After everything went wrong in 2016, the uncertainty at quarterback this fall has not phased to the NFC North frontrunners. Plus, how the Patriots defense turned it around, the offensive woes in Atlanta, why the Steelers will keep ignoring Martavis Bryant’s trade requests, and how the NFL’s version of Moneyball is playing out in Jacksonville, not Cleveland
The ongoing feud between the league and the union spilled onto social media Wednesday as the two sides argued about leaks in the Ezekiel Elliott case. Also in Albert Breer’s notebook: items on the Bears quarterback battle, Leonard Fournette’s comments, the Jags’ new practice philosophy and much more.
How new general manager Chris Ballard is working with head coach Chuck Pagano to get the organization re-aligned after back-to-back 8-8 seasons. Plus more NFL notes on Martellus Bennett’s life strategy, Jay Cutler’s immediate outlook and Matthew Stafford’s longevity plan
How Ron Rivera is dealing with the fallout of the Panthers’ change at GM. Plus, scouts’ prescient comments on Ezekiel Elliott, Matthew Stafford is next up for a mega-contract, and why there’s no reason to compare NFL and NBA contracts
It took the league—and some on the team—by surprise, but there were signs the end was near. Here are three flash points that played a part in the Chiefs changes. Plus more notes on a glaring Cowboys problem, Zach Orr’s big risk and the back story of the feel-good tale of the offseason