He's certainly right about that last part. In truth, there's no way for anyone to know how a schedule will shake out from a difficulty level until the season starts to take shape. That said, this was a particularly stellar group of quarterbacks who aren't known to suffer down seasons. The surprising rise of the Lions made matters that much worse.
'Forgotten Four' of Marion Motley, Woody Strode, Kenny Washington, Bill Willis selected for Ralph Hay Pioneer Award
Known as the "Forgotten Four," Marion Motley, Woody Strode, Kenny Washington and Bill Willis reintegrated pro football in 1946, and have now been selected to share the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Ralph Hay Pioneer Award during enshrinement week.
Raiders coach Josh McDaniels declines to discuss Colin Kaepernick workout
Las Vegas Raiders head coach Josh McDaniels declined on Thursday to comment to reporters on Colin Kaepernick's workout, stating that he does not discuss players who are not currently on roster.
Dennis Allen says Michael Thomas (ankle) 'not ready yet,' expects Saints WR to be ready for training camp
Saints star receiver Michael Thomas, who missed the entirety of the 2021 season with ankle injuries, is still unable to participate in practice. Will he be ready by late July?
Falcons LB Deion Jones to miss the rest of offseason workouts as he rehabs from shoulder surgery
Falcons linebacker Deion Jones has not been participating in OTAs, and head coach Arthur Smith said Thursday Jones is rehabbing after having "clean-up" surgery that will keep him out of commission until training camp.
Falcons move defensive back Avery Williams to running back
Avery Williams, who returned kicks and punts and played 121 defensive snaps during his 2021 rookie season, will play running back for the Falcons in 2022.
NFL roundup: Latest league news from Thursday, May 26
With starter Lamar Jackson absent from OTAs, the Baltimore Ravens signed a backup quarterback on Thursday in veteran Brett Hundley.
Randall Cobb dismisses doubts about Packers WRs, says rookie Christian Watson has 'total package'
Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb made it known this week that he doesn't really care about doubters heading into the season and shared that rookie WR Christian Watson "has the total package."
Cowboys WR CeeDee Lamb on stepping into No. 1 role: 'I've been ready'
With Amari Cooper gone, CeeDee Lamb is the Cowboys' anointed No. 1 receiver and he's elated at the proposition.
Colts coach Frank Reich on bringing in QB Nick Foles: 'I wanted Nick since I've been here'
Indianapolis head coach Frank Reich is happy to have Nick Foles as his backup QB, and the former Super Bowl MVP is "grateful" to be in Indy and back with his former offensive coordinator.
Steelers pass rusher T.J. Watt 'definitely not satisfied' after 22.5-sack season
T.J. Watt isn't satisfied with his 2021 showing, but it's not because he came oh-so close to breaking the sack record. It's because the reigning AP NFL Defensive Player of the Year believes he has more to accomplish ahead.
Players now eligible to return from injured reserve after four games; practice squads increased to 16 players
The NFL and NFL Players Association recently agreed upon new rules for the 2022 season, notably pertaining to injured reserve and players having to miss a minimum of four games before they can return, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Wednesday.