NFL Draft 2024 ‘The Beast’ Guide: Dane Brugler’s scouting reports and player rankings

[ad_1] Finally! It’s here. I’m thrilled to share this year’s draft guide with everyone. I don’t remember who first referred to it as “The Beast,” but I use that moniker as motivation to make sure this annual primer lives up to the nickname — and I don’t think I’ve let you down this year. Every … Read more

How one motion play swept through the NFL in 2023: ‘Everybody is copying it’

[ad_1] It didn’t take longer than a week or two for the idea to proliferate across the league. Early in the second quarter of their Week 1 game against the Los Angeles Chargers, Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel called a short out motion to set up a 28-yard catch for receiver Tyreek Hill. The … Read more

What happened to the 2021 NFL Draft QBs? Why Justin Fields and others are with new teams

[ad_1] They entered the NFL with great fanfare and lofty expectations of one day ranking among the best collections of talent the NFL had seen at their position. But just three years later, the 2021 quarterback draft class instead largely looks like one great big bust. While NFL teams continue their assessments of another highly … Read more

What we’re following at the NFL Scouting Combine: QBs, new bosses, deal-making

[ad_1] Draft season kicks into high gear this week at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis as teams will put prospects under a microscope during private interviews, news conferences and workouts at Lucas Oil Stadium. Quarterbacks always dominate conversations at the combine, and this year will be no different with USC’s Caleb Williams, North Carolina’s … Read more

NFL free-agent rankings: Brian Burns, Saquon Barkley, Kirk Cousins lead the top 150

[ad_1] NFL free agency is fast approaching, offering the first window for teams to improve this offseason, provided they sign the right players. These are my rankings and scouting reports of the top 150 free agents available, shaped by a ton of film work and perspective from many years leading NFL personnel departments. This might … Read more

Early NFL Power Rankings 2024: Chiefs reign supreme, but who’s next?

[ad_1] The NFL offseason began Sunday night after the Kansas City Chiefs beat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 to claim the Super Bowl LVIII title and (only slightly less importantly) the top spot in our postseason power rankings. That means that all the fan bases that have been tuning out as their teams were eliminated … Read more

Super Bowl 2025 odds: 49ers are early favorites; Chiefs, Ravens and Bills among top teams

[ad_1] The Chiefs beat the 49ers in overtime to win Super Bowl LVIII.  Is it too early to start looking ahead to Super Bowl LVIX held in New Orleans? Never. The San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl favorites at +500 on BetMGM, despite losing to the Kansas City Chiefs (+700 to repeat) in Super Bowl … Read more

On the Super Bowl’s biggest play, Tony Romo freelanced and lost

[ad_1] When Tony Romo became the biggest sensation in NFL broadcasting, it was because he was a gunslinger as an analyst, predicting plays with an unconventional style that eventually led to a 10-year, $180 million contract, then the richest known deal in sports media history. These days, four years into that deal, after all the … Read more

49ers, Brock Purdy won’t soon forget their missed opportunities in Super Bowl loss

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — Patrick Mahomes was on the San Francisco 49ers’ minds even when they had the ball on Sunday. Facing third-and-4 from the Kansas City Chiefs’ 9-yard line in overtime, Brock Purdy said he knew the 49ers couldn’t settle for a field goal because it would give Mahomes a chance to counter with … Read more

Chiefs defeat 49ers in OT of Super Bowl to cement dynasty status

[ad_1] LAS VEGAS — The NFL has a repeat champion for the first time in 19 years. The Kansas City Chiefs, with a third Super Bowl triumph in five seasons, cemented their status as the league’s modern-day dynasty with a 25-22 overtime win against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday at Allegiant Stadium in Las … Read more