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    Getty Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. It’s been a polarizing season for Derek Carr. He led the Las Vegas Raiders to a 5-2 record to start the season and looked like an MVP candidate. After that strong start, Carr and the Raiders lost three straight games and he didn’t play well. A blowout loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11 led to many fans calling for him to get benched. Carr didn’t get down on himself and threw for 373 yards with a touchdown and no turnovers in an overtime win over the Dallas Cowboys. It was exactly the type of game that he needed to get things back on track. While opinions on the quarterback have been varied for years, Fox Sports’ Colin Cowherd has consistently been high on him. He believes that Carr’s performance against the Cowboys proved that he is a franchise quarterback. “This is a great example of what a franchise quarterback does,” Cowherd said of Carr on The Herd. “[The Raiders] have an interim coach, they had a tragedy in their...
    Getty Jalen Hurts has been the top-ranked quarterback (75.0 QBR) over the past five weeks. Jalen Hurts has started to get some under-the-radar MVP consideration with his heady play over the past four weeks. The Philadelphia Eagles have tailored their offense to the dual-threat quarterback’s strengths, and it’s paying huge dividends. Hurts’ first 15 NFL starts are on par with what Lamar Jackson did as a rookie. He has 4,115 total yards of offense, combined with 29 touchdowns and 209 first downs. He has the best time-to-throw ratio (via Next Gen Stats) in the league at 3.1 seconds. Hurts’ steady leadership was always his biggest intangible so it’s no surprise that many are ready to anoint him the franchise starter in Philly. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport revealed that sources indicated the Eagles will exit from “quarterback derbies” if Hurts keeps playing at a high level. Remember, the organization gave him no guarantees as reports kept piling up about them being interested in Deshaun Watson, Russell Wilson, and Aaron Rodgers. It could be time to put all that speculation...
    Getty Kenny Pickett drops back to pass at Heinz Field. As difficult as it is to move on from a legendary face of a franchise, the Pittsburgh Steelers need to come to grips: Their 39-year-old quarterback Ben Roethlisberger can no longer make the plays necessary to put them in Super Bowl contention. It happens to every team whose quarterback’s name isn’t Tom Brady. But they’ve held out long enough. It’s beyond time for the Steelers to think seriously about who their future at quarterback could be because he’s not currently on the roster. The latest mock draft from Draft Wire has Pittsburgh addressing the issue of aging Roethlisberger with Pitt’s Kenny Pickett at No. 22 overall. Luke Easterling writes: This one just feels too right. The Steelers desperately need a new franchise quarterback, and there’s a stud in their own backyard. This “super senior” has made the most of his extra year of eligibility, and would be the perfect fit. It took Pickett five seasons, but something finally clicked in 2021 and he’s become one of Pitt’s most...
    Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images Cam Newton is returning to Carolina for a second tenure with the Panthers, as the franchise he once led to the Super Bowl is desperate for quarterback help. Panthers reached agreement with QB Cam Newton. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) November 11, 2021 Newton last played for the Panthers during the 2019 season, starting two games before suffering a foot injury. Following the season, the Panthers moved on from Newton and signed Teddy Bridgewater to be their starter. Newton landed in New England, where he was less than spectacular in the task of replacing Tom Brady and was released prior to the start of this season. The Panthers similarly moved on from Bridgewater after one season and opted to give failed New York Jets draft pick Sam Darnold a chance at proving he still had franchise quarterback potential. But with Darnold landing on IR earlier this week, the Panthers quarterback carousel continues to spin, making a desperate reunion with Newton seem like a not so terrible option. Darnold is scheduled to miss the next 4-6 weeks with...
    To be fair, in the fourth quarter of this loss to the Steelers, Mayfield didn't get much help, as there were drops, a key fumble by the usually reliable Jarvis Landry, and inexcusable penalties. Certain quarterbacks can overcome their teammates; Mayfield isn't one of them. But looking at the big picture, while the blue-collar Landry has always been a productive player, the flamboyant Odell Beckham Jr. is now basically a non-factor. This week Odell had a lone catch for six yards. Generally, Mayfield has a strong running game to lean on, but with the Browns generating only 96 yards on the ground, the offense produced just 10 points. Go back to the 2018 draft, when Mayfield was chosen by the Browns. He was one of five quarterbacks selected in the first round alongside Sam Darnold, Josh Allen, Josh Rosen, and Lamar Jackson. From that class, Mayfield is no better than the third-best player. The Browns have a decision to make. Do you commit to a highly lucrative second contract with Mayfield? The Rams faced this dilemma. They signed...
    Getty Broncos Country already knows first-year general manager George Paton isn't afraid to make tough decisions, so could quarterback Teddy Bridgewater be next to be traded? Von Miller was Mr. Mile High, and not just for what he did on the field for the Denver Broncos, but also what he did for the community. But as the NFL could also stand for ‘not for long,’ the trade deadline waits for no one, and Broncos’ first-year general manager George Paton has several decisions to make ahead of the November 2 cutoff. ALL the latest Broncos news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Broncos newsletter here!     The Broncos traded the beloved Miller to the Los Angeles Rams for second- and third-round picks in the 2022 NFL draft, showing that Paton has zero attachment to a Broncos’ roster that he hasn’t really built — save for his own selections in the 2021 draft and minor trades and free-agent signings. Does Paton, who has already shown he’s not afraid to make bold moves, think the Broncos (4-4) are still in...
