft props to posting 2021 Player futures. At BetMGM Sportsbook, the odds for Offensive Rookie of the Year are one of the most intriguing among the early betting markets. The top overall pick, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence, has the shortest odds to win Offensive ROY at +275. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Odds courtesy of BetMGM Wide receivers often require time to learn the extended route trees in NFL playbooks, which has historically led to the position struggling to post stats worthy of rookie of the year honors. Since 2000, only three wide receivers—Odell Beckham (2014), Percy Harvin (2009), and Anquan Boldin (2003)—have taken home the award. Over that span running backs and quarterbacks have dominated the award (18 combined wins). Signal-callers have...
    New York Jets quarterback Zach Wilson might just be the second overall pick to everyone else, but to teammate Michael Carter, he's No. 1.  Carter, who was drafted out of North Carolina in the fourth round of the 2021 NFL Draft, had nothing but praise for Wilson after seeing him play at rookie minicamp this week, adding that he believes the former BYU standout should have been the first pick. JETS’ ZACH WILSON ‘MOST LIKELY’ SWITCHING TO THIS JERSEY NUMBER "He’s a great player, he’s literally so good and he’s so smart," the 22-year-old said on SiriusXM NFL Radio Thursday. "He does minute stuff that really just wows you. He deserved to be the No. 1 pick, if I’m being honest. He deserves every bit of that." Carter noted none of that takes away from Trevor Lawrence, whom he called "a special talent." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Everybody knows that Trevor Lawrence is elite." He continued: "All I’m saying is that some people were arguing for Zach and I agree because I feel like Zach is a...
    Getty Justin Jefferson was warned by a former Viking to watch his words when speaking on Kirk Cousins. Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson made several media comments on Tuesday that sparked a litany of controversy surrounding the quarterback position in Minnesota. Jefferson, moments after saying Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has more swagger than Cousins on “The Herd,” called Chicago Bears rookie Justin Fields, who the Vikings had an interest in taking in the draft, a dominant quarterback — only mentioning Cousins as a reason the Vikings need to build for the future. The latest Vikings news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Vikings newsletter here! Join Heavy on Vikings! Justin Jefferson made some notable comments on @TheHerd today. – Described Joe Burrow as having more swagger/confidence on the field than Kirk Cousins– Said he wasn't surprised about MN/Fields rumors because "we have to build on for after Kirk…or whatever the case may be." pic.twitter.com/zqSogKLcLH — Will Ragatz (@WillRagatz) May 11, 2021 As innocent of an omission as it was, Jefferson’s comments...
    Zach Wilson has the right mindset, but he would have to be absolutely dreadful to not start for the New York Jets right away. Since Joe Namath led them to an upset win in Super Bowl III, the New York Jets have been trying to find a franchise quarterback. The newest anointed savior is Zach Wilson, who rode a breakout season at BYU all the way to being the No.2 overall pick this year. The Jets are having their rookie minicamp this weekend. Via ESPN’s Rich Cimini, here’s what Wilson said about what appears to be a clear path to the starting job. “In this position, the coaches want to play the best player. That position has to be earned,” the No. 2 pick said Saturday on the second day of rookie minicamp. “I have to do what I’m supposed to do. That’ll take care of itself.”Zach Wilson has the right mindset, but…..As a rookie taking part in his second day of minicamp on Saturday, Wilson has the right idea that he needs to earn the starting job. Who is...
    Well, it was fun while it lasted, Jimmy, but the 49ers are clearly moving on. The 49ers have made some big trades in John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan’s tenure as general manager and head coach, but this is the biggest one yet. And it all but assures that Jimmy Garoppolo’s time as the 49ers’ starting quarterback is nearing its end. It’s a move the Niners had to make, too. Related Articles Hey Dieter: Is Joe Flacco really going to be the 49ers’ backup quarterback? Kurtenbach: The 49ers have done well in free agency, but there’s still one glaring hole on the roster 49ers’ biggest free agency needs — and which truly deserves priority Hey Dieter: Could the Warriors really sign Blake Griffin? Kurtenbach: J.J. Watt joining Cardinals should alarm 49ers By trading away three first-round picks to move up to No. 3 in this year’s NFL Draft, the 49ers are going to go all-in on the third-best quarterback in this class. Whether that is...
