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  Vikings | Minnesota talks with Peyton Ramsey    Fri Apr 16, 06:10 PM

Northwestern QB Peyton Ramsey recently had a virtual meeting with the Minnesota Vikings, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Ramsey is a quarterback capable of making all the throws and he's athletic enough to design some running plays for him. He has to work on accuracy, pass placement and decision making in order to play up to his potential. Look for him to be a priority free agent after the draft.

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  Texans | GM mum on Deshaun Watson    Fri Apr 16, 12:35 PM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is currently facing more than 20 civil lawsuits, but general manager Nick Caserio is refusing to get into specifics on the issue, Watson's future or the team's possible contingency plans at quarterback. 'I know (owner) Cal (McNair) ... put a letter out a few weeks ago, just relative to the organizational stance, relative to where we are. So I don't have anything to add other than it's a legal process,' Caserio said Friday, April 16 in a pre-draft news conference. 'We're respectful of the legal process and where that is. So we're focused on today. We're focused on getting ready for the offseason program and getting ready for the draft. So that's where our focus is.'

Footballguys view: The Texans will trade Watson when they can. Watson's legal proceedings need to be resolved before any team out there is going to give up likely still a significant haul for the star quarterback. We may not have any clarity on this situation any time soon, so Watson may not be dealt until before the start of the regular season. With the draft less than two weeks away it seems foolish to think he can be traded by then. This could go well into the summer.

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  NFL | Stock up on Davis Mills     Thu Apr 15, 09:51 PM

Stanford QB Davis Mills 'has the highest ceiling' after the five top quarterback prospects in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to ESPN's Todd McShay, and McShay believes Davis could be the sixth quarterback selected in the draft.

Footballguys view: Mills is likely that next quarterback after the "big 5" but he may not come off the board until the third round. He's a pocket passer who lacks the mobility desired in today's NFL. Mills makes quick decisions but his play off script leaves a lot to be desired. He's best seen as a developmental prospect with upside but may not be more than a career backup.

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  Raiders | Three removed from roster    Thu Apr 15, 04:31 PM

Las Vegas Raiders DE Arden Key and DT Maurice Hurst were waived Thursday, April 15. The team also released QB Kyle Sloter.

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  Steelers | Joshua Dobbs back with Pittsburgh    Wed Apr 14, 01:07 PM

Free-agent QB Joshua Dobbs (Steelers) agreed to terms on a one-year contract to remain with the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday, April 14. Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed.

Footballguys view: Dobbs sticks with the Steelers to compete for the backup job behind Ben Roethlisberger. Mason Rudolph is considered the primary backup and some even believe he can be the starter of the future. Expect the Steelers to add a quarterback in the draft at some point.

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  Panthers | Carolina to look at Justin Fields    Tue Apr 13, 08:29 PM

Ohio State QB Justin Fields will have representatives of the Carolina Panthers watching his pro day Wednesday, April 14, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Just because they traded for Sam Darnold it doesn't mean the Panthers won't still look at these rookie quarterbacks. At least, that's what they want other teams to think in case someone slides to them at the no.8 overall pick.

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  NFL | Justin Fields set to entertain teams Wednesday    Tue Apr 13, 04:00 PM

Ohio State QB Justin Fields will take part in a second pro day Wednesday, April 14, and is expected to perform in front of several teams, including the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and New England Patriots, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Fields had a strong pro day the first time around, but only three people from each team were able to attend. He wants as many eyes on him as possible, and that's why the second pro day was scheduled. Some in the scouting community believe that Fields is a prospect similar to Dak Prescott when he came out of Mississippi State a few years ago.

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  NFL | Mac Jones a master of deep play-action throws    Tue Apr 13, 02:56 PM

Alabama QB Mac Jones finished 19-of-31 for 866 yards and nine touchdowns with one interception on play-action passing attempts of at least 20 yards in 2020, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Footballguys view: Play-action passing is the hallmark of the Shanahan offense. Jones has a skill set that would work in the 49ers system, but he's not as athletic as other passers in this class that could be available at no.3 overall like Justin Fields (Ohio State) and Trey Lance (North Dakota State).

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  NFL | Justin Fields lethal on deep play-action throws    Mon Apr 12, 11:51 PM

Ohio State QB Justin Fields finished 11-of-14 for 452 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions on play-action passing attempts of at least 20 yards in 2020, according to ESPN Stats & Info.

