The owners once again cut the NFLPA out of the discussions on a major policy, seeding more distrust with the union, leaving Goodell to take the heat (again), and proving that Colin Kaepernick is still the most discussed player across front offices. Plus, five memories of Peter King in the boss’s final week at The MMQB
The Business of Football was all around at the NFL draft. Saquon Barkley is about to ink one of the largest contracts ever for an NFL running back, and Lamar Jackson showed up with just his mother representing him—but that really didn't matter to teams.
The Seahawks’ decision to cancel a workout with the free-agent QB proves once and for all that NFL teams feel Kaepernick is on the wrong end of the talent/activism equation. Plus, how the Cowboys did Dez Bryant wrong with the timing of his release
Will the Giants really trade their star wide receiver? Let’s take a closer look at that situation... Also why Suh and Sam Bradford are business of football hall-of-famers, the likely impact of the rule changes at the NFL owners meeting, a nod to Villanova and more.
The Green Bay Packers are a franchise known for being resistant to change. So how will the front-office re-shaping—Ted Thompson moving into a senior advisor role, and Brian Gutekunst taking over as GM—impact the team? Only time will tell.
Without the Packers QB on the field every week, the NFL is a lesser product as a whole. But to the naysayers who predict the NFL's decline, I say good luck. Also, notes on the upcoming NFL owners meetings (and why Kaepernick should be invited), an opportunity for change in NFL policy and precident, a potential solution for players' social messages and more.
As we'll see when NBA free agency opens, the NFL's way of doing player business varies significantly (and is much less player-friendly) than the NBA's. From the reasons behind player trades to contract guarantees, let's dig into it.