Believe it or not, Alvin Kamara’s contract is a win for advanced metrics

If there’s a bigger divide in football today than the one between people heavily involved in the design and use of advanced metrics and people who believe against all available evidence that running backs matter as they did in previous eras, you’d have a hard time finding it. And while the absolute lockdown idea that […]

Why the Bills were wise to make Tre’Davious White the NFL’s richest cornerback

Before the 2017 season, and after five years with the Bills, cornerback Stephon Gilmore signed a five-year, $65 million deal with the Patriots that has turned out to be quite a bargain in retrospect. Gilmore, the 2019 Defensive Player of the Year, is the best cornerback in the business — especially in man coverage, but […]

Why DJ Chark is The Next Jaguars Player Deserving of a Big Second Contract

Just a few years ago, fans and analysts alike pondered how the Jacksonville Jaguars would be able to fit all of their young talent under the cap. Jalen Ramsey, Yannick Ngakoue and Leonard Fournette were just a few of the young cornerstones the team figured to build around. Now, all are gone. The last time […]

Clark Signs Big Contract Extension

GREEN BAY, Wis. – Just before the first practice of training camp on Saturday, the Green Bay Packers signed defensive tackle Kenny Clark to a lucrative contract extension. Clark was asleep on Friday night when his agent reached out to tell him about the deal. “Man, let’s do it,” Clark said in recalling that conversation […]

Mookie Betts agrees to 12-year, $365 million extension with Dodgers

Star outfielder Mookie Betts and the Los Angeles Dodgers have agreed on a 12-year, $365 million extension that keeps the former American League MVP from reaching free agency this winter, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Combined with the one-year, $27 million contract he’s currently playing out, Betts’ total comes to 13 years and $392 million. The deal tops the […]

Why the NFL Needs to Redo Franchise Tags to Include EDGE Performers

The NFL could cost two franchise-designated performers millions of dollars based on nothing but an outdated argument over semantics. As such, the league needs to immediately change its current procedural setup to better reflect today’s game, those producing at a high level and the implementation of the franchise tag.  This past week, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Shaquil Barrett and Pittsburgh […]

There’s absolutely no reason the Vikings should give Dalvin Cook the contract he wants

Another top running back is coming up on the end of his rookie deal and he is reportedly asking for a lot of money, so I guess we’re doing this again. This time around, we have Dalvin Cook taking center stage in the latest episode of NFL Twitter’s favorite show: Does This Running Back Matter? Admittedly, […]

Green Bay Packers: AJ Dillon will Push for RB2 Snaps Right Away

One of a few surprises in this year’s NFL Draft for Green Bay Packers’ fans was when General Manager Brian Gutekunst decided to select running back A.J. Dillon early on with the 62nd pick. With Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams both in the final year of their rookie contracts, drafting a running back should have absolutely been […]

Coronavirus pandemic slows contract talks between Javier Baez, Chicago Cubs

The coronavirus pandemic has put on hold not only the 2020 major league season but also contract-extension talks between All-Star shortstop Javier Baez and the Chicago Cubs. Baez, under team control through 2021, told ESPN that the Cubs and his representatives had what he characterized as multiple “really good” conversations about a long-term contract extension during the spring. Nonetheless, he […]

Finding Free Agents: Bryan Bulaga would be a strong stopgap solution at right tackle

In our 2020 iteration of Finding Free Agents, we’ll attempt to answer three questions for each player:  Why would the Seahawks be interested? What would their contract look like? What is the likelihood they reach free agency? Throughout the series, we’ll be focused on specific positions of need in Seattle: Wide receiver, tight end, offensive line and […]

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