With just four days until the draft, some decisions are becoming clear while others remain closely guarded secrets. With not enough players deserving of first-round grades to go around, here's how we see Thursday night playing out. Plus, more analysis of Russell Wilson's record-breaking deal, ramifications of the Raiders sending home their scouts and much more from around the NFL.
The new Packers coach insists he doesn’t care about the team’s past coach-QB drama, but he does know that his success will rest on his relationship with his future Hall of Fame quarterback. It’s early days, but LaFleur says they’re off to a good start. Plus, the latest on the Russell Wilson contract situation; 2019 draft risers, sliders and sleepers; and much more from around the NFL.
The 2019 draft is still more than two weeks away, but some quarterback-needy teams might already be thinking about next year (and maybe even the year after)—so here’s a quick look at some of the QBs who will likely be in the ’20 draft class. Also, inside Demarcus Lawrence’s contract negotiations, Josh Rosen showing up for the Cardinals’ offseason workouts, the biggest challenge ahead for Packers new coach Matt LaFleur and more.
Beckham will be with the Browns as the team’s offseason program gets underway, managing the lofty expectations placed on them this year. Plus, Adam Gase discusses something he’s bringing with him from Miami, offensive coaches give their dispatches from quarterback pro days across the nation, a personnel man’s opinion on Josh Rosen’s 2018 season and more.
After grinding through a ninth NFL season and coming out on top, the Patriots tight end leaves the game as an undisputed all-timer. He’s famed for his outsized persona, but those who worked closest with him praise his toughness, his commitment and, most of all, his football acumen.
The Cowboys—loaded with young talent that they want to be able to take care off down road—are an example of why last season’s playoff teams have mostly avoided making a free agency splash so far. Why spend big (read: overpay) in what’s seen as a weak year for free agents?
What’s sure to be a busy week kicks off with Antonio Brown landing in Oakland, Eric Weddle signing with the Rams and plenty of smaller moves in between. Here we comb through AB’s move—the biggest of 2019 so far—break down a complete minute-by-minute of how Weddle’s deal with Los Angeles came together, analyze why the Chiefs would consider trading Dee Ford and much more.
As Kyler Murray Mania continued to swirl, Ohio State’s Dwayne Haskins—under the watchful gaze of his Buckeyes coach—did all the right things at the combine to show NFL teams why he’s the most pro-ready QB, and maybe safest bet, in the 2019 draft. Plus, the latest on Antonio Brown, Nick Foles, draft prospects who helped (and hurt) themselves over the past week, and more.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged for soliciting prostitution at a day spa that’s part of a larger sex-trafficking sting unfolding in South Florida. What does he face next, and how will the league step in? Also, it’s NFL combine week, so we run down the strengths and weaknesses of this draft class, how Haskins and Murray compare to last year’s QBs, who might be the next Gronkowski and much more.
Flores and Taylor—on the sidelines for Super Bowl LIII two weeks ago—share the chaos of transitioning to their first head-coaching jobs immediately after the biggest game of their lives. Plus, three NFL scouts size up Kyler Murray, a look at the settlement of the Kaepernick/Reid collusion lawsuit, one other team that was in on Joe Flacco, franchise tag preview, draft notes and much more at the NFL offseason heats up.
Devin and Jason McCourty sit down with The MMQB to watch tape from Super Bowl LIII and share lessons and analysis from the Patriots’ sixth title in 18 seasons—everything from how a play unfolded to the irreplaceable role that backup QB Brian Hoyer plays in their team. Also, why special teams coaches don’t get more head-coaching job attention, some Sean McVay takeaways, thoughts on the AAF and more.
It’s not getting any easier for New England, which is why the grinding Super Bowl LIII victory—built on mental toughness and brilliant coaching adjustments—is all the more admirable: Over nearly two decades, this team has won in every way imaginable. Plus: What's next for the Rams and Pats, the major rules changes that may be in the works, a review of the Hall of Fame class of 2019, storylines for the draft and much more as we close the book on another season, and look ahead to 2019.
The character and style of the two contenders in Atlanta, in the opinion of one NFL playoff coach who faced them both this year, embodies the state of play in the NFL in 2018—and Matt Nagy details how New England and L.A. will match up on Sunday. Plus, how the Rams’ run is pumping up the L.A. market, the big issues for the runner-up Saints and Chiefs, major movers during Senior Bowl week, and the latest on coaching moves—and that non-call.
After dramatic overtime wins, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are headed to their ninth (!) Super Bowl together, to face off against young Jared Goff and Sean McVay. But the talk today is all about an obvious, game-deciding blown call, and what the NFL must do to address an officiating crisis.
In a year of offensive fireworks, the Saints and Chiefs did it with D, the Rams pounded their way past Dallas and—oh yeah—the creaky old Patriots are headed to the conference title game for the eighth straight year. Plus, the latest draft and coaching news and more as we head into the NFL final four.
The Ravens D shuts down a Baker Mayfield-Browns miracle to send ground-and-pound Baltimore to the playoffs (and Pittsburgh packing), the Eagles get it done and the Vikings don’t, the Colts cruise (and it’s not just Luck), the Jets and Bucs join the teams looking for new coaches as the old year ends and—oh, yeah—there’s plenty more football to be played! Week 17, and beyond ...
With a gutsy comeback win against Pittsburgh, Drew Brees and company solidify their standing as the Super Bowl favorite. Plus, the Colts, Titans, Eagles and Vikings jockey for the playoffs, the latest coaching carousel buzz and more as the regular season hits its climax.
Big Sunday wins by the Steelers, Eagles and Vikings turned the momentum around for teams whose seasons seemed to be slipping away, while the Ravens have fully embraced Lamar Jackson for their run at the postseason. And yes, Baker Mayfield’s Browns have the look of a playoff team—if only they’d gotten an earlier jump on a needed change. Plus notes and nuggets on the coaching carousel, the draft and much more.
The Dolphins pull off a ridiculous last-second win (with some help from Gronk and company), the Bears show 2018 what a defense looks like, Patrick Mahomes summons up more highlight-reel magic, the Cowboys take charge and the rest of the news from a truly wild NFL Sunday.