Footballguys view: That's why Fields would be such a great fit for the Kyle Shanahan offense with the 49ers. Many think they moved up to no.3 overall for a quarterback, but many are projecting Mac Jones (Alabama) or Trey Lance (North Dakota State) in that spot. Fields could be a fine addition as well.

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  NFL | Washington head over heels for Trey Lance?    Mon Apr 12, 08:32 PM

North Dakota State QB Trey Lance may be a player the Washington Football Team may be willing to unload all their picks' for, according to Michael Lombardi of The Athletic. 'I think Washington is going to be the next team to unload all their picks to try to get a QB. I think they love Lance. I don't think, I KNOW Washington loves Lance ... I think they're willing to go get him,' Lombardi said.

Footballguys view: They can love Lance all they want, but they're in no position to draft him. Lance could go as high as no.3 overall to the 49ers. If he gets past San Francisco, then teams like Denver at no.9 overall would likely scoop him up. If Washington LOVES him they'll have to move up from no.19 overall to get him.

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  Patriots | Kellen Mond in contact with OC    Mon Apr 12, 02:55 PM

Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond said he has been in contact with New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels during the pre-draft process, according to The Boston Globe's Jim McBride.

Footballguys view: Mond is a player who teams will be considering in the mid rounds of the 2021 NFL draft. He's an athletic player who can attack a defense with his legs. As a passer, Mond needs work as his anticipation is in need of improvement. Look at him as a developmental prospect in the NFL.

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  Patriots | NE to attend Justin Fields' workout    Mon Apr 12, 01:36 PM

Ohio State QB Justin Fields' second Pro Day will be attended by representatives from the New England Patriots, according to SI.com's Albert Breer. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels likely will be one of the representatives for the Patriots at the workout.

Footballguys view: The Patriots should be in the market for a quarterback in the 2021 NFL draft. Fields could fall a bit, but the Patriots would have to move in front of a team like the Broncos at no.9 overall if they really want him. He reminds some in the scouting community of Dak Prescott and could be a franchise quarterback in the NFL.

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  Broncos | Drew Lock working with Peyton Manning    Mon Apr 12, 01:24 PM

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock has been working with former NFL QB Peyton Manning this offseason, according to OG Dalton Risner. Lock and Manning have been watching film during the offseason.

Footballguys view: Lock needed to get better this offseason when it comes to understanding what he's seeing on the field. He's got the physical tools, but his propensity to throw interceptions needs to be cleaned up. It might be too late for him with the Broncos if they move up in the draft for a first-round quarterback.

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  49ers | SF to observe QBs    Mon Apr 12, 10:44 AM

Ohio State QB Justin Fields and North Dakota State QB Trey Lance will have Pro Days in the next seven days, and the San Francisco 49ers will be present at both. Fields will work out Wednesday, April 14, and Lance will host teams Monday, April 19.

Footballguys view: The 49ers moved up to the no.3 overall pick with a quarterback in mind. Some say that's going to be Mac Jones (Alabama) but Fields and Lance are in the conversation as well. In fact, a player like Lance seems to be a perfect fit for a Shanahan offense. Stay tuned.

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  Texans | Deshaun Watson deal unlikely    Mon Apr 12, 09:24 AM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson is 'very unlikely' to be traded with the legal situation swirling around him, according to sources.

Footballguys view: It's still too soon to determine whether or not Watson is going to get traded. In fact, a trade by the draft has always been somewhat unrealistic. However, a trade before the start of the regular season could still be in the mix if the legal situation is cleared up.

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  Saints | New Orleans eyeing Peyton Ramsey?    Sun Apr 11, 08:36 PM

Indiana QB Peyton Ramsey has 'spent a ton of time' in Zoom meetings with the New Orleans Saints, according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network.

Footballguys view: Ramsey spent one season at Northwestern as a grad transfer after his time with the Hoosiers was done. He's an undersized passer who wins with athleticism and moxie. He'll be a priority free agent picked up after the draft...perhaps by the Saints.

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  NFL | Kellen Mond drawing significant interest    Sun Apr 11, 02:10 PM

Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond has generated plenty of interest around the league, as head coach Jimbo Fisher told ESPN's Jerry Fowler that he has had 'extensive talks with 10-to-15 teams' about Mond.

Footballguys view: Mond is a dual-threat quarterback who could thrive in today's NFL. He's rough as a passer and scouts consider him more of a 'pure sight' thrower meaning he has to see a guy wide open before he lets it rip. Mond is dangerous as a runner but he needs to speed up his decision making and throw with better anticipation as a passer. Consider him a mid-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

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  Steelers | Ben Roethlisberger sputtered to finish    Fri Apr 9, 11:26 PM

Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger ranked 31st in yards per pass attempt from Week 10 to the end of the season, and he threw at least one interception in five of his final six starts.

