NFL Prospects Rumors & News

  • Agent’s Take: A look at the quarterbacks who could be available in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Quarterback stability is highly coveted in the NFL because it's a vital ingredient for sustained success. Some of the NFL's most significant transactions occur in an effort to get the position settled. The 49ers made an unexpected move at the October 31 trading deadline by acquiring Jimmy..." November 22

  • President Donald Trump criticizes idea of keeping players in locker room for anthem

    ESPN "President Donald Trump says a reported plan that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem next season is "almost as bad as kneeling." Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about the possibility, reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday. According to the Post, some NFL..." November 22

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • Jerry Reese, Giants GM, on hand for Sam Darnold vs. Josh Rosen at L.A. Coliseum

    New York Daily News "Jerry Reese watched 'a great show' Saturday night. It just was happening around 3,000 miles away from MetLife Stadium. A day after head coach Ben McAdoo practically begged fans to show up to support the 1-8 Giants, Reese jetted cross country to scout top quarterback prospects, USC's Sam..." November 19

  • Bills scouts among those expected for Sam Darnold, Josh Rosen showdown

    Buffalo News "Neither UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen nor USC's Sam Darnold is officially eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft, but scouts from 20 teams have been credentialed for Saturday's Pac-12 showdown. That group includes the Bills, according to USC as reported by NFL.com. Rosen and Darnold might be the two..." November 18

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Sources: Giants looking closely at Sam Darnold, top QB prospects

    ESPN "As their season has spiraled out of control, the New York Giants have begun to prepare for their future by focusing on potential franchise quarterbacks who could be available in this year’s NFL draft. There was a directive given several weeks back by co-owner John Mara to start looking closely..." November 08

  • With Patriots in line to draft a QB, we round up the top 10 prospects

    Boston Herald "Unless you are of the opinion that Brian Hoyer is not just a stopgap solution in the event Tom Brady goes down to an injury but a legitimate successor, this discussion is not for you. However, the likely scenario is that the Patriots will be looking for a long-term answer as Brady’s heir..." November 05

  • Sam Darnold Could Return To USC If Browns Get No. 1 Pick

    NESN "The Cleveland Browns still are in search of a franchise quarterback. But Sam Darnold reportedly doesn’t want to be the solution. The USC quarterback is expected by many to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, but there’s a possibility that the redshirt sophomore could return to..." November 02

  • James Andrew Miller: Why ESPN Could Abandon NFL Football

    The Hollywood Reporter "It’s not outlandish to entertain a previously unthinkable prospect: Might ESPN elect to go without rights to NFL games? ​In a span of less than five years, industry giant ESPN has seen its narrative transformed from that of a mighty colossus into the hard-luck tale of a ragtag warrior. As it..." October 30

  • 49ers high on USC quarterback Sam Darnold, per report

    Sportsnaut "Amid rumors that USC quarterback Sam Darnold is unlikely to leave school following the 2017 season, one report suggests the San Francisco 49ers hope he does. Matt Miller of Bleacher Report wrote that his source in San Francisco say the “team loves Sam Darnold.” “THE USC REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE..." October 30

  • Why NFL trade deadline does not produce NBA-, MLB-like blockbuster deals

    Sporting News "Every year as the NFL trade deadline nears, we speculate about player trades. And every year, the trade deadline comes and goes with almost no action. To many, it seems odd that the NFL has not embraced trades the way other leagues have. Bad teams in other sports become sellers, and the trade..." October 30

  • NFL GM on overrated 2018 QB draft class: 'The production isn't there'

    Sporting News "A quarterback might not be selected within the top five picks of the 2018 NFL Draft. So says one NFL general manager who instead views a running back, Penn State's Saquon Barkley, as the potential first overall pick. Preseason buzz was centered around the idea that three college quarterbacks..." October 25

  • President Trump notes players still kneeling during national anthem

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump’s push to keep NFL players who don’t stand during the national anthem a major storyline continued on Monday morning. Players from the Giants, Seahawks and 49ers did not stand for the anthem before Sunday’s games and the President took note of it as well as the fact that the..." October 23

  • Donald Trump’s Petition Seeks ‘Stand For National Anthem’ Supporters

    NESN "Donald Trump now is trying to combat an athletes’ movement with one of his own. The president released a petition Thursday on the Republican National Committee website, in which he asks people to register their support for standing for the national anthem. “The President has asked for a..." October 20

  • Dallas selected as host of 2018 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "The 2018 NFL Draft is heading to the Lone Star State. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that the Dallas Cowboys will host the 2018 NFL Draft at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, per a source informed of the situation. The NFL has made the draft a road show the past three..." October 18

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • NFL to change 'May 16 rule' for rookie eligibility

    Sporting News "The NFL has agreed to drop the rule that prevented rookies from joining their new NFL teams until their school's final exams were completed. According to the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the new "May 16 rule" agreement will allow all rookies to join their NFL team around May 16, whether they are..." October 06

  • Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

    Pro Football Talk "They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too. Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much..." September 25

