Panthers' gamble on Sam Darnold makes sense; Kyle Pitts is the 2021 NFL draft's best player
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explains why the Sam Darnold gamble makes sense for the Panthers. Plus, the single best player in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency fits for a highly qualified cornerback.
Daniel Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL's make-or-break players in 2021
We're still five months away from the 2021 NFL season, but with all the offseason wheeling and dealing, Adam Schein can't help but think forward to the coming campaign. Check out his list of nine make-or-break players.
Washington, 49ers looked into Sam Darnold trade before free agency
Prior to the Panthers striking a deal for Sam Darnold earlier this week, the Jets fielded interest from two NFC teams looking to re-tool their QB room.
GM Joe Douglas: 'Fair' to say Jets will draft QB at No. 2; might have kept Sam Darnold if picking later
The decision to trade Sam Darnold ensured the Jets will draft a QB with the No. 2 pick. GM Joe Douglas did say had New York been drafting later, he was comfortable with keeping Darnold as the starter.
Quarterback relocations: Sam Darnold, Matthew Stafford benefit from move; Jared Goff will struggle
David Carr projects the performances of eight quarterbacks who've relocated this offseason. Which passers will produce more with their new team in 2021 than they did in 2020? Who will stay level? And who'll fall off?
Robby Anderson ready to recapture 'very good chemistry' with new Panthers QB Sam Darnold
The Sam Darnold trade from New York to Carolina rejoins the QB with deep threat Robby Anderson after the duo spent two seasons together with the Jets. Anderson said he was "surprised" by the Panthers trading for Darnold, and he looks forward to rebuilding that rapport.
Panthers allow Teddy Bridgewater to talk to teams about trade
The Carolina Panthers' trade for QB Sam Darnold puts Teddy Bridgewater in no-man's-land. Ian Rapoport reports that the Panthers granted the incumbent starter the ability to talk with teams to potentially facilitate a trade.
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.
Sam Darnold trade: Who are the winners and losers?
The Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Panthers on Monday, nearly three years after selecting him No. 3 overall. Will the QB benefit from a fresh start? Can Carolina rest easy now at the position? Judy Battista breaks down the winners and losers of the deal.
Corey Davis: It's my 'understanding' that Sam Darnold 'is the guy' for the Jets
The Jets are just a little over a month away from the 2021 NFL Draft, in which they own the No. 2 pick and will encounter a difficult decision at QB. New WR Corey Davis said he was told Sam Darnold is the guy -- as of now.
2021 NFL Draft: Quarterback-team fits after free agency frenzy
With the dust settling from the free agency frenzy, Daniel Jeremiah plays matchmaker with the top QB prospects available in the 2021 NFL Draft and one veteran who could be traded.
Jets having conversations with WR JuJu Smith-Schuster
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Jets have been having conversations with wideout JuJu Smith-Schuster. A potential deal would pair Smith-Schuster with the newly-signed Corey Davis.
Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield among interesting fifth-year option decisions; Travis Etienne team fits
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explores the interesting fifth-year option decisions around Saquon Barkley, Baker Mayfield and more. Plus, five ideal team fits for explosive RB prospect Travis Etienne.
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.
Five things I want to happen in this NFL offseason: Russell Wilson to Chicago! Patriots draft stunner!
Russell Wilson to the Bears? A draft stunner from the Patriots? With free agency right around the corner and the 2021 NFL Draft coming down the pike in short order, Marc Sessler would like to see five things this offseason.
NFL sets values for fifth-year options on 2018 first-rounders
NFL teams have about two months still to decide whether they want to secure a fifth season from their 2018 first-rounders. They now know exactly what they'd be paying.
New York Jets only have one path forward; five high-value NFL free agents
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explains why a looming decision for the Jets is really a no-brainer. Plus, five high-value free agents and the impact of Arizona landing J.J. Watt.
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.
Jets GM Joe Douglas 'will answer' if teams call about trading for Sam Darnold
Sam Darnold remains one of the Jets' biggest questions as the offseason begins to fully commence. General manager Joe Douglas said on Wednesday that the team would listen to calls pertaining to its heavily scrutinized QB.
Ten quarterbacks worth pursuing via free agency/2021 NFL Draft/trade
Could Russell Wilson be on the move? How impressive is prospect Zach Wilson? David Carr identifies his top 10 quarterbacks worth pursuing via free agency, the 2021 NFL Draft or trade.
Jets in no rush to decide on future of QB Sam Darnold
The Jets are approaching a critical destination this offseason, and their path of descent could vary drastically. With the draft still two months away, Sam Darnold's future firmly remains hanging in the balance.
