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Sean Payton re-establishes formula for high-end coaches who want to change teams

Rarely do coaches finish their contracts and become free agents. More frequently, but still not all that often, coaches walk away from a contract with remaining years and resurface elsewhere.The latest coach to leave one team and land elsewhere, Sean Payton, re-establishes the formula for high-end coaches who want to move on. For Payton, it [more]

What will the Jets do with Zach Wilson?

After a disastrous Thursday night start against the Jaguars in December, it appeared that the Jets and quarterback Zach Wilson were headed for Splitsville. Since then, suggestions have emerged that the Jets will keep the second overall pick from the 2021 draft.The latest report along those lines comes from Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com, who writes [more]

Aaron Rodgers says he’s “not going to San Fran”

On Wednesday, the 49ers said they don’t plan to pursue any high-profile veteran quarterbacks this offseason. On Thursday, one specific high-profile veteran quarterback said he won’t be joining the 49ers.Aaron Rodgers, at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, said when asked for any news said, “I’m not going to San Fran.”Two years ago, it was an [more]

Will Tom Brady re-sign with the Buccaneers for cap purposes?

Tom Brady is gone from Tampa Bay. He leaves behind a championship legacy — along with a $35.1 million cap charge for 2023.That’s not money the Bucs owe Brady. It’s cash the Buccaneers previously have paid, using the available devices to kick the can into future years.As to Brady’s deal, the chickens are now coming [more]

Aaron Rodgers: Nathaniel Hackett is my guy, he made it fun

The Jets’ decision to hire Nathaniel Hackett as their offensive coordinator added fuel to speculation that they will make an attempt to trade for Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason and Rodgers’ relationship with Hackett came up during a Tuesday appearance on The Pat McAfee Show.Hackett was the offensive coordinator in Green Bay when Rodgers [more]

Report: “Many” close to Tom Brady think it’s “likely” he’ll play

Tom Brady gets testy when asked about his plans for the future. Those close to him aren’t quite as standoffish.Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that “many” close to Brady think it’s “likely” he’ll play in 2023.The great unknown is where. The Buccaneers are in play, despite a widespread belief that Brady will [more]

Who will be the 49ers’ starting quarterback next season?

As of Sunday morning, 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy was potentially one game away from securing his status as the team’s starter for 2023, and possibly beyond. As of Monday morning, who knows who the quarterback of the 49ers will be?The two quarterbacks under contract are Purdy (three more years) and Trey Lance (two, plus a [more]

Report: Dolphins “not expected” to pursue Tom Brady

Not long ago, we pointed out that signing with the Dolphins is “definitely on the table” for soon-to-be free agent Tom Brady. The feeling may not be mutual.More accurately, it’s not “expected” to be mutual.Adam Schefter of ESPN.com reports that the Dolphins “are not expected” to pursue Brady, in the event he decides to play [more]

Rams announce Mike LaFleur hiring

The Rams announced the hiring of Mike LaFleur as their new offensive coordinator.LaFleur replaces Liam Coen, who left to return to the University of Kentucky as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.LaFleur spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator for the Jets, having followed Robert Saleh there from San Francisco. LaFleur was the 49ers’ [more]

Will Aaron Rodgers land with the Jets?

Last year, when the Broncos hired former Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett to serve as the team’s new head coach, many believed that the Broncos next would land quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Many also regard it as not coincidental that, only hours after Rodgers announced a plan to stay in Green Bay, the Broncos struck a [more]

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