  • NFL Aiming To Expand London Schedule

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL remains intent on gauging whether or not a franchise could function as a full-time London operation. To measure this, the league wants a team to play in multiple London games during a season. NFL executive VP of international Mark Waller said more games coming to London in subsequent..." September 25

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • Anonymous NFL Scout: Saquon Barkley is better than Ezekiel Elliott

    Sportsnaut "There’s been a ton of buzz surrounding Penn State running back Saquon Barkley since the 2017 college football season started. Some already view the junior as the Heisman Trophy favorite. Others conclude he’s simply the best player in the nation. Likely to enter the 2018 NFL Draft after this..." September 21

  • NFL scouts provide critical evaluation of quarterback Mason Rudolph

    Tulsa World "Mason Rudolph's blistering start to the 2017 season has many believing a national championship and Heisman Trophy are possibilities for the Oklahoma State quarterback. Through three games, Rudolph has thrown for 1,135 yards, 11 touchdowns to just one interception. In his most recent outing..." September 19

  • Roger Goodell in favor of shortening preseason to 3 games

    WEEI Boston "Every football fan would agree, the NFL preseason is very boring, and it appears NFL commissioner Roger Goodell would agree. “When I go around to fans, that’s maybe the No. 1 thing I hear,” Goodell said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday. “The NFL should do things to the highest possible standards...." August 10

  • Chargers 1st-rounder Mike Williams could need season-ending back surgery

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Chargers rookie wide receiver Mike Williams, selected No. 7 overall this spring, might not play a single down in 2017. He’s been out with a back injury (mild disc hernation) since OTAs, and now ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting Williams might need season-ending back..." July 19

  • Chicago Bears Sign Mitch Trubisky To Rookie Contract

    Sports Mockery "Better late than never as the saying goes. People were really starting to panic about whether or not the Chicago Bears would successfully get the Mitch Trubisky contract signed before training camp. It was starting to look dicey, but GM Ryan Pace and his crew got it done on the same days the..." July 19

  • James Conner has the NFL’s best-selling rookie jersey

    Pro Football Talk "Steelers running back James Conner was the 105th player chosen in this year’s NFL draft. But he’s first in jersey sales. According to data released by Dick’s Sporting Goods, Conner’s jersey is the No. 1 best seller among NFL rookies this year. Among all NFL players, only Dak Prescott and Tom..." July 19

  • Giants legend raves about ‘unbelievable’ spiritual successor

    New York Post "When the Giants used their first-round pick in the 2017 draft to select tight end Evan Engram, Mark Bavaro had one response: It’s about time. Bavaro, arguably the greatest tight end in Giants history, wondered why it had taken so long for the organization to use a high draft pick on a tight..." July 18

  • Bears should let Mitchell Trubisky compete for starting job

    ESPN "What happens if Mitchell Trubisky outperforms Mike Glennon in the preseason? It’s a fair question. As of now, the Chicago Bears seem content to let Glennon begin the regular season at quarterback, in front of Trubisky and veteran Mark Sanchez, who missed the end of the offseason program with..." July 04

  • DeShone Kizer gains ground on Cody Kessler in Browns quarterback competition

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns rookie DeShone Kizer has considerably narrowed the gap on Cody Kessler in the quarterback competition and will press him hard for the starting job in training camp. The No. 52 overall pick out of Notre Dame, Kizer started out third in the quarterback rotation behind Kessler and Brock..." June 20

  • Mitch Trubisky pick means Bears staff might stick for 2018

    CSN Chicago "I brought this up during this past week's Bears Talk Podcast, a couple of weeks after mentioning the possibility on Laurence Holmes' show on "670 The Score." Ryan Pace going all in on Mitch Trubisky could mean buying more time for John Fox and his staff (specifically Dowell Loggains) than the..." June 04

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • Joe Mixon signs rookie deal with Cincinnati Bengals

    NFL.com "Joe Mixon is under contract. The Cincinnati Bengals announced Friday that they have signed the No. 48 overall selection. Based on his draft slot, Mixon's deal will be worth nearly $5.5 million over four years, per NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. The Bengals drafted the talented but..." June 02

  • An incredibly early look at the top 100 prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft: 1-20

    CBS Sports "While the 2017 NFL Draft is still fresh on our minds, it's never too early to start looking forward at next year's crop of standout prospects. Here are the guys you need to know to get you ready for the 2017 NCAA season and ultimately, the 2018 NFL Draft. 1. Arden Key | DE | LSU | Junior At..." June 02

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

2017-2018 NFL Draft Results

# Team Player School/Team
1 Browns Myles Garrett Texas A&M
2 Bears* Mitch Trubisky North Carolina
3 49ers Solomon Thomas Stanford
4 Jaguars* Leonard Fournette Louisiana State
5 Titans Corey Davis Western Michigan
6 Jets Jamal Adams Louisiana State
7 Chargers Mike Williams Clemson
8 Panthers Christian McCaffrey Stanford
9 Bengals John Ross Washington
10 Chiefs* Patrick Mahomes II Texas Tech
Full NFL Draft Results