Manning will play a small role in who could end up with the first overall pick by Bryan DeArdo @BryanDeArdo Dec 12, 2019 at 7:17 am ET • 5 min read The last thing on Eli Manning's mind is how his performance Sunday against the Dolphins could alter the 2020 NFL Draft. Manning, who started his first game in nearly three months in Monday night's overtime loss to the Eagles, is slated to receive another start this Sunday with rookie quarterback Daniel Jones still dealing with an ankle injury. Manning enjoyed a fast start in Monday's loss to the Eagles, throwing a pair of first half touchdown passes while helping the Giants build a 17-3 lead. New York was unable to add to their lead in the second half, however, as the Eagles scored the game's final 23 points to pull off the come-from-behind victory. With the loss, New York (2-11) remained ahead of the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins for the No. 2 overall pick if the NFL Draft was … [Read more...] about Race for No. 1 pick in 2020 NFL Draft: How Eli Manning can shake up the draft
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You’d be hard-pressed to find a player in the NFL who has had a better game this season than the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson. In a 59–10 victory over the Miami Dolphins to kick off the Ravens’ schedule earlier this month, Jackson completed 17 of 20 passes for 324 yards and five touchdowns. He zipped the ball to receivers on slant routes. He stepped into 80-plus-yard bombs. Maybe his most impressive throw came with the score already 21–0 and Baltimore driving once again into Miami territory, when Jackson loosed a deep pass with a snap of his wrist. Thirty-three yards later, the ball settled in the hands of the barely open receiver Willie Snead for another score. It was a flawless play on an almost flawless day: Jackson’s passer rating was a perfect 158.3.When reporters asked Jackson afterward to talk about his outing, he quipped, “Not bad for a running back.” He was referring to a line of criticism that has followed him throughout … [Read more...] about Lamar Jackson and the NFL’s Quarterback Double Standard
Over three marvelous spring days in 2015, the National Football League threw itself a party otherwise known as the annual draft. The NFL took over Chicago’s storied lakefront Grant Park, where, in November 2008, Barack Obama had addressed a vast throng to accept the presidency of the United States. Some 200,000 football fans, including parents with kids, milled around in Grant Park, temporarily renamed Draft Town. Gigantic letters spelling out “NFL” ran down the side of the world’s largest marble-clad structure, the 83-story Aon Center.Both Obama’s 2008 acceptance speech and the 2015 NFL draft were huge successes for the civic spirit of the City of Big Shoulders. Both drew enormous crowds and were nationally televised: Both made Chicago seem an exciting, vital place to be. But there was one difference. Obama covered the cost of his event. The NFL was mooching off the taxpayer.Obama’s campaign committee paid Chicago about $2 million as a rental fee to … [Read more...] about How Taxpayers Keep the NFL Rich
By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer IRVING, Texas (AP) — Amid the concern and controversy over coaches challenges and video reviews of pass interference, the NFL plans a hard look at the rules adjustment instituted this season. The change was for the 2019 season only and the 32 team owners would have to ratify it again — on a temporary or permanent basis — for it to be continued. Thus far, inconsistencies in how the penalties are being called and with decisions made after video reviews have plagued the system. “There’s no question there’s been angst,” Rich McKay, president of the Atlanta Falcons and head of the NFL’s powerful competition committee said Wednesday at the league meetings. “I’ve felt the angst. I felt the angst with our team, feel the angst of others. But it’s a new rule. It’s a big change. It’s something we haven’t done before. So I don’t want to prejudge what the outcome could … [Read more...] about NFL Recognizes ‘Angst’ With Pass Interference Rules, Will Evaluate In Offseason
Examining the Lions' desire to run it often and if they have the personnel to thrive on the ground by Chris Trapasso @ChrisTrapasso Jun 13, 2019 at 9:29 am ET • 7 min read Can building an NFL offense around the run game -- and staying dedicated to it -- work well against smaller defensive fronts recently constructed to defend the pass? The Detroit Lions want to find out. Detroit has made its offensive priority abundantly clear this offseason, and they hired long-time Vikings and Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell to steer the run-oriented ship in 2019. Let's examine whether or not this counter idea could actually be successful in Detroit this season. Lions head coach Matt Patricia spent nearly two decades watching Tom Brady dice secondaries through the air, but even the casual football fan knows how rare Brady is as a quarterback. Can't bank on Brady-type production in the passing game without Brady. Patricia … [Read more...] about NFL 2019: Can Lions’ run-oriented offense be successful enough to save Matt Patricia’s job?
The Jets didn't get their QB in free agency and they're making sure they don't miss out on one in the draft by Ryan Wilson @ryanwilsonCBS Mar 17, 2018 at 11:16 am ET • 2 min read The Jets are done messing around. After missing out on Kirk Cousins during free agency, and instead having to settle for veterans Josh McCown and Teddy Bridgewater as short-term options, the team announced a blockbuster trade on Saturday to move up from No. 6 to No. 3 in the 2018 NFL Draft. The details: Jets get the No. 3 overall pick in 2018Colts get No. 6 overall pick, 37th overall pick, 49th overall pick in 2018 and a 2019 second-round pick Moving on up. pic.twitter.com/fm2BSLylso— New York Jets (@nyjets) March 17, 2018 It's safe to assume the Jets aren't targeting Saquon Barkley or Bradley Chubb but have their eyes on a franchise quarterback. Now the question becomes who that might be. Based on the most recent round of CBSSports.com mock drafts, … [Read more...] about Jets make blockbuster trade with Colts, get No. 3 pick in draft to land franchise QB