We scour the news around the NFL to bring you what matters most to you and your dynasty team: the most current news on players, both superstars and the relative unknowns, and analysis to decipher the respective situations. These are many of the major stories and not meant to be an exhaustive look at all the recent happenings around the league.
We are not big fans of reporting contract extensions as news, but NFL Network reported last week that the Lions and quarterback Matthew Stafford were working on a new deal. Stafford’s new deal would set the market for Derek Carr and other QBs looking for their first big deal. Expect these two passers to get considerably more than what Washington offered Kirk Cousins. For his career, Stafford is 5-46 against teams over .500. In addition, his fantasy production has been sliding for a while. The Cousins saga shows us how desperately teams need to invest in a quarterback or the team has the difficult decision of overpaying after it is too late or allowing the quarterback to walk in free agency.
Last week, beat reporter Rich Campbell wrote that the Chicago Bears coaches want quarterback Mike Glennon to start all season and not turn the reins over to rookie Mitchell Trubisky. The report stated that there is no competition for the starting gig. What makes this situation interesting is that Glennon could be on the street in 2018 so the Bears will want to see what they have in the youngster. For this reason, we do not believe the team will be able to follow through with this plan, especially if in the midst of a losing streak or poor play from Glennon.