Talent is vital, but team fit might be more important to QB success in NFL
Talent or team fit? It's a question NFL teams and fans debate every year. In a draft loaded with top quarterbacks, the answer could ultimately determine the fates of several teams over the next decade.
AFC East roster reset: Patriots, Dolphins gunning for Bills; Jets rebuild
Have the Patriots and Dolphins done enough to catch the Buffalo Bills? How are the Jets operating at the outset of the Robert Saleh era? Nick Shook assesses where each AFC East team stands heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Robert Kraft admits Patriots need to get quarterback 'solidified'
Cam Newton returns to New England on another one-year deal that will pay him more than he made in 2020, but doesn't drive home any sense of long-term faith in him or the Patriots' current state at QB. Owner Robert Kraft admitted as much Wednesday.
Patriots' throwback approach should frighten NFL; five surprise free-agent signings
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explains why the Patriots' throwback approach should frighten the rest of the NFL. Plus, five surprising free-agent signings and more.
Which offseason NFL quarterback move will provide the most bang for the buck?
Looking at the trades, re-signings and free-agent acquisitions made this offseason, which quarterback move will provide the most bang for the buck? Our NFL analysts debate!
2021 NFL free agency: Biggest moves/non-moves
NFL free agency is off and running, with a flurry of activity to open up the new league year. So far, which teams have made the biggest moves -- and non-moves? Marc Sessler provides his unique analysis.
Patriots re-signing QB Cam Newton to one-year deal worth up to $13.6M
Cam Newton is returning to New England for another go-around. The Patriots are re-signing the quarterback to a one-year deal, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported.
2021 NFL free agency: Analytics-based player-team fits
How much would Cam Newton lift Washington? Can any team make better use of Kenny Golladay than Philadelphia? Cynthia Frelund uses analytics to find ideal fits for key free agents.
2021 NFL free agency guide: Which teams will be spenders? Which players could be traded?
With the NFL's salary cap dropping due to the COVID-19 pandemic, free agency feels more unpredictable than ever before. Not to fret! Gregg Rosenthal provides a big-picture guide explaining which teams could be spenders, which players might be traded and much, much more.
Best/worst-case scenarios for 15 NFL QBs facing uncertainty in 2021
Will Deshaun Watson, Teddy Bridgewater and Derek Carr ALL be playing for new teams in 2021? Dan Hanzus assesses what's shaping up to be an unusually expansive QB carousel.
What's next for Cam Newton, Patriots? An inside look at New England's QB conundrum
The 2020 season didn't go as planned for Cam Newton or the Patriots, but could both parties benefit from running it back in 2021? Mike Giardi provides an inside look at New England's quarterback conundrum.
Does race remain a factor in the evaluation of NFL quarterbacks?
The 2020 season witnessed a record number of African American quarterbacks starting for their teams. And it all happened with little fanfare, which begs the question: Is race no longer a factor in the evaluation of NFL quarterbacks? It's a question Jim Trotter asked several prominent people in and around the game.
Cam Newton: 'Bill Belichick is the most misunderstood person in all of sports'
After spending the 2020 season with the Patriots, Cam Newton relayed that his perception of Bill Belichick is different from that of the outside world.
Cam Newton was 'thinking too much' on field after midseason COVID-19 bout
Cam Newton was the first big-name NFL player to test positive for COVID-19 during the 2020 season, which forced the Patriots QB to miss a game. The former NFL MVP said the virus short-circuited his season.
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?
Bucs' success of Brady signing has NFL eyeing massive QB movement
Last March, Tampa Bay went all in with the signing of Tom Brady, a get-rich-quick scheme that paid off handsomely. Now, after the Bucs' success, many in this copycat league are bracing for falling dominos, with unprecedented quarterback movement this offseason, writes Michael Silver.
2020 in review: Inside the most unique season in NFL history
Judy Battista looks at the moments, the people and the decisions that got the NFL safely to the finish line of a treacherous season filled with pandemic-induced fear, anguish and hope.
All-time Super Bowl QB rankings: Patrick Mahomes already cracks top 20
Gregg Rosenthal ranks the 63 starting quarterbacks in the history of the Super Bowl. Where do playoff maestros Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes rank on this list of esteemed passers?
New England Patriots enter offseason shrouded in questions, particularly at quarterback
For the first time in 12 years, the New England Patriots' season is over before the playoffs. Mike Giardi says Bill Belichick's team is hitting the offseason with questions everywhere, particularly at the game's most important position.
Cam Newton: 'I don't want to see no part of 2020, but it made me a better person'
The 2020 season may not have been what Cam Newton, Bill Belichick or the rest of the Patriots organization envisioned, but the former MVP shared Thursday that he was able to pick up some personal and professional lessons along the way.
