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  NFL | Davis Webb the top QB prospect?    Sun Feb 19, 08:52 PM

California QB Davis Webb will end up being the best quarterback in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to one NFL executive.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo willing to alter contract    Sun Feb 19, 07:31 PM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is open to restructuring his contract in order to facilitate a trade to a contender.

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  Browns | Jimmy Garoppolo top target for Browns?    Sun Feb 19, 03:17 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo appears to be the top target for Cleveland Browns this offseason, in the opinion of The Cleveland Plain Dealer's Mary Kay Cabot. The Browns could consider quarterbacks like Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor, Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo and Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Mike Glennon if they are not able to acquire Garoppolo.

Footballguys view: The Brown are looking for a franchise quarterback, and they must think Garoppolo can be that guy. We'll see if they can put a package together that would entice the Patriots into trading away the young quarterback.

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  Bengals | AJ McCarron the best QB trade target?    Sat Feb 18, 10:30 PM

Cincinnati Bengals QB AJ McCarron is a better trade target than New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo, according to one NFL executive. 'If I had to choose one, I would go after McCarron,' the executive said. 'Ideally, you get him for a late second- or early third-round pick.

Footballguys view: A fifth-round pick in 2014, McCarron has been patiently waiting and developing behind starter Andy Dalton. In seven appearances (all in 2015), McCarron has six touchdowns and only two interceptions. He worked in a pro style offense during his college career at Alabama, and he's known as a cocky Alpha male who can be a fiery leader. McCarron does struggle with pressure, but when settled down he's not afraid to make tough throws.

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  Redskins | Jordan Reed endorses Kirk Cousins    Sat Feb 18, 10:16 PM

Washington Redskins TE Jordan Reed said bringing back impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins should be a top priority this offseason.

Footballguys view: Reed has good chemistry with Cousins, so the endorsement makes sense. Recent reports have indicated that Cousins would be happy with the franchise tag again because he doesn't want a long-term deal from Washington. We'll see what the future holds for Cousins, but we think he plays 2017 with Washington again. After that, things get a bit unclear.

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  Rams | Balanced offense for Jared Goff    Sat Feb 18, 09:54 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is a 'natural thrower,' according to offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, and LaFleur said he plans to 'marry' the run and the pass in 2017.

Footballguys view: The Rams need to make things work with Goff if they can. Goff has a quick release and can throw accurately on underneath routes. He's a rhythm passer who played best at a fast tempo in college. We think the Rams should use an up-tempo scheme in order to play to Goff's strengths.

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  Vikings | Teddy Bridgewater working to return    Sat Feb 18, 09:44 PM

Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) is 'grinding' and doing all types of drills as part of his rehab from his knee injury, according to WR Charles Johnson.

Footballguys view: We'd love to see Bridgewater return to his old form, and it's certainly something we're rooting for. However, he may not be able to return in 2017. The Vikings should move forward with the plan of Sam Bradford as their starter for the entire season.

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  Jaguars | Chad Henne financial details    Sat Feb 18, 10:52 AM

Updating a previous report, Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne's one-year contract is worth $3.5 million. The deal contains a $500,000 signing bonus, a $750,000 roster bonus which will be due Sept. 7, and $2.5 million available through incentives.

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  Redskins | Kirk Cousins wants tag?    Fri Feb 17, 11:12 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins would prefer to receive the franchise tag again in 2017 because he doesn't want to remain with the team long term, according to former Redskins officials.

Footballguys view: This is an interesting report, but we'll see if it comes to fruition. Cousins would make around $25 million if Washington puts the franchise tag on him again. After getting tagged twice, Cousins would be set to hit the open market in 2018.

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  49ers | Brian Hoyer on San Francisco's radar?    Fri Feb 17, 10:22 PM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer could be pursued by the San Francisco 49ers, according to beat writer Matt Barrows.

Footballguys view: The 49ers don't have to rush to find their franchise quarterback. However, they could use a veteran like Hoyer to start while a young player is groomed (or while they wait to find him).

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  Steelers | Former coach expects Ben Roethlisberger back    Fri Feb 17, 06:53 PM

Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians said he expects Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to play in 2017.

Footballguys view: Roethlisberger may be considering retirement, but we think he comes back to play in 2017. Expect the Steelers to try and find an heir apparent at QB this year in the draft.

