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    Getty Derek Carr of the Las Vegas Raiders. The Las Vegas Raiders have finally broken Derek Carr. The quarterback has had just two winning seasons in nine years with the team. He’s consistently done his best to keep his composure amid chaos and controversy. Sunday’s 25-20 loss to the Indianapolis Colts may have been the final straw for Carr. He was visibly upset after the game and even broke down in tears in his postgame press conference. It was a tough scene to watch and it’s clear that Carr cares. However, that care hasn’t led to many wins. Unless the Raiders go on a huge win streak the rest of the season, there will be a fall guy or two for this disaster of a season. Carr is a strong candidate to be that fall guy. If the season ended today, the Raiders would have the No. 2 overall pick in the draft. That would put them in line to add one of the top quarterback prospects. Right now, that appears to be Alabama’s Bryce Young and Ohio...
    Getty Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts led his team back from a 14-0 deficit to stay undefeated on the season. The question of a contract extension for Jalen Hurts is more a matter of when than if at this point. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback has exceeded expectations through six games, with a perfect 6-0 record as the ultimate bargaining chip as the two sides get ready to hit the negotiating table. Heavy’s NFL Insider Matt Lombardo has been tracking Hurts’ progress and sees a “massive” financial commitment on the horizon. In his latest Heavy in the Trenches column, Lombardo spoke to multiple agents, executives and salary cap analysts to find out what the market value might be for the MVP candidate. The going rate for “elite” quarterbacks is about $50 million annually, which is a good place to start. Hurts is in the third year of a rookie deal that pays him a pittance of $1.082 million in 2022. He’s not eligible for a pay bump until February and the conclusion of the 2022 campaign. Here is how Lombardo’s...
    Getty The Buccaneers could look at Washington State QB Cameron Ward in next year's draft. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may be looking at their next quarterback after the Tom Brady era. As Brady’s retirement becomes a realistic possibility following the conclusion of the 2022 season, the Buccaneers may have to look towards the 2023 NFL draft for their next franchise QB. According to Pro Football Network’s Ian Cummings, Tampa Bay could find their future quarterback in Washington State’s Cameron Ward. Cummings projects the Buccaneers to select Ward with the 27th overall pick — that would be right before the Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles from the NFC side — and argues that the 20-year-old quarterback’s “elite arm elasticity” is a reason why Tampa Bay would consider drafting him towards the end of the first round. “Ward is trending up with the Cougars, and his physical talent is clearly evident,” says Cummings. “He’s a quick athlete for his size with good corrective mobility, but his elite arm elasticity is what’s truly alluring. Ward can throw from any angle...
    Getty Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll could be getting a long-term answer at quarterback. The Seattle Seahawks may have figured out their quarterback position for the 2022 season thanks to a record-breaking start from Geno Smith. However, if the Seahawks plan to become a playoff contender once again, then they’re going to need a long-term answer under center. In their latest 2023 NFL mock draft, Ian Cummings with Pro Football Network gave picks for what the first round could look like if quarterbacks Anthony Richardson and Tyler Van Dyke were to return to Florida and Miami respectively. Quarterbacks still went early, however, with the Houston Texans taking C.J. Stroud with the No. 1 overall pick just before the Seahawks snagged Heisman Trophy winner Bryce Young. “Luckily, the Seahawks may be in position to add that long-term answer in the 2023 NFL Draft,” Cummings said. “Bryce Young may fall on some boards due to his size…Even so, however, he hasn’t suffered an injury in college, and he consistently fights through adversity to bring his Crimson Tide to victory....
    Getty Quarterback Matt Ryan is entering his first season with the Indianapolis Colts. Quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady are among the favorites to win the NFL MVP in 2022. Of the sleeper choices, young signal callers Justin Herbert and Jalen Hurts are two of the more popular picks for this season’s MVP. But one NFL insider says don’t sleep on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Matt Ryan. Heavy senior NFL reporter Matt Lombardo surveyed about a dozen current NFL players, coaches, scouts and executives “for their thoughts” on the upcoming season. The Buffalo Bills and Los Angeles Rams officially kick off the 2022 campaign on September 8. Of those surveyed, one league insider choose Ryan as their choice for MVP among candidates “that aren’t being talked about enough.” One surveyor also chose the Colts as their “sleeper team that will defy expectations.”Ryan Going for Second MVP AwardRyan already won the NFL MVP award in 2016 — the same season he led the Atlanta Falcons to the NFC Championship. Over the last 30 years, six players,...
