Results matching “nfl draft”

Jamaal Williams: I’d really love to be a Packer all my life

The Packers have two running backs headed for free agency and one of them said on Monday that his first choice would be to stay put. Jamaal Williams was a guest on NFL Network Monday and his plans for next month were the main topic of conversation. Williams, a 2017 fourth-round pick who has run [more]

Report: Mike Tomlin diagnosed with COVID-19

Last week, a report emerged from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the Steelers had closed their facility out of caution due to several positive COVID-19 tests. Apparently head coach Mike Tomlin was among them. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reports Tomlin was diagnosed with COVID-19 and is one of the staff members away from the club’s building. While any [more]

Jets will evaluate QBs in the draft before deciding on Sam Darnold’s future

The Jets have a decision to make about the future of quarterback Sam Darnold, but it’s not a decision they’re rushing to make. Before deciding what to do with Darnold, the Jets will evaluate all of the top quarterbacks in the draft, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Those evaluations will include all of [more]

Charlie Weis: Mac Jones has the two most important components of a quarterback

Despite all the great things you’ll hear about all the top prospects for 2021, the NFL draft remains a crapshoot. From rounds one through seven, some guys will thrive and some will fail at the next level. Although more young quarterbacks are landing on the right side of the pass/fail test than ever before, there’s [more]

BYU coach talks up Zach Wilson as an NFL franchise quarterback

BYU quarterback Zach Wilson has increasingly been discussed as the likely No. 2 pick in the 2021 NFL draft, with the Jets positioned to take Wilson, assuming the Jaguars take Trevor Lawrence first overall. BYU coach Kalani Sitake likes that idea. “Draft him, and find out,” Sitake told the New York Post. “I recruited him, [more]

Report: Dolphins have interest in a trade for Deshaun Watson

A Miami Herald report a month ago indicated Deshaun Watson prefers a trade to the Jets over a trade to the Dolphins. That apparently hasn’t deterred the Dolphins from having interest in the star quarterback. Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald reports the Dolphins “expect to be in the mix to acquire Watson if the [more]

Panthers clearing cap space, want to make a run at Deshaun Watson

The Panthers have cut several players this month, creating some cap space that they’d love to spend on Deshaun Watson. Carolina’s moves in the last week have cleared nearly $20 million in cap space, which would be enough to absorb Watson’s 2021 cap hit, and the Panthers plan to make a run at Watson if [more]

Carson Wentz: As one chapter closes, another one begins

Carson Wentz said goodbye to Philadelphia and hello to Indianapolis on Friday night. The quarterback posted a long message on Instagram only a few hours after arriving in the city of his new team. “What a journey,” Wentz wrote in his first public comments since report of the trade Thursday. “More than anything, I will [more]

Will someone make Jaguars an offer they can’t refuse?

Last year, the Dolphins tried to move from No. 5 to No. 1, in order to draft quarterback Joe Burrow. Whatever the Dolphins offered (the specifics still aren’t known), the Bengals said no. This year, someone likely will make the Jaguars an offer for the first pick in the draft, in order to take Trevor [more]

The Jared Goff, Carson Wentz contracts become a cautionary tale

In 2015, the Buccaneers and Titans made quarterbacks Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota the first and second overall picks, respectively, in the NFL draft. Both finished their four-year rookie deals, stayed for a fifth season under the team-held options, and exited as free agents. In 2016, the Rams and Eagles made quarterbacks Jared Goff and [more]

Colts roll dice that Carson Wentz, Frank Reich will turn back the clock

It’s been a wild few years for Colts fans. With the plug unexpectedly pulled on Andrew Luck’s career after only seven NFL seasons, Indy has careened from Jacoby Brissett to Philip Rivers and now to Carson Wentz at quarterback. Carson Wentz. If you’d told the average Colts fan a year ago that the team would [more]

Bruce Arians not concerned about canceled Combine: “It’s always been what’s on tape”

Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians is not concerned that the NFL won’t have a Scouting Combine this offseason. Arians said he enjoys going to the Combine most years, but with the event scrapped this offseason, it won’t significantly affect how the Buccaneers evaluate draft prospects. “I think for me, it’s always been what’s on tape — [more]

Eagles plan a QB competition with Jalen Hurts

The Eagles’ decision to trade quarterback Carson Wentz to the Colts paves the way for Jalen Hurts to become the starter in 2021, just as he was at the end of the 2020 season. But the job isn’t being handed to Hurts. Instead, the Eagles plan to bring in competition for Hurts, according to ESPN. [more]

Report: Patriots had no “real interest” in Carson Wentz

The Patriots still need a starting quarterback for 2021. Matthew Stafford wasn’t interested in going to New England, and the Patriots never were in on the Carson Wentz sweepstakes. Michael Giardi of NFL Network reports the Patriots had “no real interest” in acquiring Wentz. That comes as no surprise. It always felt like Wentz was [more]

Report: Steelers close team facility after positive COVID-19 tests

The COVID-19 pandemic forced changes to the Steelers’ schedule in 2020. Now, it has forced the closure of the team facility. The Steelers sent head coach Mike Tomlin, assistant coaches and the scouting staff home Wednesday, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The decision came “out of caution because of several positive COVID-19 tests,” [more]