1. Victor Cruz's Recovery Is Hopeful, but History Is Not on His Side

    It's been well over 600 days since Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz last played a regular-season NFL game...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 6 months ago 20,480 reads 44 comments

  2. A Lot Has Happened Since the Detroit Lions Last Appeared in a Championship Game

    When you've never been to the Super Bowl and you've posted a winning record just 13 times in the 50-year-old Super Bowl era, you're forced to set the bar quite low in attempts to commemorate team accomplishments...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 6 months ago 5,830 reads 8 comments

  3. Meet Trevor Siemian, Potential Starting QB for the Reigning Super Bowl Champions

    A total of 249 players were selected ahead of Trevor Siemian in the 2015 NFL draft, which wasn't a surprise because few had any clue who Siemian was...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 6 months ago 35,041 reads 35 comments

  4. Is Todd Gurley Ready to Become the NFL's Best Running Back?

    At the very least, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thinks he's in line to be the most productive back in the NFL in 2016...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 6 months ago 31,888 reads 150 comments

  5. Bears Have Little Reason to Budge in Negotiations with Alshon Jeffery

    It's beginning to look as though the only wide receiver slapped with the franchise tag this offseason will remain tagged for the entirety of the 2016 season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 6 months ago 17,584 reads 37 comments

  6. Should Eric Berry Become the Highest-Paid Safety in the NFL?

    On Tuesday, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reported Eric Berry —unsurprisingly —has a chance to become the NFL 's highest-paid safety...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 7 months ago 15,563 reads 99 comments

  7. The NFL Franchise Tag Must Go Away and Never Come Back

    Most of us have things we do that we can't explain. We started doing these things for a reason, but even if that reason no longer exists we continue to do them out of habit...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 7 months ago 41,175 reads 92 comments

  8. Could Geno Smith Be a Better Jets Starting QB Option Than Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    We've spent so much time this offseason discussing Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract (or lack thereof) that it's become easy to forget that Geno Smith , not Fitzpatrick, was supposed to be the New York Jets ' starting quarterback last fall...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 7 months ago 23,509 reads 64 comments

  9. Why the Tom Brady Suspension Could Be a Blessing in Disguise for New England

    There's a chance New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL regular season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 7 months ago 82,404 reads 190 comments

  10. Playoff Heroics Should Make Officially Retired Marshawn Lynch a Hall of Famer

    You say it twice and it has, like, 10 times the impact. That's what running back Marshawn Lynch did when he confirmed he was retiring...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 25,766 reads 152 comments

  11. Antonio Brown Could Rewrite NFL Receiving Record Books in 2016

    In 2015, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown became the first player in NFL history to catch 130 or more passes for 1,800 or more yards and 10 or more touchdowns...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 33,313 reads 103 comments

  12. Ryan Fitzpatrick Could Become Ultimate NFL Insurance Policy for the 2016 Season

    The NFL is a weird little world—one in which last year's 25th-rated passer , Brock Osweiler, was in such high demand that he signed a four-year, $72 million deal on the first ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 30,641 reads 51 comments

  13. How Much Money Is Tyrann Mathieu Really Worth?

    "True" cornerbacks like Darrelle Revis, Patrick Peterson, Richard Sherman and Josh Norman arguably receive more adulation, but it's possible Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals is the best defensive back in the NFL ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 48,045 reads 90 comments

  14. The Good, the Bad and the Browns: Breaking Down Every NFL Offseason QB Battle

    The dynamics are constantly shifting at the NFL 's most important position, largely because the league has 32 teams and fewer than 32 franchise-caliber quarterbacks...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 47,797 reads 57 comments

  15. Rise of the AFC South: NFL's Most Ridiculed Division Might Soon Become Its Best

    For a seven-year period between 2004 and 2010, the NFC West was the divisional laughingstock of the NFL . The division posted a .400 winning percentage during that span, with three of its four teams losing at least 16 more games than they won...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 53,695 reads 231 comments

  16. Can Derrick Henry Be Spark Titans Need to Boost Rebuild Around Marcus Mariota?

    Put simply, the Tennessee Titans are doing it right. They know what the formula is: Find a quarterback worth building around, and then give him as much protection and as many weapons as possible...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 27,267 reads 62 comments

  17. Will Cowboys Rookie Ezekiel Elliott Break the Top-5 Running Back Stigma?

    The jury will remain out for years to come on most, if not all, of the 31 players selected in Thursday night's first round of the NFL draft...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 23,664 reads 101 comments

  18. Made in New Orleans: Deion Jones Tries to Be Next Katrina Kid to Take over NFL

    There's a special group of young NFL players and top prospects who liken themselves to savages and consider themselves battle-tested in an extraordinary way...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 32,932 reads 40 comments

  19. Rams' LA Tenure Starts with a Bang: Is Risking Future for QB at No. 1 Worth It?

    There are several reasons why it had been 12 years since a first-overall NFL draft pick had been traded, but the primary explanation for that astonishingly long tradeless run is ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 102,587 reads 216 comments

  20. In Today's NFL, Free Agency Officially a Young Man's Game

    Federal law regarding age discrimination doesn't really apply to professional football players, mainly because the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not protect workers ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 36,114 reads 32 comments

  21. Is Josh Norman Worth $16 Million a Year?

    Josh Norman is a 28-year-old first-team All-Pro cornerback in his prime. He's coming off a season in which he intercepted four passes and scored two touchdowns while playing nearly ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 19,253 reads 155 comments

  22. Why the Houston Texans Might Be Overrating Brock Osweiler

    In their 14 years of existence, the Houston Texans have sent just one quarterback to the Pro Bowl. They've employed three different primary quarterbacks the last three seasons (seven ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 30,055 reads 194 comments

  23. What in the World Are the Cleveland Browns Doing in Free Agency?

    Sometimes it feels as though the Cleveland Browns operate as a franchise that is simply happy to be part of the NFL ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 691,183 reads 425 comments

  24. The Evolution of Adam Jones, the Cornerback Formerly Known as Pacman

    Adam Jones is living the dad life. When I first tried to connect for an interview, he was on a Cincinnati-area golf course, trying to get a round in despite near-freezing temperatures...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 22,429 reads 63 comments

  25. Jason Pierre-Paul's Return Must Not Stop Giants from Pursuing Elite Pass-Rushers

    Re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year, prove-it contract can't hurt a New York Giants team that is entering the offseason with roughly $56 million in salary-cap space, according to Over the Cap ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 11,213 reads 61 comments