    Getty Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll could get a new quarterback in 2023. The Seattle Seahawks head into the 2022 season without a clear answer at who will be the long-term replacement for superstar quarterback Russell Wilson. That future franchise quarterback might not be on the roster right now, but general manager John Schneider could find a successor in the near future. Luke Easterling with Draft Wire gave his update 2023 NFL mock draft heading into the preseason, with Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud going first overall to the Houston Texans. The Seahawks were still able to land an elite QB of their own, however, taking Alabama’s Bryce Young with the third overall pick. “The Seahawks don’t have a starting-caliber quarterback on their roster after trading away Russell Wilson, and finding one will be their top priority next offseason,” Easterling said. “Young might be undersized, but he’s still got all the mental and physical traits to be a franchise passer.” The two-round mock draft also featured the Seahawks taking Georgia EDGE Nolan Smith, South Carolina cornerback Cam...
    Getty Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud will be a top target for the Seattle Seahawks in 2023. The Seattle Seahawks have been put under the microscope all offseason as media members and fans alike monitor the team’s quarterback situation. If the team doesn’t make a big move for a QB before the start of the 2022 season, then the Seahawks front office is likely to start heavily monitoring prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft. Mike Renner with Pro Football Focus gave out his list of 2023 NFL Draft prospects that each NFL franchise should be watching. When discussing the Seahawks, Renner made the case for the team to keep an eye on Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback C.J. Stroud. “The Seahawks will firmly be in the mix for the top quarterbacks in the 2023 class, and that means they’ll have their eyes on Stroud all fall,” Renner said. “He earned a 92.2 overall grade in his first season as a starter…He’s much more of a traditional pocket passer that Seahawks brass seemingly lamented Russell Wilson for not being.”C.J....
    Buford quarterback Dylan Wittke (class of 2023) received top scores at the Elite 11 Combine at the Orlando regional on March 13th and Peachtree Ridge quarterback Hayden Thompson (class of 2023) took first place in the Elite 11 Pro Day at the Atlanta regional on April 3rd and was named Elite 11 Golden Gun winner for class of 2023. The two men share a very important thing in common – both have been coached by Gwinnett County legendary QB trainer, Earl Williams, owner of Georgia Sports Performance in Suwanee.   “I am really proud of these boys” said Williams, “They work hard on and off the field. Winning these competitions is a byproduct of that work, and it is an impressive one. Elite 11 is the premier quarterback competition in the United States, so I couldn’t be happier for both of them.”   Thompson, who also plays quarterback for Williams’ Team GSP 7v7 in the off season stated, “From day one of training with Coach Earl, I knew I was...
    When Ryan Poles spoke in loose terms about goals in free agency, he referenced finding hungry players who are willing to bet on themselves — and new wide receiver Byron Pringle matches that criteria, coming with a background the new Chicago Bears general manager knows well. Pringle said he liked to be one of the first Kansas City Chiefs players in the facility every morning, and that he would regularly pass Poles on his way to or from breakfast, exchanging pleasantries. So, when Poles and coach Matt Eberflus called Pringle to talk about a future with the Bears, the wide receiver knew it would be a good match. “Somebody that would come to work every day ready to compete at a high level,” Pringle said Sunday morning when asked what Poles saw in him. “I don’t care about no numbers. I want that letter at the end of the game, that W.” There is a level of projection involved with Pringle, who caught 42 passes for 568 yards (13.5 average) and five touchdowns last season for the Chiefs. He added...
