1. Cardinals' David Johnson Will Stake Claim to Title of NFL's Best RB in 2016

    The NFL has experienced something of a resurgence at the running back position in recent years. Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings remains the gold standard, but there ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 24,780 reads 135 comments

  2. Ryan Kalil Extension Keeps Panthers' Title Window Open in True Gettleman Fashion

    Sometimes, getting to the Super Bowl is the easy part. The harder task is for teams that have reached the NFL 's pinnacle to stay thereā€”to wedge their championship window open...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 10,933 reads 25 comments

  3. Jets Need Reality Check If They Plan to Continue Without Ryan Fitzpatrick

    Last season, behind a career year from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick , the New York Jets won 10 games. The team fell just short of its first playoff appearance since advancing to the AFC Championship Game in 2010...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 25,619 reads 54 comments

  4. New-Look Rams Finally Have a QB, but Defense Will Carry LA in 2016

    Much has been written and said about the young offensive talent for the Los Angeles Rams . The star tailback they have in Todd Gurley . The star they hope they have in rookie quarterback (and No...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 16,719 reads 92 comments

  5. New Coach, Same Problems: Doug Pederson's Eagles Are Already Clouded in Drama

    The 2015 campaign was a drama-filled mess for the Philadelphia Eagles . Chip Kelly remolded the team in his image, traded away key contributors who dared challenge his authority and promptly steered the franchise into a ditch...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 9 months ago 34,607 reads 89 comments

  6. Can DeMarco Murray and Derrick Henry Help the Tennessee Titans Succeed in 2016?

    The Tennessee Titans are a team that needs work. They took a big step in the right direction a year ago, drafting the player they hope is their franchise quarterback in Marcus Mariota...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 93,633 reads 194 comments

  7. After Years of Disappointment, Bengals Are NFL's Biggest Make-or-Break Story

    We've hit the time of year when television shows wrap for the season before a long summer of rehashed stories we've all seen before...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 25,377 reads 36 comments

  8. If the NFL Is a QB-Driven League, the Broncos Are in Trouble in the AFC West

    The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. It's a mantra that is repeated ad nauseum on television, the radio, online and in print. Yes, print. Newspapers are still a thing...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 25,002 reads 98 comments

  9. Revival of the NFC East Isn't Near, It's Here

    Over its long and storied history, the NFC East has garnered a reputation as one of the toughest divisions in the National Football League...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 40,358 reads 197 comments

  10. Expert Consensus NFL Rookie Award Predictions

    A new day has dawned across the National Football League. With the culmination of last week's 2016 NFL draft, we now know where this year's crop of incoming rookies will begin their professional careers...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 130,301 reads 338 comments

  11. Bills Take Step Toward Ending Long Playoff Drought by Locking Up Cordy Glenn

    Last year, the Buffalo Bills came teasingly close to ending a postseason drought that extends all the way back to the stone ages of the 20th century. To the dark days when you'd probably be reading this on America Online ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 13,996 reads 51 comments

  12. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Surprises and Stories

    After three days and 253 picks, the 2016 NFL draft is done. Months of speculation and mock drafts gave way to the real thing in Chicago. It started off just like everyone expected, with a pair of quarterbacks being selected at the top of the draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 269,193 reads 148 comments

  13. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Reaches and Surprises from Rounds 2-3

    It's Day 2 of the 2016 NFL draft, a day that meant different things for different teams and players. For the six young men invited to the NFL draft (including three from the national ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 105,311 reads 79 comments

  14. 2016 NFL Draft: Biggest Steals, Reaches and Surprises from Round 1

    The big day has finally, mercifully arrived. After months of speculation and rumors and enough mock drafts to choke an apatosaurus, it's time for the real deal. The 2016 NFL draft is underway...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 239,320 reads 253 comments

  15. 2016 NFL Draft: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Predictions

    For NFL fans, the most exciting day of the year is almost here! Sure, the Super Bowl is great and all, but supporters of just two of the league's 32 teams get to enjoy that one...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 231,144 reads 179 comments

  16. Josh Norman Gets Deal He Wanted, Finds Perfect Fit in Washington

    Star cornerback Josh Norman 's sudden departure from the Carolina Panthers a few days ago caught fans and pundits completely off guard...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 105,042 reads 340 comments

  17. Did Panthers Make Big Mistake or Brilliant Calculation Letting Josh Norman Walk?

    Just one week before the NFL draft, surprising news is anything but. Wednesday was no exception, with the Philadelphia Eagles announcing the second blockbuster draft-pick trade of the last week...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 10 months ago 147,928 reads 277 comments

  18. Deep RB Class in 2016 NFL Draft Loaded with Potential Difference-Makers

    In recent years, the running back position has become somewhat de valued in the NFL draft. In both 2013 and 2014, not a single player at the position was selected in the draft's first round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 22,498 reads 41 comments

  19. Mediocrity Marred NFL Product Last Season and That's Unlikely to Change in 2016

    The NFL can generate buzz in a way no other sports league in America dare dream of. On an April Thursday at the outset of baseball season and just before the NBA playoffs the news ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 18,562 reads 71 comments

  20. Josh Gordon's Reported Failed Drug Test Leaves Browns Even More Desperate at WR

    There may not have been a team with a shakier corps of wide receivers in the NFL last year than the Cleveland Browns ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 71,492 reads 210 comments

  21. Oakland Raiders Remain Team on the Rise with Shrewd Reggie Nelson Signing

    For the better part of the past 15 years, the Oakland Raiders have been an NFL punchline. "Commitment to Excellence" gave way to a "Commitment to Excrement" for a team that was once one of the most feared in the AFC...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 92,219 reads 194 comments

  22. Paxton Lynch Shows Potential at Pro Day to Be the Best QB of the 2016 NFL Draft

    Jared Goff or Carson Wentz. Carson Wentz or Jared Goff. Ever since the 2015 NFL season ended, the debate has raged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 37,863 reads 61 comments

  23. Notre Dame Pro Day Could Be Moving Day for Ronnie Stanley, Will Fuller

    On Thursday, several members of the Notre Dame football team will take to the practice field in South Bend, Indiana, for the final time. But it's much more than just a goodbye...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 6,266 reads 18 comments

  24. Laremy Tunsil Dominates Pro Day, Cements Status as Top Pick in 2016 NFL Draft

    As draft season enters the home stretch, there will be endless debate regarding the first name we'll hear NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell call on April 28...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 52,206 reads 78 comments

  25. Rams on 'Hard Knocks' Is Exactly Why RG3 Should Stay Away from Los Angeles

    Football is coming back to Los Angeles. The City of Angels. La-La Land. There will no doubt be pomp and circumstance. Glitz and glamour. A bright spotlight. However, those bright spotlights can also be harsh...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 11 months ago 42,763 reads 71 comments