At the midseason point, we polled general managers, personnel executives and pro scouting directors from around the league to get their votes for MVP, Rookies of the Year, Coach of the Year and more. Plus, why you should keep an eye on Dez Bryant and Malcolm Butler, and mailbag questions on Gronk’s struggles, the Texans’ success, Jason Garrett’s future and the best city for a hypothetical expansion franchise
First things first—Cowboys COO Stephen Jones maintains that Jason Garrett and the rest of the staff are not coaching for their jobs. But the 2–3 Cowboys face a crossroads with their conservative offense, and there are four obvious areas that need improvement. Also, other pro players with crucial games this weekend, a spotlight on two college players and answering your mail.
It only took a few plays against the Chargers for Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to show off what he’d learned in his season as a backup—and how there’s still plenty of room for positive growth. Also, five players to watch after an eventful Week 1, a few names to follow in college football on Saturday and answering your questions.
And how Anthony Lynn and the Chargers are dealing with them. Plus, early reviews are strong on one rookie QB; an area where the Eagles could be more improved; and why the Cowboys think Dak could be better without Dez. Plus, a move that shows the players are preparing for a 2021 work stoppage
A look at the why and how behind the league’s controversial new policy, and what looks to be an early and obvious mistake. Plus, notes from around the league on Kirk Cousins’ start in Minnesota, Ryan Tannehill’s return, Zack Martin’s upcoming and likely market-setting deal, a lesson to remember as Manziel tries to make it back and much more
The soon-to-be-official sale of the franchise to David Tepper didn’t go according to plan for Jerry Richardson nor the NFL. Other sections include: Jason Witten’s TV advantage; the NFL’s stance on gambling; the budding Gruden-Carr relationship; and more
New York showed the world what it thought about its veteran leader when it passed on a QB in the draft, and the new head coach led the charge. Other sections include: Lamar Jackson’s turning point; early word on 2019 quarterback class; impact of Matt Ryan contract, and much more.
All the secrecy will be outed Thursday night as Round 1 finally unfolds. Here’s one last look at what each of the teams is thinking heading into the event in Dallas. Other sections include: how Baker Mayfield bounced back; what changed for Gronk and Odell; a psychological assessment of the draft quarterbacks; and more
The revived Raiders coach exudes exuberance as his team’s first practices near. Here are five things Gruden shared in a wide-ranging conversation. Other sections include: draft buzz galore, like why Saquon Barkley might slip; the drama surrounding Tom Brady; why Case Keenum’s at ease in Denver; and more
A trip around the draft rumor mill includes: where the Browns stand two weeks out; Denver eyeing a move down; the Lamar Jackson mystery. Other sections include: the big step taken by Odell Beckham; why Aaron Rodgers’ next contract might not be easy; the draft’s other Allen; and much more
The 32-year-old head coach will work with a team big on talent, but big on potential problems too. Why he’s confident it will work. Also, Dez Bryant on the brink, Lamar Jackson’s strange draft season decision-making, what RG3 brings to Baltimore, a draft prospect drawing Ray Lewis comps, high praise for Baker Mayfield and what Johnny Manziel is doing right