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    Getty San Francisco 49ers quarterback Brock Purdy with his college coach Matt Cambell. As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare for their forthcoming game against the San Francisco 49ers, there’s one player on Kyle Shanahan’s squad that head coach Nick Sirianni won’t have to do too much tape dive on, as he’s been watching his game since his time at Iowa State: Brock Purdy. That’s right, while most Niners fans didn’t become familiar with Purdy until he was selected with the final pick in the 2022 NFL draft, Sirianni has been keeping tabs on the signal caller for years now, as one of his good friends, Matt Campbell, is Iowa State’s head coach, as he detailed to Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia. “Matt and I may be good friends, and we are good friends, but every game that Brock Purdy plays well in, I think that’s good for recruiting at Iowa State,” Sirianni said with a laugh. “So I’m not asking him because I’m not sure I’m going to get great info from him because if the Eagles play...
    The Philadelphia Eagles received some very good news regarding quarterback Jalen Hurts just ahead of their playoff game vs. the New York Giants. The NFL playoffs officially began this past weekend, but the Philadelphia Eagles just get started this upcoming weekend. After finishing the 2022 season with a 14-3 record, the Eagles earned the No. 1 seed in the NFC and a first-round bye. They also had the right to face the lowest seed that advanced to make it out of the Wild Card Round, which just so happened to be the rival New York Giants. Ahead of the big game, the Eagles got some great news regarding their starting quarterback and NFL MVP candidate Jalen Hurts. For the first time in nearly a month, Hurts was officially left off of the injury report, meaning he’s ready to go for the Divisional Round game on Saturday, Jan. 21 at 8:15 p.m. ET. From @GMFB: #Eagles QB Jalen Hurts has escaped the injury report for the first time in nearly a month, while we check in on the latest with Sean...
    Getty Trey Lance on the field for the San Francisco 49ers. Trey Lance has been a member of the San Francisco 49ers for two years. Initially drafted into the NFL with the third-overall pick in the 2021 draft, the North Dakota State product has appeared in eight games with two starts over his first two years with the Niners but has since been on the bench with a complex ankle injury that required surgery. While 49ers fans have since moved on to fully backing Brock Purdy as the team’s rookie-scale contract quarterback with a bright future ahead of him, Lance has technically been with the team all season, even if he’s been on injured reserve since September. Asked about how Lance has dealt with the complicated nature of his second professional season, Kyle Shanahan complimented his young quarterback’s mindset during his final media session before Week 18. “Trey’s been great,” Shanahan said via 49ers WebZone. “I haven’t had to go through it, but I’ve seen players do it, and I can’t tell you how hard it is for...
    Despite their season going horribly wrong, quarterback Russell Wilson still has high hopes for the Denver Broncos. The Denver Broncos were a quarterback away from seriously contending for the playoffs, as they had the defense, wide receivers, and running backs. The team brought in quarterback Russell Wilson from the Seattle Seahawks, who won big games throughout his career. We all know how the season went for the Broncos. Wilson drastically underperformed this season to the point where there are questions about whether he can return to form. The team’s offense was among the worst in the league. They had a disastrous Christmas Day game that saw players arguing on the sidelines and one getting into a postgame fight with a member of the Los Angeles Rams. Nathaniel Hackett looked ill-prepared as a first time head coach. Now, entering an offseason where they have to look for another head coach after firing Hackett, Wilson was asked about a pitch for candidates on Wednesday. Wilson talked about the team’s outlook and said he envisions not just one Super Bowl title, but multiple...
    The Chicago Bears return from their bye week to one of their toughest tests of the season — a meeting with the 12-1 Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Soldier Field (noon, Fox-32). As kickoff approaches, here’s our snapshot look at the game. 1. Player in the spotlight Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts In his third season, Hurts is among the favorites to win the NFL MVP award. The 2020 second-round pick has completed 68% of his passes for 3,157 yards and 22 touchdowns and has thrown just three interceptions, good for a 108.4 passer rating. He also has rushed for 686 yards and 10 touchdowns. “He’s really clear and concise on his reads and where he wants to go with the ball,” Bears coach Matt Eberflus said. “He doesn’t mess around with a lot of different, ‘Look here, look over there.’ He does a really good job of knowing where the coverage is telling him to put the ball. And he delivers it on time. He’s a very accurate passer. Throws a good deep ball. He’s really running that offense at...
    ACCORDING to former NFL cornerback Jason McCourty, Joe Burrow "has entered the MVP conversation." The Cincinnati Bengals quarterback has rallied his side back from a disappointing 2-3 start to the season, to win six of their last seven. 5The GMFB crew were raving about BurrowCredit: Twitter/GMFB 5McCourty believes Burrow could be an MVP candidateCredit: Twitter/GMFB And with the second most passing yards and touchdowns in the NFL to boot, Burrow is showing once more exactly why he was drafted first overall back in 2020. But this isn't what has impressed Super Bowl champion McCourty most. It's Burrow's ability to adjust mid-game that has caught his eye, commenting on Good Morning Football: "That's what the coaches up top are for, but he's seeing it down there on the field. "I don't want to take that lightly how impressive that is because only the great ones can do that and be able to get on the sideline, talk about it, but then go execute it the next time they go out there. Read More on Football'TYPICAL MISOGYNISTIC PIG' Matthew Stafford's wife...