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  Rams | Jared Goff working with QB gurus    Thu Feb 16, 08:57 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is working with quarterback gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux this offseason.

Footballguys view: Goff didn't show a ton in his short time as a starting rookie, but with Jeff Fisher out, the Rams now have a chance to rebuild from the ground up without disrupting much of anything. We still feel he has some nice upside, but unless they can get him more potent weapons, his fantasy future looks dim.

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  Steelers | Pittsburgh wants Landry Jones back    Thu Feb 16, 03:10 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent QB Landry Jones is a candidate to return to the Steelers. General manager Kevin Colbert said Pittsburgh would like to re-sign their backup and keep him 'in the mix.' It was reported earlier that the Steelers view Jones as an elite NFL backup.

Footballguys view: He knows the system, so that's something, but Jones has yet to show us anything which leads us to believe he is a long term answer if Ben Roethlisberger gets hurt, much less, retires. Jones is a bondo patch on the Steelers Car.

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  Broncos | Mike McCoy confident he can improve DEN QBs    Thu Feb 16, 02:03 PM

Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Mike McCoy believes he can adjust his system to get the most out of either QB Trevor Siemian or QB Paxton Lynch. McCoy previously held the same position with the Broncos before becoming the San Diego Chargers' head coach, and he was known for his ability to create offenses tailored to his personnel.

Footballguys view: Everything old is new again. Can McCoy succeed in vaulting either quarterback to the next level? McCoy made Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow look good, then pivoted to cushion Peyton Manning's landing in Denver. After that he made Philip Rivers play extremely well for several years in San Diego. If anyone can get the most out of Siemian/Lynch, we think it's McCoy.

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  Raiders | Derek Carr will have say in game planning    Thu Feb 16, 01:46 PM

Oakland Raiders QB Derek Carr will have a voice in the game planning, according to new offensive coordinator Todd Downing, who was promoted from quarterbacks coach after former offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave's contract expired. 'There's been a lot made about his command at the line of scrimmage. There's certainly going to be opportunities for Derek to do that,' Downing said. '... Where I see him needing a little bit more command is just being able to share his thoughts of game plans. Being a student of the game, as he already is, but vocalize what he likes and doesn't like. I think my relationship with him is something that's going to give him the opportunity to voice his opinions. I look forward to him really taking charge of expressing his thoughts on the offense.'

Footballguys view: At this point in his development, we're not surprised. He knows as well as anyone what he can and can't do, and the team might as well take advantage of that. On top of it, this is encouraging because it is the sort of thing we hear about the better quarterbacks in the NFL. Carr may not be among the best yet, but we think this is another sign he is on his way.

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  NFL | Chad Kelly will not attend combine    Thu Feb 16, 01:20 PM

Mississippi QB Chad Kelly (knee) was initially invited to attend the 2017 NFL Scouting Combine, but the offer was rescinded by the league. It remains unclear as to why the invitation was pulled.

Footballguys view: The question isn't why he wasn't invited - he plead guilty to a violent crime (Kelly pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct two years ago as part of a case in which he was initially accused of punching two people, threatening to shoot up a bar with an AK-47 and resisting arrest) and as Pro Football Talk's Michael David Smith recently wrote, the NFL implemented a new rule this year that players who have been convicted of violent crimes won't be permitted. Despite this, teams will kick the tires on him because of his arm strength, but could pass more because of his size than his off-field issues.

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  Cowboys | Tony Romo anticipating his release    Thu Feb 16, 11:50 AM

Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expecting to be released this offseason. He believes he can be a starter in the league for two or three more years.

Footballguys view: There are several teams who will probably kick the tires on him, especially given the lack of talent on the market. Romo's best fit would be for a team on the cusp of contending though, and most of the teams in need of a quarterback need far more than that. If he lands in one of those situations, his production could be awfully shaky. Add in his propensity towards injury and his fantasy value is likely to be low.

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  Lions | Jake Rudock to be backup    Thu Feb 16, 10:09 AM

Detroit Lions QB Jake Rudock will be the No. 2 quarterback in 2017.