    Some Language Arts teacher needs to sit the Miami Dolphins coaches, executives and players down for a grammar lecture discouraging the use of double negatives. First it was Tua Tagovailoa saying “I don’t not feel wanted,” when addressing Miami’s months-long pursuit of a trade for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, which concealed layers of tension and resentment that allegedly was brewing between the Tagovailoa, the Dolphins’ 2020 first-round pick, and Brian Flores, the head coach the team fired at the end of the season. Even though general manager Chris Grier said “the door is shut” on Miami’s pursuit of Watson on Wednesday at the NFL scouting combine, when Grier was asked if Tagovailoa can be an elite NFL quarterback, the Dolphins’ top football executive hit the South Florida media with his own double negative, which may have provided a few hints on the state of the team’s quarterback position. “I can’t say he can’t be,” Grier said about Tagovailoa, whose 90.1 passer rating ranked him as the NFL’s 19th best quarterback, positioning him right between Atlanta’s Matt Ryan (90.4) and...
    The most important position in professional sports becomes even more important in the postseason. That much was clear on wild-card weekend, where the team with the best quarterback wound up advancing to next week’s final eight in just about every instance. Four were gigantic mismatches — Tampa Bay and Tom Brady against Philaelphia and Jalen Hurts; Josh Allen and Buffalo against Mac Jones of New England, Patrick Mahomes and Kansas City against Ben Roethlisberger and Pittsburgh and the Rams and Matthew Stafford against Kyler Murray and Arizona. Yes, their supporting casts were all superior, but Brady, Allen and Mahomes all looked like quarterbacks who had been there and done that in mid-January. Stafford got off to a big lead and won his first playoff game, but we’ll wait and see. Hurts and Jones showed their lack of experience, and Roethlisberger was simply hanging on in terms of being a downfield passer. Where Murray is concerned, it gets more complicated based on their late-season fade and the possibility that he’s more of a gimmick than a championship-level...
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    Joe Montana pays Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes the ultimate compliment. Joe Montana is just like us at home watching Patrick Mahomes do things at the quarterback position nobody has ever done before with the Kansas City Chiefs. “That’s sort of the way nobody used to play,” said a laughing Montana to FanSided‘s Mark Carman on the Stacking the Box podcast. “He’s pretty special. They’re lucky they found themselves one, a pretty unique one. He’s one of those guys that when you turn on the TV, if he’s on, you want to watch him. He’s pretty fun to watch. He could probably lay down and throw the ball from his back. He can do just a out anything you want him to do.” “I don’t think so,” said Montana when asked if he’s seen a quarterback play the position better than Mahomes. “When you look at him inside the pocket, outside the pocket, his ability to do things whether he’s running right, running left, doesn’t really matter to him.” Here is the rest of Carman’s conversation with Montana on the Chiefs and Notre Dame football....
    Getty Eagles QB Jalen Hurts has the second-best selling jersey in the NFL after Week 1. Jalen Hurts’ first crack at securing the franchise quarterback role for the Philadelphia Eagles was a wild success. He threw for 264 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1 to earn a passer rating of 126.4. Hurts also ran for another 62 yards on the ground while showing all the poise of a veteran leader in the huddle. He set the bar incredibly high for a Week 2 encore. His 87.9 passing grade was the second-best among qualifying quarterbacks, per Pro Football Focus. And his 89.5 overall grade was tied with Jameis Winston for No. 2 behind Tom Brady. ESPN ranked Hurts as the 11th-best quarterback in the NFL based on Total QBR rating. “Jalen was in complete control the whole game,” head coach Nick Sirianni said of Hurts. “He played a heck of a football game. I’m really happy with the way he played.” "It's Week 1, Round 1, but that's a win and we're going to enjoy it for 24hrs."...
    Fed officials discuss timing of reducing bond purchases S&P 500, Nasdaq aim for record close as investors gauge likely timeline for Fed slowing stimulus Spencer Rattler and Sam Howell were among those helping at the high school event, and they got their chance to show off, too. “He’s just so smooth.” It didn’t take the NCAA quarterbacks assisting the Elite 11 staff long to impress the next wave of college arms. Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler, North Carolina’s Sam Howell, UCLA’s Dorian Thompson-Robinson and Liberty’s Malik Willis each spent multiple days with the U.S.’s top high school signal-callers, giving back at an event each once participated in themselves. Auburn commitment Holden Geriner, of Savannah, Ga., sported a smile from ear to ear even after an intense training-camp-style workout to kick off the competition last week. Paired with Rattler along with four of Geriner’s peers, they took tips from a player they’d like to emulate at the next level. While working a 15-yard throw to the corner of the end zone, Rattler demonstrated a short shuffle step toward the target with...
