The leading passer in the FBS has a pretty strong connection with the No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft. California's Davis Webb regularly exchanges text messages with Jared Goff, the former Golden Bears quarterback now with the Los Angeles Rams, with the topics covering a wide range. ''I try to give Jared a little space because he's a little busy doing the NFL thing,'' said Webb, who leads the nation in passing yardage (1,387), touchdowns (18) and completions (138).
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers aren’t in love with how much Jameis Winston has had to sling it to start the 2016 NFL season. Winston leads the NFL with 142 passing attempts through three games, a silly number considering he attempted 535 through 16 games as a rookie. A former pitcher with a strong arm or not, Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter isn’t a fan of the pace and wants to see the offense balance itself out, according to the Tampa Bay Times‘ Greg Auman: "In the last two games, we’ve thrown too much,” coach Dirk Koetter said Wednesday of losses to Arizona and Los Angeles. “We’ve got to quit getting behind by two scores, and we need to run the ball better. “As far as Jameis handling volume, heck,
Retired from American football after leading the Denver Broncos to win the Super Bowl, quarterback Peyton Manning has set his sights on a new frontier: bringing the National Football League to China. The NFL has already arranged games in Europe and Japan and it’s only a matter of time before it hosts one in the world’s most populous country, Manning said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Beijing, where he’s on a promotional tour that also took him to Shanghai. The Los Angeles Rams could be one of the first teams to play in the Chinese mainland, as early as 2018, ESPN reported in March, citing a team source. “I think it is just a no-brainer,” he said. “The fact that Beijing has hosted