    Tom Brady has opened up on some emotional struggles that he's going through this year following a rocky start to the NFL season and his divorce from his ex-wife of 13 years, Gisele Bundchen. It has been a topsy-turvy year for the superstar quarterback, whose return to the NFL has coincided with divorce after his marriage to Bundchen fell apart.  The 45-year-old quarterback, who's marriage ended in October, unraveled his thoughts on the latest episode of his 'Let's Go!' podcast on SiriusXM prior to Monday's stunning fourth quarter comeback against the New Orleans Saints (16-17).  'I think there's so many ways for me that it just keeps great perspective for me in my life,' Brady said. 'Why have I done it as long as I have? You know, physically, I've explained that and I've tried to take care of myself. 'You know, mentally, and as we talked about with Coach [Sean] Payton, there's such a drive mentally to always come up with the next great play, or the next great concept, or the next great scream.  'And then emotionally, that's...
    Former NFL quarterback DeShone Kizer claims former Green Bay Packers teammate Aaron Rodgers pushed 9/11 conspiracy theories as part of an effort to break the ice with new teammates. Kizer — who served as the backup quarterback to Rodgers in the 2018 season — explained to Adam Breneman on Monday’s The Breneman Show what his first meeting with the legendary quarterback was like, and how nervous he was to meet him. “First off, I get to the facility; I shook hands with him in the cafeteria a little while back,” Kizer said. “First day at practice, we get into the quarterback room; I’m nervous. I don’t know what this is like. This guy is the GOAT (greatest of all time). This offense is a real west coast offense. There’s a lot of responsibility.” Kizer described what it was like to get into the quarterback’s room with Rodgers and how Rodgers broke the ice between the two. “I set up, get my station right, walk in, Aaron looks right at me and says ‘mm-hmm,’ alright, fuck picked the wrong seat,” Kizer...
    Getty DK Metcalf could have a new quarterback in 2023. Geno Smith is playing so well that he may force the Seattle Seahawks into making a difficult decision this offseason. Smith was viewed by many as a bridge quarterback until the Seahawks could land a top signal-caller in the 2023 NFL draft, but the veteran’s play may prompt Seattle to change their strategy. Despite Smith’s stellar play, not everyone is sure it will prevent the Seahawks from selecting a quarterback in the first round. ESPN’s Matt Miller views the Seahawks as a potential landing spot for Alabama’s Bryce Young, Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud or Kentucky’s Will Levis. The Seahawks have already evaluated Levis on multiple occasions early in the college football season. Through the first five weeks of the season, Seattle holds the No. 11 and No. 12 picks if the draft was held today. “Despite how well Geno Smith has been playing, this is a great opportunity both in terms of draft capital and draft class to find a legitimate quarterback of the future,”...
    Getty Josh Allen jogs onto the field before a Buffalo Bills game. For Josh Allen, his rivalry with Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes exists only within the confines of the football field. Ahead of a critical matchup between the AFC-leading teams this week, the Buffalo Bills quarterback opened up about his rivalry with Mahomes and the friendship they’ve developed off the field. While the Bills and Chiefs have battled for conference supremacy over the last three seasons, the two quarterbacks have grown close and even teamed up in another sport.Allen Speaks of ‘Good Relationship’ With MahomesAllen and Mahomes had an intertwined relationship long before they faced each other on the field. The Chiefs traded three draft picks to the Bills in 2017 so they could move up to No. 10 and select Mahomes. The Bills selected Tre’Davious White with the pick they swapped with the Chiefs, then used some of the other picks to move up the 2018 draft board so they could take Allen. After sitting for most of his rookie season, Mahomes took the league...
    Just two weeks into the regular season, the Steelers quarterback controversy has former players turned pundits weighing in. Mitch Trubisky or Kenny Pickett? Experience or youth? Trubisky hasn’t performed well through two weeks, and Pittsburgh’s offense is arguably one of the worst in football. Despite this, the Steelers were able to pull off a surprising road win against the Cincinnati Bengals to open the year thanks to their defense, but that did not translate to Week 2 success against the New England Patriots. Trubisky’s throw chart is disgusting thus far, with the Steelers quarterback settling for short, check-down throws rather than taking any shots downfield. It’s a familiar look for this Pittsburgh offense, leading some to wonder if it’s a system issue rather than a quarterback problem. Mitch Trubiskys completed passes this season pic.twitter.com/DcmKJ1P2LF — Steven Ruiz (@theStevenRuiz) September 19, 2022 Even Bill Cowher commented on Trubisky’s tendency to throw the ball before he should. Bill Cowher is Absolutely Right: “Mitch Trubisky is more worried about not making mistakes than he is about making plays.” #Steelers #NFL —...
    Prior to the start of the 2022 NFL season, former San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis talked about his love for Alex Smith, The Catch III and more. For Vernon Davis, there’s The Catch III, and the Cosmo Catch. This week, Davis talked about both in an exclusive interview with FanSided national NFL reporter Matt Verderame on the Stacking The Box Podcast. Working with Smirnoff, the two-time Pro Bowl tight end dished on what former NFL quarterback and San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith means to him, his emotions following The Catch III, and his favorite cocktail. “My favorite quarterback to play with would probably be Alex Smith,” Davis said. “I played with him and had the longest tenure with him. I feel like we had such great times, great games, wonderful experiences and we made a lot of plays together, so definitely going to have to go with Alex Smith.” Davis continued to say the two spoke throughout Smith’s journey back to full health after gruesomely breaking his leg for Washington in Nov. 2019 against the Houston Texans....