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  Lions | Dan Orlovsky won't return to Lions    Thu Feb 16, 10:08 AM

Detroit Lions impending free-agent QB Dan Orlovsky will not return to the Lions in 2017.

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  Patriots | Tom Brady extension possible    Thu Feb 16, 09:27 AM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady has expressed mutual interest in a new contract with the team, according to source. Talks are in preliminary stages. Brady is signed through 2019. He will earn $1 million in 2017, but he has a $14 million salary cap number.

Footballguys view: Brady wants to keep playing and the Patriots are much better with him than without him. It makes sense, especially when we factor in reducing that cap number. This could also be a sign that they are serious about moving Jimmy Garoppolo.

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  Steelers | Landry Jones highly regarded in Pittsburgh    Thu Feb 16, 12:53 AM

Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent QB Landry Jones is viewed among the top backups in the NFL by the Steelers' decision-makers, according to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette writer Gerry Dulac. Jones is viewed as being better than '80 percent of the other backups' by the Steelers.

Footballguys view: This is a bit surprising, as nothing Jones has done really impresses us. It could be he knows the system well, or it could be something leaked by his agents. We're not in love with him, and his presence under center limited Antonio Brown and the receivers a bit as well.

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  Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo draws praise    Wed Feb 15, 10:51 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo was compared to Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre by Patriots WR Julian Edelman during a Tuesday, Feb. 14, appearance on NFL Network. 'The guy is a stud. He went out and played in the regular season and played very well. He has that kind of gunslinger-like confidence, that Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers kind of confidence,' Edelman said. Garoppolo is entering the final year of his rookie deal.

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  Jaguars | Chad Henne reworks deal    Wed Feb 15, 02:50 PM

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Chad Henne has agreed to sign a restructured contract and will remain with the Jaguars, according to a source. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Footballguys view: The Jaguars are hoping to get more out of starting QB Blake Bortles this year. They'll continue with Henne as a valuable veteran backup.

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  Browns | Cleveland unlikely to pursue Mike Glennon    Wed Feb 15, 02:43 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Mike Glennon probably will not be a target for the Cleveland Browns this offseason, in the opinion of ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi.

Footballguys view: Glennon has been waiting for the chance to be a starter in the NFL. He was a third-round pick in 2013 and played in 13 games that year, putting up over 2,600 yards passing with 19 touchdowns and only nine interceptions. The Browns may not be interested, but we're certain plenty of other teams will be.

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  Titans | Marcus Mariota likely out until camp    Wed Feb 15, 02:12 PM

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team will be very cautious with QB Marcus Mariota (leg) and probably will keep him out until the start of training camp.

Footballguys view: That's the wise move for the Titans. Mariota's recovery is on schedule, but there's no need to rush him back during the offseason. They may even ease him back in at the start of training camp. However, Mariota should be ready to rock by Week 1 of the regular season.

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  Chiefs | Nick Foles' option unlikely to be exercised    Wed Feb 15, 02:11 PM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Nick Foles' 2017 option likely will not be picked up by the Chiefs, which will make him an unrestricted free agent.

Footballguys view: The option was worth around $6.4 million according to reports, but the Chiefs are in desperate need of cap space. They have less than $1 million in cap space at this time, and they want to find a way to get new contracts for Eric Berry and Dontari Poe this offseason. Foles looked good in limited playing time with the Chiefs last year, and he's likely to get a chance to compete for a starting job (somewhere) in 2017.

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  49ers | Colin Kaepernick open to returning to SF    Wed Feb 15, 01:00 AM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is open to returning to the team in 2017, according to 'those close to him.' The 29-year-old is due to earn nearly $15 million in base salary, but he can also opt out of the deal and enter free agency, which begins on March 9. San Francisco also has the option of releasing him with little ramifications to their salary cap.

Footballguys view: New head coach Kyle Shanahan doesn't have a system that would work well with Kaepernick's skill set. We just don't see them keeping Kaepernick around in 2017, and the direction they go in at quarterback is a huge unknown. However, with six-year deals for both Shanahan and new GM John Lynch, the 49ers don't have to rush into any decision.

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  Browns | CLE QBs coach likes Tyrod Taylor 'a lot'    Wed Feb 15, 12:37 AM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is liked 'a lot' by new Cleveland Browns quarterbacks coach David Lee, who spent the past two years coaching Taylor in Buffalo. In addition, Lee would 'welcome continuing to work with him.'

