Baltimore wants to get the most out of its extraordinarily talented rookie quarterback.
Way back in the early 1950s, the Los Angeles Rams had a dynamic quarterback duo in Norm Van Brocklin and Bob Waterfield. Each made the Pro Bowl in 1950 and 1951, and split the passing duties close to equally.
In college, just 10 or so teams out of 130 are in the top tier of the recruiting world each year. The NFL wouldn’t be quite like that without a draft. I just figured that 17 of 32 teams would be in more or less the same position to convince the best of the best to play for them.
The ability to pay players would play a big role, as would the salary cap, depth charts, and relationships with coaches and GMs who change over time, just like college (except for the salary cap, usually).
Some have lots of history. Some don’t. Some are in cold-weather cities:
By the middle of the 2014 season, when RG3 is finally ready to return, the Browns have lost the magic. Griffin just isn’t the same player he was before he got hurt, and an impatient Haslam guts the team’s leadership. Meanwhile the FBI is breathing down his neck for a fuel rebate scam at his truck stop company that he totally, totally didn’t know about.
When the Rams announced they would trade the No. 2 pick, the Cleveland Browns and Miami Dolphins were also considered candidates. The Colts, now with the second overall pick, would likely also be in the running to move up to No. 1 for Luck.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter said the Browns offered as many as three first-round picks and a second-round pick, just like Washington, to try to get a deal done for Griffin. As owners of two first-round picks in 2012 — thanks to the trade in 2011 that landed Julio Jones with the Atlanta Falcons — the Browns are the only team that could offer four first-round picks without dipping into its 2015 draft picks.
We’ve got a new update on Andrew Luck and his ability to throw a football! Luck was at a charity event this weekend and throwing (bad) passes at kids. You need to watch for yourself.
Brett Favre, George Blanda, Paul Krause, and Night Train Lane have interception records that can’t be topped.
There were 430 interceptions during the 2017 NFL regular season. It was the third consecutive year that saw fewer than 450 passes picked off — the only three seasons ever under that mark, aside from a strike-shortened 1982 season.