    Getty Daniel Jones #8 hands the ball off to Saquon Barkley #26 of the New York Giants. The verdict may still be out on if Daniel Jones is truly a franchise quarterback. However, with each passing week, the former Duke Blue Devil inches closer to cementing himself as such. Jones has played tremendous football in the early parts of the 2021 season, no more so than in Week 4’s comeback victory over the New Orleans Saints. Down 11 points with less than seven minutes remaining in regulation, the third-year signal-caller put the team on his back, flaunting the skill and poise of a wily veteran. Jones finished the game with two touchdowns and a career-high 402 yards — 203 of which came on a 14-of-19 showing in the fourth quarter and overtime. His brilliance helped net his Giants their first victory of the year and, at least for the time being, silenced some doubters for arguably the league’s most maligned player.Saquon Barkley on Jones: ‘He’s a Special Player’Running back Saquon Barkley, who capped off Big Blue’s victory with...
    Giants’ Daniel Jones showed flashes of franchise quarterback play, but what does he need to establish himself? Alexander Wilson September 21, 2021 Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on reddit Reddit New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones has been one of the most polarizing players on the team since being drafted in 2019. As the 6th overall selection, Jones had high expectations coming out of Duke, representing a quarterback with intriguing mobility and solid accuracy. The major problem surrounding Jones has been his turnover issues, as he threw 22 interceptions during his first two seasons and fumbled 29 times. However, through two games this season, Jones has only fumbled once, not throwing an interception over 69 passing attempts. So far, he has thrown for 516 yards and two passing touchdowns but has also rushed for 122 yards and two rushing scores. He’s currently the teams leading rusher and is on pace for 4,352 yards, which would completely destroy his previous high of 3,027 yards. In the team’s most recent loss...
    The Circle Season 3 Trailer Teases Burner Accounts and New Twists Trumps stimulus created an incentive for your boss to pay up to $5,250 of your student loans annually Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan is entering his 14th season with the franchise, and it's a time of significant change. Because of the shake-up, Falcons owner Arthur Blank said last year that Ryan would have a chance to leave in 2021, but the Boston College product never considered a move.  © Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan In a recent interview with Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio, Ryan said he loves playing for the Falcons and wants to remain with the franchise "for a long time." "It never crossed my mind," Ryan said. "I mean, I know that there's been lots of that in the NFL right now. A lot of people, specifically at the quarterback position, moving in different directions. And everybody's situation is unique. For me, I never wanted to do that. I love being here. I love being a part of this organization. Arthur...
    Game over: The worst video game movie adaptations The Best Cities for Dog Lovers in 2021 © Provided by NBC Sports Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad Chase Daniel has spent 12 years as an NFL quarterback, almost always as a backup, often getting jobs because coaches believe he can serve as a capable mentor to a younger quarterback. That’s part of Daniel’s job backing up Justin Herbert with the Chargers, but Daniel says Herbert doesn’t need a lot of mentorship. Daniel says Herbert understands all the responsibilities that come with being a franchise quarterback, especially the parts that go beyond throwing a football. “Him and I have had really good conversations about his progression as a quarterback,” Daniel told Jeff Miller of the Los Angeles Times. “I’ve told him, ‘Hey, listen, it’s obviously what you do on the field. But it’s so much more than that. It’s how you treat the guys in the locker room. It’s how you interact with the coaches. How you interact with the cooking staff. How you interact with...
    The Philadelphia Eagles locker room backs Jalen Hurts as the franchise quarterback. It’s less clear if Nick Sirianni and management believe in him too. The biggest question for the Eagles in 2021 has little to do with this season. It’s all about the future of the franchise. Is Jalen Hurts a franchise quarterback? The second-year QB needs to spend the coming season convincing Eagles management that he’s the guy to put their long-term faith in. When it comes to his teammates, that mission is already accomplished. “There is a fast-growing sentiment among #Eagles’ players that Jalen Hurts is undoubtedly the franchise QB. His work ethic, intangibles and overall skill level have captured the entire locker room. Players I’ve spoken with are consistently blown away by Hurts – on/off the field,” Jordan Schultz of ESPN tweeted.Jalen Hurts has his teammates convinced he’s a franchise QB for the EaglesPhiladelphia drafted Hurts last year in the second round out of Oklahoma when they still had Carson Wentz. However, Wentz’s performances dropped off in 2020 and his relationship with the franchise deteriorated. Hurts...
    Josh Allen’s historic contract with the Buffalo Bills sets the young quarterback up for yet another payday, Plus, Aaron Rodgers emerges as a mentor in Green Bay. The Buffalo Bills made the easiest decision facing any team this offseason, securing burgeoning quarterback Josh Allen to a long-term contract, rewarding the face of their franchise and setting the organization up for what it hopes is long-term success. Almost needless to say, though, the iron might never be higher than when Allen gets another chance to strike in 2025. At that point, Allen’s cap number maxes out at $51.8 million, conceivably setting the stage for Buffalo to tear up his deal and write a new contract, for a player who potentially could be among the premier at the most important position in sports by that time. “When you have a best-in-class quarterback coming up for an unparalleled third contract, the rafters just got moved up two stories,” Eldridge explains. “Not only does Allen have an earlier path to that third contract than Patrick Mahomes does, he’s going to get into that third...