Footballguys view: Roethlisberger looked finished near the end of the season. It happens to the best of them, and Roethlisberger is going to try and get through one more year as the starter. We're not expecting much from the veteran this year.

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  Jets | NYJ not worried about Zach Wilson's shoulder    Fri Apr 9, 06:24 PM

Brigham Young QB Zach Wilson had shoulder surgery in 2019, but the New York Jets do not have any concerns about his shoulder.

Footballguys view: Wilson is an exciting prospect who can make something happen out of nothing when a play breaks down. It is believed that Wilson is the leading candidate to go to the Jets with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft. He should start from Day 1 and may be the franchise quarterback the Jets have been searching for. With his rushing ability, elite arm talent and the weapons around him we could see Wilson perform like a QB2 with upside for Fantasy GMs in 2021.

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  NFL | Trey Lance to hold 2nd pro day    Fri Apr 9, 01:46 PM

North Dakota State QB and 2021 NFL Draft prospect Trey Lance will throw at a second pro day Monday, April 19, it was announced Friday.

Footballguys view: Here we go! Another top quarterback in this draft class is going to throw again for scouts. Lance joins Justin Fields (Ohio State) and Mac Jones (Alabama) as quarterbacks who are going to throw again. No Scouting Combine and no private workouts mean players have to consider having a second showcase.

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  Falcons | Five players on ATL draft radar    Fri Apr 9, 01:12 PM

Oregon OT Penei Sewell, Florida TE Kyle Pitts, Ohio State QB Justin Fields, LSU WR Ja'Marr Chase and Alabama CB Patrick Surtain II are on the Atlanta Falcons' draft radar screen if they retain the No. 4 overall pick, according to a report Friday, April 9.

Footballguys view: All of these players would be interesting for Atlanta...and some of them might be there if the Falcons decide to trade back. Fields could be a perfect quarterback to groom behind Matt Ryan for a year and then take over the franchise. Pitts is a playmaking tight end (think Darren Waller) who could make an instant impact on any offense.

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  Eagles | Philly eyeing Deshaun Watson    Fri Apr 9, 12:45 PM

If Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson can appropriately settle his current lawsuit and legal problems, the Philadelphia Eagles would be interested in pursuing a trade, according to a a league source Friday, April 9.

Footballguys view: Many teams are going to be interested in Watson if his legal issues are cleared up. The Eagles will have to get in line with a team like the Broncos if that's the case. If they can't get Watson, the Eagles are ready to give second-year quarterback Jalen Hurts the opportunity to prove he can be a franchise guy.

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  Giants | Daniel Jones a turnover machine    Thu Apr 8, 10:24 PM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones has 39 turnovers, 22 interceptions and 17 lost fumbles, in 27 career games.

Footballguys view: Jones needs to clean that up ...obviously. He's in a make-or-break season as the team's starter and they'll move on in 2022 if he doesn't prove he can be the franchise guy they envisioned when they took him in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft.

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  Bills | Josh Allen open to extension    Thu Apr 8, 05:10 PM

Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen said he would be willing to sign a contract extension this offseason and plans to be involved when the two sides are negotiating.

Footballguys view: Allen, a first-round pick in 2018, has the fifth-year option on his contract so the Bills do have him under control for two more seasons if they'd like. It's best to get it done now because Allen's price could just keep going up and up. Allen is set to be one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the league.

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  NFL | Justin Fields having second pro day    Thu Apr 8, 02:46 PM

Former Ohio State QB and 2021 NFL Draft prospect Justin Fields will participate in a second pro day, Wednesday, April 14, according to a source. Among those expected to attend are San Francisco 49ers general manager John Lynch and head coach Kyle Shanahan, who missed Ohio State's first pro day March 30.

Footballguys view: The 49ers moved up to the no.3 overall pick and it might be for Fields. Plenty of people are speculating that it was for Mac Jones (Alabama) and we have a hunch it was for Trey Lance (North Dakota State). Fields is a talented quarterback and reminds some in the scouting community of Dak Prescott when he came out of Mississippi State. If Fields doesn't go at no.3 overall to the 49ers then no.4 to the Falcons or another team in the top-10 could have interest.

