1. Is Joe Flacco's Megadeal Just the Beginning of a QB Market Explosion?

    It's good to be a quarterback in today's NFL . Semi-competent signal-callers regularly receive contracts in excess of $18 million per season. Good ones can get upward of $20 million per campaign...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 36,873 reads 101 comments

  2. How Franchise Tag Deadline Decisions Impact 2016 NFL Free Agency

    Tag! You're it! And by "it," I mean loaded. Because on Tuesday in the NFL , if a team tagged you, it meant a fat payday in 2016. Yes, players, in general, don't like being tagged...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 32,690 reads 36 comments

  3. Sam Bradford's New Contract Sad Reality of Life in QB-Starved NFL

    It's a contract that will make Sam Bradford (and his agent) very happy. And a contract that will probably send many Philadelphia Eagles fans scrambling for the liquor cabinet...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 93,959 reads 301 comments

  4. Explosive DT Sheldon Rankins Looks Like Next Aaron Donald at NFL Combine

    The NFL Scouting Combine shifted its focus to the defensive side of the ball Sunday. While the first half of the weekend was all about the quarterback position, the second was about the youngsters whose job it is to make those passers miserable...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 34,520 reads 41 comments

  5. Is Olivier Vernon Worth the Huge Payday Coming His Way?

    It's good to be a young and talented pass-rusher in today's National Football League. Profitable, too. Muhammad Wilkerson of the New York Jets . Malik Jackson of the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 8,826 reads 19 comments

  6. FSU DB Jalen Ramsey May Actually Be the Top Overall Prospect in 2016 Draft

    Certain positions carry a premium in the NFL draft. Quarterbacks. The left tackles whose job it is to protect said quarterbacks. And cover cornerbacks . Those positions dominate the first round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 14,805 reads 35 comments

  7. Carson Wentz Solidifies His Case as Draft's Top Quarterback

    We're running short on consensus in the 2016 NFL draft. There isn't one as to who the draft's top prospect at any position is. Maybe it's Ole Miss tackle Laremy Tunsil. Or Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 70,931 reads 173 comments

  8. How Far Will Jaylon Smith Fall After Reported Medical Issues at Combine?

    For some young prospects, the NFL Scouting Combine is a dream come true. A chance to bolster their draft stock in front of scouts and coaches from across the NFL...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 46,673 reads 66 comments

  9. Remember Keith Marshall? Georgia RB Shines at Combine, Makes Statement to NFL

    Each year the headlines at the NFL Scouting Combine are dominated by the elite prospects. We want to know about Laremy Tunsil's bench-press performance...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 40,294 reads 37 comments

  10. Combine Offers Laremy Tunsil Chance to Cement Status as Top Pick in 2016 Draft

    The Underwear Olympics has begun! Hundreds of the nation's top college football players have descended on Indianapolis for the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, where they will be poked, prodded, pushed and put through the paces...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 11,751 reads 24 comments

  11. Chase Daniel Latest Longtime Backup Who Would Flop as NFL Starter

    There are certain facts about the National Football League. Quarterback is the most sought-after position in the game. There aren't as many quality NFL starters at the position as there are teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 34,554 reads 45 comments

  12. Heath Miller Was the Perfect Pittsburgh Steeler

    In 11 NFL seasons, tight end Heath Miller never topped 1,000 receiving yards in a season. Miller never hit double digits in touchdown grabs. He didn 't generate headlines like Rob Gronkowski ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 32,286 reads 67 comments

  13. Is Wide Receiver Becoming the Most Polarizing Position of 2016 NFL Draft Class?

    Over the past couple of seasons, there has been an influx of young talent at wide receiver unlike any we've seen in NFL history...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 38,639 reads 64 comments

  14. Kirk Cousins Guaranteed to Be Overpaid in 2016 NFL Free Agency

    There isn't a player in the National Football League who made more cabbage for himself over the course of the 2015 season than Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 50,421 reads 234 comments

  15. The One Free Agent Each NFL Team Must Re-Sign in 2016 Offseason

    The 2015 NFL season is done. Super Bowl 50 has come and gone, with Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos hoisting the Lombardi Trophy as NFL champions. Now, NFL teams can settle in for a long, uneventful offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 117,920 reads 122 comments

  16. NFL Honors Awards 2016: Bleacher Report's Final Expert Awards

    If there's one thing the NFL loves more than money... OK, there's nothing the NFL loves more than money. One way to fatten the league's already bursting coffers is with more televised programming...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 112,643 reads 250 comments

  17. Super Bowl 50 Predictions: Bleacher Report's Expert Consensus Picks

    And then there were two. Back in September, 32 teams entered the 2015 season with dreams of playing in Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara, California. Less than half had a realistic shot at making it there...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 128,919 reads 276 comments

  18. Super Bowl Media Day 2016: Live Reaction, Interviews and Highlights for Panthers

    It's Super Bowl week! The AFC champion Denver Broncos and NFC champion Carolina Panthers have made their way to Santa Clara, California, site of the 50th incarnation of the biggest event in sports...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 7,706 reads 48 comments

  19. Young Panthers Linebackers Will Have to Grow Up in a Hurry vs. Broncos

    The Carolina Panthers rode a combination of an explosive offense and a stout defense to the NFL 's best record in 2015 and a berth opposite the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 31,252 reads 27 comments

  20. Shutting Down Panthers TE Greg Olsen Key for Broncos Pass D in Super Bowl 50

    After watching the Carolina Panthers hang an NFC Championship Game-record 49 points on the Arizona Cardinals , there's little question the Denver Broncos ' top-ranked defense faces its stiffest test of the season in Super Bowl 50...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 14,591 reads 162 comments

  21. Panthers Secondary Faces Toughest Test of Season vs. Cardinals in NFC Title Game

    The Carolina Panthers have spent most of the 2015 season as the big dogs of the National Football League, thanks in large part to a defense that ranks sixth in the league in both yards and points allowed...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 19,851 reads 185 comments

  22. NFL Playoff Predictions: Bleacher Report's Conference Championship Picks

    And then there were four. After last week's divisional round, four teams remain in the race to reach Santa Clara, California, and Super Bowl 50. There won't be any Cinderellas at this year's big ball either...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 201,658 reads 446 comments

  23. Big Game from Patrick Peterson Crucial for Cardinals Victory in NFC Championship

    In the lead-up to Sunday's NFC Championship Game, there will be no shortage of discussion regarding quarterbacks Cam Newton of the Carolina Panthers and Carson Palmer of the Arizona Cardinals ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 17,708 reads 62 comments

  24. Cardinals Get Badly Needed Wake-Up Call in Wild Win vs. Packers

    In 2015, the Arizona Cardinals have been one of the NFL 's best teams. They possess a potent offense brimming with talent. A swarming defense capable of shutting down opponents...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 132,348 reads 280 comments

  25. Doug Pederson Hire Should Return NFL Normalcy to Eagles After Nightmare 2015

    To say that the 2015 season was a disappointment for the Philadelphia Eagles would be a massive understatement. After a pair of 10-win seasons, head coach Chip Kelly was given the keys to the car—complete personnel control...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 1 year ago 37,086 reads 75 comments