    There are many reasons Anthony Lynn isn’t the Chargers head coach anymore, but he has proven he hasn’t learned from his biggest mistake. During the 2020 offseason, the Los Angeles Chargers were faced with replacing quarterback Philip Rivers. Head coach Anthony Lynn remained committed to Tyrod Taylor over rookie Justin Herbert, with the lack of typical offseason and training camp/preseason as the convenient circumstance to lean toward the veteran. Taylor started Week 1 against the Bengals, a narrow win for the Chargers. But he emerged from the game with a rib injury, and a botched pregame pain injection before Week 2 pressed Herbert into the lineup against the Chiefs on short notice. Even as Herbert showed he belonged in his first few starts, Lynn said Taylor would start when he was healthy. That tuned did change though. All Herbert did in 15 games was set the rookie record for touchdown passes (31), and fall less than 40 yards short of setting the rookie passing yardage record with 4,336 yards. But a 7-9 record got Lynn fired after his fourth season...
    Getty Teddy Bridgewater lines up to pass in Green Bay. The Detroit Lions had a ton of deals to sift through and consider when they agreed to trade Matthew Stafford, and one of the most interesting pitches seemingly came from the Carolina Panthers. Long-assumed as the runner up for Stafford, the Panthers were said to have made a bold offer for the quarterback centered around eighth overall pick in the 2021 draft. That selection was on the table in addition to a fifth-round selection as well as quarterback Teddy Bridgewater according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. During trade talks to try to acquire Matthew Stafford, the Carolina Panthers made a serious offer to the Lions of their eighth overall pick, a fifth-round pick and quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, per league sources. Detroit opted to take the Rams offer. Carolina still looking. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) February 7, 2021 Obviously, the Lions had their reservation about the 28 year-old Bridgewater given his injury history and the up and down nature of his play since he came into the league. Bridgewater...
    The Miami Dolphins took a major gamble by picking Tua Tagovailoa in the first round (fifth overall). They knew they were getting an injured quarterback, with great potential. Tua worked his way to fitness in the build-up to the 2020 season. But head coach Brian Flores declared veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick was going to be the starter for Week 1. He made his first NFL appearance in the fourth quarter of the 24-0 win over the New York Jets. But Flores promoted the 22-year old to the first-choice starter following the team’s bye week in Week 7. Tagovailoa led the team to three consecutive wins which put the Dolphins in line for a playoff spot. But losses to the Denver Broncos and Kansas City Chiefs, left them needing a win in Week 17 to advance to the post-season. But Tua couldn’t pull that off as the Dolphins fell to a 56-26 loss at the hands of their AFC East opponents, the Buffalo Bills. ALSO READ – Here’s How Eagles Quarterback Jalen Hurts Reacted to Getting Benched on Sunday Night Tua Tagovailoa...
    Rep.-elect Cori Bush reflects on Black Lives Matter roots, why she ran for Congress A woman falsely accused Black hotel guests of stealing her phone. A viral video has sparked a police investigation. 3 winners and 2 losers from Week 16 in the NFL Tua Tagovailoa is the Dolphins starting quarterback, and I cannot believe we’re having this stupid discussion. This week Miami needed some late-game heroics to get them over the hump against Las Vegas in a game that essentially came down to their playoff fate, and Ryan Fitzpatrick does what he does, deliver. His ludicrous no-look pass is worthy of praise to be sure, but I am floored that there are any discussions whether sticking with Tua is the right move. © Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Let’s start with the obvious issue first: Asking for more from a rookie quarterback coming off a major injury he sustained in college is laughable at best. Tagovailoa hasn’t taken over the league in his first year the way many predicted, but he’s also been a damn sight better than...
    New York Giants: The key to stopping Kyler Murray on Sunday is a rookie OLB By: Alexander Wilson December 11, 2020 ShareTweetFlipRedditThe New York Giants endured a massive challenge against the Seattle Seahawks and stopping future Hall of Fame quarterback Russell Wilson in week 13. They did a phenomenal job limiting him in the passing game and contained him in the pocket with spies. Defensive coordinator Patrick Graham drew up a perfect game plan against Wilson, trying to confuse him at the lighten of scrimmage and fill passing lanes. Since Russell isn’t the biggest quarterback, he needs passing lanes to see his targets, so filling them with big bodies and delayed blitzes flushed him out of the pocket and subsequently filled those lanes. The New York Giants activated their fastest pass rusher in a unique way: When the Giants landed Carter Coughlin in the seventh round of the 2020 NFL draft, most didn’t believe he would be an impactful player in his rookie season. Coughlin previously had pass-rush win rates in...
    Carson Wentz has been an awful quarterback this season, but that doesn’t mean the Eagles should be in a hurry to trade him. Doug Pederson’s decision to bench Carson Wentz in favor of Jalen Hurts is the right move for the Eagles in 2020. Offloading Wentz this offseason might really harm Philadelphia’s hopes of building a legitimate Super Bowl contender in 2021 and beyond. But what will the Eagles do?Front office restraint is the right course of action here, but the Eagles and Wentz do seem to be headed towards divorce. If Hurts can spark the offense down the stretch then it’s very likely that Wentz will be donning a new uniform in 2021. In fact, it’s fair to say that Hurts’ play to finish the season will likely dictate what Philadelphia decides to do with Wentz. If the rookie struggles, then it could invite another quarterback change before the year is even complete. The more likely outcome is that Hurts is going to show quality signs that he can become a starter in the mold of a modern, NFL...
    Justin Jefferson might end up with some hardware at the end of this season. While Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is in pole position for the Rookie of the Year award, he is by no means completely clear of some of his competition. Herbert might need to start looking over his shoulder at Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, who continues to accrue yards and touchdowns at a tremendous pace. Jefferson’s performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars put him over 1,000 yards in his first 12 games. The other four wide receivers to hit 1K in that 12-game span are Randy Moss, Odell Beckham Jr., Anquan Boldin, and Marques Colston. Safe to say, that is some fairly accomplished company. #Vikings WR Justin Jeffersons go-ahead TD makes him just the fifth player in the Super Bowl era to top 1,000 receiving yards in his first 12 career games. The others: Odell Beckham Jr., Marques Colston, Anquan Boldin and Randy Moss. Good company. — Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) December 6, 2020 Justin Jefferson has quickly become an elite starting wide receiverNot only is...
    The 25 best live albums of all time Struggling Chains That May Not Make It to 2021 49ers rookie DT Javon Kinlaw gets Jared Goff for the pick-six There was absolutely no question about Javon Kinlaw’s talent, and his status as a high first-round prospect in the 2020 draft class. While Kinlaw’s sack numbers weren’t great at South Carolina, all you had to do was watch the tape, and you’d understand that good things were going to happen for any defensive coordinator who got his hands on this guy, © Provided by Touchdown Wire As I noted back in May: 201. That’s the number of snaps Kinlaw played at nose tackle last season for South Carolina, which really wasn’t ideal — the 6’6″, 302-pound Kinlaw is best-suited to a three-technique role in which he can use his strength and quickness to get to the quarterback. Despite this positional malfeasance, he still amassed six sacks, seven quarterback hits, and 26 quarterback hurries in 352 pass-rushing snaps. The 49ers selected Kinlaw with the 14th overall pick they got from the Colts...