    Former Colorado school bus driver facing charges for slapping child for not properly wearing mask Stacey Abrams, John Legend to Speak at Nationally Televised Remembrance of 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre For years the mantra about quarterback has remained the same: Just wait. There was so much talent and the gap between the best and the merely "good" was smaller than at other positions. Plus, it was extremely rare for the No. 1 quarterback to repeat in the following year. It was easy, in redraft at least, to just wait.  © Provided by CBS Sports In Dynasty the equation has always been slightly different because quarterbacks have the longest careers, so locking up a young elite signal caller carried more value. That value has been enhanced over the past three years as a handful of quarterbacks have turned in elite performances before their 25th birthday.  Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Kyler Murray, and Josh Allen have changed the way we view the position. Sure, there are still 18-20 quarterbacks capable of averaging 20 Fantasy points per game, but this quartet has...
    The Detroit Lions can go any direction with their top-10 pick, but they appear committed to adding a weapon for new quarterback Jared Goff. The Detroit Lions are rebuilding again, with a new head coach and a new general manager. The No. 7 overall pick on Thursday night will be a key piece in that resurgence, with multiple ways the Lions can go depending on how the board ahead of them falls. But there’s some insight into the direction Detroit is leaning. According to Jeremy Fowler and Dan Graziano of ESPN, the Lions explored trading up with the Atlanta Falcons at No. 4 with their eye on LSU wide receiver Ja’Marr Chase. But the price was too high. The Lions lost Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones in free agency, and replaced them with Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman. So wide receiver is their No. 1 need in the draft, if only narrowly over cornerback. The Lions can still get an elite weapon at No. 7The Lions didn’t bend to Atlanta’s asking price to move up three spots, and even without...
    The Philadelphia Eagles have added some depth to the quarterbacks room, with Howie Roseman going out and signing veteran signal-caller Joe Flacco.  The Philadelphia Eagles and Howie Roseman made it quite clear they would at some point this offseason bring in a new signal-caller to add to the competition and depth for Jalen Hurts. Well, they’ve done so on Tuesday by signing a veteran quarterback. Folks, Joe Flacco is headed to the City of Brotherly Love, with his agency revealing the breaking news. For Flacco, he’ll now head to Philadelphia to push Hurts and seemingly serve as his backup. The Eagles are signing QB Joe Flacco, per his agency @JLSports3. — Field Yates (@FieldYates) March 23, 2021 Joe Flacco is all set to play for the Philadelphia Eagles next seasonFlacco just wrapped up his 13th season in the NFL, suiting up for the Jets in 2020. Before that, he spent one year with the Broncos and 11 campaigns with the Baltimore Ravens, of course highlighted by winning the Super Bowl back in 2013 over the San Francisco 49ers. Now,...
    Shane Beamer would love to secure the commitment of four-star quarterback Tanner Bailey to his South Carolina football program for 2022.Four-star signal-caller Tanner Bailey is a prized recruit in the 2022 cycle. While he has many suitors, he is trending in the direction of the South Carolina football program ahead of his senior season. Who poses the biggest threat to the Gamecocks to land his commitment for 2022? According to the 247Sports Composite, Bailey is the No. 9 pro-style quarterback in the country, the No. 11 player from Alabama and the No. 219 player nationally for 2022. At 6-foot-1 and 195 pounds, the Gordo, Alabama native has 21 official offers but is drawing a great deal of interest from Alabama, Mississippi State, Oregon and South Carolina, with the latter as his early leader. South Carolina football must hold off Mississippi State to land Tanner BaileyGamecocks offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is serving as Bailey’s primary recruiter to Columbia. He followed former Baylor Bears head coach Matt Rhule to the Carolina Panthers in 2020 before venturing back into the college game to join Shane...