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Philadelphia Eagles have been linked to Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson for months. Most recently, earlier this week, NBC Sports’ Peter King wrote that the Eagles are likely to be “in play” for the disgruntled star quarterback.  This comes after ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Mike Tannenbaum both mentioned a couple of weeks ago that the Eagles are a landing spot for Watson, including Tannenbaum saying the team’s interest is an “open secret” around the NFL. READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Reading Fire Department Provides Update On Fatal House Fire We discussed where Deshaun Watson might play this year on @getupespn with @espngreeny and @jfowlerespn. pic.twitter.com/OZ6rpNBPJ0 — Mike Tannenbaum (@RealTannenbaum) July 15, 2021 The Texans have reportedly finally opened up trade talks for Watson, but the Eagles shouldn’t entertain any deal that includes him suiting up in midnight green. Acquiring Watson, who’s currently being investigated by the NFL and authorities with 22 active civil lawsuits filed against him for sexual assault and inappropriate sexual misconduct, would be a new low for the Eagles franchise. The 22 women...
    More from: Steve Serby Yankees lack of hitting hindering hopes of season-changing surge Tyson Etienne honors friends basketball dream by chasing his own This Subway Series loss is damning Yankees commentary Zach Wilson passed first of many Jets tests Woody Johnsons last chance to change haunted legacy is here It is pass-fail now for Daniel Jones. When a franchise moves heaven and earth for the express purpose of giving its franchise quarterback everything he needs to succeed, then it is on that franchise quarterback to stand up and deliver. Jones, blessed as he is with the Eli Manning temperament, offered no excuses during his sophomore slump: not for the Week 2 loss of Saquon Barkley, or the overall absence of quality protestors and playmakers, or the new offense coordinated by Jason Garrett that was not as friendly as advertised, or the hamstring injury that kept him from being a dual threat. He won’t be offering any excuses now, and there are none. Because as training camp arrives for the 2021 New York Football Giants, the future is now for...
    More On: green bay packers Shailene Woodley — and her mom — joins Aaron Rodgers-Packers controversy It’s definitely not about the money for Aaron Rodgers Packers teammate ‘thinks’ Aaron Rodgers will show up to training camp The Aaron Rodgers scenario that Peyton Manning ‘can’t fathom’ The Packers have another potential disaster on their hands. With 2020 NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers’ future uncertain, franchise wide receiver Davante Adams might follow the franchise quarterback out the door as the 2020 first-team All-Pro has broken off long-term contract extension talks with Green Bay, according to multiple reports. The Packers reportedly do not want to make Adams the highest-paid receiver in football. He caught a league-leading 18 touchdowns last year and has made the Pro Bowl four years in a row. After discussing a new contract for months, negotiations have stalled. It now appears the 28-year-old – who is heading into the final year of his four-year, $58 million contract – will be hitting the open market in 2022. Davante Adams (#17) and Aaron Rodgers (#12) have uncertain futures with the Packers.Getty Images Adams – who called a reunion...
    The long-awaited hope of Justin Fields helped one Chicago Bears fan survive after being shot. A Chicago Bears fans was able to beat death after being shot with the hope of seeing Justin Fields star for his favorite team. Scott Morrow, 41, was shot in the early hours of June 20 while walking to his friend’s place in Humboldt Park. While he initially thought of his friends and family while fighting for his life in an ambulance, he then thought about the Bears’ new franchise quarterback. Chicago traded up from the 20s to draft Fields No. 11 overall out of Ohio State in this past spring’s 2021 NFL Draft. “Within a couple moments, I thought well, I’m 41, pretty much all of Chicago has gone our whole lives without even having great prospects for a franchise quarterback, I can’t die before seeing Justin Fields take the field, man,” said Morrow. If Fields is as good as advertised, he can become the best Bears quarterback since Sid Luckman.Chicago Bears fan survives gunshot thanks to hope provided from Justin FieldsWhile the Bears have...
    Rita Moreno on Facing Latina Stereotypes and Tumultuous Relationship With Marlon Brando (Exclusive) How to save on hardwood flooring costs Even after Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson directly stated he never requested to be traded this offseason, CBS Sports' Adam Schein said he "fully expects" the 2021 NFL season will be the last the one-time Super Bowl champion signal-caller spends with the organization.  © Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports Wilson crashed head coach Pete Carroll’s press conference following Tuesday's mandatory minicamp sessions to tell anyone who will listen the two are still on good terms:  "Just letting everybody know we're still friends" - @DangeRussWilson pic.twitter.com/aaFIs6nC0C— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 15, 2021 Still friends ✌️ pic.twitter.com/ayFmDCs3HF— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) June 15, 2021 Both Carroll and general manager John Schneider have repeatedly insisted the Seahawks never came close to trading the greatest quarterback in franchise history, but ESPN's Jeremy Fowler said last Friday things between Wilson and the club could "get very ugly once again" if the Seahawks fail to compete for more than just a playoff berth this fall.  Video: Would...
    Jalen Hurts has weighed in on how he feels about not being named the Eagles starting QB.  A bitter taste that has yet to wash out of mouths in Philadelphia is what happened in Week 17 of last season. Doug Pederson essentially wrote his letter of resignation by benching a healthy Jalen Hurts when he appeared to have the Washington Football Team on the ropes in a game that would have secured a trip to the playoffs for the Eagles. The gnarly taste of tanking still burns, but it’s soothed by knowing that Hurts looks like a franchise quarterback fans in Philly have been desperate for since the departure of Donovan McNabb. Not only does Hurts look like a franchise quarterback, but he continues to act and sound like one too. Hurts spoke to the media on Wednesday and gave a very eloquent answer to a question about commitment from the Eagles coaching staff and not yet being handed the starting quarterback role. “Rent’s due everyday,” Hurts said. “It’s always been that way for me. Always been a get better...