Three solutions to Steelers' quarterback conundrum; three best fits for J.J. Watt
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks identifies the three paths Pittsburgh can take at the game's most important position. Plus, the best team fits for J.J. Watt.
Ranking all eight candidates to go worst to first in 2021 NFL season
Will George Kittle's 49ers or Julio Jones' Falcons go from worst to first? Gil Brandt ranks all eight candidates to flip their fortunes in 2021.
Carson Wentz trade: Who are the winners and losers?
Who are the winners and losers of the Carson Wentz trade? Judy Battista explores what this means for the Philadelphia Eagles, Indianapolis Colts and a few outside parties.
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?
Expectations for Sam Darnold with the Panthers | 'Around the NFL'
NFL Network's Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler share their expectations for quarterback Sam Darnold with the Carolina Panthers.
PFF's Mike Renner: How Sam Darnold impacts Panthers' plan with No. 8 pick
PFF's Mike Renner breaks down how quarterback Sam Darnold impacts the Carolina Panthers' plan with the No. 8 pick.
Joe Douglas: Jets wouldn't have traded Sam Darnold if we had a lower draft pick
New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas says that the team wouldn't have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers if they had a lower draft pick.
Kurt Warner: I'm 'fascinated' by Sam Darnold's situation with Panthers
NFL Network's Kurt Warner discusses QB Sam Darnold's situation with the Carolina Panthers.
Mick Mixon: Panthers are 'positioned well' with Darnold, Bridgewater
Mick Mixon joins "NFL NOW" to discuss the New York Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Battista: Joe Douglas taking 'gigantic risk' by trading Sam Darnold
NFL Network's Judy Battista analyzes the New York Jets trading quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Robby Anderson shares reaction to Jets trading Sam Darnold to Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Robby Anderson joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss the Sam Darnold trade, expectations for 2021 and moving from New York to North Carolina.
Pioli: Jets 'know what they must do' with No. 2 pick following Darnold trade
NFL Network's Scott Pioli breaks down ramifications of the New York Jets trading QB Sam Darnold.
Biggest winners of the Sam Darnold trade | 'GMFB'
The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to the New York Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Warner: 'Can't say I'm fully surprised' the Panthers traded for Darnold
NFL Network's Kurt Warner shares his reaction to the Carolina Panthers' trade for quarterback Sam Darnold.
Rapoport: Rhule has been 'huge fan' of Darnold since interviewing for Jets job
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shares how Panthers head coach Matt Rhule's meeting with quarterback Sam Darnold when interviewing for the New York Jets job may have factored into Carolina's decision to trade for the QB.
Rapoport: Panthers expected to pick up Sam Darnold's fifth-year option
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shares that the Carolina Panthers are expected to pick up quarterback Sam Darnold's fifth-year option.
Jeremiah, Brooks: Why Darnold trade 'makes a lot of sense' for Jets, Panthers
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks discuss the draft implications of the New York Jets trading quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Jeremiah: Darnold trade is a 'win-win-win' for QB, Panthers, Jets
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah discuss the trade between the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets involving quarterback Sam Darnold.
Battista: Darnold will have 'better chance at success' in Carolina
NFL Network's Judy Battista shares former New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will have a 'better chance at success in Carolina' with the Panthers.
Rapoport: What Panthers' trade for Darnold means for Bridgewater
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport details what the Carolina Panthers' trade for quarterback Sam Darnold means for Teddy Bridgewater.
Rapoport details Panthers-Jets Sam Darnold trade deal
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport details the Carolina Panthers-New York Jets trade deal involving quarterback Sam Darnold.
Hawkins, Jeremiah, Ross debate potential Jets trade package for Watson
NFL Network's Andrew Hawkins, Daniel Jeremiah, and Marc Ross debate a potential New York Jets trade package for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.
Joe Thomas: One scenario that Jets can't afford to have happen at QB
NFL Network's Joe Thomas breaks down one scenario that the New York Jets can't afford to have happen at quarterback.
Garoppolo vs. Darnold: Which QB is a better option?
The "Good Morning Football" crew compares QBs Sam Darnold and Jimmy Garoppolo.
Teams that should be most aggressive in acquiring a quarterback
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger, Michael Robinson, and Marc Ross discuss the teams that should be most aggressive in acquiring a quarterback.
Best trade fits for top QBs by wins added | Game Theory
Cynthia Frelund uses her model to project the best trade destinations by Win Shares for Russell Wilson, Deshaun Watson and Sam Darnold.
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.
'GMFB': No-brainer moves teams should make this offseason
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses no-brainer moves that teams should make this offseason.