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J.J. Watt not happy his brother didn’t win defensive player of the year

Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has won the NFL’s defensive player of the year award three times. This year, he was hoping his brother would win it. Instead, Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt came in second to Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who joined J.J. Watt and Lawrence Taylor as the only three-time defensive player of [more]

Chiefs, Packers join Bucs as early betting favorites for Super Bowl LVI

Super Bowl LV has not been in the books for long, but it’s been long enough for sportsbooks to move on to futures betting on Super Bowl LVI. The Buccaneers are not favored to repeat, but they have been installed as one of the favorites to win the NFC. William Hill has the Chiefs as [more]

Panthers reportedly offered first-round pick, Teddy Bridgewater, and more for Matthew Stafford

The Panthers have made no secret of their desire to upgrade at the quarterback position. It was known that they’d tried to trade for Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford. The full terms have now been revealed. Via Adam Schefter of ESPN.com, the Panthers offered the eighth overall pick in the 2021 draft, quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, and [more]

Aaron Donald is the defensive player of the year

For the third time in four years, Aaron Donald has been named defensive player of the year by the Associated Press. Donald is the third three-time winner of the award, joining Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor and Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt. The honor was given out at the NFL Honors show in Los [more]

Brian Daboll is the assistant coach of the year

Bills offensive coordinator Brian Daboll’s season ended earlier than he would have liked, but his work helping the Bills to the AFC Championship Game earned him an award on Saturday night. Daboll has been named the assistant coach of the year by the Associated Press. The award was given out at the NFL Honors show [more]

Report: Packers plan to hire Joe Barry as defensive coordinator

Jim Leonhard didn’t want to become the Packers defensive coordinator and the team has reportedly moved on to a deal with another candidate. Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports that Joe Barry will become the team’s defensive coordinator. Barry was set to join Brandon Staley’s staff with the Chargers as the linebackers coach/passing game coordinator after [more]

Tom Brady tops the list of merchandising sales, Patrick Mahomes is second

Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes will face off in Sunday’s Super Bowl to decide the NFL champion for the 2020 season. The champion in merchandising sales already has been declared. The NFLPA released the latest numbers of merchandising sales for NFL players from the period covering March 1 to Nov. 30. Brady, who changed teams [more]

Tedy Bruschi: Matthew Stafford “not tough enough” to play for the Patriots

Quarterback Matthew Stafford reportedly didn’t want to play for the Patriots. Patriots legend Tedy Bruschi suggests the feeling is mutual. “He’s not tough enough to play here,” Bruschi said Wednesday on WEEI, via Radio.com. “He’s just not tough enough. I don’t think he’s tough enough to be coached hard. Do you realize the mental toughness [more]

Todd Gurley on Jared Goff trade: Another situation where I wasn’t surprised

On this day two years ago, Jared Goff and Todd Gurley were playing in Super Bowl LIII with the Rams. Gurley had signed a four-year, $60 million contract extension just before the start of the 2018 regular season. Goff would sign a four-year, $134 million extension in August 2019. Now neither player will be with [more]

Aaron Donald was shocked by Jared Goff/Matthew Stafford trade

The trade sending Jared Goff from the Rams to the Lions in exchange for Matthew Stafford hasn’t become official yet, but that’s not stopping others from chiming in about the deal. Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald is among those who have shared their reactions to the swap of quarterbacks. Donald was a guest on The [more]

Jared Goff: Detroit, here I come

Neither the Rams nor Lions can comment on the blockbuster trade that will send Matthew Stafford to Los Angeles and Jared Goff to Detroit until the deal becomes official at the start of the new league year. But Goff has given a pair of interviews on the move, saying he’s hopeful it will be good [more]

Shane Waldron expresses excitement over chance to work with Russell Wilson

New Seattle Seahawks offensive coordinator Shane Waldron will get his first chance to call plays in the NFL with Russell Wilson as his starting quarterback. Wadlron, in speaking with reporters for the first time since accepting the job with Seattle last week, said he’s excited at the prospect of working with the eight-time Pro Bowl [more]

Jared Goff “hopeful” trade is “so good for my career”

Jared Goff is proud of what he accomplished with the Rams. The former No. 1 overall choice went 42-27 in the regular season and 3-3 in the postseason. He produced a winning record in each of the past four seasons. He started a Super Bowl. He made two Pro Bowls. He passed for 18,171 yards [more]

Shane Waldron: Seahawks will have balanced offense with attacking mindset

Shane Waldron has been coaching against the Seahawks in the NFC West for the last four years. Now he’ll be calling plays for them as Seattle’s offensive coordinator. During an introductory press conference on Tuesday, Waldron said he plans on the Seahawks being a balanced offense that will create explosive plays. “We want to be [more]

Steve Spagnuolo: I’d like to get another crack at a head-coaching job

When a Chiefs coordinator gets brought up for a head-coaching job, it’s usually Eric Bieniemy. But defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo was once a head coach. And apparently he would relish the opportunity to become one again. “I’d like to get another crack at a head-coaching job,” Spagnuolo said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. [more]

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