2021 NFC win total projections: Can Washington repeat in NFC East?
Will Chase Young and Washington hold off Dak Prescott and the Cowboys to repeat as NFC East champs? Cynthia Frelund projects 2021 win totals for every NFC team.
2021 NFL schedule release: Seven must-watch revenge games in the upcoming season
Tom Brady's Week 4 clash with Bill Belichick and Co. is arguably the most anticipated matchup of the entire 2021 NFL season, but it's not the only opportunity for retribution. Dan Hanzus pinpoints seven spicy revenge games to circle on the calendar.
Teddy Bridgewater: Broncos present 'unique opportunity for me to come in and compete and lead'
The Broncos could be a quarterback away from contention, which has been their reputation for the past few years. QB Teddy Bridgewater sees it as prime opportunity to win another starting job.
NFL players to root for in 2021: One selection from each team
Poring over all 32 NFL teams, Adam Rank identifies one player to root for on each roster in 2021. Why does Dak Prescott have his support? Which rookies made the list?
DO NOT trade Julio Jones; top positional battles; saving Sam Darnold
Should the Falcons trade Julio Jones? Which positional battles bear watching ahead of the 2021 season? Why are the Panthers so high on Sam Darnold? Bucky Brooks digs into these topics in the latest Scout's Notebook.
Matt Rhule on why Panthers didn't pick QB in draft: 'I just believe in Sam [Darnold]'
Some might have been surprised the Panthers didn't go with a quarterback at No. 8 overall in Thursday's first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. But Carolina head coach Matt Rhule let it be known that it's because he has every confidence in Sam Darnold leading his squad.
Panthers pick up QB Sam Darnold's fifth-year option
Carolina spent the No. 8 overall pick on defense Thursday night. On Friday, the club affirmed that Sam Darnold is the future at QB. The Panthers announced they are picking up the fifth-year option on Darnold.
How NFL general managers draft: An inside look at the privileges, pressures and pitfalls of the big chair
After 13 years as the Atlanta Falcons' general manager, Thomas Dimitroff knows a thing or two about the myriad challenges decision-makers encounter in the NFL draft. Here's an inside look at the pressures and pitfalls of draft weekend.
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.
Panthers to wait until after draft to decide on Sam Darnold's fifth-year option
Panthers general manager Scott Fitterer said Friday that the decision on whether to pick up quarterback Sam Darnold's fifth-year option wouldn't come down until after the draft next week.
Panthers teammates Sam Darnold, Christian McCaffrey building chemistry with workouts
Sam Darnold worked out with All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey last week in California. Peter King spoke with Darnold's QB coach Jordan Palmer, who said the duo is already making progress together.
NFC Roster Reset: Conference hierarchy heading into 2021 NFL Draft
After three months of firings and hirings, cuts and signings, Marc Sessler breaks down the NFC hierarchy heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. Did anyone gain ground on the Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Which teams are a work in progress?
Ryan Kalil: Adam Gase's system didn't allow Sam Darnold freedom to develop
Former Jets center Ryan Kalil believes Sam Darnold has the talent and work ethic to thrive under Matt Rhule and Joe Brady in Carolina.
NFC South roster reset: Bucs in driver's seat as foes encounter major change
How will the Panthers fare with Sam Darnold under center? What will the post-Drew Brees era look like in New Orleans? Michael Baca provides the biggest offseason addition, most impactful loss and top draft priority for each NFC South team.
Sam Darnold 'excited for a fresh start' in Carolina after uncertainty drove him 'insane' in New York
Sam Darnold has a fresh start with the Panthers. This new reality -- and the freedom from the enduring limbo that was his final season with the Jets -- is something he's wanted for a while now.
Matt Rhule: Panthers plan to let Teddy Bridgewater situation 'play out and see where it stands'
Coach Matt Rhule confirmed that the Panthers are allowing Teddy Bridgewater to seek a trade, but the team is in no hurry to make a move with its former starting QB.
Panthers' gamble on Sam Darnold makes sense; Kyle Pitts is the 2021 NFL draft's best player
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explains why the Sam Darnold gamble makes sense for the Panthers. Plus, the single best player in the 2021 NFL Draft and free agency fits for a highly qualified cornerback.
Daniel Jones, Ezekiel Elliott, Odell Beckham Jr. among NFL's make-or-break players in 2021
We're still five months away from the 2021 NFL season, but with all the offseason wheeling and dealing, Adam Schein can't help but think forward to the coming campaign. Check out his list of nine make-or-break players.
Washington, 49ers looked into Sam Darnold trade before free agency
Prior to the Panthers striking a deal for Sam Darnold earlier this week, the Jets fielded interest from two NFC teams looking to re-tool their QB room.
GM Joe Douglas: 'Fair' to say Jets will draft QB at No. 2; might have kept Sam Darnold if picking later
The decision to trade Sam Darnold ensured the Jets will draft a QB with the No. 2 pick. GM Joe Douglas did say had New York been drafting later, he was comfortable with keeping Darnold as the starter.
Quarterback relocations: Sam Darnold, Matthew Stafford benefit from move; Jared Goff will struggle
David Carr projects the performances of eight quarterbacks who've relocated this offseason. Which passers will produce more with their new team in 2021 than they did in 2020? Who will stay level? And who'll fall off?
