2023 QB carousel: predicting landing spots for Aaron Rodgers, Derek Carr and Lamar Jackson

Just as entertaining now as free agency is the subset of quarterback movement, or the threat of quarterback movement. This offseason, we have plenty of stalwarts, including Aaron Rodgers, Jimmy Garoppolo and Derek Carr potentially on the market, plus a good deal of second-tier passers who could end up factoring in as bridge quarterbacks or … Read more

Senior Bowl roundtable: Dawand Jones and others who stood out on Day 1

MOBILE, Ala. — Despite increasing pushback from the Shrine Game, the Senior Bowl remains the premier all-star game for NFL Draft prospects. As this year’s version of the event got underway Tuesday, The Athletic Draft experts Dane Brugler and Nick Baumgardner checked in with their first impressions. Which draft hopefuls made the biggest early impressions, … Read more

Travis, Jason Kelce’s mom Donna opens up about Super Bowl sons

She is the first mother to have two sons playing against each other in a Super Bowl — Jason Kelce, who hikes the ball to Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts, versus Travis Kelce, who catches passes from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. “It’s gonna be really tough but I’m just gonna cheer my head off when the … Read more

Brock Purdy, Patrick Mahomes injuries just a part of NFL’s injury epidemic

Thirteen days until the Super Bowl. And we’re headed to the Senior Bowl… • This may just be me, but the injury stories over this weekend seemed more seismic than we’re used to this time of year—the Chiefs’ quarterback and best skill player were beaten up, and their receiver group was decimated; the Bengals were … Read more

Want Super Bowl tickets? Why $5,000 is likely the new floor to get them

In 2015, the last time the Super Bowl landed in Arizona, something unexpected happened. It wasn’t just the Patriots’ last-second interception at the goal line to preserve the victory or the Seahawks’ confounding decision not to feed Marshawn Lynch the ball in the fading moments. What fans and the business of football also remember is … Read more

Everything wrong with rules analysts was on display in NFL Championship Games

1. “The rules analyst job is the most overrated thing to ever happen in sports broadcasting.” I wrote that in Traina Thoughts two weeks ago. After watching the AFC and NFC championship games Sunday, I can say that the rules analyst job is not only the most overrated thing to happen in sports broadcasting, but … Read more

Hurts, Eagles soar into Super Bowl, rout 49ers for NFC title

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jalen Hurts can conduct a singalong about as well as he can orchestrate the kind of punishing scoring drives that sent the Eagles into the Super Bowl. At the end of one more triumph, Hurts stood on the stage on the field — as his Eagles teammates passed around the NFC championship … Read more

Jets join trade frenzy, Giants add receiver

The Serbia Mock Draft 1.0 breaks from tradition and swings three trades at the top of this quarterback-crazed 2023 draft, including a move by Jets general manager Joe Douglas into the top 10. Mock 1 features picks 1-10 — plus Giants GM Joe Schoen, with the 25th pick, drafting a downfield weapon for Daniel Jones. … Read more

AJ Brown can laugh at himself, but the Eagles WR is not joking about being open

To understand AJ Brown’s personality as a wide receiver, you must first understand his taste in comedy. Malik Joe is an Eagles fan from North Philadelphia who creates comedic content on the internet that could go viral. Earlier this season, he made a mock video of the Eagles’ huddle with Brown repeating, “I’m open!” He … Read more