Footballguys view: The Browns and the Jets seem to be the two teams most interested in Taylor and he's not yet on the open market. The Bills have a contract option on March 11th, and that will determine Taylor's future with the team. If released, Taylor should have no problem getting a new starting job.

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  Redskins | No progress with Kirk Cousins    Tue Feb 14, 06:56 PM

Washington Redskins impending free-agent QB Kirk Cousins and the Redskins have not yet come close to an agreement on a long-term contract, according to sources. Thus, placing the franchise tag on Cousins for a second consecutive year is a real possibility.

Footballguys view: This is a situation to keep an eye on with free agency set to open in a few weeks. If Cousins is tagged, he would earn $23.94 million compared to the $19.95 million he earned last season. The goal of both sides, however, is to hammer out a long-term deal.

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  Bears | Brian Hoyer could stay as mentor    Tue Feb 14, 02:51 PM

Chicago Bears impending free-agent QB Brian Hoyer is a logical choice to be re-signed if the Bears draft a rookie quarterback, in the opinion of ESPN.com's Jeff Dickerson. Hoyer is open to mentoring younger players and also still has some fuel left in the tank after throwing over 1,400 yards, six touchdowns and no interceptions in six games last year.

Footballguys view: If (when?) the Bears move on from Jay Cutler, keeping Hoyer around as a mentor would be a wise idea. The team is currently expected to select a quarterback with the 3rd-overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Mitch Trubisky (North Carolina) may be the player they target to lead their franchise into the future. Having Hoyer as a mentor would help as Trubisky is a talented but mechanically raw player who needs more development.

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  Cardinals | Arizona wants long-term quarterback    Mon Feb 13, 04:53 PM

Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is returning for a 14th NFL season, but general manager Steve Keim admits that he wants to find a quarterback for the Cardinals long-term future. 'You're not a GM for long if you don't find [a quarterback],' Keim said. 'I have to do a better job with my staff and the coaching staff, we have to identify the right guy and put this organization in position to have success for years to come.

Footballguys view: Keim is right, and the Cardinals need to find a quarterback of the future ASAP. Palmer doesn't have much time left, and his effectiveness as a starter has been waning in recent years. This isn't a great class for quarterbacks, but the Cardinals may select a player at the position in the 2017 NFL draft.

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  NFL | Matt Schaub wants to start    Mon Feb 13, 10:32 AM

Atlanta Falcons impending free-agent QB Matt Schaub wants to find a team with a chance to start in 2017.

Footballguys view: Good luck with that. Now, there is buzz building about Schaub potentially following Kyle Shanahan to the 49ers where he could start. Schaub knows the Shanahan system, and the 49ers could then take their time finding a franchise quarterback. Stay tuned.

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  Titans | Injury won't slow Marcus Mariota    Sun Feb 12, 09:03 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota (leg) is going to be fine following surgery to repair a fractured fibula, according to Philadelphia Eagles RB Darren Sproles, who had the same surgery in 2006. 'So Marcus is going to be good to go,' Sproles said. 'He'll probably be better than ever.'

Footballguys view: Mariota finished 2016 as the no. 13 fantasy quarterback in standard-scoring leagues. That makes him a QB2 with great upside heading into 2017. The team should add more weapons around Mariota this offseason, and he's likely to be near full strength by Week 1.

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  NFL | Patrick Mahomes a top three pick?    Sun Feb 12, 06:13 PM

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes could be a top-three pick in the 2017 NFL draft depending on what the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and Chicago Bears do at quarterback this offseason, in the opinion of CBSSports.com's Jason La Canfora.

Footballguys view: Mahomes has been a fast riser here early in the draft process. Similar to Carson Wentz last year, we could see Mahomes go from a "yeah, probably first-round pick" to a top-10 selection by the time the draft rolls around. Mahomes reminds many in the scouting community of Derek Carr (Raiders).

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  Patriots | Jimmy Garoppolo to fetch Day 2 draft pick?    Sun Feb 12, 01:29 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo is expected to attract a second-round selection from interested teams this offseason, according to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin.

