NFL roundup: Latest league news from Saturday, Sept. 18
The New England Patriots have signed QB Brian Hoyer to the active roster from the practice squad, NFL Network's Mike Giardi reports.
Bill Belichick: Patriots 'have a lot of things we've got to work on' at QB between now and Week 1
The Patriots' QB situation and our subsequent monitoring of it is only just getting started. As expected, so is Bill Belichick's crafty avoidance of making any definitive statements on the matter.
Veteran QB Brian Hoyer re-signs with Patriots
Veteran signal-caller Brian Hoyer has re-signed with the New England Patriots, his agency JL Sports announced Monday. It's a one-year deal, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported.
Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer to visit with Jets
The 35-year-old journeyman spent last season with the New England Patriots, starting one game behind Cam Newton.
QB Index: Ranking the 59 starting quarterbacks of the 2020 NFL season
NFL.com editors evaluated every quarterback who started a game (including the playoffs) during the 2020 NFL season to create a complete ranking from 1 to 59. Did winning Super Bowl LV give Tom Brady enough juice to knock MVP Aaron Rodgers from the top spot?
Bill Belichick on Pats' Week 5 QB: 'We'll see how it goes'
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was mum on the possibility on Cam Newton making a return in Week 5 after testing positive for COVID-19.
NFL Hot or Not: Cel-e-brate good times, Browns fans!
Week 4's in the books. So ... what's hot and what's not? Marc Sessler has his finger on the NFL pulse, and this dispatch opens with a magical moment for one long-suffering fan base.
Bill Belichick 'very impressed' with Cam Newton's quick grasp of Patriots' offense
Bill Belichick likely knew well before this summer that a healthy Cam Newton is a serious problem in between the white lines. The usually stoic Patriots coach did something a little out of character on Monday now that Newton is on his team: He showered the quarterback with compliments.
Belichick doesn't dismiss possible QB platoon to start Patriots season
The Patriots are attempting to replace Tom Brady after 20 years. When asked about starting the season with multiple QBs, coach Bill Belichick didn't dismiss the possibility.
Can Patriots start, finish as winners sans Tom Brady?
The last two times the Patriots started a season without Tom Brady, they won Super Bowls. However, he returned to lead them there. What becomes of the Pats knowing he won't return?
Belichick not closing door on Pats adding another QB
Two months after Tom Brady's departure, the Patriots have four QBs on the roster. Bill Belichick said he's not sure yet whether that group, led by Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer, is set heading into the season.
2020 NFL schedule: Five key takeaways (plus games to watch)
Judy Battista has five key takeaways from the 2020 NFL schedule, which is loaded with things to look forward to -- including a juicy opening matchup between Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs and Deshaun Watson's Texans.
Cam Newton open to backup role with right team
Cam Newton has changed his mind. The free-agent quarterback said he's now open to a backup role if it's the right place, Ian Rapoport reported.
Who should be first post-Tom Brady QB for Bill Belichick, Pats?
With the Patriots headed for their first season without Tom Brady on the roster since 1999, Judy Battista, Jeffri Chadiha, Michael Silver and Jim Trotter break down Bill Belichick's best options at QB -- including second-year pro Jarrett Stidham.
Malzahn: 'Moment won't be too big for' QB Stidham
Jarrett Stidham is, presumably, the Patriots' starting QB. Despite not playing last year and a lackluster final season in college, his former coach Gus Malzahn believes Stidham is ready to succeed Tom Brady.
Roundup: Ted Ginn agrees to one-year deal with Bears
Ted Ginn made it public recently he still wanted to play football, and now he's found a place to do it. Ginn has agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Chicago Bears.
Andy Dalton landing spots: Jaguars, Patriots among possible fits
With the Cincinnati Bengals releasing Andy Dalton, Judy Battista breaks down five potential teams where the veteran passer could land. Could the Denver Broncos add another former Bengal to their QB room?
Belichick: Patriots not drafting QB 'wasn't by design'
Thirteen QBs were chosen in this weekend's 2020 NFL Draft. None were selected by the Patriots. Bill Belichick told reporters following the conclusion of Saturday's rounds that passing on a QB wasn't necessarily the plan.