    Why the Chicago Bears continue to insist that QB Andy Dalton will start Usayd Koshul May 17, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditWith a long summer just getting started, the hottest debate of all will be about who the Chicago Bears starting quarterback should be for the 2021 regular season. Fans continue to scream for Justin Fields to start. Through three days of rookie minicamp, Fields has continued to impress, leading to the question: Could Chicago legitimately name Fields the week one starter? The Bears have continued to insist that veteran Andy Dalton will be the starter. On the surface, the Bears plan is simple: Start Dalton for a few weeks, let Fields learn from the sideline before handing the torch off to Fields at some point during the 2021 season. On Sunday afternoon, head coach Matt Nagy reiterated who the starting quarterback would be. Backing Dalton should come as a surprise to nobody, especially since general manager Ryan Pace has also said Dalton is the starter going forward. “As we work through with Justin...
    Chicago Bears admitted their mistakes this offseason Usayd Koshul May 15, 2021 ShareTweetFlipRedditAt the start of the 2021 NFL offseason, uncertainty was one phrase used to describe the Chicago Bears franchise. The Bears had an aging defense, no long-term solution at quarterback, and soured relations with wide receiver Allen Robinson, one of the franchise’s best players. Fast forward to May, the defense may still be getting older, but the Chicago at least has a long-term solution at quarterback in Justin Fields. When looking at the Bears offseason, Chicago admitted its mistakes this offseason, especially head coach Matt Nagy and general manager Ryan Pace. By letting former second overall pick Mitchell Trubisky hit free agency, Pace admitted that the former North Carolina quarterback was a miss. Compared to last offseason, this is a big step forward for Pace as an evaluator because the seventh-year GM is finally learning to cut losses and move on instead of forcing and hoping everything works out. Then there’s Nagy, who many labeled an offensive guru four...
    Aaron Rodgers broke his silence regarding his current saga with the Packers while attending Saturday’s Kentucky Derby. Aaron Rodgers was at the center of attention during the NFL Draft and it appears he will also take up some focus Saturday during the Kentucky Derby. The Green Bay Packers quarterback is attending the event and NBC’s Mike Tirico tried to talk with him about this bizarre saga that reportedly involves Rodgers wanting out of his only NFL home. Rodgers did not speak to the media on camera, but Tirico offered a small quote from his brief interaction. The full quote from NBC’s ⁦@miketirico⁩ after a conversation with still-#Packers QB Aaron Rodgers off camera at the Kentucky Derby. pic.twitter.com/WT5CbE9hWj — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 1, 2021 Aaron Rodgers shares views on current Packers dramaSo here we have Rodgers expressing how much he loves Green Bay’s fans and the franchise itself. However, a report did drop Saturday saying Rodgers wants GM Brian Gutekunst fired. It would appear the love in Green Bay only goes so far. The heart of the issue is...
    Kyle Brandt is all of Chicagoland on Friday morning after the Chicago Bears drafted Ohio State football star Justin Fields. Good Morning Football‘s Kyle Brandt could not have been more fired up the morning after his beloved Chicago Bears traded up to get former Ohio State football phenom Justin Fields in the 2021 NFL Draft. For the first time in a lifetime, the Bears have a drafted a quarterback who can actually be a franchise quarterback. Fields was a sensational college player for the Buckeyes. He won back-to-back Big Ten championships in Columbus, leading Ohio State to the College Football Playoff both times. I mean, look at how euphoric Brandt was on the Good Morning Football set Friday morning. If you’re not fired up to be a Bears fan this glorious Friday morning, I don’t know what to tell you. .@KyleBrandt on the Bears trading up for Justin Fields. pic.twitter.com/GWKEJguaii — Bears Film Room (@BearsFilmRoom) April 30, 2021 Kyle Brandt is every Chicago Bears fan after his team drafted Justin FieldsNo NFL franchise has suffered more futility at the quarterback position than the...
    Noah Centineo Departs Masters of the Universe’ Movie: Report Cases Top 150 Million; Record India Infections: Virus Update Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy survived a regrettable, high-profile mistake in the 2017 draft. Now the franchise has new life. How strange and circuitous this NFL world is, that perhaps, while the NFC North is in absolute upheaval and the division’s best quarterback is wielding a pry bar as he tries to force his way out, the Bears may have somehow become the gold standard of quarterback decision-making overnight? While a general manager who survived a regrettable, high-profile mistake at the quarterback position is not a narrative fit for Disney studios anytime soon, there is something to be said about the Bears’ performance on Thursday night, which resulted in nabbing Justin Fields with the 11th pick. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Ryan Pace and Matt Nagy could not go into 2021 with Andy Dalton as their presumptive starter. It was not in the best interest of the Bears. It was not in their own personal best interests, with pressure mounting each...
    Getty Justin Fields It finally happened. The Chicago Bears have added their first quarterback via the NFL Draft since taking Mitch Trubisky second overall in 2017. In a move that sent Bears Twitter into the stratosphere, the Bears traded up with the New York Giants to select former Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields 11th overall. Chicago sent the 20th overall pick this year, a 2021 fifth-rounder (No. 164 overall), a 2022 first-round pick and a 2022 fourth-rounder to the Giants in order to nab Fields, per Field Yates. Many analysts and insiders had been speculating for months that the Bears could be looking to make a huge move to address the position in the draft, with Andy Dalton’s one-year, $10 million contract reassuring no one that the team had found its franchise quarterback. Fields entering the picture changes that for a city that has been starved at the position for decades. The former Ohio State star will now give Matt Nagy a quarterback with a similar skill set to Patrick Mahomes. Plus, he already has a nickname that...
    Aaron Rodgers is unhappy with the Green Bay Packers. Which teams should take advantage and jump at the chance to trade for the MVP quarterback? The NFL got hit with a bombshell on Thursday as Adam Schefter and Jay Glazer reported Aaron Rodgers might be done with the Packers. The quarterback wants out of Green Bay and there are some teams with major quarterback needs who should help him do it. These are the five teams who have the most incentive to make a trade:New England PatriotsThe Patriots have been rumored to be interested in bringing Jimmy Garoppolo back from San Francisco to head up their franchise. There’s value in that, but it pales in comparison to what landing Rodgers could mean for Bill Belichick and company. The last time Belichick had a Hall of Fame quarterback running his offense, things went pretty darn well for New England.San Francisco 49ersThe 49ers want to move on from Garoppolo and look likely to take a quarterback in the draft to do it. There’s no way Mac Jones or Trey Lance are worth...
    The Minnesota Vikings might emerge from the draft with their quarterback of the future, and there’s an overlooked prospect they can absolutely get. The Minnesota Vikings are heading into a pivotal season in 2021. Another non-playoff season may (and should?) cost head coach Mike Zimmer and general manager Rick Spielman their jobs. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is under contract through 2022, albeit with a path to trade him next offseason if things go that way. As the Vikings consider their quarterback depth chart beyond Cousins, they can’t be inspired by Nate Stanley, Jake Browning or the prospect of re-signing Sean Mannion. Cousins has never missed a start due to injury, but if he were to be injured, the 2021 season would be over from a competitive standpoint. So the idea of the Vikings drafting someone like Kellen Mond or Kyle Trask is a solid one. But with no second-round pick right now, a shift toward later on Day 2 or Day 3 to draft a quarterback is definitely possible.An overlooked Day 3 quarterback prospect the Vikings should targetOne of the notable...
    More On: new york jets Jets NFL Draft preview podcast Jets in position to make bold trade at draft Jets’ special teams possibilities at the draft Sam Darnold’s future with Panthers just got very messy “God knows I need players at other positions, but if a super quarterback is available, I have to take him … and Todd is super. You just don’t find great quarterbacks every day.” — Jets coach Lou Holtz on April 8, 1976, at the Hotel Roosevelt in Manhattan after the Jets selected Alabama quarterback Richard Todd with the No. 6 pick overall. Joe Namath knew the call was coming, so he did a little research. A reporter was calling to talk about the Jets quarterback history since he departed following the 1976 season. “Knowing I was going to talk to you,” Namath said Monday, “I did do some research on the Jets site about the past quarterbacks and who they were … and wow, you have a lot of guys there.” Namath took his final snap for the Jets on Dec. 12, 1976, in...
    Getty Zach Wilson of BYU celebrating post-game! A lot of questions have been raised regarding the likely No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, Zach Wilson of BYU. One of them is completely beyond his control. Wilson was born in Draper, Utah which has a population of 48,000 people. If he’s selected by the New York Jets he would immediately be plugged into the biggest media market in the world. How is a small town kid going to handle that? Before we even really know 100 percent if he’s even coming to the green and white, Wilson has already started doing his own homework. According to NFL Network reporter Aditi Kinkhabwala, the 21-year-old is not only preparing to be a franchise quarterback at the next level. He’s preparing to be the New York Jets franchise quarterback. While it’s true he’s from a small town and a much smaller market, he’s doing what he can to learn as much as possible about what it takes to be a quarterback in the big apple. Wilson spent time speaking with...
    Joe Douglas isn’t on the clock. Not yet. His fate as the Jets general manager — he’s in the third year of a six-year contract — isn’t in potential peril this year, not having just hired a new head coach in Robert Saleh as well as owning the second-overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft and 21 total picks in the next two drafts. No. Douglas is right in the thick of the make-or-break portion of his tenure as the latest Jets general manager to try to lift the fallen franchise from the muck it’s been stuck in for more than a decade. There, however, can be no argument that the pick Douglas is about to make with that No. 2 overall selection Thursday night — that would be BYU quarterback Zach Wilson in case you’ve been off the reservation for the past several months — will shape his legacy and the direction of the franchise for the next five or more years. Wilson’s success or failure will determine Douglas’ success or failure as the Jets general manager. My hope...
    All kinds of damage: Blood samples show effects of wildfire smoke on human health Elon Musk says a 2024 moon landing is doable, and SpaceXs mega-rocket could fly humans in a couple years © Provided by CBS Sports Tom Brady lasted 20 years in New England, which is impressive, but it might not be as impressive as the longevity record that Ryan Griffin could end up setting this year.  The Buccaneers backup quarterback, who signed a one-year deal with the team this week, is on the verge of setting a longevity record that almost doesn't seem believable, but not in a good way. If Griffin makes the roster in 2021, he'll become the first Buccaneers quarterback in franchise history to make the team for seven straight seasons.  If Ryan Griffin makes the Bucs' roster in 2021, he'll be the first quarterback in Tampa Bay history to do so for seven straight seasons. Testaverde and Dilfer were here for six, DeBerg had six over two stints. Hasn't played much, but for sheer longevity, he'll have the record.— Greg Auman (@gregauman)...
    Getty Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy. The Chicago Bears certainly have their work cut out for them, particularly if the latest report about their draft plans has much weight. The Bears currently have the 20th overall pick in the first round of the NFL Draft this year, which isn’t high enough to nab one of the top five available quarterbacks, but they’re apparently working diligently to change that. In his most recent article for Denver Sports Radio’s 104.3 The Fan, longtime NFL analyst John Clayton says the Bears are “competing with” the Denver Broncos and several other teams for the opportunity to move up in the draft to select a franchise quarterback. “Add Chicago to the number of teams trying to trade up for one of the five first-round quarterbacks in the 2021 NFL Draft,” Clayton wrote. “Andy Dalton is the Bears starter. Nick Foles is still on their roster, but Chicago is looking to get their quarterback of the future.” ALL the latest Bears news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Bears newsletter here!...
    NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Douglas and the New York Jets discussed, debated and contemplated every scenario surrounding Sam Darnold. After all the agonizing over the “rabbit holes,” as the general manger called them, the choice to ultimately trade the promising but inconsistent quarterback was a sensible but far from simple solution. “We felt like this was the best decision for the entire organization moving forward,” Douglas said Tuesday, “and hitting the reset button.” So, the Jets are back in a familiar spot: searching for a franchise quarterback after dealing Darnold to Carolina on Monday for a sixth-round pick this year and second- and fourth-round selections next year. New York thought it had its guy only three years ago when then-general manager Mike Maccagnan traded up in the draft to snag Darnold with the No. 3 overall pick. Instead, the Jets will now give it another try — this time with the No. 2 selection. “I would say that’s a fair assessment,” Douglas said when asked if taking a quarterback at that spot is a safe assumption. The increasingly...
    The keys to the Jets kingdom belong to Zach Wilson now, and he will be set up to succeed more than Sam Darnold, former Jets franchise quarterback, ever was. This is the right time and the right place for Zach Wilson if only because Jets GM Joe Douglas will move heaven and earth to support him and new head coach Robert Saleh, because he will be staking his reputation on his new franchise quarterback. Another dawn of another new day in Jetsville: The Zach Attack. Douglas didn’t draft Darnold with the third pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, but barring an unforeseen thunderbolt, he will be drafting Broadway Zach with the second pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. He knows he better get this right, he knows he better not feel compelled to answer calls for his chosen franchise quarterback after three years, because it will be a good bet that the Bros. Johnson will feel compelled to assign somebody else to answer them. Douglas did well fetching second- and fourth-round picks in 2022 and a sixth-rounder in 2021 for...
    More from: Steve Serby Jalen Suggs parents not surprised by his March Madness heroics Jalen Suggs has chance at magical Gonzaga encore Gonzagas bid for perfection still alive after instant classic UCLAs only edge may give it a chance to beat Gonzaga Scott Drews incredible Baylor rebuild has its validation The keys to the Jets kingdom belong to Zach Wilson now, and he will be set up to succeed more than Sam Darnold, former Jets franchise quarterback, ever was. This is the right time and the right place for Zach Wilson if only because Jets GM Joe Douglas will move heaven and earth to support him and new head coach Robert Saleh, because he will be staking his reputation on his new franchise quarterback. Another dawn of another new day in Jetsville: The Zach Attack. Douglas didn’t draft Darnold with the third pick of the 2018 NFL Draft, but barring an unforeseen thunderbolt, he will be drafting Broadway Zach with the second pick of the 2021 NFL Draft. He knows he better get this right, he knows he better...
    Aaron Rodgers has been a Packer for life. So far. The quarterback drafted by the Green Bay Packers franchise back in 2005 has become an icon at Lambeau Field.  From bringing back the Super Bowl, to winning multiple MVP titles, Aaron Rodgers has won all that there is to win. Not 37, the QB though is showing no signs of slowing down.  He won the regular-season MVP in 2020 and took his side to the NFC title round where they’d lose to eventual Super Bowl LV champions, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  But despite his recent successes the Green Bay Packers don’t seem to convinced with Aaron Rodgers. At least, their actions suggest so.  Nov 22, 2020; Indianapolis, Indiana, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) passes the ball in the first half against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The franchise has reworked several key contracts in the offseason to relieve some much-needed cap space. But one contract they haven’t touched upon is that of Aaron Rodgers.  Restructuring contracts help teams save...
    The Houston Texans have some sorting out to do. The franchise which was once considered Super Bowl hopefuls with talents such as JJ Watt, DeAndre Hopkins, and Deshaun Watson, find themselves struggling to hold on to their superstars. Hopkins was the first to jump ship ahead of the 2020 season after being drafted to the Arizona Cardinals. Then JJ Watt followed suit. And now star QB Deshaun Watson, the one player the franchise is keen to hold on to, is also close to exiting. The franchise though has been assertive about keeping Watson at Houston. But that too has hit a roadblock. Deshaun Watson has problems of his own off the field which could soon land him in a lot of trouble. How the organization handles that remains to be seen, but as things stand, Deshaun Watson is still keen on leav ing the franchise. And one NFL reporter feels that there’s one QB the Houston Texans could sign in case Watson isn’t on the roster for long. A veteran QB to replace Deshaun Watson The Texans have...
    Mac Jones. AP Photo/Vasha Hunt The San Francisco 49ers paid a king's ransom to move up to the No. 3 pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. Some reports have indicated that the 49ers are interested in Alabama quarterback Mac Jones. If the move fails, the 49ers will be paying the consequences for years to come. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The San Francisco 49ers have made their move. With six weeks to go before the start of the 2021 NFL Draft, the 49ers pushed all-in, trading the No. 12 overall pick, and their first-round picks in 2022 and 2023, as well as a 2021 third-round pick to move up nine slots, receiving the No. 3 pick from the Miami Dolphins. It's a blockbuster move and one that indicates that the 49ers have their sights set on drafting the player that they believe can be their quarterback of the future.The 49ers sound like they might take a big swingAs of late March, the consensus among many experts was that four quarterbacks — Clemson's Trevor Lawrence, BYU's Zach...