Robby Anderson ready to recapture 'very good chemistry' with new Panthers QB Sam Darnold
The Sam Darnold trade from New York to Carolina rejoins the QB with deep threat Robby Anderson after the duo spent two seasons together with the Jets. Anderson said he was "surprised" by the Panthers trading for Darnold, and he looks forward to rebuilding that rapport.
Panthers allow Teddy Bridgewater to talk to teams about trade
The Carolina Panthers' trade for QB Sam Darnold puts Teddy Bridgewater in no-man's-land. Ian Rapoport reports that the Panthers granted the incumbent starter the ability to talk with teams to potentially facilitate a trade.
AFC East roster reset: Patriots, Dolphins gunning for Bills; Jets rebuild
Have the Patriots and Dolphins done enough to catch the Buffalo Bills? How are the Jets operating at the outset of the Robert Saleh era? Nick Shook assesses where each AFC East team stands heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Sam Darnold trade: Who are the winners and losers?
The Jets traded Sam Darnold to the Panthers on Monday, nearly three years after selecting him No. 3 overall. Will the QB benefit from a fresh start? Can Carolina rest easy now at the position? Judy Battista breaks down the winners and losers of the deal.
Robert Saleh reacts to Jets facing Sam Darnold in Week 1
Jets head coach Robert Saleh joins NFL Network's coverage of the 2021 schedule release to talk about key games on New York's schedule.
Best revenge games of the 2021 season | 'GMFB'
The "Good Morning Football" crew previews the best revenge games of the 2021 season.
Rapoport: Panthers pick up Sam Darnold's fifth-year option
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports the Carolina Panthers pick up QB Sam Darnold's fifth-year option.
How will Darnold fit in Panthers' offense? Baldinger, Billick, Trotter analyze
NFL Network's Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick, and Jim Trotter analyze how quarterback Sam Darnold will fit into the Carolina Panthers' offense.
Joe Namath: Sam Darnold will be in NFL 'at least' 15 more years
Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Namath shares Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold will be in NFL 'at least' 15 more years.
Sam Darnold's introductory news conference as a Carolina Panther
Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold's introductory news conference as a Carolina Panther.
Rhule: Panthers will 'continue to look' at draft QBs after Darnold trade
Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule says Panthers will "continue to look" at draft QBs after Sam Darnold trade.
Expectations for Sam Darnold with the Panthers | 'Around the NFL'
NFL Network's Dan Hanzus and Marc Sessler share their expectations for quarterback Sam Darnold with the Carolina Panthers.
PFF's Mike Renner: How Sam Darnold impacts Panthers' plan with No. 8 pick
PFF's Mike Renner breaks down how quarterback Sam Darnold impacts the Carolina Panthers' plan with the No. 8 pick.
Joe Douglas: Jets wouldn't have traded Sam Darnold if we had a lower draft pick
New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas says that the team wouldn't have traded quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers if they had a lower draft pick.
Kurt Warner: I'm 'fascinated' by Sam Darnold's situation with Panthers
NFL Network's Kurt Warner discusses QB Sam Darnold's situation with the Carolina Panthers.
Mick Mixon: Panthers are 'positioned well' with Darnold, Bridgewater
Mick Mixon joins "NFL NOW" to discuss the New York Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Battista: Joe Douglas taking 'gigantic risk' by trading Sam Darnold
NFL Network's Judy Battista analyzes the New York Jets trading quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Robby Anderson shares reaction to Jets trading Sam Darnold to Panthers
Carolina Panthers WR Robby Anderson joins "Good Morning Football" to discuss the Sam Darnold trade, expectations for 2021 and moving from New York to North Carolina.
Pioli: Jets 'know what they must do' with No. 2 pick following Darnold trade
NFL Network's Scott Pioli breaks down ramifications of the New York Jets trading QB Sam Darnold.
Biggest winners of the Sam Darnold trade | 'GMFB'
The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to the New York Jets trading QB Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Warner: 'Can't say I'm fully surprised' the Panthers traded for Darnold
NFL Network's Kurt Warner shares his reaction to the Carolina Panthers' trade for quarterback Sam Darnold.
Rapoport: Rhule has been 'huge fan' of Darnold since interviewing for Jets job
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shares how Panthers head coach Matt Rhule's meeting with quarterback Sam Darnold when interviewing for the New York Jets job may have factored into Carolina's decision to trade for the QB.
Rapoport: Panthers expected to pick up Sam Darnold's fifth-year option
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport shares that the Carolina Panthers are expected to pick up quarterback Sam Darnold's fifth-year option.
Jeremiah, Brooks: Why Darnold trade 'makes a lot of sense' for Jets, Panthers
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks discuss the draft implications of the New York Jets trading quarterback Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers.
Jeremiah: Darnold trade is a 'win-win-win' for QB, Panthers, Jets
NFL Network's Bucky Brooks and Daniel Jeremiah discuss the trade between the Carolina Panthers and New York Jets involving quarterback Sam Darnold.
Battista: Darnold will have 'better chance at success' in Carolina
NFL Network's Judy Battista shares former New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold will have a 'better chance at success in Carolina' with the Panthers.
Rapoport details Panthers-Jets Sam Darnold trade deal
NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport details the Carolina Panthers-New York Jets trade deal involving quarterback Sam Darnold.
Hawkins, Jeremiah, Ross debate potential Jets trade package for Watson
NFL Network's Andrew Hawkins, Daniel Jeremiah, and Marc Ross debate a potential New York Jets trade package for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson.