Compared to their NBA and MLB cohorts, NFL players have it rough. Their short careers in a violent sport include nonguaranteed contracts and restrictions on free agency—and owners have always had the upper hand. For one forgotten moment four decades ago, though, the union had the NFL on the ropes ... and blew it. With players once again readying for labor war, the lessons of that battle matter more than ever.
Douglas on why he took the job, why he has confidence in Adam Gase, and what's next for the Jets after a wild month. Plus, Pat Bowlen's legacy, the first-ever Black Quarterback Club Summit featuring Deshaun Watson, Kyle Rudolph on his new contract, more details in the Texans-Patriots GM battle over Nick Caserio, a breakout player in Green Bay, the Ravens' new speed, and one more reason everyone loves Sean McVay.
The 2019 position rankings series continues with running backs, including our top 10 ranking, big-money backs of 2020, the advantage of two-back sets, the myth of 'establishing the run' to set up play-action and much more.
Ex-teammates and coaches tell appalling stories of sexual deviance, years before he was convicted of raping a 58-year-old homeless woman. The disturbing crimes and dark past of a former football star and son of football royalty.
Wentz’s contract extension has been in the works for several weeks, and it has an impact on the Eagles’ offseason moves, before it was even agreed upon. Also, here’s what we know right now about the Patriots’ tampering charges against the Texans, and answering your mail.