    The San Francisco 49ers issued a massive signal of intent by trading up the 2021 NFL Draft ladder. The 49ers acquired the 3rd overall pick in the 2021 Draft from the Miami Dolphins in exchange for the 12th overall pick in the upcoming draft along with several other picks.  The franchise reportedly also parted ways with their 2022 and 2023 1st-round picks and a compensatory 3rd-round pick for 2022. Heavy capital to move up 9 spots in the upcoming draft.  But what exactly is their plan? What could’ve prompted the franchise to part ways with so much draft capital to trade up the ladder? The answer, we believe, is the urge to nab a new quarterback. San Francisco 49ers going all in for a QB This year’s draft class is undoubtedly quarterback heavy. With elite talents such as Trevor Lawrence, Justin Fields, Zach Wilson, Trey Lance and Mac Jones in the fray, a lot of franchises will be looking to address their quarterback woes in this window.  While Lawrence is almost certainly going to be picked by the Jacksonville Jaguars...
    Next1 of 10Prev postUse your ← → (arrows) to browse The 2021 NFL Draft is so close we can feel it, and in our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft, the Arizona Cardinals get Kyler Murray another weapon. The 2021 NFL Draft will take place in five weeks, and we recently learned that media and fans, along with a few prospects will be able to attend. That is huge considering where this world was a year ago for the 2020 NFL Draft when Roger Goodell was falling asleep in his basement announcing picks. As we inch closer to round one, let us take a look at our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft. 1 Trevor Lawrence Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars will kick off the 2021 NFL Draft and will surprise nobody by selecting Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence. This is a kid who many believe is the best quarterback prospect we have seen in some time, and he will be expected to change the fortunes of this franchise in a hurry. He is going to have help, as Urban Meyer has...
    Putting to bed rumors surrounding his retirement, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick joined the Washington Football Team ahead of the 2021 NFL season. Picked up by the franchise in free agency, Fitzpatrick signed a one-year, $10 million deal that could potentially go up to $12 million with incentives. The quarterback was brought in by the franchise following their controversial decision to cut veteran QB Alex Smith. Now in Washington though, Fitzpatrick will find himself in a spot similar to what he faced in 2020. Before signing Ryan Fitzpatrick, The WFT extended the contract of QB Taylor Heinicke. While Heinicke’s role was to play back up, he impressed all by putting on quite a show in the side’s 2020 playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Now 28, Heinicke isn’t exactly what many would describe a young prodigy, but his pl ayoff performance has sure helped him burst into the spotlight after spending multiple years on the sidelines. This thus prompts many to ask the question. Who will be Washington’s QB1 one for 2021? Or will they even have a QB1...
    Two women facing charges for allegedly harassing Uber driver in mask dispute Birx joins air purifying company selling Covid tech Throughout the majority of the NFL offseason, Deshaun Watson has maintained the stance that he wants to be traded by the Houston Texans. On Thursday, new Texans coach David Culley spoke with the media and revealed that the franchise is planning for the 2021 season as though Watson will be the starting quarterback. © Provided by CBS Sports Oct 14, 2018; Houston, TX, USA; Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen (17) hands off to running back LeSean McCoy (25) during the second half against the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium. "We are very committed to Deshaun as our quarterback," Culley said on Thursday. "He is our quarterback. He's the only guy we got under contract at this time, right now." Video: Dunlap's release leaves 'huge hole' for Seahawks (NBC Sports) Replay Video SETTINGS OFF HD HQ SD LO Skip Ad During Friday's installment of "Nothing Personal with David Samson," David Samson weighed in on the situation and believes that the...
    Getty Dak Prescott For the first time in 153 days — pre-ankle injury — Dak Prescott held in-person court with the assembled Dallas Cowboys media, anxiously awaiting his return to The Star. And for the first time in his professional life, the newly-minted franchise quarterback addressed reporters as a newly-minted franchise quarterback, a man whose unbreakable perseverance took him from an operating table to the NFL record books. “Overwhelmed with so many different emotions right now. Love, support. The faith that has been put in me by this incredible organization …” Prescott said during a Wednesday press conference. Every step along the way from Prescott’s Oct. 11 right ankle compound fracture and dislocation to the former fourth-round pick touching pen to paper, the Cowboys stood by their organizational cornerstone, vowing to rectify last year’s failed effort to lock down Prescott with a multi-year contract. Long-term discussions weren’t seamless, as it appeared likely that Prescott would receive the franchise tag for a second straight offseason, but owner/general manager Jerry Jones and executive vice president Stephen Jones didn’t blink in...
    Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott gave credit to Alex Smith as his inspiration this offseason. The Dallas Cowboys always knew Dak Prescott was going to be their quarterback of the future. If anything, the 2020 season was a wake-up call to Jerry Jones that the fifth-year quarterback was more valuable than imaginable entering a franchise tag season. Prescott will have a chance to lead Dallas back to a Super Bowl for the first time since Super Bowl 30. With most of the offense paid, they’ll need to be the driving force to contend in the NFC. The Cowboys have their franchise quarterback and he’s keen on contending once more. The team should be thanking Smith for that as well. Next: Ron Rivera reacts to rumor on WFT signing Cam Newton
    Jury selection begins in Derek Chauvin trial. What did the first day reveal about legal strategy, human perception? Biden pressed by banks to extend loan program as expiration looms The Cowboys used their franchise tag on Dak Prescott on Tuesday, but the move was procedural. Dallas did give Prescott the exclusive tag, per ESPN.com’s Field Yates (on Twitter), for the second straight year. However, the two-year saga is still ending. Prescott agreed to a four-year, $160MM extension Monday night. © Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports This move will further protect Prescott against a future tag down the line. A third tag would bump up the quarterback’s price to an astronomical place. A third tag in 2022 would have cost the Cowboys more than $54M. They finalized a deal Monday, rather than have his second tag price — $37.7M — on their books going into free agency. Players have been tagged three times before; Hall of Fame tackle Walter Jones played three seasons on the tag in the 2000s. But the system now calls for a 44% raise from the previous year’s salary. Dak’s extension contains...