    Getty Zach Wilson running on the field for a bowl game. Ever since the Detroit Lions revealed they would be trading Matthew Stafford at the start of the league year for Jared Goff, predictions have calmed down about the team perhaps selecting a quarterback within 2021 mock drafts. Even though the Lions seem to need other positions more such as wideout and perhaps even linebacker, would the team make the move for a quarterback if the opportunity presented itself in April? It’s more than possible if that prospect was an elite one. Recently, on a live mock draft on The Herd With Colin Cowherd, NFL.com expert Daniel Jeremiah and Cowherd had a live mock draft. During that draft, and intriguing player managed to slip all the way down the board to Detroit’s seventh pick. When Jeremiah was on the clock with the Lions pick, somehow, BYQ quarterback Zach Wilson was on the board. Naturally, Jeremiah snapped up the player that some consider to be the second best player in the class and easily the second best quarterback. ...
    It’s not uncommon for NFL draft prospects to draw comparisons to similar athletes in the scouting process. That’s especially true for players such as Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, considered a once-in-a-generation talent and near-unanimous choice for the top pick of the draft. But NFL quarterback-turned-ESPN analyst Dan Orlovsky took it a step further on Friday’s episode of “Get Up!”, portraying Lawrence as a veritable Frankenstein’s monster when he claimed he had comparable assets to three former No. 1 overall draft selections. “Trevor Lawrence is Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford kind of balled up into one,” Orlovsky said. “I think that his brain is Peyton Manning-like. … And then with the talent level of Andrew Luck and Matthew Stafford.” MORE: How long is Lawrence out? Injury timeline, projected return date after shoulder surgery High, high praise from Orlovsky, a 12-year NFL veteran. And it’s true that Lawrence represents a rarely seen blend of elite quarterback traits, from his command of the offense at Clemson, incredible arm strength, throwing accuracy and athleticism. Lawrence, recovering from surgery to his...
    Getty Bill Belichick Every team whose decision-makers have half a brain who isn’t trotting Patrick Mahomes or Josh Allen out every week should be interested in acquiring Deshaun Watson. You can and should count the New England Patriots in that number. As of mid-February, the Patriots’ plans for the quarterback position are still unclear. We’ve heard things that imply New England could turn back to Cam Newton–which wouldn’t be the disaster many suggest–but it also wouldn’t be a better option than Bill Belichick and Co. going all-in on acquiring Watson.  According to former NFL general manager and current ESPN analyst Mike Tannenbaum, he says Belichick will be “real aggressive” if and when Watson becomes available. Here is what Tannenbaum on ESPN’s Get Up on Monday after host Mike Greenberg asked if Belichick’s long-standing relationship with new Houston Texans GM Nick Caserio would help to facilitate a trade for Watson: Absolutely. And Bill Belichick, what is he? He’s opportunistic. So, if he had to give up multiple first-round picks, maybe a really good player, they have a couple they can move from, that if...
    Getty Justin Fields walks off after the national title game. The Detroit Lions may be ready to make Matthew Stafford available, and with that shift in thinking comes a shift in many mock drafts. One such mock came from Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network. Before Stafford was said to be soon on the move, Jeremiah sent the Lions Heisman Trophy winning receiver Devonta Smith. Following the news breaking, however, Jeremiah updated his mock to have the Lions looking in the quarterback direction. In this mock, the Lions get a bit lucky to see Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields slide down the board to the seventh pick. As Jeremiah admitted, the Lions would likely be thrilled if Fields fell this far and ended up crashing into their lap. He wrote: “Detroit is expected to be in the QB market following the news that the team plans to begin trade discussions for Matthew Stafford. It would be a gift for Fields to fall to the Lions with the seventh pick, but the board works their way in this scenario.” With...
