1. Jared Lorenzen Makes His Pitch to QB the Jets After Geno Incident

    Editor's Note: The following text was transcribed by NFL analyst Brad Gagnon from a conversation with free-agent quarterback Jared Lorenzen...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 256,911 reads 118 comments

  2. Ryan Fitzpatrick More Than Capable of Filling in for Geno Smith as Jets Starter

    Assuming Josh McCown starts in Cleveland and Brian Hoyer in Houston, Ryan Fitzpatrick of the New York Jets entered training camp, according to Spotrac , as the third highest-paid backup quarterback in the NFL ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 3,135 reads 10 comments

  3. Who Is IK Enemkpali? The Lowdown on the LB Who 'Sucker-Punched' Geno Smith

    Training-camp fisticuffs were taken to a whole new level Tuesday in—you guessed it —the New York Jets locker room. That's where starting quarterback Geno Smith had his jaw broken as a result of a sucker punch from a teammate...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 107,773 reads 147 comments

  4. Murphy's Law Has Turned 49ers into One of NFL's Worst Teams

    Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. When aerospace engineer Ed Murphy coined his informal law 65 years ago, he was attempting to champion defensive design practices in the manufacturing industry...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 53,495 reads 208 comments

  5. Steelers and Vikings Offer HOF Game Intrigue That Could Last All NFL Season

    The two teams playing in the first game on the 2015 NFL calendar could also find themselves competing against each other in the last one. Because when Super Bowl 50 takes place Feb...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 86,886 reads 357 comments

  6. Remembering Charles Haley's Hall of Fame Career

    Sunday in Canton, Ohio, Charles Haley will become the latest legend from two separate famous football fraternities to be inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 6,954 reads 15 comments

  7. 10 Foregone Conclusions for the 2015 NFL Season

    Between now and the opener on Thursday, Sept. 10, you're going to see a lot of bold predictions regarding the 2015 NFL season. Most will be wildly off base, but that's what makes them bold, and rather fun to read and react to...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 215,186 reads 322 comments

  8. Why Are NFL Teams No Longer Traveling for Training Camp?

    In 1999, there wasn't a single NFL team outside of the states of Florida and Ohio that held training camp at its home facility...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 55,528 reads 43 comments

  9. Examining Sam Bradford's Chances of Leading the Eagles on a Title Run

    When Chip Kelly took over as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles two years ago, lots of folks expected the unexpected...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 24,315 reads 60 comments

  10. J.J. Watt Is NFL's Best Player, but Not Its Most Important

    In early July, for the first time since the NFL Network started taking annual player polls on the topic in 2011, a defender was chosen as the best player in the NFL...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 42,176 reads 144 comments

  11. Buying or Selling Every Top Rookie QB as a Week 1 Starter

    Let's take you back to the second weekend of November 2007, Week 10 on the '07 NFL schedule. That particular weekend is significant because it marked the last time the NFL had no rookies starting at quarterback...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 34,489 reads 47 comments

  12. In-Flux Steelers Defense Couldn't Afford to Risk Losing Cam Heyward

    Nobody is worried about the Pittsburgh Steelers offense. Potential future Hall of Fame quarterback Ben Roethlisberber is coming off a career year in which he led the league in passing yardage and ranked third with a passer rating of 103...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 14,579 reads 26 comments

  13. The 2010s Could Be a Decade Without an NFL Dynasty

    It's a rather neat coincidence that practically every so-called dynasty in NFL history has become synonymous with a particular decade. The Green Bay Packers' four championships in the 1930s...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 22,847 reads 154 comments

  14. By Locking Up Dez Bryant, Cowboys Extend Championship Window

    In an era where offense trumps defense and passing trumps running, the Dallas Cowboys appear to have the ideal ingredients for Super Bowl success...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 67,938 reads 376 comments

  15. Can Teddy Bridgewater Lead the Next Wave of Elite NFL Quarterbacks?

    It's no secret, nor is it often disputed, that the NFL possesses more franchises than franchise quarterbacks. And recent trends have only highlighted the scarcity of elite signal-callers breaking into the league...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 19,258 reads 110 comments

  16. Dallas Cowboys Don't Need a 'Lead Dog' at Running Back

    This spring, when they refused to pay big bucks to retain running back DeMarco Murray, the Dallas Cowboys became the first team in NFL history to let a reigning Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year leave town...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 41,769 reads 134 comments

  17. Predicting Where Top Remaining NFL Free Agents Will Sign

    It's hard to believe it's been three months since the new league year arrived and free agents were free to move about the country. We've since endured every wave of free agency along with the draft and organized team activities...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 89,984 reads 93 comments

  18. Is 2015 a Make-or-Break Year for Cam Newton?

    Just last month, Carolina Panthers quarterback and 2011 No. 1 overall pick Cam Newton signed a jaw-dropping new contract that could pay him $103.8 million over five years and guarantees him $31 million for 2015 alone...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 14,144 reads 123 comments

  19. St. Louis Rams Should Stay Patient, Wait on Nick Foles Extension

    NFL general managers who don't have a franchise quarterback in their stable are constantly on a quest to find one...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 13,969 reads 16 comments

  20. Breaking Down Adrian Peterson's Chances of Setting New Rushing Records

    It's a good thing Adrian Peterson 's play has earned him the right to make bold statements, because the Minnesota Vikings running back is 30 years old and coming off a season in which he played just one game...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 10,222 reads 12 comments

  21. Is It Possible to Win a Super Bowl Without a Star Quarterback?

    If you were to look at the Buffalo Bills as they exist right now and forget about one particular position—one isolated spot among 53 on the depth chart —you'd swear Buffalo was on the verge of contending for a Super Bowl...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 20,598 reads 143 comments

  22. At Current Pace, Aaron Rodgers Is on Track to Shatter Most QB Records

    Aaron Rodgers is really good at football. This much is indisputable. Nobody will argue that the two-time MVP isn't already one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, and ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 95,621 reads 153 comments

  23. Neither Eli Manning, Giants Need to Rush or Panic over Contract Extension

    Maybe Eli Manning is being his polite self, or maybe the New York Giants quarterback is smart enough to know that a contract extension this offseason isn't necessarily best for him...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 2,928 reads 20 comments

  24. Patriots Best Served Using No-Nonsense Approach with Brandon Spikes, Others

    Brandon Spikes appears to be in trouble. No charges have been filed against the veteran linebacker, but Massachusetts police at 3:30 a.m...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 19,121 reads 114 comments

  25. In Court of Public Opinion, Roger Goodell's Reputation Might Be Beyond Repair

    It's somewhat ironic that both Twitter and Roger Goodell 's tenure as NFL commissioner were born at the same time. When both launched in the summer of 2006, Twitter wasn't ballyhooed, and Goodell wasn't a controversial figure...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 months ago 55,140 reads 342 comments