    Getty Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz and Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott When the Dallas Cowboys announced details of Dak Prescott’s new contact on Monday, many Philadelphia Eagles fans were dancing in the streets. The record-setting $160 million deal keeps Prescott in the NFC East for at least four years. That’s a bit of good fortune considering the quarterback’s rehab back from season-ending ankle surgery, plus an overwhelming consensus from Eagles fans that Prescott is undeniably overrated. The financials are insane: maximum value of $164 million, including $126 million in guaranteed money, per NFL.com. His deal averages $42 million a year over the first three seasons with $75 million in the first season and a $66 million signing bonus. Prescott also managed to negotiate a no-trade clause and no franchise tag provision, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Full terms on the Dak Prescott contract: 4 years, $160M, up to $164M. He gets a no-trade clause and no tag provision. The guarantee is $126M. Massive. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 8, 2021 There’s one other minor detail...
    NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA – JANUARY 01: Trevor Lawrence #16 of the Clemson Tigers passes against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the second half during the College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2021, in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images) Now that Dak Prescott has finally signed his mega-extension with the Dallas Cowboys, what does the first round of the NFL Draft look like?  The 2021 NFL Draft is next month, and we are already starting to see so many big transactions all over the NFL landscape. On Monday, Dak Prescott was finally given the contract he deserves and will be the Dallas Cowboys franchise quarterback for the foreseeable future. With weeks left before the draft, we dive into our latest 2021 NFL Mock Draft, a draft that sees the Cowboys get Prescott some much-needed protection. 1 Trevor Lawrence Quarterback, Jacksonville Jaguars The Jacksonville Jaguars hold the No. 1 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft, and there is little doubt of who they will take to kick off...
    FRISCO, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas Cowboys agreed to terms on a new contract with quarterback Dak Prescott on Monday, March 8. The team said further information and details will be released at a formal press announcement on Wednesday. Multiple sports media sources are reporting it’s a four-year-deal worth around $160 million with a guarantee of $126 million. There was concern if the Cowboys didn’t sign Prescott to a long-term deal, he would leave as a free agent after playing one more year for Dallas under the franchise tag. The deal comes less than 24 hours before the franchise tag deadline. Had Prescott played on a second franchise tag this year, his salary would have been around $37 million.
    #ChooseToChallenge is the theme for International Womens Day 2021. Heres what you should know. The #MyFreedomDay pledge Perhaps Cowboys receiver CeeDee Lamb said it best. Youre messing with culture: Cowboys stars, past and present, talk Dak Prescotts contract For The Win See more videos SHARE SHARE TWEET SHARE EMAIL What to watch next Raiders Derek Carr, Thunderbirds help kick off NASCAR race in Las Vegas KTNV Las Vegas, NV Adaptive CrossFit athlete, Jedidiah Snelson, competing in the first Adaptive Open KIVI Boise, ID VIDEO: Car smashes into martial arts studio in southwest Charlotte WBTV Charlotte Gamecocks celebrate back-to-back SEC Tournament titles Columbia WIS TV Meghan Markle, Prince Harry sit-down with Oprah Winfrey could be bigger ratings grab than the Super Bowl Fox Business Commentary: Underrated WR Tim Patrick one of Broncos best players to start 2020 KUSA-TV Denver We need the help: Unemployed Floridians anxiously wait for stimulus bill to be signed WTSP-TV Tampa-St. Petersburg RAW: Massive fire at Wholesale Hardwood Interiors in...
    Newsom strikes school reopening deal with California lawmakers Senate braces for brutal debate on Bidens COVID-19 aid bill If there’s one thing you can always count on when it comes to sports media, it’s that Colin Cowherd will find any reason to criticize Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield. © Provided by For The Win File Photo The Fox Sports personality has been going at Mayfield ever since his college days at Oklahoma. And no matter what Mayfield does, Cowherd will come up with a way to take a shot at the Browns quarterback. It’s beyond parody at this point … really. On Wednesday night, Mayfield tweeted that he and his wife had seen a UFO, which was a bit weird and inspired some jokes from NFL fans. One tweet in particular from Browns superfan McNeil mocked how Cowherd would have reacted to the Mayfield UFO sighting. “I just don’t like my franchise quarterback having alien encounters in the offseason. You know where you don’t have UFO sightings? The film room. Why do you think you don’t hear Tom Brady...
    32 rock stars when they were young 5 Unexpected Work-From-Home Jobs You Can Do Right Now Now that we’re entering the heart of the 2021 NFL offseason, the three most successful quarterbacks selected in the first round of the 2018 draft are garnering buzz about potential long-term contract extensions. © Provided by The Comeback Josh Allen of the Buffalo Bills, Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns are all now eligible for extensions or entirely new deals, so you can probably expect an offseason chock-full of speculation regarding the contract status of all three players. That was the case when Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs and Deshaun Watson of the Houston Texans finished up their third seasons in 2020, and those two are now the highest-paid players in the league. It was also the case when Jared Goff and Carson Wentz became extension-eligible in 2019, and they too cashed in with their respective entry-level teams, the Los Angeles Rams and Philadelphia Eagles. And that’s where the cautionary tale kicks in. While...
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