    Online Black Friday sales hit record amid pandemic David Prowse, English actor and weightlifter who embodied Darth Vader, dies at 85 An undrafted, 23-year-old rookie wide receiver will start at quarterback for the Denver Broncos after all their other options were ruled out, due to COVID-19 © Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Kendall Hinton playing wide receiver for Wake Forest against Michigan State. Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Denver Broncos has no active quarterbacks available for its game against the New Orleans Saints on Sunday. That's because one of the team's quarterbacks, Jeff Driskel, tested positive for coronavirus. Driskel interacted with the Broncos' three other QBs – starter Drew Lock, back-up Brett Rypien, and Blake Bortles – while not wearing a mask, ruling all the players out of Sunday's game. Reports suggest Kendall Hinton, a 23-year-old undrafted rookie wide receiver, will start under center Sunday. Hinton played quarterback in high school and for part of his college career. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Kendall Hinton, a 23-year-old wide receiver from the Denver Broncos...
    While election drama churns, life inside this Wisconsin COVID-19 ward is all-consuming Romaine lettuce recalled after possible E. coli contamination Joe Burrow, Justin Herbert, Tua Tagaovailoa and the rookie quarterback non-negotiables I spend way too much time thinking about quarterbacks, and specifically quarterback development. © Provided by Touchdown Wire Now it does not come at the expense of the rest of my life, but I would be lying if I said that there was not an occasion or two where either my wife or one of my children asked me a question, and my mind was elsewhere, contemplating how rookie QBs need time to develop and how coaches can ease those transitions. Quarterback development remains something of a white whale in the NFL. Given the importance of the position it is necessary, if not essential, that teams facing the vexing question of QB development get that right. However, more often than not teams fail in this effort. One need only look at Chicago, and perhaps both the New York Giants and the New York Jets, to see how it...
    Ryan Fitzpatrick. AP Photo/Jed Jacobsohn The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that the team would bench starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in favor of rookie Tua Tagovailoa. Fitzpatrick, who had been playing well for the Dolphins, leading the team to a 3-3 record to start the season including two straight wins, told reporters he was heartbroken by the news. "It broke my heart yesterday," Fitzpatrick said. "It's a tough thing for me to hear and to now have to deal with, but I'm going to do my best with it." On Sunday, Fitzpatrick had cheered on Tagovailoa as he got his first NFL snaps on the Dolphins' final drive of the game. Now Fitzpatrick will have to figure out a way to continue supporting his rookie teammate after having lost the starting job to him. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The Miami Dolphins announced on Tuesday that the team would be moving quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to the bench and promoting rookie Tua Tagovailoa into the starting role in the offense. The news came as a shock to...
    It isn’t so much that Patrick Mahomes, more than any young franchise quarterback, has spoiled everyone. It is how quickly Joe Burrow has looked like The Natural, and how precocious Justin Herbert has looked so soon. It is the progress Josh Allen made in his second season that has launched him in his third season into the MVP conversation behind Russell Wilson. It is of little solace to Giants fans that Dwayne Haskins has fallen out of favor so quickly with Ron Rivera and the Washington Football Team. Tick … tick … tick … the clock is ticking now for Daniel Jones. Go Time for Daniel Jones. It is time for him to state his case, time for him to remind Giants fans suddenly fearing that he is not The Guy of the rookie quarterback (24 TDs, 12 INTs) who took the torch from Eli Manning and ran with it. He has looked more like a rookie quarterback this season than he did as a rookie, and you can’t fault Giants fans for dreaming the same Trevor Lawrence dream that...
    Climate change: A Florida panther wax sculpture is melting before our eyes Sizzler files for bankruptcy as the pandemic demolishes sales at casual-dining restaurants Rookie Justin Herbert had no idea he was making his NFL debut until moments before kickoff and nearly beat the reigning champs © AP Photo/Peter Joneleit Justin Herbert celebrates the first touchdown pass of his career. AP Photo/Peter Joneleit Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert found out just moments before taking the field against the Chiefs that he would be making his first NFL start. The Chargers had to change plans quickly after regular starter Tyrod Taylor had to go to the hospital while dealing with chest pain. Herbert impressed in his debut, throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown and rushing for another score. His one rookie mistake proved costly though, as he passed up an easy first down in favor of forcing a throw across his body that was picked off by the Kansas City defense. While the Chargers would lose the game in overtime, Herbert still was pretty impressive for a kid...
