Scheduling oddities: 13 quirks stemming from 2021 NFL slate
NFL Research digs into 13 oddities and quirks stemming from the 2021 schedule -- including an MVP-heavy date between Aaron Rodgers' Packers and Lamar Jackson's Ravens.
Could Justin Fields end up as the best QB from the 2021 NFL Draft? How disrespect fuels dominance
Justin Fields was the fourth quarterback selected in the 2021 NFL Draft, but could the Chicago Bears' hopeful savior actually end up being the best of the bunch? Jeffri Chadiha explains how disrespect fuels dominance at the game's most important position.
2021 NFL schedule release: Top 9 prime-time games
The 2021 NFL schedule is out! Which spotlight matchups scream must-see TV? Adam Schein ranks the top nine prime-time games, highlighted by a Championship Sunday rematch and a highly anticipated reunion.
Top 10 games of the 2021 NFL season: Bills-Chiefs, Giants-Cowboys make list
Nick Shook is looking forward to a rematch of last year's AFC title game between the Bills and Chiefs, which ranks No. 3 on his list of the top 10 games of the 2021 NFL season. Which matchup earned the No. 1 spot? Check here to see his full rankings.
New Ravens OT Alejandro Villanueva energized by prospect of blocking for Lamar Jackson
Ravens OT Alejandro Villanueva is staying in the AFC North and has switched sides of the most heated rivalry of the last two decades. Judging by his comments Wednesday, he can't wait to get started.
Lamar Jackson among individuals helped by 2021 NFL Draft; Russell Wilson among vets hurt
Should Lamar Jackson be excited by the Ravens' draft haul? Will Russell Wilson be displeased with the Seahawks' selections? Jeffri Chadiha reveals who was helped by the 2021 NFL Draft and who was hurt by it.
Ravens exercise fifth-year option of QB Lamar Jackson
Just a few days after Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh guaranteed the team would exercise the fifth-year option of franchise quarterback Lamar Jackson, the club officially announced Friday it had picked up the option.
2021 NFL Draft Day 1 winners, losers: 49ers up, Justin Fields down
Gregg Rosenthal eyes winners and losers from Round 1 of the 2021 NFL Draft. How much did 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan help himself? Is Justin Fields facing an uphill battle in Chicago?
John Harbaugh guarantees Ravens QB Lamar Jackson's fifth-year option will be picked up
With the 2021 NFL Draft coming up quick, 2018 first-rounder Lamar Jackson still hasn't had his fifth-year option picked up by the Ravens. But head coach John Harbaugh emphatically stated it will happen: "Guarantee it."
Fifth-year option tracker for 2018 first-round picks
The deadline for NFL teams to option the fifth year on rookie contracts for their 2018 first-round picks is Monday, May 3, and some clubs are getting out ahead of the pack.
Mike Tomlin's a Hall of Famer, Tom Brady isn't crazy, and Jalen Hurts has to earn it
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks says Mike Tomlin's on a Hall of Fame path, but the coming years in Pittsburgh will be fascinating. Plus, why Tom Brady has a point in his frustration over changes to jersey numbers. And much more!
Talent is vital, but team fit might be more important to QB success in NFL
Talent or team fit? It's a question NFL teams and fans debate every year. In a draft loaded with top quarterbacks, the answer could ultimately determine the fates of several teams over the next decade.
AFC Roster Reset: Conference hierarchy heading into 2021 NFL Draft
After three months of hirings and firings, cuts and signings, Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the AFC hierarchy heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. Who's poised to challenge the Chiefs? Which teams look like bottom-dwellers?
NFL sets values for fifth-year options on 2018 first-rounders
NFL teams have about two months still to decide whether they want to secure a fifth season from their 2018 first-rounders. They now know exactly what they'd be paying.
Dak Prescott's new contract with Cowboys: Biggest winners in Dallas and across the NFL
Our long national nightmare is over. Dak Prescott finally -- deservedly -- got a long-term deal from the Cowboys. Adam Schein spotlights the biggest winners from this development, in Dallas and across the NFL.
Ravens GM: Lamar Jackson's long-term deal 'may take a little time'
Is year four the one in which Lamar Jackson gets a lucrative new contract? That's not as easy, it seems. Ravens general manager Eric DeCosta spoke with reporters Tuesday and covered how the team aims to go about securing Jackson's services for the long haul.
Does race remain a factor in the evaluation of NFL quarterbacks?
The 2020 season witnessed a record number of African American quarterbacks starting for their teams. And it all happened with little fanfare, which begs the question: Is race no longer a factor in the evaluation of NFL quarterbacks? It's a question Jim Trotter asked several prominent people in and around the game.
QB Index: Ranking the 59 starting quarterbacks of the 2020 NFL season
NFL.com editors evaluated every quarterback who started a game (including the playoffs) during the 2020 NFL season to create a complete ranking from 1 to 59. Did winning Super Bowl LV give Tom Brady enough juice to knock MVP Aaron Rodgers from the top spot?
How each AFC team can take the Chiefs' place at Super Bowl LVI
Will Lamar Jackson's Ravens or Josh Allen's Bills make it to Super Bowl LVI? Gregg Rosenthal zeroes in on what each AFC team must do to replace the Chiefs atop the conference in 2021.
2020 in review: Inside the most unique season in NFL history
Judy Battista looks at the moments, the people and the decisions that got the NFL safely to the finish line of a treacherous season filled with pandemic-induced fear, anguish and hope.