    Getty New York Jets head coach Robert Saleh on August 28, 2022. Several New York Jets bubble candidates came to play versus the New York Giants on August 28, as the two franchises faced off in their final preseason game. So much so that it’s kind of challenging to focus on one storyline. Do you lead with Denzel Mims’ vengeful performance? Chris Streveler’s third fourth-quarter comeback? Calvin Jackson Jr.’s second game-winning touchdown? The options were limitless as the Jets remain undefeated under head coach Robert Saleh during preseason all-time (5-0-1), but the biggest winner of all may have actually been third-string quarterback Mike White.Cool Under Pressure, White Saves His Bacon Play Robert Saleh Postgame Press Conference (8/28) | New York Jets vs. New York Giants | 2022 | NFLHead coach Robert Saleh speaks with reporters following the final game of the 2022 preseason. #NewYorkJets #Jets #NFL Subscribe to the New York Jets YT Channel: bit.ly/2KRtBJd For more Jets videos: bit.ly/2rkCbal For more Jets action: newyorkjets.com/ Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/jets/ Follow us on Twitter: twitter.com/nyjets Follow us on...
    This should not sound surprising: Richard Sherman did not mince words in his debut as an analyst for Amazon Prime Video’s “Thursday Night Football.” Sherman, after an 11-year career as a boisterous and darn good cornerback, had plenty to say about the 49ers’ quarterback shakeup before the 49ers faced the Houston Texans in a preseason finale. Sherman, who played with Jimmy Garppolo and the 49ers from 2018-20, cringed at Garoppolo’s awkward existence on the roster, while his successor, Trey Lance, is being handed the keys “to a Bugatti, a Lamborghini. “It’s the most awkward situation I’ve ever heard of,” Sherman said on Prime Video’s pregame show. “It’s like a couple being divorced, and the divorced wife staying in the house while the husband gets re-married. “It’s not fair to Jimmy. He was great teammate and he’s being a great teammate right now,” Sherman added. “He’s such a selfless human being. He doesn’t want to be a distraction. He works out and doesn’t say anything. He’s just being a great teammate.” Sherman, a Stanford graduate, has gone from 49ers’ arch nemesis...
    Ravens rookie defensive tackle Travis Jones suffered a knee injury during the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s 24-17 preseason win against the Arizona Cardinals. After Cardinals and former Ravens quarterback Trace McSorley scored on a 1-yard touchdown run with 8:32 to go, Jones laid on the ground in pain before walking off the field and into the team’s medical tent under his own power. He did not return after being listed as questionable. The Ravens had another injury scare early in the second quarter when rookie offensive tackle Daniel Faalele walked off the field after Cardinals linebacker Victor Dimukeje fell into his right knee while trying to bring down quarterback Tyler Huntley. Faalele, a fourth-round draft pick in April, eventually returned to the game. Jones has been one of the bright spots during training camp, as the third-round pick has shown the potential to be a foundational piece on defense. During the Ravens’ preseason-opening win over the Tennessee Titans, Jones put his speed and athleticism on display when he sacked rookie quarterback Malik Willis in the second quarter. “He’s a...
    Cleveland Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam defended quarterback Deshaun Watson for his actions because he’s 26 and plays football well.  Amid the Deshaun Watson investigation, there have been many seemingly contradictory points. Watson is both apologetic for causing harm, yet he maintains his innocence. The judge condemns him for his egregious behavior, yet granted him a six-game suspension. The NFL condemns his behavior, so much so that they pushed for an 11-game suspension, yet he continues his career in the league as one of its highest-paid quarterbacks. Finally, Browns owners Jimmy and Dee Haslam got to the crux of what really matters in regards to Watson’s future in the league: he is very good at playing football, and that’s what truly matters. In the middle of questions about Deshaun Watsons behavior, Jimmy Haslam says: "Its important to remember Deshaun Watson is 26-years old, and hes a hell of an NFL quarterback." pic.twitter.com/cIeLtnzkGg — Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 18, 2022 “I think it’s important to remember: Deshaun is 26 years old, okay?” Jimmy Haslam said, emphasizing his age in...
    The August sun shines down from a clear blue sky as Vernon Hills quarterback Nolan Lazor plays catch with his teammates on the second day of preseason practice. The lanky lefthander throws with the ease and confidence of a young man primed for what he believes will be a memorable senior season. The 6-foot-5, 190-pound Lazor projects the air of someone for whom the football field is a second home. “It may be my first home,” he said. “There’s no place I’d rather be.” Lazor has been many places in his life, but football has been a constant. He is the son of longtime NFL coach Bill Lazor, who was the offensive coordinator of the Chicago Bears in 2020 and 2021. The life of an NFL coach is inherently itinerant, so it’s no surprise that Vernon Hills is the eighth place where Nolan Lazor has lived. He was born in Leesburg, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C., when his father worked for Washington. “There’s a picture of me when I was just learning to walk, running around the Redskins’ practice fields...