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  Panthers | Interest high in Teddy Bridgewater    Thu Apr 8, 01:28 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater has a a contract that isn't trade friendly, but he could be willing to take a pay cut as multiple teams are interested in the veteran quarterback, according to an NFL Network report Thursday, April 8.

Footballguys view: Bridgewater could be a bridge quarterback for a team in need or a team that selects a young passer. Or a team like the Broncos could bring him in for veteran competition. One thing is clear, Bridgwater is not getting moved without restructuring his deal...or the Panthers could pay part of his contract to get rid of him.

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  Chiefs | Patrick Mahomes out of boot    Thu Apr 8, 11:11 AM

Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes (foot) was walking around Augusta National Golf Club Thursday, April 8, without a walking boot.

Footballguys view: Great news here. Mahomes toughed it out through most of the playoffs and he turned in a heroic performance during the Super Bowl. The Chiefs will manage him leading up to training camp and limit what he does to prevent any sort of setbacks.

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  Jets | Brian Hoyer to visit Jets    Thu Apr 8, 08:29 AM

Free-agent QB Brian Hoyer (Patriots) will visit the New York Jets Thursday, April 8.

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  NFL | Trevor Lawrence won't be in Indy for exams    Thu Apr 8, 08:29 AM

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence (shoulder) won't be in Indianapolis for medical exams and physicals this week because he's getting married. He's recovering from a torn labrum in his left shoulder, and rehab is going well.

Footballguys view: Lawrence is still going to be the no.1 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. The Jaguars are going to plug and play him as the starter from Day 1, and he's got the talent and weapons around him to post QB2 with upside numbers for Fantasy GMs as a rookie.

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  49ers | Mac Jones not a lock for Niners    Wed Apr 7, 09:29 PM

Alabama QB Mac Jones is 'not a given' to be selected by the San Francisco 49ers with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, according to Tony Pauline of Pro Football Network, and Pauline said the 49ers are 'comfortable' selecting Jones, Ohio State QB Justin Fields or North Dakota State QB Trey Lance.

Footballguys view: We think the move could be for Trey Lance. It could be for Jones of course, but Lance would really fit the Shanahan offense. Jones is super accurate on short-to-intermediate routes and we think a team like the Saints or the Patriots would be a good fit. Only time will tell, and the 49ers know which one they like best.

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  49ers | Nate Sudfeld catches on with San Francisco    Wed Apr 7, 05:01 PM

Free-agent QB Nate Sudfeld (Eagles) signed a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers Wednesday, April 7. Financial terms of the contract weren't disclosed.

Footballguys view: Sudfeld is a tall pocket passer with a big arm who has been stuck as a reserve in the NFC East with Washington and Philadelphia. He'll work into the rotation as a backup behind Jimmy Garoppolo and whatever rookie (Trey Lance?) the 49ers are going to pick at no.3 overall. Rich Scangarello, the 49ers quarterback coach, worked with Sudfeld in Philadelphia last season.

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  NFL | WAS, SF showed interest in Sam Darnold    Wed Apr 7, 03:43 PM

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold was on the receiving end of 'a hard look' from the San Francisco 49ers and the Washington Football Team before the start of free agency, according to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport. Darnold was traded from the New York Jets to the Panthers for three draft picks Monday, April 5.

Footballguys view: Washington has Ryan Fitzpatrick as their starter but he's not a long-term answer. Perhaps Darnold with a fresh start could have been that. The 49ers clearly want to move on from Jimmy Garoppolo, and that's why they moved up to no.3 overall in the draft. Darnold now gets to see if he can play up to his potential with the Panthers.

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  Seahawks | Russell Wilson in Seattle for good?    Tue Apr 6, 04:44 PM

Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson reportedly gave DE Carlos Dunlap his assurance he isn't going anywhere else in 2021 before the latter re-signed with the Seahawks last month.

Footballguys view: Rumblings about Wilson being on the trade block have been going for a couple of months. There's even a list of four teams where Wilson would want to play according to reports. This all might be a year too early...or complete hogwash. The fact of the matter is that Wilson is likely to play with the Seahawks in 2021. After that? Only time will tell.

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  Panthers | Teddy Bridgewater allowed to look around    Tue Apr 6, 09:20 AM

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater has been given permission to seek a trade to another team, according to sources.

Footballguys view: Zero surprise here. In fact, this was the plan for the Panthers - although they originally wanted to trade for Deshaun Watson instead of Sam Darnold. Now, Darnold is going to be the starter and Bridgewater will be playing somewhere else. A team like the Broncos could bring him in to compete with last year's starter Drew Lock.

