Arizona Cardinals’ president Michael Bidwill and general manager Steve Keim dramatically reversed course this offseason, following up the firing of one-year head coach Steve Wilks with the selection of quarterback Kyler Murray to replace one-year quarterback Josh Rosen.
“Larry Fitzgerald could catch a bee with chopsticks.” - Ron Wolfley
The Seattle Seahawks’ arguably greatest stretch in franchise history came between 2012 and 2015, when the Seahawks recorded two Super Bowl trips, and won Super Bowl XLVIII against the one of the greatest offences of all-time, a Peyton Manning-led Broncos, with the Legion of Boom defensive unit taking centre stage. Just four years later, the team is looking a whole lot different.
The LA Rams are a very strong football team on paper. They have talent on each side of the ball and the ability to win when it matters.
However, given the depth of Chicago's roster and lack of turnover, I’m cautiously optimistic about the Bears chances of playing football into January.
The NFC North looks set to be the tightest division in the NFL in 2019. The Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings all have serious – and realistic – playoff ambitions, while the Detroit Lions are still in contention, having picked up six wins in 2018.
It seems a long time since the Minneapolis Miracle now, doesn't it? But since Stefon Diggs reeled in one of the most memorable plays in football history, the Vikings have been a bit of a mystery.
A career that has no shortage of critical moments and pivotal decisions, not much is as important to an NFL player as entering his contract year. For most, it's a key time to prove to any interested franchise, including their own, they are worth paying big bucks for. For others, it's last chance saloon to prove to their current employers they are just good enough to be retained.
So, Melvin Gordon wants a big bag of money to stay with the Los Angeles Chargers, and if he doesn't get it, he won't report to training camp and request to be traded, as reported by Adam Schefter.
On the surface, it looks like the Raiders are all over the place, but there is a method to their madness. Trading Mack and Cooper was a hard pill to swallow, but management knew the Raiders were in no position to contend last year. Rather than commit all that money to Mack and Cooper, they supercharged a rebuild with extra picks, and spread that cap space across multiple needs. After the draft concluded, shortsighted twitter GM’s were quick to mock the Raiders.