    Kenny Pickett spent even the last few days before heading to his first NFL training camp working on his game. The rookie first-round pick is competing to succeed Ben Roethlisberger as the starting quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. He won’t be outworked. “That was instilled in me at a young age with my dad and I just kind of kept that work ethic and preparation throughout my college career and now into my pro career,” Pickett said on the AP Pro Football Podcast. Steelers coach Mike Tomlin already praised Pickett’s work ethic in May, saying: “He’s not a clock-puncher. He’s always trying to get better.” Pickett trained throughout the offseason with his personal quarterbacks coach Tony Racioppi and the team at TEST Football Academy in Martinsville, New Jersey, located less than an hour from his hometown of Oakhurst. They prepared the former Pitt star for the NFL combine and he ended up being the first quarterback selected in the draft at No. 20 overall. “I’ve been with Tony for six years now, so he’ll be my guy throughout my...
    ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Justin Simmons reported to the Denver Broncos’ training camp on Tuesday flashing his usual big smile and sunny disposition just like he has each of the last six summers. Only this time it didn’t feel like that optimism will disappear in short order like it has every season since 2016, with middling quarterback play exacerbated by draft busts and free agent flops. The Broncos have undergone an extreme makeover since missing the playoffs for a sixth straight season. General manager George Paton sent Vic Fangio and Drew Lock packing, hired a rising young head coach in Nathaniel Hackett and acquired a star quarterback in his prime in Russell Wilson. Soon, the franchise that’s been the fulcrum of a long-simmering family feud will be in the hands of Walmart heir Rob Walton after his group won the bidding for the coveted franchise with a $4.65 billion offer. So, yes, this time it felt different. “Way different,” Simmons said. “The quarterback position, adding Russ, that’s huge. But we’ve added so many players just around the board that I...
    Getty Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott pictured with girlfriend Natalie Buffett. Dallas Cowboys star quarterback Dak Prescott has emphasized throughout the offseason that he is in the best shape of his career heading into 2022. This is the time during the summer when this sort of promise gets thrown around by NFL players heading into training camp, but photos from a recent workout show Prescott is likely telling the truth. An image featuring a shirtless Prescott alongside CeeDee Lamb along with several of the Cowboys receivers show the quarterback has been putting in work since Dallas’ disappointing early playoff exit back in January. “I’m super excited and then obviously just getting out here with having the football [camp with] these kids and they’re asking about teammates and just this season, just makes you even that much more excited,” Prescott told reporters on July 9, 2022 during his youth football camp. “But we’re a couple of weeks out and I’m in the best shape that I’ve ever been in, and so it’s time to ramp up and get it...
    Getty Images Russell Wilson attends mandatory minicamp in 2022. Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson has been showing the world what he’s been up to during the period before training camp begins on July 27. Wilson and his wife Ciara went on a trip to Europe and were in France, England, a day at Wimbledon and Italy, where they celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary. The 33-year-old quarterback is now back in the United States and at his San Diego home. And Wilson didn’t take long to showcase a workout. Wilson posted a video showing various passing drills that have received upwards of one million views on social media between Twitter and Instagram. Wilson said, “I’m used to the doubt. I’m used to the work too…” I’m used to the doubt. I’m used the work too… pic.twitter.com/mYeZ2HvT4b — Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) July 13, 2022 Broncos Speak on Wilson’s LifestyleIn the summer days, NFL players usually engage in training or getting some vacation time in before training camp and the preseason. Wilson has done both. He took part in the offseason programs in Denver, has...
    After a media whirlwind over the week-plus following new Miami Dolphins receiver Tyreek Hill’s comments comparing his current quarterback, Tua Tagovailoa, to former teammate, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, Hill responded. On the second episode of his podcast, “It Needed To Be Said,” which was released Tuesday night, Hill said criticism he received went as far as death threats from fans after stating that he felt Tagovailoa was a more accurate passer than Mahomes on the podcast’s debut episode June 10. “On every social media account I own, I got death threats,” Hill said. In the episode where the comparison was made, Hill was asked by co-host Julius Collins which of the two had the stronger arm. Hill indicated Mahomes certainly had the edge in arm strength but pivoted to note he found Tagovailoa to be more accurate after an offseason of working with him in organized team activities and minicamp. The comparison — with Mahomes a Pro Bowl selection in all of his four seasons as a starter and Tagovailoa uneven through two NFL seasons — drew an...
    Getty Jimmy Garoppolo #10 of the San Francisco 49ers walks off the field. With the 2022 NFL season right around the corner, there have been a few San Francisco 49ers storylines that fans have been paying close attention to – the saga surrounding quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo being one of them. Even though the 30-year-old has yet to be traded, the hype surrounding Trey Lance during this offseason has been at an all-time high with players and coaching staff praising the second-year quarterback. And now, one sports writer has left Garoppolo off his 53-man roster projection and has only two quarterbacks listed. Trey Lance, Nate SudfeldESPN writer Nick Wagoner stirred the already boiling pot when it comes to the Garoppolo talk by only listing two quarterbacks on his roster – Lance and veteran Nate Sudfeld. “Is there a chance the Niners keep Jimmy Garoppolo around this season?” Wagoner writes. “Sure, but it’s unlikely unless it’s at a significantly reduced price. The 49ers appear ready to hand the reins to Lance and see where it takes them. Sudfeld is a veteran backup...