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  Panthers | Carolina checked in on Deshaun Watson    Mon Apr 5, 05:53 PM

Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson received trade interest from the Carolina Panthers, but the Panthers decided to acquire QB Sam Darnold, according to sources.

Footballguys view: No surprise here. Watson's legal situation is going to have teams pumping the brakes on a potential trade. Rather than wait around for Lord knows how long, the Panthers decided to make a move for Darnold.

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  Panthers | Teddy Bridgewater may be on block    Mon Apr 5, 04:28 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Teddy Bridgewater likely will be shopped to other teams after the Panthers acquired QB Sam Darnold. They could also consider keeping him on a restructured contract.

Footballguys view: That's what is most likely now that the team has dealt for Sam Darnold. It's difficult to say that Darnold is a huge upgrade over Bridgewater, but with better coaching than he received from Adam Gase we could see Darnold play at a high level. That's what happened to Ryan Tannehill after he was able to get away from Gase and thrive with the Titans.

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  Panthers | Sam Darnold's option to be picked up    Mon Apr 5, 04:19 PM

Carolina Panthers QB Sam Darnold will have his fifth-year option exercised this offseason, according to a source.

Footballguys view: That's the reports after the trade. This way the Panthers have control of Darnold through the 2022 season. If he plays well, we're sure the team would try to sign him to a long-term deal.

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  Jets | NYJ trades Sam Darnold    Mon Apr 5, 04:06 PM

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold was traded to the Carolina Panthers Monday, April 5, in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft choice, a 2022 second-round draft choice and a 2022 fourth-round draft choice.

Footballguys view: It's not much of a haul for Darnold, a top-5 pick in the 2018 NFL draft. The team needed and wanted a fresh start, so moving on from Darnold makes sense. This opens the way for the quarterback they're taking at no.2 overall (likely Zach Wilson) to be the unquestioned starter.

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  Panthers | Carolina acquires Sam Darnold    Mon Apr 5, 04:01 PM

New York Jets QB Sam Darnold was acquired by the Carolina Panthers Monday, April 5, in exchange for a 2021 sixth-round draft choice, a 2022 second-round draft choice and a 2022 fourth-round draft choice.

Footballguys view: The Panthers are getting a quarterback who could turn things around post Adam Gase (see Ryan Tannehill) and they're not giving up that much for him. Darnold gives the team a starter with experience who could be an upgrade over Teddy Bridgewater. The Panthers wanted Deshaun Watson (Texans) but that's no longer the case with the legal issues around him. Darnold gives them a cheap option with upside. This likely takes quarterback off the board with the no.8 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft.

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  Giants | Daniel Jones sets up workout    Mon Apr 5, 11:30 AM

New York Giants QB Daniel Jones will spend this week working out in Arizona with some of the team's offensive weapons and linemen.

Footballguys view: Ah yes, it's that time of year when we get the private off-campus (so to speak) workouts. It's a list of which quarterbacks get teammates together and which don't and how often. Listen, most players are doing this now and it is good to see Jones take the lead with his teammates. It's a make-or-break season for the third-year quarterback.

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  Packers | Aaron Rodgers talks GB future    Sat Apr 3, 02:39 PM

Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers reiterated recently that he remains uncertain about his future with the franchise. 'So far, (the Packers have) definitely been my team,' Rodgers told ESPN in a video interview posted Friday, April 2. 'I said last year I didn't know if that was actually possible to be able to finish (my career with Green Bay). I still feel like that's kind of where we're at. I don't that a lot of that is in my hands, but ... we'll kind of see as we go. Like I said last year, these things are just out of my control. The team has obviously the power to do what they want. My job is just to play as well as I can. I think there may have been ideas about what certain things meant last year; I just focus on my play.'

Footballguys view: Rodgers was motivated last year when the Packers selected QB Jordan Love in the first round. Love was not close to pushing for even the backup job and will continue to develop behind Rodgers. With Rodgers showing no signs of slowing down, the Packers will have a tough decision as the future Hall of Famer is signed through 2023.

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  Titans | New faces for Ryan Tannehill    Fri Apr 2, 09:51 PM

Tennessee Titans QB Ryan Tannehill will no longer have New York Jets WR Corey Davis, New England Patriots TE Jonnu Smith or Washington Football Team Adam Humphries in 2021, and those three players combined for 43 percent of his passing yards and 45 percent of his touchdowns last year.

