Last summer the Jaguars benched Bortles for the third preseason game, and many thought they were ready to roll with Chad Henne. Instead, Bortles rallied, won back his job and the support of his teammates, and had his most efficient and winningest season yet. Now, Jaguars coaches think he’s in for even bigger things. Plus, mailbag questions on Khalil Mack’s ETA, Seattle’s front office, the Rams’ next evolution and more
Five years ago, Brian Gaine was envisioning a chance to work with Bill O’Brien one day. Now, it’s reality for the Texans’ first-year GM. So far, the duo is in sync, with a talented roster and high expectations in Houston. Plus, Jalen Ramsey and Doug Marrone’s culture in Jacksonville, Frank Reich’s designs for Andrew Luck, Darnold vs. Mayfield after one preseason game, and Lamar Jackson in 2018?
There were times when he wondered if he’d ever play again, but 19 months removed from his last pass in an NFL game the Colts QB looks like he never went away. How he got to this point. Plus, mail on why it’s time to get nervous about the Khalil Mack holdout, outlooks for the Chiefs, Bears and Browns, and a Comeback Player of the Year darkhorse
How the four remaining franchise-tagged players can find their contractual roadmap from the Vikings’ QB. Plus, your mailbag questions on picking a darkhorse contender, outlooks for Dallas and San Francisco, and possible expansion
The supplemental draft (multiple players have a chance to be picked this year), officials go to work on the new helmet rule, the deadline for signing franchise-tagged players to new deals, and a nervous holiday weekend for coaches and front offices highlight this time of year. Plus, mailbag questions on who has the deepest roster, the myth of redshirting highly drafted QBs, and the problem with Good Will Hunting
Examining a few unanswered questions about how pro football will respond in the wake of the recent Supreme Court decision. Mailbag items include: reader thoughts on Matt Patricia story; an optimistic Browns fan checks in; reaction to the Matt Millen story; and much more.
With free agency and the draft in the rearview, here’s a quick look at how every team fared. Plus mailbag questions on Josh Allen’s social-media history, Cleveland’s unnecessary secrecy, the rookie wage scale and more
Los Angeles continues to load up; New England now has opportunity to reshape franchise future; and the Giants-Beckham situation clears up. Plus mailbag items on rich kids in the NFL, a possible two-quarterback-draft strategy for Cleveland, the helmet-lowering rule and much more