    Justin Herbert celebrates the first touchdown pass of his career. AP Photo/Peter Joneleit Chargers rookie quarterback Justin Herbert found out just moments before taking the field against the Chiefs that he would be making his first NFL start. The Chargers had to change plans quickly after regular starter Tyrod Taylor had to go to the hospital while dealing with chest pain. Herbert impressed in his debut, throwing for 311 yards and a touchdown and rushing for another score. His one rookie mistake proved costly though, as he passed up an easy first down in favor of forcing a throw across his body that was picked off by the Kansas City defense. While the Chargers would lose the game in overtime, Herbert still was pretty impressive for a kid making his first NFL start on a moment's notice. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Rookie quarterback Justin Herbert was surprised to learn just moments before kickoff that he would be making his first NFL start on Sunday against Patrick Mahomes and the reigning Super Bowl champion Kansas City...
    Louisville Metro Council passes vote of no confidence against mayor over handling of Breonna Taylor case 26 Worst Belly Fat Myths Joe Burrow may not be satisfied after historic first two games, but the numbers speak for themselves There aren't many quarterbacks that have started their career as Joe Burrow has through his first two games. Sure the Cincinnati Bengals are 0-2, but that's not the fault of Burrow -- not even close. Burrow had a historic game for the Bengals in his primetime debut, showcasing why he is the franchise quarterback and living up to the reputation of the No. 1 overall pick. Burrow finished 37 of 61 for 316 yards with three touchdowns and zero interceptions in the Bengals' 35-30 defeat to the Cleveland Browns Thursday night, but that's just the beginning of the historic night for the rookie quarterback.  © Provided by CBS Sports Sep 17, 2020; Cleveland, Ohio, USA; Cleveland Browns defensive end Adrian Clayborn (94) sacks Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (9) during the first quarter at FirstEnergy Stadium. Burrow became just the third...
    On the floor, this doesn’t determine to be a “Sport of the Week’’ as a lot correctly termed “Sport of the Weak,’’ primarily based on the 2019 standings with the Bengals coming off a 2-14 season and the Chargers 5-11. This sport’s draw, nonetheless, is all in regards to the beginning quarterback for the Bengals — No. 1-overall draft choose Joe Burrow, who’ll begin his first sport as a professional after a dynamic school profession at LSU. As with each quarterback who’s picked No. 1 general, all of us marvel if Burrow is the NFL’s subsequent nice quarterback. In Might, Burrow had a precious dialog with former Colts and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, additionally a No. 1-overall choose who went to a dropping franchise. Manning, a direct starter in Indianapolis as a rookie, survived early bumps and have become one of many best quarterbacks of all time and a sure Corridor of Fame entrant when he’s eligible. “I felt like we had been in very comparable conditions coming in, and he felt the identical,” Burrow informed reporters in July....
    On the surface, this doesn’t figure to be a “Game of the Week’’ as much as it should be termed “Game of the Weak,’’ based on the 2019 standings with the Bengals coming off a 2-14 season and the Chargers 5-11. This game’s draw, however, is all about the starting quarterback for the Bengals — No. 1-overall draft pick Joe Burrow, who’ll start his first game as a pro after a dynamic college career at LSU. As with every quarterback who’s picked No. 1 overall, we all wonder if Burrow is the NFL’s next great quarterback. In May, Burrow had a valuable conversation with former Colts and Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, also a No. 1-overall pick who went to a losing franchise. Manning, an immediate starter in Indianapolis as a rookie, survived early bumps and became one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time and a certain Hall of Fame entrant when he’s eligible. “I felt like we were in very similar situations coming in, and he felt the same,” Burrow told reporters in July. “He just gave me a...
