1. What Happened to QBs in the 2015 NFL Draft and Will There Be More in 2016?

    It's been over a decade since a team has won a Super Bowl without a star quarterback, and the NFL features more passing right now than ever before...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 97,126 reads 122 comments

  2. An NFL Hopeful's Day 3 Draft Journey from Hope to Disappointment to Clarity

    Nothing epitomizes the cruelty of the sports world quite like a draft. In a matter of hours, the lives of hundreds of young men are changed forever...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 221,369 reads 72 comments

  3. Is Bryce Petty the Long-Term Answer to Jets' QB Woes?

    The New York Jets learned a valuable lesson when the Mark Sanchez experiment failed in 2009. A fifth overall pick, Sanchez was the lowest-rated quarterback among those with at least 25 starts during his four seasons as a starter in New York...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 46,798 reads 136 comments

  4. NFL Draft 2015: The Biggest Surprises from Day 2

    On Thursday night, the first round of the 2015 NFL draft was relatively surprise-free. There was the Washington Redskins' decision to take guard Brandon Scherff fifth overall and the fall of guys like Landon Collins, Jalen Collins and Jake Fisher...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 32,652 reads 22 comments

  5. Patriots Find Vince Wilfork Replacement by Stealing Malcom Brown in NFL Draft

    Troy Brown starred for the New England Patriots when they won their first Super Bowl back in 2001, while Malcolm Butler was the hero when they won their most recent title in February...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 23,561 reads 45 comments

  6. Don't Expect the Jets to Even Consider Trading Muhammad Wilkerson

    It should surprise nobody that predraft trade rumors involving New York Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson have emerged...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 4,954 reads 31 comments

  7. Washington Redskins Crazy to Pick Up Robert Griffin III's 5th-Year Option

    Sometimes, it's best to think of the NFL as a different planet—one on which time moves faster. So when I hear Washington Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan defend his decision to pick up a fifth-year, $16...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 51,783 reads 251 comments

  8. Which Positions Are the Safest, Riskiest at the Top of the NFL Draft?

    Are you better off drafting one position over another? Based strictly on precedents and trends, we set out to discover which positions have traditionally produced the most ...

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  9. Is There a Grand Plan for Chip Kelly's Loaded Eagles Backfield?

    In the last 14 months, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has parted ways with a handful of offensive players with Pro Bowls on their resumes, replacing those five—receivers ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 18,799 reads 55 comments

  10. What Does the Wonderlic Test Really Mean?

    It happened again. Results from the controversial Wonderlic test—a cognitive ability exam taken by prospects annually at the NFL Scouting Combine, scored out of 50 — ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 27,015 reads 54 comments

  11. Chargers Would be Crazy to Trade Philip Rivers

    Have you heard the one about the veteran quarterback with the expiring contract, the hot draft prospect with the Heisman Trophy, the accomplished team that lacks stability and the ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 122,919 reads 141 comments

  12. Are Running Backs Regaining Favor in the NFL Draft?

    In 2013, for the first time in NFL history, no team selected a running back in the first round of the draft. In 2014, it happened again. That was proof we weren't witnessing an aberration...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 7,720 reads 8 comments

  13. Could Kurt Warner Still Contribute to an NFL Team?

    When retired NFL quarterback Kurt Warner took part in his first NFL training camp—with the Green Bay Packers in 1994 —both Marcus Mariota and Jameis Winston were infants, ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 30,356 reads 76 comments

  14. Injured NFL Draft Prospect Anthony Harris Discusses Selling Himself to Teams

    Life isn't fair. It's a truism that reveals itself to us at different times and in different places. Some of us arguably get hit harder by it than others, which in itself isn't fair...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 9,458 reads 6 comments

  15. Is Austin Collie's Comeback Crazy or Courageous?

    Just last month, a handful of NFL players aged 30 or younger suddenly retired from the NFL. The last—and most surprising —of the batch was 24-year-old rising star Chris Borland, ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 58,677 reads 74 comments

  16. Why Can't Wes Welker Find Work?

    A mere two years ago, Wes Welker was coming off a 118-catch, 1,354-yard Pro Bowl season with the New England Patriots...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 118,523 reads 109 comments

  17. NFL Draft Enigma Lynden Trail Has Seen It All and Can Do It All

    It's not uncommon for future stars, regardless of their industry, to have that one moment when they realize that they may, in fact, be future stars...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 18,364 reads 11 comments

  18. Can Eli Manning Salvage a Once Hall of Fame-Worthy Legacy?

    Late last week, when the Pittsburgh Steelers gave quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a new blockbuster deal in order to avoid having Big Ben play out a contract year in 2015, the ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 14,441 reads 127 comments

  19. Meet Nathan Slaughter, the First-Ever Player Signed from the Veteran Combine

    Less than 24 hours after the NFL held its inaugural veteran combine, one of the 105 non-rookies who participated in the brand-new event has been signed to an NFL roster...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 226,051 reads 63 comments

  20. Who's to Blame for the Overstated Decline of Drew Brees?

    It's hard to believe it was five years ago. Drew Brees , already a sports superhero in New Orleans, lifting himself to legendary status with a Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Indianapolis Colts ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 73,057 reads 270 comments

  21. Inside Our Unyielding Obsession with Tim Tebow

    It happened again. And in this case, all it took was an 88-minute window on a slow-but-not-sleepy Monday afternoon in mid-March. Tim Tebow , without saying a word or throwing a pass, hijacked social media and became the talk of the NFL world...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 97,011 reads 250 comments

  22. Can the Bills Make a Run at the AFC East Title in 2015 Despite QB Concerns?

    Yes, the Buffalo Bills are stuck in a division with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots , and yes, the Pats have won 11 of the last 12 AFC East crowns...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 21,249 reads 65 comments

  23. Michael Johnson's Return to Bengals Defensive Line Is a Win-Win for Cincinnati

    Michael Johnson 's career trajectory might not be aiming where it once was just a few years ago. He had 11.5 sacks as a 25-year-old in 2012, and in 2013, Pro Football Focus graded him as the fourth-best 4-3 defensive end in the NFL ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 68,147 reads 69 comments

  24. Envisioning Chip Kelly's All-Star Backfield

    When it comes to building NFL rosters, there's the standard way of operating, there's the unorthodox way of operating and then there's the Chip Kelly approach...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 115,618 reads 184 comments

  25. In Their Words, Jets Fans Who Burned Revis Jerseys Are Ready to Forgive, Forget

    Most sports fans know the feeling. Losing a star player stings like hell. It almost feels like you're being dumped. And it certainly hurts just a little more when they join your biggest rival...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 33,399 reads 200 comments