Footballguys view: Would that be enough for the Patriots to let him go? Garoppolo was a second-round pick of the Patriots in 2014, and he hits free agency in 2018. The Patriots want to get something for him before they lose him and get nothing next offseason. It seems like the Browns may be the most interested, but the Bears and 49ers might want in on Garoppolo as well.

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  Lions | Dan Orlovsky might not return    Sun Feb 12, 11:54 AM

The Detroit Lions may decide to move on from backup QB Dan Orlovsky, who is scheduled to become a free agent next month. Matthew Stafford and Jake Rudock are the only other quarterbacks on the team's roster, so another NFL veteran or college prospect is likely to be brought in if Orlovsky does not return.

Footballguys view: It's not a great quarterback class in the 2017 NFL draft, but the Lions should take a camp arm at least into minicamp. They may add another quarterback late in the draft or perhaps even as a college free agent. Orlovsky isn't going to the market with a ton of interest, but any team in need of a veteran backup will give him a look.

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  NFL | Josh McCown could have future in coaching    Sun Feb 12, 11:17 AM

Free-agent QB Josh McCown (Browns) intends to keep playing in 2017 but several teams would reportedly be interested in adding him to their coaching staff once he retires, including the Cleveland Browns.

Footballguys view: We could see McCown almost as a player/coach for any team interested. He's been in the league forever, and some will forget that McCown was a third-round pick out of Sam Houston State in 2002. McCown has spent time on several different rosters in the NFL, and he even had a stop in the now-defunct UFL for a year.

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  NFL | K.C. the right fit for Deshaun Watson?    Sat Feb 11, 09:19 PM

Clemson QB Deshaun Watson's 'ideal' destination in the 2017 NFL Draft would be the Kansas City Chiefs, according to NFL.com's Bucky Brooks. Brooks said head coach Andy Reid is a proven quarterback developer, and Watson could work behind QB Alex Smith until he is ready for a larger role.

Footballguys view: The Chiefs haven't won a game with a quarterback they've drafted since 1987 (Todd Blackledge). They should be looking for a quarterback of the future, and Watson would be a great fit. However, they have the 27th pick in the first round and Watson should be gone by that time.

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  Rams | Big jump coming for Jared Goff?    Sat Feb 11, 09:06 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Jared Goff is expected to make a 'huge jump' in his second season, according to quarterbacks coach Greg Olson, and Olson said he is looking forward to working with Goff.

Footballguys view: Goff needs to take a big jump after a rocky rookie season in 2016. The first-overall pick was sacked too much, made too many mistakes and generally didn't look comfortable most of the time he dropped back to pass. We'll see if a new direction on offense can help him avoid the sophomore slump.

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  Patriots | No INTs on road for Tom Brady    Sat Feb 11, 03:43 PM

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady threw for 1,973 yards, 18 touchdowns and zero interceptions on the road this season. He threw for 1,581 yards, 10 touchdowns and two interceptions at home.

Footballguys view: Love him or hate him, all football fans have to genuflect at the greatness of Tom Brady. He's one of the best quarterbacks to ever play in the game, and many can make the argument that he's the best in history.

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  Bills | Cardale Jones a starting option for Bills?    Sat Feb 11, 01:42 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Cardale Jones being the team's starting quarterback next season is believed to be an appealing option for general manager Doug Whaley.

Footballguys view: There has been buzz about Jones being a real possibility, and Carucci is one of the most respected reporters in the game. The Bills are not close to competing for a Super Bowl, so instead of reaching for a quarterback (if/when they let Tyrod Taylor go) they could just go with "12 gauge." Jones has a big arm, and he's athletic enough to keep plays alive with his feet. However, he's rough around the edges...really rough, with accuracy and decision making being a big problem.

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  NFL | Patrick Mahomes the best QB prospect?    Sat Feb 11, 12:41 AM

Texas Tech QB Patrick Mahomes is considered the best quarterback prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft, according to some NFL talent evaluators.

Footballguys view: Mahomes may be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL draft. Some think the Houston Texans would take a shot on Mahomes in the first round if he's on the board. This isn't a great quarterback class, but the Texas Tech gunslinger reminds some in the scouting community of Derek Carr (Raiders).

