Jamie Collins and Patrick Chung combine to tackle Le’Veon Bell in Oct. 2016

Daily news and links for Thursday




  • Albert Breer (SI) Game Plan: Who wants to take on the chaos and be the next GM of the New York Jets? MMQB Mailbag.
  • Kevin Patra (NFL.com) Kyle Rudolph won’t take pay cut: ‘Too young for that’.
  • Chart (OverTheCap) Positional spending. /Football Perspective (@fbgchase) Tweets “There are only 6 teams in the NFL who are using over $12M in 2019 salary cap space to the running back position. They include three of the worst franchises in the NFL, a media darling, and the two Super Bowl teams.” Interesting.
  • Gil Brandt (NFL.com) Best NFL offseasons of 2019. Patriots don’t make this list.
  • Dan Parr (NFL.com) Top 25 NFL rookies in best position for Year 1 success. No. 21: N’Keal Harry in the ‘Don’t sleep on ‘em’ category.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) How should NFL teams build around the $30 million quarterback?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) NFL’s official draft account on Twitter clamors for a lottery.
  • Albert Breer, Jenny Vrentas, Conor Orr (SI) MMQB Podcast: What would the NFL draft look like with a lottery? (40 min. audio)


  • Alex Reimer’s Media Column: With tapes ruled improper, hysterical coverage of Robert Kraft case now looks downright foolish. /Patriots Derangement Syndrome is real.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Jets tumbling in a downward spiral after firing GM Mike Maccagnan.
  • Judy Battista (NFL.com) Mike Maccagnan’s firing brings ‘Same Old Jets’ moniker to focus.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The Jets gave their GM just enough power to get himself fired: New York relieved Mike Maccagnan of his duties Wednesday after an apparent power struggle with new head coach Adam Gase.
  • NY Post: New York Jets headlines and stories. /For your reading enjoyment and amusement.
  • NY Daily News: New York Jets headlines and stories. /Same as above.
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