Scott Davis, provided by Published 9:07 pm CDT, Thursday, April 25, 2019 Mark Humphrey/AP The New York Giants used the sixth pick in the draft on Daniel Jones, a quarterback from Duke. The NFL world was divided on Jones, whose resume isn't as impressive as some other quarterbacks in the draft. Some teams reportedly graded him as the best quarterback in the draft while others didn't have him in the top five. The NFL world mocked the Giants' selection, as it added fuel to the fire in a controversial offseason. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The New York Giants made the long-awaited decision to draft a quarterback in the first round as a successor to Eli Manning, but few in the NFL world were impressed with the pick. The Giants used the sixth pick in the draft to take Duke quarterback Daniel Jones, a somewhat divisive prospect, as there wasn't a consensus on where he ranked among quarterbacks in the draft. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported that … [Read more...] about The NFL world mocked the Giants after the controversial decision to use the6th pick in the draft on Duke QB Daniel Jones
As the NFL's 2019 free agency period unfolds, one of the fun things to keep tabs on (at least if you're a nerd like me) will be the projected compensatory picks the Philadelphia Eagles will be in line to receive in 2020 for the players the Eagles lose verses the players they gain. Here we'll track each signing, and whether or not each player will count toward the compensatory pick formula. Players lost • Nick Foles: Foles signed a four-year, $88 million deal with the Jaguars. He will unquestionably count for a third-round pick in the comp pick formula. • Golden Tate: Tate signed a four-year, $37.5 million deal with the Giants. He will likely count for a fourth-round pick in the comp pick formula. • Jordan Hicks: Hicks signed a four-year, $36 million deal with the Cardinals. He will likely count for a fourth-round pick in the comp pick formula. • Jordan Matthews: Matthews signed with the 49ers. It is a one-year, $1.8 million contract, per Tom Pelissero of … [Read more...] about Eagles 2020 compensatory draft pick tracker
Carlos Monarrez Detroit Free Press Published 6:01 AM EDT Mar 16, 2019 Sometimes you need to look inward. After all, a little introspection never hurt anyone. So I’m looking at my fellow sports writing colleagues, specifically the people who cover the NFL, and I’m offering this gentle suggestion: STOP LOOKING AT YOUR CELL PHONES WHEN YOU’RE ON TV! It’s becoming a trend and it was happening at a high rate of annoyance during the start of free agency. Reporter after reporter kept popping up on my TV screen to drop his pearls of wisdom — then, as soon as he was done talking, his eyes turned downward to check his phone. AGGHH! The main culprit is ESPN’s Adam Schefter. This guy is an amazing reporter and he’s probably unrivaled in the history of sports writing when it comes to breaking NFL news. I have nothing but respect for what he does. But I’m starting to have a lot less respect for how he does it in front of the camera. … [Read more...] about Hey, Adam Schefter: Put cell phone away when you’re on TV!
Coaching free agency hasn’t been particularly kind to the Patriots, with six members of Bill Belichick’s staff — thanks largely to departed linebackers coach Brian Flores, who nabbed three colleagues for his new staff with the Miami Dolphins — not coming back for 2019. Next comes player free agency, which formally begins along with the new league year at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 13, but will really start to simmer on Monday, when the legal tampering period kicks off. Or, in the league’s words, when “clubs are permitted to contact, and enter into contract negotiations with, the certified agents of players who will become unrestricted free agents.” The reigning Super Bowl champions have 16 such players, given they’ve already released tight end Dwayne Allen and brought back reserve offensive lineman Brian Schwenke, plus another three restricted free agents to whom they retain rights provided the Patriots make a contract offer to them … [Read more...] about Here’s the list of the Patriots’ free agents
Tyler Lauletta, provided by Published 12:46 pm CST, Wednesday, February 27, 2019 AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez The Philadelphia Eagles will not place the franchise tag on quarterback Nick Foles, allowing him to become a free agent and seek a long-term contract with another club. Foles will now be free to pursue offers from across the league and choose his destination, rather than be at the whims of the Eagles and their potential trade partner. Teams looking to sign Foles could include the Jacksonville Jaguars, Miami Dolphins, and Denver Broncos, among others. In a fairly stunning decision, the Philadelphia Eagles have opted against placing the franchise tag on Nick Foles. Instead, the team has chosen to let the former backup quarterback who led the team to its first Super Bowl title walk in free agency. "He deserves an opportunity to lead a team," said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, per NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The decision goes along with what seemed to be … [Read more...] about In a stunning move, the Eagles will let Nick Foles become a free agent and seek a long-term contract