    The Jets rookie cornerback began to realize what was going on when he would Google his name and another football player’s face would show up. It was only after he entered more details about his life — like his hometown or his college — that he could find his own image and what was being written about him. “That’s when I knew, ‘Damn, I’m going to be in the shadow of this Lamar Jackson forever,’ ” cornerback Lamar Jackson said last week. Every rookie in the NFL is trying to make a name for himself. For Jackson, an undrafted cornerback out of Nebraska, that will be especially difficult. The “other” Lamar Jackson is coming off an MVP season with the Ravens, is featured on the cover of “Madden 21” and looks like he could be one of the faces of the NFL for the next two decades. The Jets’ Jackson is trying to make the team. The 22-year-old has been running with the second team during practices in training camp. He is a long shot to make the roster when...
    Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol has a cannon. Move over, Drew Lock. Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol is the real quarterback the Denver Broncos need. In the fourth quarter of Monday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the 7-foot-2 center gathered a loose ball pass from a teammate, turned toward the opposite basket and in one fluid motion, threw an absolute laser with one hand that traveled almost the entire length of the court on a rope. Bol’s teammate, Mason Plumlee, was waiting near the opposite basket for the easy fast break layup that put the Nuggets up by one over the best team in the Western Conference. Bol Bol looking like John Elway ???? pic.twitter.com/7bA1O04euO — NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) August 11, 2020 Give Bol Bol his NFL tryoutOkay, so maybe Bol would be snapped in half on a football field with that wiry frame of his, and maybe throwing a basketball is different than a football, and maybe the Broncos have high hopes for Lock this season after wasting away under Joe...
    EA Sports’ “Madden 21” released the ratings of the NFL’s rookie quarterbacks on Thursday. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was rated the highest among the top rookies who were drafted in April. The No. 1 pick of the draft was rated 76 overall. AGENT: RB RAHEEM MOSTERT REQUESTS TRADE FROM 49ERS Burrow’s rating to start the 2020 season was better than the Arizona Cardinals’ Kyler Murray. According to Cards Wire, Murray was rated a 73. Pro Football Hall of Famer Steve Young revealed the ratings to the rookie quarterbacks. TOM BRADY'S TB12 EMPIRE ACCEPTED UP TO $1 MILLION IN PPP LOANS Among the other first-round draft picks, Miami Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa was rated 73, Green Bay Packers’ Jordan Love was rated 71, Los Angeles Chargers’ Justin Herbert was rated 70. Philadelphia Eagles’ Jalen Hurts (68), Indianapolis Colts’ Jacob Eason (63), Buffalo Bills’ Jake Fromm (62), Tennessee Titans’ Cole McDonald and New York Jets’ James Morgan (60) were among the other rookie quarterbacks rated. Lamar Jackson is the “Madden 21” cover athlete for the latest installment of the video-game series. Jackson and...
    Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms is apparently a big fan of Giants quarterback Daniel Jones. The bottom 10 pass-throwers on Simms’ annual Top-40 quarterback rankings does not include Jones — meaning the Giants’ second-year starter has a spot ahead of guys like Case Keenum, Jamies Winston and Nick Foles. Simms, who played QB for the Buccaneers, Broncos and Titans before becoming an NBC Sports analyst and radio host, thinks there’s a tremendous upside to Jones. He was impressed with Jones’ first year in the league, noting that there’s potential for Jones to turn into an elite-level quarterback. “I was blown away by Daniel Jones,” Simms told NJ.com. “It was good to see [coach] Joe Judge start talking about him (earlier this offseason) and saying ‘everybody’s gotta compete for a job’. But, no, no: Daniel Jones doesn’t have to compete against anyone on that team or on that roster. Anyone who is on that roster, I can just tell you: He’s better than them. Daniel Jones, he was the MVP of the Giants last year, to me. It’s not even close.”...
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