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  NFL | Mitch Trubisky a top prospect?    Sat Feb 11, 12:37 AM

North Carolina QB Mitch Trubisky is going to experience an 'ascension' during the draft process, according to an AFC scout, and the scout said Trubisky is going to end up being selected in the top three of the 2017 NFL Draft.

Footballguys view: The buzz is the Chicago Bears love Trubisky. They'll need a new quarterback if (when?) they move on from Jay Cutler. Trubisky is a lot like Blake Bortles (Jaguars). He's got a strong arm (not as strong as Bortles though), but decision making and mechanics are a work in progress.

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  Packers | Davante Adams healthy in 2016    Fri Feb 10, 11:58 PM

Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams tied for second in the NFL with 12 touchdown receptions in 2016, and QB Aaron Rodgers said Adams was able to produce because he was finally healthy.

Footballguys view: Fantasy owners certainly took note of a healthy Adams. His touchdown total will be difficult to duplicate, and Adams will always drop too many passes (nine drops in 2016). However, he's a WR2 with upside each week since Adams has earned the trust of QB Aaron Rodgers.

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  Jets | Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract voided    Fri Feb 10, 11:08 PM

New York Jets QB Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract voids Friday, Feb. 10, but he likely won't become an official free agent until March 9.

Footballguys view: The Jets won't go back to the well with Fitzpatrick in 2017. There's buzz about Tyrod Taylor (Bills) being their top target at quarterback. Jay Cutler could also find his way to the Big Apple this season. Stay tuned.

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  Browns | Josh McCown endorses Jimmy Garoppolo     Fri Feb 10, 10:53 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo would provide a 'bright' future at the quarterback spot for the Cleveland Browns, according to free-agent QB Josh McCown. 'I've seen him on tape because we had a common opponent in Miami,'' McCown said. 'He made some high level throws and did some things that would get you excited about his ability to maybe carry a franchise.'

Footballguys view: The Browns are rumored to be making a run at Garoppolo this offseason. They have plenty of draft picks - and premium selections to boot. New England seems open to trading away the young backup so long as the price is right.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor may be open to lowering cap hit    Fri Feb 10, 06:20 PM

Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is not willing to take a pay cut but may be open to restructuring his contract in order to reduce his salary cap hit for 2017 as long as it does not involve a pay cut.

Footballguys view: Taylor has the Bills backed into a corner with his contract. Due $30 million in 2017, Taylor could re-work his deal to make it more cap friendly for this season.

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  Broncos | Denver unlikely to pursue Colin Kaepernick    Fri Feb 10, 12:05 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick is not expected to be a trade target again this offseason for the Denver Broncos.

Footballguys view: The Broncos are happy with the two quarterbacks they already have on the roster. Paxton Lynch, their first-round pick in 2016, will push last year's starter Trevor Siemian for the starting job. While this has been categorized as an "open competition" the team may put an offense in place that is more friendly to Lynch.

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  Bills | Tyrod Taylor won't restructure    Thu Feb 9, 11:43 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Tyrod Taylor is unwilling to agree to a restructured deal that would reduce his pay, according to beat writer Vic Carucci.

Footballguys view: Taylor is due $30.5 million guaranteed this year if the Bills pick up his option and choose to keep him on the team. The Bills have until March 11th to make a decision on Taylor's future. It's not a great quarterback class in the 2017 NFL draft, and the Bills only have Cardale Jones on the roster behind Taylor. If he's released, the Browns and the Jets should have interest in Taylor on the open market.

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  Chargers | Philip Rivers on top of dubious list    Thu Feb 9, 08:42 PM

Los Angeles Chargers QB Philip Rivers has the most touchdowns of any quarterback in NFL history that has never appeared in a Super Bowl. He's thrown 314 touchdown passes, placing him in first on the list, with former NFL QB Warren Moon closest behind with 291. Arizona Cardinals QB Carson Palmer is third, having recorded 285 passing touchdowns, while former NFL QB Vinny Testaverde is fourth with 275.

Footballguys view: Rivers has the sort of career that should get Hall of Fame contention, but likely won't if he doesn't end up in a Super Bowl and even that might do it. Last season was very rough for the quarterback, and a new coach and staff is going to have its work cut out for them to get him back on track and cut down on the turnovers which plagued him in the second half of the season.

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