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State of the Franchise: Will Gardner Minshew save Doug Marrone?
Jul 01, 2020
Since reaching the 2017 AFC Championship Game, the Jaguars have fallen off a cliff. With head coach Doug Marrone and general manager David Caldwell on thin ice, can Gardner Minshew lift Jacksonville back off the mat? Adam Rank explores the state of the franchise.
State of the Franchise: Colts built to win now with Philip Rivers
Jun 30, 2020
It seemed luck wasn't on the Colts' side in 2019, but Adam Rank foresees a reversal of fortunes for Indianapolis in 2020. The arrival of Philip Rivers is a big reason for his optimism as he assesses the state of the franchise.
State of the Franchise: Can Texans improve without DeAndre Hopkins?
Jun 29, 2020
Houston sent a shockwave through the NFL world by trading DeAndre Hopkins back in March. What's next for Bill O'Brien's team? In assessing the state of the Texans, Adam Rank says the franchise has one major advantage: emerging superstar Deshaun Watson.
State of the Franchise: Redskins trending up with Ron Rivera in tow
Jun 26, 2020
With Ron Rivera taking over as head coach and Dwayne Haskins putting himself in position for a breakout sophomore campaign, Adam Rank says the Washington Redskins are heading in the right direction for the first time in a long time.
State of the Franchise: Tom Brady's Bucs have sights set on Lombardi
Jun 01, 2020
With Tom Brady leading the charge and a solid defense intact, Adam Rank says there's only one thing that would make the Buccaneers' season successful: a Lombardi Trophy. In this edition of the State of the Franchise series, Rank dives into what lies ahead for Tampa Bay.
State of the Franchise: Seahawks overdue for another Super season?
May 28, 2020
With an MVP candidate at QB, a superstar in the middle of the D and one of the game's best coaches roaming the sideline, Seattle's poised to make noise. In fact, Adam Rank says it's Super Bowl or bust in 2020. Check out the full State of the Franchise: Seahawks Edition.
State of the Franchise: Sam Darnold's growth Jets' top priority
Jul 15, 2019
In hiring Adam Gase, the New York Jets hope their new coach will have a major impact on young QB Sam Darnold. Can this duo follow a trail blazed by the Bears and Rams? Adam Rank goes in-depth on the Jets heading into the 2019 season.
State of the Franchise: Nick Foles-led Jaguars will bounce back
Jul 03, 2019
Jacksonville was one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL last season. But with a new quarterback at the helm, the Jaguars could be right back in contention. Adam Rank examines the state of the franchise in Duval County.
State of the Franchise: Matt Patricia's Lions a playoff sleeper?
Jun 20, 2019
The Lions had six wins a year ago, but after a flurry of offseason moves (and with a healthy Matt Stafford), this roster is speckled with talent. Adam Rank explains why Detroit could sneak into the playoff mix this season.