The Arizona Cardinals are the latest team to challenge the “N.F.L. establishment.” They are dangerous subversives with a thrilling dual-threat quarterback and a slick upstart coach whose gimmicky system is all dessert and no vegetables. They may be fun to watch, but conventional wisdom nervously warns that they won’t amount to anything until they grow […]
There were 11 quarterbacks selected in the 2019 NFL Draft, five of which attempted at least 150 passes last season. Of those quarterbacks, four were selected in the top-50 with the lone exception being Jacksonville Jaguars sixth-round pick Gardner Minshew. Minshew was drafted to back up newly signed quarterback Nick Foles, but Minshew ended up […]
In 2018, the Cardinals finished with a minus-40.9 percent offensive DVOA, Football Outsiders’ metric for efficiency, the third-worst rating since 1986. Last season, they made dramatic improvements and finished with an offensive DVOA of 3.8 percent, which ranked 13th. The Cardinals’ offensive renaissance was led by quarterback Kyler Murray, the rookie of the year after […]
We are about a week and a half away from the 2019 NFL Draft, my personal favorite sporting event of the entire year. There’s nothing quite like seeing the new faces of the NFL enter the league, and watching how it changes the landscape of the upcoming season. Since it is so close, we have tons of information on […]
Doing a second mock draft is difficult, especially if you liked the vibe of your first. Feel free to toggle back and forth a bit, as I went a little deeper into explaining my thought process on some of the picks that remain the same. As we get closer to the draft, the quarterback question looms. […]
Last week’s Stat of the Week covered the SIS rankings and stats for the top players available in this year’s NFL Draft. There’s another player who generated headlines this week who was not at the top of those rankings. Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray announced he would pursue a career in the NFL rather than in professional baseball.