    Getty Images Quarterbacks Case Keenum and Baker Mayfield of the Cleveland Browns. The Cleveland Browns reshaped their quarterback room this offseason, which included shipping veteran backup Case Keenum to the Buffalo Bills. For Keenum, being shipped out via trade was his ideal, getting to land with a team that wanted him enough to trade for him — albeit it was only a seventh-round pick. “Honestly, to have a team come get you and not get released and go sign somewhere, they wanted me, they traded for me. It feels great to have a team like this, the caliber of players, the talent on the team, the type of offense they run, what Josh (Allen) has been able to do,” Keenum told the Buffalo News. “To be able to come and learn and grow my game and get myself out of my comfort zone and learn some new offense has been really good. I’ve enjoyed it a lot. It may have been a little bit of a surprise at the time, but man, it’s full excitement, ready to go....
    Getty Case Keenum #5 of the Cleveland Browns celebrates after throwing a pass for a touchdown during the first quarter against the Bengals at FirstEnergy Stadium on January 09, 2022 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Buffalo Bills replaced former backup quarterback Mitch Trubisky by making a trade with the Cleveland Browns to acquire Case Keenum during free agency. In March, the Bills made received the 34-year-old quarterback, who had served as Baker Mayfield’s backup since 2020, in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round pick. Keenum, who’s bounced around the league quite a bit since he was first signed to the Houston Texans’ practice team in 2012, broke his silence about his abrupt exit from Cleveland in an interview with The Buffalo News’ Jay Skurski. ALL the latest Bills news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Bills newsletter here! After the Browns pulled off the surprise trade with the Houston Texans to land starter Deshaun Watson, it was widely assumed that Keenum would remain in Cleveland. The undrafted quarterback out of Houston was heading into the final year of...
    Getty The Seahawks may not be inclined to pull off a trade for Baker Mayfield. One Seattle Seahawks great is not in agreement with a potential trade for another quarterback. As trade rumors continue to swirl surrounding the idea of the Seahawks acquiring Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield, Shaun Alexander believes it’s a bad idea. The 2005 NFL MVP and three-time Pro Bowler appeared on the Zach Gelb Show on Thursday, June 9, and said it would “be foolish” for the Seahawks to pull off a trade for Mayfield. “It’s interesting because I feel like Baker Mayfield might, on paper, look a bit better than Drew or Geno,” said Alexander. “But, I don’t know if there’s a higher ceiling for any of those three guys… If we make a trade, are we willing to lose something that doesn’t have as high of a ceiling? That’d be foolish… To lose picks or people for something with a ceiling that’s not as high, I don’t think that’s the wisest.”Why Seahawks Could Regret Mayfield TradeAlexander has a point. For all of...
    Getty Colin Kaepernick versus the Raiders in a December 7, 2014 game in Oakland. It’s been two weeks since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick had his workout with the Las Vegas Raiders. While reports were that Kaepernick’s workout went well, the quarterback who once took the ‘Niners to Super Bowl 47 and the NFC Championship game in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, respectively, still remains unsigned. ALL the latest 49ers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on 49ers newsletter here! Join Heavy on 49ers! There are critics who still believe Kaepernick would be a polarizing figure inside the locker room, given his stance on protesting the National Anthem to bring awareness to police brutality in America by kneeling as the anthem played. Kaepernick hasn’t been on an active NFL roster since 2016. Read More From Heavy Turn $5 Into $200 With This Game 3 Sportsbook Promo Plus, at the age of 34 and nearly six seasons away from the NFL, many will wonder if Kaepernick would feel rusty. There’s...
    Getty Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph doesn't appear to have a great relationship with Ben Roethlisberger. It looks like Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph hasn’t forgotten. As Rudolph enters the Steelers’ offseason activities as the veteran quarterback in the system, he’ll be competing with first-round pick Kenny Pickett for the starting job. With that being said, he’ll also have to teach a thing or two to the rookie quarterback considering he’s the one with experience. It’s not exactly unfamiliar territory for Rudolph as it wasn’t too long ago he was the rookie to Steelers legend Ben Roethlisberger back in 2018. Needless to say, the relationship began a little awkward and Rudolph has not forgotten about it. As Brian Batko of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette mentioned during his column on Thursday, June 2, Rudolph managed to take a jab at Roethlisberger while discussing the idea of mentoring Pickett. “As a veteran now, does he find himself trying to take on the responsibility of helping first-round pick Kenny Pickett, as opposed to being … ‘Being like someone else?’ Rudolph said. Rudolph didn’t...
    Getty Dan Campbell talks with Jared Goff before a 2021 game against the Rams. Keeping Jared Goff happy is a big way the Detroit Lions could improve for the 2022 season, and the good news is the team seems committed to doing just that this offseason. While Ben Johnson has not officially been named the team’s offensive coordinator, he is going to be a big part of the game plan for the offense in 2022, and the title might only be a formality at this point in time. Already, Johnson seems like he understands what he has to do to help the Lions be successful, and it revolves around cohesiveness at the quarterback spot. The latest Lions news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lions newsletter here! Join Heavy on Lions! When he was at his best in Los Angeles, Goff was working the middle of the field and using play action concepts as his friend. This coming year, it seems as if Johnson already knows what kind of plan Goff needs, and is...