Ravens GM Eric DeCosta: Improving passing game is 'not all about getting the No. 1 receiver'
The Ravens aren't spending the offseason worried about upgrading their WRs as much as those outside the building are. Echoing John Harbaugh's prior comments, GM Eric DeCosta noted his club is a run-first squad, and there are other ways to buffer the passing attack rather than stockpiling receivers.
Michael F. Florio's fantasy football top 12 quarterbacks
These top 12 QB rankings from January are sure to change over the next few months, but debating and questioning these rankings will help shape your thinking heading into the 2021 season.
Ravens want Lamar Jackson long term, won't adjust offense to appease pass-happy fans
The Ravens have built their identity around the rare talents of their quarterback, one they want to be a Raven for many years to come. John Harbaugh confirmed Wednesday that Baltimore "absolutely" wants to lock up Lamar Jackson long term.
NFL Divisional Round aftermath: Aaron Rodgers most talented QB ever? Chiefs in trouble?
Is Aaron Rodgers the most talented quarterback ever? Are the defending champion Chiefs in trouble? Could it get any better than this Championship Sunday lineup? Adam Schein tackles Divisional Round fallout in a game of fact or fiction.
Best QB matchups to look forward to in 2021 | 'NFL Now'
The "NFL NOW" crew discuss the best QB matchups to look forward to in 2021.
Brian Baldinger on Ravens: 'Eventually, this offense has to evolve'
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger on the Baltimore Ravens: 'Eventually, this offense has to evolve'.
Defining moments in NFL draft history | 'GMFB'
The "Good Morning Football" crew breaks down the craziest moments in NFL draft history.
How does Sammy Watkins impact Ravens passing game? | 'GMFB'
The 'Good Morning Football' crew discusses how the addition of wide receiver Sammy Watkins impacts the Baltimore Ravens passing game.
Michael Silver offers a full retrospect of the 2021 quarterback carousel
NFL Network's Michael Silver offers a full retrospect of the 2021 quarterback carousel.
Every team's best play from a QB | 2020 NFL season
Relive the top moments from every team's top quarterback play from the 2020 NFL season.
Should Lamar Jackson get a Prescott-, Mahomes-esque contract?
The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss if Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson should get a big contract like Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes or Cowboys QB Dak Prescott.
Rapoport: How Dak Prescott's deal affects Lamar Jackson, Ravens negotiations
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports how Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott's deal affects QB Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens' negotiations.
Battista, Kinkhabwala: Two questions Ravens must answer in 2021 offseason
NFL Network's Judy Battista and Aditi Kinkhabwala share two questions the Baltimore Ravens must answer in 2021 offseason.
A closer look at the Ravens offense | Baldy's Breakdowns
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger breaks down the tape to examine the performance of the Baltimore Ravens offense during the loss to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Divisional Playoffs.
Giardi's ideal free-agent WR pickup for Ravens
NFL Network's Mike Giardi's ideal free-agent WR pickup for the Baltimore Ravens.
NFL 360: How Black QBs have used their platforms to spark change
Wayne Brady, Jemele Hill, Rev. Al Sharpton and Anthony Anderson discuss the opportunity and responsibility for Black quarterbacks in the NFL to speak out and affect change, especially given the social injustices that we saw in 2020. And current star quarterbacks Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes share what giving back and spreading awareness about racial equity means to them.
NFL 360: How young Black QBs impact today's NFL game
John Legend, Snoop Dogg, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Cedric the Entertainer celebrate a generation of young Black quarterbacks, including Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson, Dak Prescott, Lamar Jackson and Russell Wilson, who are dominating on the game's biggest stage.
What's the Mt. Rushmore of active NFL QBs in 2021?
NFL Network's James Jones and Derek Carr debate the Mt. Rushmore of active NFL QBs in 2021.
Every Ravens touchdown | 2020 season
Watch the highlights of every Baltimore Ravens touchdown from the 2020 NFL season.
Ravens GM on Lamar Jackson: 'My intention is to keep him in Baltimore for many, many years'
Baltimore Ravens Executive Vice President and General Manager Eric DeCosta on quarterback Lamar Jackson: 'My intention is to keep him in Baltimore for many, many years'.
Lamar Jackson highlights | 2020 season
Watch the highlights of Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson from the 2020 NFL season.
'NFL GameDay Morning': Takeaways from the Bills Divisional Round victory over the Ravens
'NFL GameDay Morning' discusses the biggest takeaways from the Buffalo Bills Divisional Round victory over the Baltimore Ravens.
Ravens vs. Bills highlights | AFC Divisional Round
Watch the Baltimore Ravens vs. Buffalo Bills highlights in the AFC Divisional Round of the 2020 season.
Lamar Jackson turns on the jets for speedy third-and-15 pickup
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson turns on the jets for speedy third-and-15 pickup.
Lamar Jackson's cross-field throw hits Hollywood Brown for 30 yards
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson's cross-field throw hits wide receiver Hollywood Brown for 30 yards.
Lamar Jackson locates Hollywood Brown for big third-and-18 pickup
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson locates wide receiver Hollywood Brown for big third-and-18 pickup.
Lamar Jackson eludes the rush to hit J.K. Dobbins for 31 yards
Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson eludes the rush to hit running back J.K. Dobbins for 31 yards.
Rapoport: Ravens, Lamar Jackson expected to explore 'big money' contract extension this offseason
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Baltimore Ravens and quarterback Lamar Jackson are expected to explore a 'big money' contract extension this offseason.