It's possible there's no position in sports is more important to a team's success than that of an NFL quarterback.The importance of the position goes beyond the starters. Backup QBs are also vital to a team's success heading into a fresh NFL season. Look no further than the reigning Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles. While Carson Wentz played like an MVP candidate for most of the season, it was backup Nick Foles who carried the team over the finish line to lift the Lombardi Trophy.Below, we've ranked the QB situations of all 32 teams heading for the 2018 NFL season. While some teams have clearer skies ahead of them as young quarterbacks develop, these rankings were made with the upcoming season in mind. The most weight was given to starting quarterbacks while also acknowledging the strength of a team's backups. 32 PHOTOS Ranking each NFL team's quarterback situation See Gallery Ranking each NFL team's quarterback situation 32. Buffalo Bills Projected Week … [Read more...] about Ranking every NFL team’s quarterback situation heading into the 2018 season
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Every team in the NFL has a strength. It doesn’t matter if we’re talking about the two-time defending AFC champion New England Patriots or a Cleveland Browns squad that went winless last season. Front offices have honed in on specific positions to make that a strength for their teams in 2018.From a secondary in Arizona that promises to excel this coming season to an offensive line that’s tasked with protecting Alex Smith in the nation’s capital, teams are in a good spot in certain areas.For other squads, that includes future Hall of Fame quarterbacks. Without these elite signal callers under center, said teams would be irrelevant. It’s in this that we look at the biggest strength for each NFL team heading into the 2018 season.Arizona Cardinals: Secondary Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Arizona returns Pro Bowlers Patrick Peterson and Budda Baker from a pass defense that yielded an 83.9 quarterback rating a season ago. Sure losing Tyrann Mathieu … [Read more...] about Biggest strength for each NFL team heading into the season
Getty Images The CFL stubbornly has insisted on two-year contracts with no chance to go to the NFL after the first season. The North-of-the-Border league finally has softened its stance. A little. According to Dave Naylor of TSN, CFL teams have voted to reinstate the so-called “NFL window,” allowing certain players to work out for NFL teams and sign contracts that would become effective at the end of a given CFL season. Earlier this year, CFL teams voted against the change. The provision applies only to players entering the final year of their contracts — and it applies only to contracts signed after August 20, 2018. This means that it won’t affect Hamilton Tiger-Cats quarterback Johnny Manziel, who signed a firm two-year deal earlier this year. And it won’t be relevant to any player who signs after August 20, 2018 until 2019, at the earliest. But it’s an indication of a potential thawing of the Canadian league’s stubborn insistence on … [Read more...] about CFL opens door, partially, for players to sign with NFL teams
Forbes' list has 29 NFL teams in the top 50 by Jared Dubin @jadubin5 16m ago • 1 min read The Dallas Cowboys are once again the most valuable franchise in all of professional sports. According to Forbes' list of the most valuable franchises in the world, no team in any sport is worth more than the one owned by Jerry Jones, which carries a value of $4.8 billion. It's the third straight year the Cowboys have topped the Forbes list. America's Team has the highest revenue ($840 million) and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ($350 million) of any franchise.Owner Jerry Jones can't rely on international revenue streams to boost his team's fortunes, but he built a gold-plated ATM in AT&T Stadium. The venue that opened in 2009 generates more than $100 million a year in premium seat revenue via luxury suites and club seating and $150 million from sponsors, including the team's practice facility. Non-football events at … [Read more...] about Cowboys are the most valuable sports team in the world, lead 12 NFL teams in top 25
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