    The Oklahoma Sooners landed a new quarterback in the form of a junior college transfer General Booty. The Oklahoma Sooners football program experienced plenty of changes this offseason, especially at the quarterback position. Spencer Rattler transferred over to South Carolina and Caleb Williams joined Lincoln Riley at USC. But, the Sooners did land a new quarterback this offseason. On Saturday, Oklahoma received the commitment from junior college transfer and quarterback General Booty. Oklahoma lands a commitment from junior college QB General Booty. https://t.co/K9A19J1M65 — Max Olson (@max_olson) May 14, 2022 Oklahoma lands commitment from JUCO transfer General Booty A 2020 article from the Dallas Morning News says that the name came from his father, Abram, who had an interest in the Army when he was growing up, and decided he would name his son General. Booty played for the Tyler Junior College Apache this past season as a freshman. Through 11 games played, Booty completed 61.2 percent of his passes for 3,115 yards, 25 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. Football runs in the family. Booty’s father Abram was a former...
    Getty Trey Lance during his second NFL start in Week 17 versus the Texans. When the San Francisco 49ers made Danny Gray their final day two priority in the 2022 NFL Draft, the expectation became that the wide receiver who runs a 4.33 40-yard dash time would become the future deep threat for Trey Lance. But how has Gray prepared for Lance and his throwing velocity? ALL the latest 49ers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on 49ers newsletter here! Join Heavy on 49ers! Gray spoke with the Bay Area media on the eve of rookie minicamp for the 49ers on Thursday, May 12. The former Southern Methodist wideout didn’t just train with any kind of quarterback. He trained with a past NFC champion quarterback who once lined up behind center for the 49ers. And the moment he got asked if he has experience in catching the footballs of high velocity a la what Lance delivers, Gray unveiled the name of the man who has helped prepare him for Lance. “Well,...
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco rookie receiver Danny Gray found the ideal workout partner before the draft to prepare him to play with the 49ers’ strong-armed quarterback, Trey Lance. It just happened to be a former 49ers quarterback known for his his ability to throw with velocity. “I worked out with Colin Kaepernick and he has kind of like a bazooka, too,” Gray said Thursday. “That workout was pretty great. So I think I’m up for the task.” Gray was part of a group of receivers that included Eagles wideout Jalen Reagor and Washington draft pick Jahan Dotson who worked out with Kaepernick in Dallas. Kaepernick hasn’t played in the NFL since his final year with the 49ers in 2016 when he made headlines when he began kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial inequality. The opportunity to work out with an iconic figure like Kaepernick was meaningful for Gray. “It was a great impression working out with a Super Bowl quarterback, a great quarterback at that,” he said. “It was a surreal moment...
    The Pittsburgh Steelers drafted Pitt football star quarterback Kenny Pickett at No. 20 overall. After screwing the pooch with Dan Marino back in 1983, the Pittsburgh Steelers righted a wrong by selecting Pitt football star quarterback Kenny Pickett No. 20 overall in the 2022 NFL Draft. Pittsburgh shares the same stadium with Pitt, but rarely drafts Panthers players. The belief is what happens if a former Pitt star fails on the big stage. Not to say this played a big part in the Steelers passing on the greatest arm talent ever back in 1983, but they were not going to get Marino-ed here, dammit. They picked their guy as the first quarterback coming off the board. Having to fill the massive shoes of Ben Roethlisberger, is Pickett ready for the biggest challenge?Steelers draft Kenny Pickett: Is Pitt QB ready to be next Pittsburgh star?The two big criticisms regarding Pickett were hand size and not being a dominant player up until his final year at Pitt. Well, he played all of his home games in the same stadium the Steelers call home, so...
    UNPOPULAR Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke toasted Los Angeles’ “great fans” after completing his Hollywood dream. The Gunners chief hoisted the NFL’s greatest prize aloft in his £4BILLION SoFi stadium following a dramatic Super Bowl on Sunday night. 2Arsenal owner Stan Kroenke hailed LA Rams fans after winning the Super BowlCredit: AFP 2Gunners supporters wish Kroenke took a similar interest in winning at the EmiratesCredit: Rex Kroenke’s Rams took down the Cincinnati Bengals 23-20 thanks to a late touchdown from wide receiver and MVP Cooper Kupp. Unlike in North London, 74-year-old mogul Kroenke is loved on America’s West Coast after bringing football back to the City of Angels in 2016. Following the presentation of the Vince Lombardi trophy, beaming billionaire Kroenke, 74, said: “I’m really proud of this group, all the guys, I’m so happy for them. “These players are unbelievable and they just hung in there. It was a tough game and I’m so proud of them executing it like they did. “As far as building this stadium — it’s turned out all right. Thanks to the great fans of Los Angeles...
    Former Steelers DB Ryan Clark made the argument that Seahawks star Russell Wilson shouldn’t be talked about as a Super Bowl-caliber quarterback. Russell Wilson’s future with the Seahawks still feels plenty muddled, so prepare for an offseason full of speculation over where the quarterback could end up. Sports talk programs musing over Wilson isn’t a surprise. But knocking him as a quarterback capable of contending for Super Bowls? That one is. Ryan Clark did just that on ESPN’s Get Up. Ryan Clark says Russell Wilson isn’t a great quarterback“Russell Wilson is a really good football player. Russell Wilson is a really good quarterback. Russell Wilson is not a great quarterback,” Clark said to open his shade-filled comments. "Russell Wilson is not an all-time great QB. Hes never going to be in those conversations. We have to stop putting him in that world that any team that has Russell Wilson can win a Super Bowl." —@Realrclark25 ???? pic.twitter.com/ENeRNqbQDn — Get Up (@GetUpESPN) February 7, 2022 “Russell Wilson is not an all-time great QB. He’s never going to be in those...