Footballguys view: We'll see how quickly Tannehill can build chemistry with new addition WR Josh Reynolds. Don't be surprised if the Titans select a wide receiver or a tight end in the 2021 NFL draft to help at the positions. We're certain Tannehill will be able to get these new guys the ball as planned.

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  Steelers | Kellen Mond has talked with PIT    Fri Apr 2, 08:55 PM

Texas A&M QB Kellen Mond said he has talked with the Pittsburgh Steelers on multiple occasions during the pre-draft process.

Footballguys view: Mond is working to be a mid-round pick in the 2021 NFL draft. He's got a rocket arm and doesn't mind attacking a defense at any level. His mechanics are clunky and he too often tries to make difficult throws rather than find the open guy. Mond is a developmental quarterback, something the Steelers seem to be in the market for with Ben Roethlisberger likely done after the 2021 season.

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  49ers | SF wants big return for Jimmy Garoppolo    Fri Apr 2, 03:19 PM

San Francisco 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo has received some trade interest this offseason, but the 49ers have indicated that they would want a first-round pick in return for Garoppolo.

Footballguys view: If they want to hold onto Garoppolo, then keep asking for a first-round pick. GM John Lynch has said they believe in Garoppolo for 2021 but need to get better behind him. That's why they made the power move to get up to the no.3 overall pick in the 2021 NFL draft. It's with that pick they'll draft the QB of the future, and we think that could be Trey Lance (North Dakota State) or Justin Fields (Ohio State) but there are rumors that Mac Jones (Alabama) is an option too.

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  Texans | Alex Smith a possibility    Fri Apr 2, 01:35 PM

Free agent QB Alex Smith (Washington) is a candidate to sign with the Houston Texans if it becomes clear that QB Deshaun Watson won't be available for the 2021 season -- due to a trade, holdout or otherwise, according to a NFL Network report Friday, April 2.

Footballguys view: The Texans already added Tyrod Taylor (free agent) and Ryan Finley (trade) this offseason. Smith could compete with Taylor if Watson is not with the team anymore. Once Watson's off-field issues are cleared up, we should see the Texans make moves to trade him away.

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  Bears | Andy Dalton reiterated the starter    Fri Apr 2, 11:36 AM

Chicago Bears QB Andy Dalton was confirmed the starting quarterback for 2021 by general manager Ryan Pace.

Footballguys view: The team has gone out of their way to declare that Dalton is the unquestioned starter. That's fine, as Nick Foles is better off as a backup. We could still see the Bears address the position and draft a young quarterback at the end of the month.

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  Rams | Matthew Stafford recovering from surgery    Thu Apr 1, 07:09 PM

Los Angeles Rams QB Matthew Stafford (thumb) recently underwent a procedure on the thumb on his throwing hand, but the procedure was considered minor, according to a source.

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  Football Team | Ryan Fitzpatrick to open camp as starter    Thu Apr 1, 05:30 PM

Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will open training camp as the starting quarterback but will have to compete for the job during the preseason, according to head coach Ron Rivera.

Footballguys view: That's the move that was expected when the team added Fitzpatrick in free agency. However, they will compete for the starting job and we expect the veteran to win the job....and then potentially lose the job like he has most other places he's landed. Fitzpatrick can be exciting when he's hot, but things can turn ice cold with him in a hurry.

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  Buccaneers | Tom Brady on the mend    Thu Apr 1, 01:24 PM

Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Tom Brady (knee) is progressing 'very well' in his recovery from post-Super Bowl knee surgery, according to general manager Jason Licht. 'I talked to him last week,' Licht said Thursday, April 1. 'I know things are going well. I don't want to put an exact timeline on it right now because I don't want to set expectations one way or the other, but I know that things are going very well.'

Footballguys view: Brady is tough as nails and even at his advanced age, we have a feeling he'll be able to recover fully by the time training camp rolls around. Expect the Buccaneers to ease him into action when August gets here.

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  Patriots | Robert Kraft wants QB addressed    Wed Mar 31, 06:13 PM

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said about the team's 2021 quarterback Wednesday, March 31, 'one way or another, we have to get that position solidified.' Cam Newton and Jarrett Stidham are currently the top QBs on the Patriots' depth chart.

Footballguys view: The Patriots need to find a quarterback of the future. Newton is there to start for this season but after that things are wide open. If a player like Mac Jones (Alabama) fell to them in the first round then that would make a lot of sense. We'll see when they address the position, but it sounds like they will at some point in the 2021 NFL draft.

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