1. 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 1 year ago 122,903 reads 141 comments

  2. 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 1 year ago 7,707 reads 8 comments

  3. 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 1 year ago 30,329 reads 76 comments

  4. 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 1 year ago 9,366 reads 6 comments

  5. 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 1 year ago 58,220 reads 75 comments

  6. 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 1 year ago 118,373 reads 109 comments

  7. 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 1 year ago 18,281 reads 11 comments

  8. 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 1 year ago 13,942 reads 127 comments

  9. 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 1 year ago 225,948 reads 63 comments

  10. 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 1 year ago 73,018 reads 270 comments

  11. 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 1 year ago 96,824 reads 250 comments

  12. 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 1 year ago 21,239 reads 65 comments

  13. 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 1 year ago 68,132 reads 69 comments

  14. 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 1 year ago 115,606 reads 184 comments

  15. 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 1 year ago 33,350 reads 200 comments

  16. Browns Haunted by Their Reputation as Jordan Cameron Spurns Former Team

    It was around 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, about 50 hours into free agency, when it finally looked as though something was going to break the Cleveland Browns ' way...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 48,423 reads 201 comments

  17. Re-Signing Underrated Justin Forsett a Huge Steal for Baltimore Ravens

    Justin Forsett is 29, which is borderline geriatric in the world of running backs. This upcoming season, he'll turn 30, which is oftentimes a death knell for players at his position...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 15,500 reads 39 comments

  18. Ryan Mathews Signing Adds to Chip Kelly's Laundry List of High Risk, High Reward

    As the Philadelphia Eagles continue to transform their roster in an attempt to rebuild Chip Kelly's way, it's become clear the franchise is gambling on its allegiance to sports science...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 12,588 reads 19 comments

  19. Is Chip Kelly Ruining the Philadelphia Eagles?

    When Chip Kelly jumped from the Oregon Ducks to the Philadelphia Eagles in January 2013, the Eagles' offensive core consisted of quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy and wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 156,919 reads 548 comments

  20. Texans Keep Key Cog Kareem Jackson, Nearly Empty Free-Agent Cornerback Pool

    Markets are about supply and demand, which explains why the Houston Texans re-signed cornerback Kareem Jackson to a four-year, $34 million contract with $20 million guaranteed just before the start of free agency, according to Brian T...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 19,619 reads 18 comments

  21. Greg Olsen Extension Quietly a Huge Move for Carolina Panthers' Future

    The Carolina Panthers don't have a lot of money to spend. They have less than $13 million in salary-cap space, per the NFLPA , and 15 unrestricted free agents to take care of with key cogs Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly entering contract years...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 9,959 reads 13 comments

  22. Darnell Dockett Signing Gives 49ers the Ultimate Boom-or-Bust Defense in 2015

    Even while the San Francisco 49ers struggled during the 2014 season, their defense was solid. An inconsistent offense ranked 25th in scoring and was held to 10 or fewer points on ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 24,424 reads 49 comments

  23. Talking Shop with an NFL Capologist Ahead of 2015 Free Agency

    The Greek suffix "-logy" is typically used with an "o" to create "somethingology" in order to describe branches of science or knowledge, such as sociology, biology or geology...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 14,625 reads 16 comments

  24. Can LeSean McCoy Return to Elite Status with Bills?

    Something happened to LeSean McCoy last season. The Pro Bowl running back had virtually as many carries as he did in 2013, but his yards-from-scrimmage total dropped from 2,146 ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 34,673 reads 160 comments

  25. Breaking Down the Free-Agency Market and Reality for DeMarco Murray

    A generation or two ago, DeMarco Murray 's value as a free agent would have been off the charts. After all, the running back position was still elite then and Murray is a 27-year-old ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 24,561 reads 72 comments