    Getty ESPN analyst Ryan Clark was not very complimentary of Russell Wilson. R ussell Wilson struggled in the 2022 NFL Pro Bowl, but a meaningless all-star game hardly changes the fact that the Seattle Seahawks quarterback has been one of the best signal callers in the league over the last decade. But apparently not everyone agrees that Wilson is elite. While appearing on ESPN’s Get Up on the morning of Feb. 7, ESPN analyst and former defensive back Ryan Clark called Wilson “a really good quarterback” but “not a great quarterback.” “Russell Wilson is not an all-time great quarterback. He’s never going to be in those conversations,” Clark said. “So we have to stop putting him in that world that any team that has Russell Wilson can win a Super Bowl.” ALL the latest Seahawks news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Seahawks newsletter here! Join Heavy on Seahawks! Ryan Clark Compares Russell Wilson to Ben RoethlisbergerAs Clark continued to explain why Wilson is not a great quarterback, he compared him to newly retired Pittsburgh Steelers...
    Michigan football has a proud tradition but the great John Madden’s grandson has helped add to that as Jesse Madden is a Wolverine. There are few names bigger in the world of football than the great John Madden. It could be as a Super Bowl-winning head coach with the Raiders, a Hall of Fame broadcaster with every major network over decades of work, or from his iconic video game series that bares his name and likeness. But did you know that he also has ties to the Michigan football program, despite never actually playing for the team that is currently coached by Jim Harbaugh? Jesse Madden, who is John’s grandson, is a young quarterback for the Wolverines.Michigan football: Jesse Madden, grandson of John Madden, plays for WolverinesBOOM! The Maddens have their place on the Michigan football roster. John’s grandson, Jesse, is a freshman quarterback for the Wolverines. He’s obviously a bit down on the depth chart but he did make an appearance early in the 2021 season, the first of his college football career, as he got into a blowout...
    Getty Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson faces an uncertain future. Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll doesn’t sound like he’s losing confidence in Russell Wilson. Despite all of the speculation that Carroll and Wilson could be closing out their final season together, the longtime Seahawks head coach made sure to stress confidence in his veteran quarterback following the team’s 25-24 loss to the Chicago Bears. Carroll stated the following during a radio interview with 710 ESPN on Monday, December 27. “The quarterback position with Russ having to deal with what he’s dealt with, which most players could not have handled the way he did, we’ve got to see how he bounces back,” Carroll said. “He will certainly be great again. He’s going to be a great player. I don’t feel like it shows right now, but I think that’s what’s going to happen because he’s got it in him to do that. So we build around those factors and all of the pluses that we can generate.” The Seahawks were officially eliminated from playoff contention following their latest loss....
    Getty Cowboys QB Dak Prescott Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is tired of hearing that he is in a slump. Prescott had one of his best performances of the season in Dallas’ Week 16 thrashing of Washington, throwing for 330 yards and four touchdowns while completing more than 71% of his passes. Prescott offered strong words when asked if his play against Washington meant his “slump” was over. “You tell me, I never said we’re in a slump, those were your words,” Prescott remarked with a smile during his December 27 postgame press conference. “So, I think it’d be hard for you to say that now, but yeah tonight was great. Great performance by the offense. Great performance by the team, scoring on all three phases. Scoring by all the different ways that we did on offense. Yeah, a great team win, great team effort.” Prescott even made history with the different players he connected with for a touchdown against Washington. “How great is @ESPNStatsInfo? Dak Prescott is the first quarterback in NFL history to throw a...
    Getty The Steelers could replace Ben Roethlisberger with Derek Carr. The Pittsburgh Steelers could make a run for a veteran quarterback in the offseason — it’s just not the one you’re hearing about. As it looks more and more likely that the Steelers move on from Ben Roethlisberger as their starting quarterback for the first time in 18 years, Pittsburgh will have to find a new franchise quarterback to take over the reins. While it’s likely the Steelers use their first-round draft pick — likely in the middle of the round — to select their future franchise quarterback, the team isn’t likely to head into rebuilding mode for the 2022 season. Head coach Mike Tomlin is locked up for the long term and considering he’s never had a losing season during his 14-plus seasons in Pittsburgh, don’t expect the Steelers to go into 2022 thinking of a rebuild. According to one anonymous coach who spoke to Mike Sando of The Athletic, three-time Pro Bowl quarterback Derek Carr would be a “great fit” for the Steelers. “That would be...
    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields is dealing with an ankle injury picked up during Monday night’s game against the Minnesota Vikings and will be limited in Wednesday’s practice at Halas Hall. Fields said he tweaked his ankle in the second quarter against the Vikings but it didn’t bother him that much until after the game. “When you’re playing in the game, you’ve got a bunch of adrenaline going,” Fields said. “So (the second quarter) is when I first felt it, but I was still good enough to play through it. Of course, it got worse after the game and the next morning. But it felt better this morning.” Bears coach Matt Nagy said he doesn’t expect Fields to miss Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. Fields missed two games in Weeks 12 and 13 because he was recovering from cracked ribs. “You always want to be smart … just like we treat every injury with every player,” Nagy said. “We’ll be more cautious than anything to make sure that every day and every hour that passes...
