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Packers, Jets make progress toward an Aaron Rodgers deal

The most tangible evidence yet of a thawing of the ice between the Packers and Jets came on Monday, when Green Bay G.M. Brian Gutekunst admitted his team won’t necessarily get a first-round pick for quarterback Aaron Rodgers. That statement fairly can be interpreted as an indication that the Packers finally have abandoned their insistence [more]

Jim Irsay anticipates finality with Commanders by October 2023

With Commanders owner Daniel Snyder close (supposedly) to selling the team, his partners have tapped the brakes on the possibility of throwing him out.But they nevertheless expect that Snyder will walk away on his own, sooner than later.“A lot more could be known by May,” Colts owner Jim Irsay said Monday, via A.J. Perez of [more]

Despite signing Jimmy Garoppolo, Raiders don’t rule out drafting a QB in the first round

The Raiders signed Jimmy Garoppolo to a contract that includes $33.75 million in guarantees. He is their quarterback for the next two seasons. But the Raiders haven’t ruled out drafting a quarterback in the first round.They are doing their due diligence on the top prospects“If we feel like the guy is worth it, we would [more]

Can Bill Belichick survive another non-playoff season? Robert Kraft doesn’t directly answer the question

Patriots owner Robert Kraft said plenty of interesting things during a press conference in Arizona on Monday. What he didn’t say was perhaps even more interesting.Consider this question: “You guys have posted a losing record two of the last three seasons . . . if that happens again, could Bill [Belichick’s] job be in jeopardy, or [more]

Aaron Hernandez’s brother is arrested for throwing a brick at ESPN headquarters

Dennis Hernandez, the brother of deceased NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez, was arrested last week.Via, the 36-year-old Hernandez allegedly threw a brick at ESPN’s headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut.Attached to the brick was a note: “To all media outlets. It’s about time you all realeyes [sic] the affect media has on all family members. Since [more]

Brian Gutekunst tried to call Aaron Rodgers “many times” this offseason, with no response

As usual, there’s two sides to every story.Regarding the inevitable divorce between the Packers and quarterback Aaron Rodgers, we had previously heard one side. Today, we heard some of the other side.Via Matt Schneidman of, G.M. Brian Gutekunst told reporters at the league meeting in Arizona that the team tried to contact Aaron Rodgers [more]

Brian Gutekunst: Packers won’t necessarily get a first-round pick for Aaron Rodgers

The Packers are ready to move on from Aaron Rodgers, even if they don’t get a first-round draft pick for trading him.Packers General Manager Brian Gutekunst acknowledged in a conversation with reporters today that the Packers won’t necessarily get a first-round pick from the Jets in the Rodgers trade, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL [more]

Brandon Staley on possible Justin Herbert extension: Those talks are ongoing

Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is one of three signal-callers selected in the 2020 draft who seems sure to receive a second contract by the time the 2023 regular season begins.The 2020 AP offensive rookie of the year, Herbert has set himself up for a big payday with his work over his first few seasons, including [more]

Commanders won’t pursue Lamar Jackson

Despite the rumors, the Commanders never had interest in pursuing Lamar Jackson and won’t pursue Lamar Jackson. The quarterback seemed a good fit for the franchise, but if Jackson lands elsewhere, it will be a much farther move from Baltimore.“I’m not sure where it all comes from,” Commanders General Manager Martin Mayhew said Monday, via [more]

Mark Davis: I apologized to Derek Carr for not getting it done

After nine years, the Raiders have a new quarterback.They released longtime signal-caller Derek Carr in February and signed Jimmy Garoppolo earlier this month to start fresh at the position.But as Las Vegas let Carr go, the team’s owner had a message for him.“I apologized to him for not getting it done,” Davis said, via Vinny [more]

Chris Ballard on Lamar Jackson: Anytime a special player is available, you’ve got to do the work

Is there finally a team interested in Lamar Jackson?After the Ravens placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jackson, several teams leaked that they did not have any interest in the 26-year-old quarterback.The Colts, however, did not. And the team reportedly had not ruled out pursuing Jackson.Now Indianapolis General Manager Chris Ballard has made the most [more]

Bruce Arians likes the addition of Baker Mayfield by the Buccaneers

Before emerging from his second retirement in 2019 to coach the Buccaneers, Bruce Arians said he’d return only to coach the Browns — where Baker Mayfield at the time played quarterback.Arians, now the former Buccaneers coach, is very pleased with the fact that the Bucs signed Mayfield.“Great competitor, extremely accurate,” Arians told Ira Kaufman of [more]

Jets have had “productive conversations” in trade talks with Packers for Aaron Rodgers

Jets General Manager Joe Douglas said he’s “optimistic” about a trade for Aaron Rodgers, but the team is not in a hurry to make it happen.The Jets remain at an impasse with the Packers on a deal for the four-time league MVP.“There’s been some productive conversations,” Douglas said, via SNY. “Obviously, we’re not where we [more]

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