At the midseason point, we polled general managers, personnel executives and pro scouting directors from around the league to get their votes for MVP, Rookies of the Year, Coach of the Year and more. Plus, why you should keep an eye on Dez Bryant and Malcolm Butler, and mailbag questions on Gronk’s struggles, the Texans’ success, Jason Garrett’s future and the best city for a hypothetical expansion franchise
First things first—Cowboys COO Stephen Jones maintains that Jason Garrett and the rest of the staff are not coaching for their jobs. But the 2–3 Cowboys face a crossroads with their conservative offense, and there are four obvious areas that need improvement. Also, other pro players with crucial games this weekend, a spotlight on two college players and answering your mail.
It only took a few plays against the Chargers for Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes to show off what he’d learned in his season as a backup—and how there’s still plenty of room for positive growth. Also, five players to watch after an eventful Week 1, a few names to follow in college football on Saturday and answering your questions.
And how Anthony Lynn and the Chargers are dealing with them. Plus, early reviews are strong on one rookie QB; an area where the Eagles could be more improved; and why the Cowboys think Dak could be better without Dez. Plus, a move that shows the players are preparing for a 2021 work stoppage
A look at the why and how behind the league’s controversial new policy, and what looks to be an early and obvious mistake. Plus, notes from around the league on Kirk Cousins’ start in Minnesota, Ryan Tannehill’s return, Zack Martin’s upcoming and likely market-setting deal, a lesson to remember as Manziel tries to make it back and much more
The soon-to-be-official sale of the franchise to David Tepper didn’t go according to plan for Jerry Richardson nor the NFL. Other sections include: Jason Witten’s TV advantage; the NFL’s stance on gambling; the budding Gruden-Carr relationship; and more
New York showed the world what it thought about its veteran leader when it passed on a QB in the draft, and the new head coach led the charge. Other sections include: Lamar Jackson’s turning point; early word on 2019 quarterback class; impact of Matt Ryan contract, and much more.