The franchise-tag figure for quarterbacks is expected to be about $14.4 million, which could prove problematic for the Saints. Wide receiver Marques Colston and guard Carl Nicks also are scheduled to become free agents March 13, and using the franchise tag on Brees would limit the Saints' ability to bring back those two key players.
Justin Fields skepticism is baffling; top five unicorns in the 2021 NFL Draft
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks says growing skepticism around Justin Fields is nonsense. Plus, this draft class' top five unicorns and a breakdown of one notable team's aggressive offseason approach.
Expanded booth-to-ref communication expected to pass; uniform No. rule change has support
A few rule changes are expected to come out of next week's vote from league owners, including the competition committee's proposal for expanded booth-to-official communication during replays has strong support among coaches and is likely to pass next week, Tom Pelissero reports.