    PITTSBURGH, PA – OCTOBER 30: Kenny Pickett #8 of the Pittsburgh Panthers in action during the game against the Miami Hurricanes at Heinz Field on October 30, 2021 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin Berl/Getty Images) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts hasn’t exactly demonstrated that he can be a great NFL quarterback. Is it time for the Eagles to move on already? Jalen Hurts is young and hasn’t exactly been the starter for the Philadelphia Eagles for very long. However, when Hurts has played, he hasn’t exactly been all that great or consistent. Entering into Philadelphia’s game against the Washington Football Team, Hurts had a career completion percentage of 57.1 percent. Before Tuesday night, Hurts made appearances in 27 games, had started in 16, and had only managed to throw for 3,496 yards and 19 touchdowns against 12 picks. That’s not great. What’s also not great is how Hurts is averaging seven passing yards per attempt. His adjusted yards gained per pass attempt sits at 6.7. He’s not exactly shredding defenses with his arm. Now, Hurts is a dynamic runner...
    HOLLYWOOD -- The new movie, "American Underdog" tells the inspirational story of football great Kurt Warner and his wife, Brenda. From the toughest of times... to him becoming a Super Bowl champion, a two-time NFL Most Valuable Player and a Hall of Fame quarterback."You know what? Life hit and life hit hard. And you have a choice. And I think that by being a former Marine, something in me just says, 'Keep going and do the best you can," said Brenda.Anna Paquin plays Brenda in "American Underdog.""Brenda is a formidable human being. And I mean, that is the highest possible compliment," said Paquin. "There's this sweet, genuine, sensitive, caring, open, loving human as well."Zachary Levi plays Kurt in the film; the NFL champ gave the actor a helping hand behind-the-scenes so Levi would have all the right moves to play a quarterback."He came into the house very early one and we went out in the backyard. That was one of the first things. I'm, like, okay, when are we getting out in the backyard because I know that's going to...
    BOSTON (CBS) — Things did not work out for Cam Newton in his one-plus season with the New England Patriots. But there are no hard feelings when it comes to the quarterback and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Newton was a free agent until last week following his August release from the Patriots, but now the quarterback is back in Carolina. And from the looks of it, the 2015 MVP is ready to turn back the clock and recreate the success that he had with the Panthers over his first nine NFL seasons. READ MORE: Mac Jones Was Really, Really Good And Other Leftover Patriots ThoughtsOn Sunday, Newton made his debut with the Panthers, and led his team to a pair of touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. He didn’t get the start, but scored a rushing touchdown on his first snap of the day and then threw for another touchdown on his second. Belichick was asked about Newton’s debut during his Monday morning interview on WEEI, and made it clear that he’s happy to see the former Patriots QB have...
    Kanye West Shares Childhood Pic With Mom Donda 14 Years After Her Death 15 Most Important Assets That Will Increase Your Net Worth After Russell Wilson suffered a significant finger injury during the Seahawks' Week 5 matchup with the Rams and underwent surgery on Oct. 8, he was given a recovery timeline of six to eight weeks. That simply wasn't acceptable for the seven-time Pro Bowler. "I wasn't going to take six to eight [weeks]," Wilson said during his Thursday media availability. "That wasn't in my mind." MORE: Why Odell Beckham Jr. is signing with Rams Wilson blew away that initial projection, as he is now on track to play Sunday against the Packers. The 32-year-old told reporters that he suffered a tendon rupture, a dislocation and multiple fractures when Rams star Aaron Donald smacked his hand on a third-quarter throw in Seattle's 26-17 loss, but now he is feeling "pretty dang close" to 100 percent.   "I feel great," Wilson said. "I've got great conviction about what I'm doing, how I'm doing it. My mindset's better than ever. I'm ready to roll and ready to...
    (CNN)Tom Brady congratulated Aaron Rodgers for becoming a "shareholder of the Bears" after the Green Bay Packers quarterback's celebration in which he could be heard saying he "owned" the Chicago team. After scoring a six-yard rushing touchdown in the Packers 24-14 win over their division rivals, microphones close to Rodgers heard him goading fans in Soldier Field in Chicago. "I've owned you all my f**king life!" Rodgers shouted. "I own you. I still own you."And Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Brady humorously congratulated Rodgers on his new ownership role, after he improved his all-time record against the Bears to 22-5. "I wanted to say congrats to Aaron Rodgers," Brady said on his weekly SiriusXM NFL Radio show on Wednesday as he prepares to face the Bears this Sunday. "Obviously, I know he's a great quarterback, but I guess he's now a shareholder of the Bears.Read MoreRodgers celebrates with his teammates after rushing for a touchdown. "I saw a clip of him really enthusiastically telling the crowd how happy he is to own Soldier Field. And that's really great stuff. He owns...
    When Drew Brees retired from the NFL last year after 20 seasons with the New Orleans Saints, he left in his place a serious cause for concern. Who would fill the position that he dominated so well for the years to come? The Saints had signed Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston in 2020, a year after he threw an astounding 30 interceptions. Having played just four games behind Brees and leading the Saints to a 3-2 record this season, it remains to be seen if Winston can become the future of the franchise. DREW BREES CONGRATULATES TOM BRADY ON ECLIPSING PASSING YARDS RECORD  Brees told Fox News in an interview on Tuesday that "only time will tell" but he certainly sees promise in Winston’s abilities as quarterback.  "I know this, I loved being with him last year. He is an extremely hard worker. He’s a guy that loves football and I think he’s a guy that has a ton of upside. He’s a tremendous talent and I can tell you this: He’s gonna work at it." CHARLOTTE, NORTH...