Can Jacob Eason snap the streak of underperforming Washington quarterbacks in the NFL?
SEATTLE — On social media, Washington’s football program uses the same hashtag — #ProDawgs — to reference its many players who have succeeded in the NFL.But at one particular position, #NoDawgs might be better.Since 1993 — when Billy Joe Hobert and Mark Brunell were both drafted, and Brunell embarked on an accomplished 17-year career — just five Washington quarterbacks have been selected in the NFL draft in 27 seasons.The aforementioned five — Brock Huard (1999), Marques Tuiasosopo (2001), Cody Pickett (2004), Isaiah Stanback (2007) and Jake Locker (2011) — combined to start just 31 career gam...
The Seattle Times
2020 NFL draft: Top quarterbacks
Welcome to draft season! This is the 11th of 11 positional breakdowns leading up to the NFL draft (Thursday-Saturday). Here are Eddie Brown’s top 10 quarterbacks:———1. Tua Tagovailoa (Jr., Alabama, 6-foot-0, 217 pounds)I understand the durability concerns. I do, but it was clear Tagovailoa had “it” when he replaced Jalen Hurts as a true freshman in the National Championship game and led the Crimson Tide to victory. Projected: Top 102. Joe Burrow (Sr., LSU, 6-4, 221)Intangibles are off the charts and he’s fresh off the greatest single-season a collegiate quarterback has ever produced. Will the ...
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Dave Hyde: No one knows what they're talking about when it comes to quarterbacks in the draft
Perspective is lost. Context is dead. There must be cast-iron certainty in discussing NFL draft prospects and so analytic-based Pro Football Focus wrote the quarterback plays, ‘undisciplined too often.”NFL.com’s scouting report wrote the prospect’s best comparison was Jay Cutler’s shaky career. Most of the big-wig draftniks like ESPN’s Todd McShay or Mel Kiper Jr. didn’t have him picked in the first round. Mike Mayock, now the Oakland Raiders general manager, had him being drafted 32nd by Arizona.Patrick Mahomes, nonetheless, was drafted 10th by Kansas City in 2017 and left last season hoistin...
Jerry McDonald: Raiders' Jon Gruden loves quarterbacks until he has to draft them
Jon Gruden can’t control himself. He sees a quarterback, and you know what happens next.The Raiders coach has been peripherally connected with Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert and Utah State’s Jordan Love within the last few days.Next up is Gruden making eyes at LSU’s Joe Burrow and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa, and how he’ll part with most of his draft class to get it done.Herbert reportedly will have a video interview with the Raiders, one of 60 each team is allowed. A Los Angeles Times mock draft had Love going to the Raiders at No. 12, with Mel Kiper Jr. telling the “Big Lead” he thinks the U...
The Mercury News
Jim Souhan: Compressed NFL season would hinder relocated quarterbacks
MINNEAPOLIS — If the NFL resumes this fall, the league might do so without the usual official offseason workouts and practices, and without the informal work that so many players do at team facilities and with each other during the summer.One possible schedule, if American sports can get back on its feet in time, would feature a shortened training camp and a normal regular season. If that or anything like it becomes reality, the Vikings could benefit.Bud Grant always said that durability was the greatest ability.This NFL season, stability might become the greatest ability.Is it possible that t...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
Is Nick Foles an upgrade over Mitch Trubisky? A look at the Bears quarterbacks by the numbers.
The Bears traded a fourth-round pick to the Jaguars for Nick Foles on Wednesday.Foles joins Mitch Trubisky in the Bears quarterbacks room. While we wait to hear from Ryan Pace about which player he expects to be the 2020 starter, here’s a look at the quarterbacks by the numbers.———— 88: Pick the Eagles used to select Foles in the 2012 draft. The third-round pick passed for 10,011 yards, 67 touchdowns and 33 interceptions over three seasons at Arizona from 2009-2011. The Wildcats went to two bowl games during his time there.— 2: Pick the Bears used to select Trubisky. He passed for 3,748 yards,...
Bears are in talks about multiple quarterbacks, including Andy Dalton and Nick Foles
The Bears reportedly are zeroing in on a new quarterback.But which one depends upon whom you ask.Within the first few hours of the free-agent negotiating period Monday, the Bears were linked to the Saints’ Teddy Bridgewater, the Bengals’ Andy Dalton and the Jaguars’ Nick Foles.Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio first reported the Bears were talking to Bridgewater about a deal that would make him the new starter over Mitch Trubisky. Initial numbers on a contract for Bridgewater would be in the range of $21 million per year, Florio reported.Of course, the Bears aren’t Bridgewater’s only suitors. Th...
Mitchell Trubisky Joins NFC North Quarterbacks In Beer Chugging Contest This Offseason
Reminding us all that despite their great stature and physical excellence, NFL quarterbacks also relish life’s guilty pleasures, such as gulping down a cold beer like a juiced up college frat–boy. NFC North quarterbacks Aaron Rodgers, Matthew Stafford and now Mitchell Trubisky appear on a mission to out–do each other despite football season distanced far off in the rear view mirror. Each player gleefully holding a beer, now continues to put on a fun, yet unusual show during league’s intermission between season.Trading in pigskins for a kegs, Rodgers and Stafford initially opened the door for t...
NFL Preseason Week 1 Weekend Preview: Games, Time Start, Channel
There are four big NFL preseason games going on this weekend, and here is everything you need to know.NFL Preseason Weekend PreviewOn Friday, two games will be held. First, the Atlanta Falcons will visit the New York Jets at 7:30 p.m. EST. The Jets’ quarterbacks — Josh McCown, Teddy Bridgewater and rookie Sam Darnold, the team’s No. 3 overall draft pick this year out of USC — will likely be the most closely watched players. Darnold helped lead the Trojans to a Rose Bowl title in 2017.Then, the Detroit Lions will visit the Oakland Raiders at 10:30 p.m. EST. The Lions have a brand new head coach...