NFL teams know that success starts with the quarterback position. Those who don’t have a long-term answer at the position must make finding one their No. 1 priority each offseason. But while teams picking in the top 10 of the draft tend to be those most in need of help, I see them all passing on the position at this juncture. What gives? Simply put, this year’s top quarterback prospects don’t feel quite like surefire NFL starters. Sure, each has the potential to flourish in the right system, but none are quarterbacks I’d expect to succeed in any situation. And when teams go reaching for answers at quarterback in the wrong draft, they run the risk of having a window of potential playoff contention
For a bonus episode, I sat down for a conversation with Roger Goodell at the NFL offices on Park Avenue in advance of the NFL owners meetings beginning Saturday in Phoenix. Goodell talked about the length of games, admitting that it also drives him crazy. Goodell talked about a new proposal to make overtime periods just 10 minutes, instead of 15, and how that will help player health and safety and introduce more strategy to the game.
On Thursday, officially, we could put an end to the case of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey (but don’t stop brainstorming that Mauricio Ortega documentary, that thing will be gold). The FBI posted a picture of Brady’s jerseys from Super Bowls XLIX and LI back at Gillette Stadium, alongside the Patriots’ five Lombardi Trophies.