Myles Garrett at No. 1 and Mitch Trubisky at No. 2 is becoming an early consensus, but three months can change plenty. The matchup in Super Bowl LI will be decided Sunday, but the offseason has already started for 28 teams and ESPN’s Mel Kiper is wasting no time diving into the 2017 NFL draft. The longtime analyst released his first mock draft of the offseason and it features North Carolina’s Mitch Trubisky near the top.
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court heard arguments in the closely watched case of Lee v. Tam, which seeks to settle an argument over the government’s ability to ban all trademark protections for names it deems to be offensive. If the PTO sounds familiar, it is the same office that revoked the trademark for the Washington Redskins football team, which it also considered (at least, the “Redskins” part) as offensive.
With the offseason free agency period approaching, it is only a matter of time before offseason free agent rumors arrive in full force. With plenty of needs but little cap room to get these deals done, some creative bookkeeping will be needed by the Philadelphia Eagles. If that is the case, the team could sign some solid players this offseason.