Patriots trade out of first round as Bolts nab LB
The Los Angeles Chargers acquired the 23rd overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft from the New England Patriots in exchange for the Nos. 37 and 71 selections. L.A. took Oklahoma linebacker Kenneth Murray.
Bill Belichick ready to adapt to a new starting QB
Bill Belichick has coached the Patriots without Tom Brady at his disposal before, albeit for mostly brief stretches. He explained how he's prepared for that endeavor again in light of an uncertain QB situation.
AFC East roster reset: Patriots vulnerable after Tom Brady's exit?
The New England Patriots have reigned over the AFC East for two decades, but with Tom Brady gone, are we about to witness a changing of the guard. Jeremy Bergman explores where each team in this division stands heading into the 2020 NFL Draft.
NFL draft: Best QB class since 2000? Worst? Let's rank 'em all!
This millennium has now seen 20 QB draft classes enter the NFL. How do they stack up against each other? Which is the best? The worst? Marc Sessler ranks 'em all!
NFL's top 10 rivalries in 2020: Chiefs vs. Ravens tops the board
What are the best NFL rivalries for the 2020 NFL season? (Not historically speaking, but RIGHT NOW.) Adam Rank counts down the top 10 showdowns on his list.
Patriots vs. Giants highlights | Preseason Week 3
Watch the highlights from the 2021 preseason Week 3 game between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
Patriots' top plays | Preseason Week 2
Watch the New England Patriots' top plays vs. the Philadelphia Eagles during Preseason Week 2.
Patriots vs. Chiefs highlights | Week 4
Watch the New England Patriots matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs during Week 4 of the 2020 regular season.
Brian Hoyer jukes defender to convert third-down scramble
New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer jukes defender to convert third-down scramble.
Brian Hoyer throws big block on 312-pound DL on end-around
New England Patriots quarterback Brian Hoyer throws big block on 312-pound defensive lineman on end-around.
Chadiha: How Brian Hoyer starting will affect Chiefs' defensive strategy
NFL Network's Jeffri Chadiha discusses how quarterback Brian Hoyer starting for the New England Patriots will affect the Kansas City Chiefs' defensive strategy.
Patriots Roster Reset: Stidham will have to earn QB1 job
NFL Network's Mike Giardi breaks down the New England Patriots roster heading into the 2020 season.
Giardi: Belichick is 'quite comfortable' with Stidham, Hoyer
NFL Network's Mike Giardi shares what New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had to say about his team's quarterback situation as the 2020 NFL Draft approaches.
Colts come up short on Brian Hoyer's fourth-down dart to Eric Ebron
Indianapolis Colts come up short on quarterback Brian Hoyer's fourth-down dart to tight end Eric Ebron.
Brian Hoyer threads needle to Chester Rogers for 20 yards
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brian Hoyer threads needle to wide receiver Chester Rogers for 20 yards.
Brian Hoyer hits Jack Doyle on the sail route for 23 yards
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brian Hoyer hits tight end Jack Doyle on the sail route for 23 yards.
Colts vs. Steelers highlights | Week 9
Watch highlights from Week 9 game between the Indianapolis Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Brian Hoyer rolls right to deliver fourth-down TD to Chester Rogers
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brian Hoyer rolls right to deliver fourth-down touchdown to wide receiver Chester Rogers.
Zach Pascal uses 6-foot-2 frame to snag Hoyer's top-shelf throw for TD
Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Zach Pascal uses 6-foot-2 frame to snag quarterback Brian Hoyer's top-shelf throw for touchdown.
Brian Hoyer steps in for injured Brissett and throws 11-yard TD pass to Jack Doyle
Indianapolis Colts quarterback Brian Hoyer steps in for injured Jacoby Brissett and throws 11-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jack Doyle.
Patriots vs. Titans highlights | Preseason Week 2
Watch the New England Patriots vs. Tennessee Titans highlights from preseason Week 2.
Jakobi Myers hauls in Pats' two-point pass in the back of end zone
New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Myers hauls in Pats' two-point pass in the back of end zone.
Patriots vs. Lions highlights | Preseason Week 1
See the best plays from the 2019 preseason opener between the New England Patriots and Detroit Lions.