QB Index, Week 17: Aaron Rodgers reclaims No. 1 ranking
Was Aaron Rodgers' Week 16 performance enough to oust Patrick Mahomes from No. 1? How far did Kyler Murray fall after struggling last Sunday? NFL.com editors evaluate the QB rankings heading into the final week of the 2020 NFL regular season.
Bill Belichick: 'I would imagine' Cam Newton starts final game of 2020 season
Just one more game left in a disappointing season for the Patriots. Coach Bill Belichick said he would imagine Cam Newton would likely start over Jarrett Stidham.
Bill Belichick doesn't name Week 17 QB starter after disastrous loss to Bills
Neither Cam Newton nor Jarrett Stidham produced in an unsettling 38-9 loss for the Patriots and neither was named starter for New England's Week 17 finale against the New York Jets as Bill Belichick essentially declined to answer the question.
QB Index, Week 16: Jalen Hurts, Mitch Trubisky rise up the rankings
Is Jalen Hurts already a top-20 quarterback? Has Mitch Trubisky truly turned a corner in his NFL career? NFL.com editors assess the QB hierarchy heading into Week 16 of the 2020 NFL season.
Should the Patriots trade up to draft a QB? 'GMFB' weighs in
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses whether the New England Patriots should trade up to draft a quarterback in the 2021 NFL Draft.
Top 5 bounce-back fantasy candidates for 2021
Marcas Grant reveals his top 5 bounce-back candidates for the 2021 fantasy football season.
Why Cam Newton's air yards per attempt could rise in '21 | Next Gen Stats
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund, Michael Robinson and Andrew Hawkins use Next Gen Stats to discuss New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton's potential stats for 2021.
Casserly spotlights Patriots' top positional needs entering '21 draft
NFL Network's Charley Casserly spotlights the New England Patriots' top positional needs entering the 2021 draft.
Wentz-Hilton vs. Newton-Agholor: Which new QB-WR duo will be more impactful?
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses QB-WR duos Indianapolis Colts Carson Wentz and T.Y. Hilton vs. New England Patriots Cam Newton and Nelson Agholor.
Brooks: Pats embody 'Back to the Future' at NFL level after FA moves
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks says New England Patriots embody "Back to the Future" at NFL level after their free agency moves.
Return of the Pats: Did New England get better in free agency?
The Patriots have been busy, but are they better? We take a statistical deep dive into New England's revamped roster.
Bucs vs. Patriots: Which team had the bigger week in free agency?
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses which team had the bigger week in free agency: the Tampa Bay Buccaneers or New England Patriots.
Newton vs. Wentz: Which QB will be more successful in 2021?
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses which QB will be more successful in 2021: New England Patriots QB Cam Newton or Indianapolis Colts QB Carson Wentz.
Jeremiah: How free-agent signings set up the Patriots to draft a QB
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah how recent free-agent signings have set up the New England Patriots to draft a quarterback.
Pelissero breaks down Cam Newton's new deal with Pats
NFL Network's Tom Pelissero breaks down Cam Newton's new deal with the New England Patriots.
Schrager: Re-signing Cam Newton was a 'no-brainer' for Pats
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses the New England Patriots re-signing Cam Newton.
'GMFB' reacts to Patriots re-signing Cam Newton to one-year deal
The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to the New England Patriots re-signing veteran QB Cam Newton.
What should Pats do at QB in '21? Brooks, D.J. weigh in
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah discuss what the New England Patriots should do at quarterback in 2021.
Every team's best play from a QB | 2020 NFL season
Relive the top moments from every team's top quarterback play from the 2020 NFL season.
Burleson: Why Cam Newton would thrive in a second season under Belichick
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses whether Cam Newton would thrive in a second season under Bill Belichick.
Schrager: Cam Newton is the 'perfect fit' for Washington
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses Cam Newton's future and explores possible landing spots.
Scott Pioli weighs in on Cam Newton's future in the NFL
NFL Network's Scott Pioli weighs in on Cam Newton's comments about retirement.
Cam Newton on potential retirement after 2020: 'I can't go out like that;
Quarterback Cam Newton talks about potential retirement and the "Patriot Way."
'GMFB' reacts to Cam Newton's discussion with youth football camp participant
The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to Cam Newton's discussion with a youth football participant at his camp.
Giardi examines Pats' potential of trading into Top 10 of 2021 NFL Draft
NFL Network's Mike Giardi examines the state of the New England Patriots entering 2021 offseason.
Top 10 Patriots plays | 2020 season
See a countdown of the top 10 highlight plays made by the New England Patriots in the 2020 NFL season.
Giardi details chances of Cam Newton returning to Patriots in 2021
NFL Network's Mike Giardi and Marc Ross detail the likelihood that New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton returns to the Patriots for the 2021 NFL season.
Belichick responds to question on whether he wants Cam Newton back next season
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick responds to question on whether he wants quarterback Cam Newton back next season.