    The Dolphins’ top offseason priority must be to choose a quarterback to build around. That could be Tua Tagovailoa or an elite draft prospect. The start to Tua Tagovailoa’s tenure as the Dolphins’ starting quarterback seemed to augur a long run at the controls of the Miami offense. Unfortunately for Tua and his teammates, a late-season swoon that forced the team to miss the playoffs has put his long-term future with the franchise in serious jeopardy. With that being said, he isn’t an impressive enough athlete to tempt the Dolphins into giving up on Tua. In many ways, Wilson is just a lesser version of Tagovailoa as a prospect. Both showcased great accuracy during their collegiate days. Wilson showed excellent ball placement, but Tagovailoa’s performance at Alabama was truly elite in that regard. There just isn’t enough upside in Wilson’s game to justify making such an expensive change at the quarterback position. Next: Twitter was not impressed with Tua against the Bills Add it all up and the Dolphins should set their quarterback board and stick with it. Lawrence and...
    Ryan Tannehill has taken a step forward in 2020. There was no more popular preseason regression pick than Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill. With both the Titans and the Colts at 10-4, the AFC South remains very much in the balance. However, in Tannehill, Tennessee has a quarterback who has proven he is not a one-season wonder and is operating at the same level as the MVP frontrunners. Next: Should Xavien Howard be in the running for Defensive Player of the Year? Tannehill has not regressed, he has progressed, and if he can maintain the strides he has made in 2020, the Titans will have an excellent shot at making another deep postseason run.
    Could Khalil Mack head to Dallas for Dak Prescott? The Dallas Cowboys and Chicago bears are both bad teams this season, but they are almost mirror images of one another. While Dallas has a tremendously productive quarterback in Dak Prescott and a Charmin-soft defense, the Bears are watching Khalil Mack’s elite defense in the league get let down by Matt Nagy and poor quarterback play. The best way for both of them to fix this issue could be an earth-shattering trade this offseason. NBC Sports Chicago is musing on the possibility of trading for Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott, with Mack heading to Dallas as compensation.The Bears need a quarterback like Dak Prescott, and the Cowboys need a defensive star like Khalil MackThe Cowboys will likely end up with a Top 10 pick in a draft class that is full of great quarterbacks. Considering the fact they have Pro Bowlers in the backfield and out wide in Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper, whomever they take to replace Dak and avoid paying him a huge contract will have plenty of weapons....
    Getty The Bodyguard has protected Carson Wentz's blindside since his rookie year in 2016. Carson Wentz isn’t the only player on the hot seat in Philly right now. The furnace is getting hotter at left tackle where Jason Peters continues to struggle. The future Hall of Famer was constantly beaten off the edge on Sunday versus Cleveland and earned a career-low grade. According to Pro Football Focus, Peters allowed three sacks, three quarterback hits, seven pressures for a 41.0 grade. The 38-year-old has now surrendered six total sacks on 407 offensive snaps in 2020 to rank 53rd among qualifying tackles. One of the sacks he gave up in Week 11 led to a safety after Olivier Vernon bull-rushed the nine-time Pro Bowler for an easy two points. It’s clear the Eagles should move on from Peters and hand the starting job to Jordan Mailata. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson told reporters on Monday he had no intention to replace Peters at left tackle. “He’s our left tackle moving forward.” Ditto for Wentz at quarterback. Peters was bad on...
    BYU quarterback Zach Wilson has emerged as a star and top prospect for the 2021 NFL Draft.  The BYU Cougars have been one of the most shocking storylines of the 2020 college football season. The No. 8 team in the nation has destroyed all but one team they’ve played this season, and earned the respect of the national audience this week. Their 51-17 beatdown of No. 21 Boise State was the perfect showing on primetime television to prove their legitimacy. He avoided that reality but it’s a learning opportunity. These RPOs and quick-throw play-actions are good for stat boosting and easy yards but present the occasional danger as defenses key into it. BYU’s offense is thankfully not completely reliant on them, and we’ve shown some examples from this week where Wilson’s creating on his own to transcend the system. Overall this game encapsulated Wilson’s game well. He’s physically talented, confident, playmaking, and has the tools to be a good NFL player. It’s tough to fully judge him due to the level of competition he’s played on a weekly basis and...
