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Vontaze Burfict wants to play in 2020

Free agent linebacker Vontaze Burfict is hoping some team will take a chance on him this season. Burfict, who was suspended for the final 12 games of the 2019 season, has been reinstated and is eligible to play this season, and he does want to play, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network. Last year [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2020 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. 1. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott 2. Saints [more]

John Ross thinks Bengals can “flip the script” like the 49ers

Bengals wide receiver John Ross has heard the criticisms of the franchise raised as part of the discussion about whether quarterback Joe Burrow should be pushing for a different NFL landing spot and his response is for people to have a longer memory. He isn’t talking about the team’s five playoff trips from 2011-2015, either. [more]

Browns still deciding whether Alex Van Pelt or Kevin Stefanski will call plays

Alex Van Pelt’s roles are clearly defined. He will serve as both the quarterbacks coach and the offensive coordinator with the Browns. It remains undecided who will call the plays in Cleveland. Van Pelt said Wednesday that new head coach Kevin Stefanski has not decided whether he or Van Pelt will serve as play-caller. “I [more]

If Joe Burrow wants to play for the Bengals, why hasn’t he simply said so?

At one point last month, quarterback Joe Burrow provided a broad, blanket assessment of his football future: “Whoever wants to pay me money to play the game of football, I’ll play for ’em, it doesn’t matter to me.” Later in the month, however, that changed in subtle yet critical fashion. After former Bengals quarterback Carson [more]

Solomon Wilcots echoes Carson Palmer’s concerns about the Bengals

The questions regarding whether quarterback Joe Burrow truly wants to play for the Bengals got started during Super Bowl week, when: (1) former Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer said the team isn’t committed to winning; (2) Burrow hired Carson Palmer’s brother, Jordan, to help prepare Burrow for the draft; and (3) Burrow revised his position from [more]

Baton Rouge zoo names baby giraffe after Joe Burrow following naming contest

The probable No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL Draft now has a towering four-legged animal sharing his name. The Baton Rouge Zoo named their newborn baby giraffe “Burreaux” in homage to LSU national championship winning quarterback Joe Burrow following a naming contest. Burreaux, the Cajun spelling Burrow used on the nameplate of his [more]

Former No. 1 overall pick advises Joe Burrow to “pull an Eli Manning”

In 1975, Steve Bartkowski sat where Joe Burrow does today. The Falcons traded with the Colts a few days before the draft and selected the Cal quarterback with the No. 1 overall choice. The Falcons were bad before Bartkowski got there. They were bad for three years after he arrived and won only one playoff [more]

Joe Burrow on Bengals: If they select me, they select me

Joe Burrow surely wants to go first overall. What NFL draft prospect doesn’t? But does the LSU quarterback want to go to the Bengals? That has become the subject of speculation after some recent comments by Burrow and the fact that Jordan Palmer, the brother of Carson Palmer, is serving as Burrow’s private quarterbacks coach [more]

XFL quarterback depth gets early test

One of the main problems for minor league football operations has been finding competent quarterbacks, to create enough offense to keep things interesting. The XFL was already struggling with that, and is already dipping into the depth in Week Two. According to Joey Knight of the Tampa Bay Times, Vipers quarterback Aaron Murray is out [more]

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