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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 reports that the Dolphins “are not expected” to pursue Brady, in the event he decides to play [more]

Commanders, Ravens, Titans seek interviews with Eric Bieniemy for offensive coordinator

Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy has been unable to land a head-coaching job, but he may have options if he wants to take an offensive coordinator job elsewhere.The Commanders, Ravens and Titans, all of which currently have offensive coordinator vacancies, have all requested interviews with Bieniemy, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. The Jets [more]

David Long: Of course I’d love to stay in Tennessee, but that’s not my decision

The Titans made linebacker David Long Jr. a sixth-round choice in 2019. In his four seasons, he made 230 tackles, four interceptions, 14 pass breakups and two forced fumbles.Long now is headed toward free agency this spring.“Of course I’d love to stay here,” Long said, via Jim Wyatt of the team website. “I think I [more]

The current hiring cycle is making the Brian Flores case stronger

With the one-year anniversary of the filing of the landmark Brian Flores race discrimination litigation against the NFL looming, the current hiring cycle is only making the case stronger.We still don’t know where the case will unfold. Will it happen in open court, where justice is dispensed equally — a prospect that those who face [more]

Chargers interviewed Luke Steckel on Thursday

The Chargers confirmed Thursday that they interviewed Luke Steckel for their offensive coordinator position.The Chargers are looking for a replacement for Joe Lombardi, who they fired, along with quarterbacks coach Shane Day, on Jan. 17.They also have interviewed Rams assistant head coach Thomas Brown, Vikings assistant quarterbacks coach Jerrod Johnson, Rams senior offensive assistant Greg [more]

Lawyer representing Steve Wilks: “There is a legitimate race problem in the NFL”

When Panthers owner David Tepper made Steve Wilks the interim head coach on October 10, Tepper was asked whether Wilks had a shot to keep the job beyond 2022.“If he does an incredible job, he has to be in consideration,” Tepper said.Wilks arguably did an incredible job. He forced the team into playoff contention. He [more]

Tom Brady and the Detroit Lions could be an interesting combination

During Tuesday’s PFT Live, Chris Simms and I were spitballing on potential destinations for quarterback Tom Brady, if (as it appears) he intends to keep playing.His testiness, which many regard as contrived, over simply being asked on his own pre-taped podcast for a “timetable” on his decision seems to be (in my opinion) an attempt [more]

Tom Brady gets testy with questions about 2023

It’s not supposed to happen this way on your own podcast.Buccaneers (for now) quarterback Tom Brady, appearing on his Let’s Go! podcast, got testy with long-time friend and co-host Jim Gray, for asking a question far more innocuous than the grilling Gray once gave to Pete Rose.Gray asked Brady whether he’ll play in 2023. Said [more]

Kevin Mawae leaves Colts to replace Trent Dilfer at Nashville high school

Colts assistant offensive line coach Kevin Mawae is leaving the team to take over as head coach at Lipscomb Academy in Nashville, Matt Fortuna of reports. He replaces Trent Dilfer as the school’s head coach.It appeared former NFL tight end Jason Witten was set to replace Dilfer after the former NFL quarterback accepted the [more]

Chargers slated to interview Luke Steckel for offensive coordinator

The Chargers’ list of candidates to replace Joe Lombardi as their offensive coordinator is starting to take shape.Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the team is scheduled to interview Titans tight ends coach Luke Steckel this week. They are also slated to interview Rams senior offensive assistant Greg Olson and they’ve requested an interview [more]

Rob Gronkowski: Tom Brady will join team that “makes him the most excited to play”

Tom Brady‘s football future is currently cloudy with a chance of meatheads.Enter Rob Gronkowski.Brady’s long-time teammate and friend, appearing Saturday night on Brady’s eventual future employer (Fox), offered this observation about Brady’s career moving forward.“Whatever opportunity makes him the most excited to play the game of football, that’s where he will be next year,” Gronk [more]

Report: Titans plan to hire Chris Harris as defensive pass game coordinator

The Titans are bringing in a new defensive assistant coach.Tennessee plans to hire Chris Harris as its defensive pass game coordinator and cornerbacks coach, according to Tom Pelissero of NFL Media.But Pelissero adds that Harris could be an option to fill a defensive coordinator vacancy elsewhere.Harris, who played for eight years, had been with Washington [more]

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