    Ohio State’s Justin Fields made his season debut and showed why he may overtake Trevor Lawrence as the top pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. No matter what level of football you watch, the quarterback is the most important position on the field. Every franchise looks for the quarterback who can lead their team for the next decade. Two quarterbacks on the stock watch list — Justin Fields and Tanner Morgan — made their debuts this week as the Big Ten began their season. Tanner Morgan, Minnesota, (4th-6th Round) QBThis was not the debut Tanner Morgan wanted. In addition to completing less than 50 percent of his throws, the Wolverine defense recorded five sacks. Last season Morgan showed good arm strength and decision making. Tanner, like Purdy, does not possess an elite trait. Morgan does possess an NFL-caliber arm, however. For the rest of this season, Morgan must show an ability to make the same throws without two elite wide receivers. The junior quarterback did not escape trouble very well against Michigan and missed some easy throws as well. Morgan would...
    Fact check: Obama administration implemented several police and prison reforms Restaurant chain Sizzler files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, citing impact of COVID-19 pandemic Drew Brees is no longer the elite quarterback of the past By Anthony Treash Monday’s matchup between the two most conservative quarterbacks in the NFL turned out to be a great one, despite just two combined deep pass attempts for the game — neither of which were completed. Ultimately, Jon Gruden’s Las Vegas Raiders christened their new home with a win, pulling off the 34-24 upset over Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. Using PFF’s advanced database and play-by-play grading, here are five key takeaways.Father Time is catching up to Drew BreesBrees closed out the 2019 season with one of his worst stretches of play in the PFF era. He failed to produce a PFF grade above 65.0 in his final three games, which was just the second time since 2006 he had failed to reach that mark in three straight games (2008 was the other instance). In Week 1 against Tampa Bay, the 41-year-old quarterback looked even worse. Brees earned...
    GETTY JANUARY 19: Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers reacts to a touchdown run by Raheem Mostert #31 in the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers during the NFC Championship game at Levi's Stadium on January 19, 2020 in Santa Clara, California. As the world of the NFL prepares for 2020, many continue to debate how good San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo really is, and how much he brings to the table. Max Kellerman, ESPN analyst on program First Take, recently added fuel to the fire, breaking down why he thinks people have conflicting opinions on Jimmy G. When we say “elite,” we mean do we see in them a regular-season MVP? Not just a guy who can turn it on in the playoffs because he’s in a great organization or on a great team. And so, no, that level of talent is not there … But could he be elite in the sense that he’s a top-10 quarterback? Sure. You can give Shanahan all the credit you want. The bottom line is if he’s...
    (CNN)Buffalo Bills rookie quarterback Jake Fromm has apologized after images surfaced of him referring to "elite white people" in a text conversation from a year ago.The conversation was dated March 2019, when Fromm was the starting quarterback at the University of Georgia, and was posted to Twitter Thursday by a user with an unknown connection to Fromm. In a text referring to guns, Fromm said "just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha." The texts were released as protests over racial bias in the US and the death of George Floyd in police custody reached their tenth day in cities across the nation.Fromm posted an apology to Twitter Thursday, saying that the words he used were inexcusable. "I am extremely sorry that I chose to use the words 'elite white people' in a text message conversation," Fromm wrote. "Although I never meant to imply that I am an 'elite white person,' as stated later in the conversation, there's no excuse for that word choice and sentiment."Read MoreHe added that his words do not reflect...
    Buffalo Bills rookie Jake Fromm sent racist text messages last year, and they were posted online Thursday, which led to an immediate apology from the quarterback. In text messages from March 16, 2019, Fromm said he believes “guns are good” and then he added, “Just make them very expensive so only elite white people can get them haha.” HERSCHEL WALKER: 'IT’S TIME FOR US TO COME TOGETHER' After the photos of the texts were posted online, Fromm immediately put out an apology, and he said that he apologized in a team meeting as well. “I am extremely sorry that I chose to use the words ‘elite white people’ in a text message conversation,” Fromm said. “Although I never meant to imply that I am an ‘elite white person,’ as stated later in the conversation, there’s no excuse for that word choice and sentiment. While it was poor, my heart is not." CLICK HERE FOR MORE SPORTS COVERAGE ON FOXNEWS.COM "Now, more than ever, is the time for support and togetherness and I stand against racism 100%. I promise to commit...
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