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Ryan Fitzpatrick is the latest "he'll do for now" quarterback for the Washington Football Team, but are there other options available? Elsewhere in the NFC East, the Cowboys need safeties, the Eagles need linebackers, and the Giants need help on the offensive line.
The two-time defending conference champions and one of their stronger division rivals both need help in the defensive front. Elsewhere in the AFC West, the Raiders need offensive linemen and the Broncos are still searching for a quarterback.
Offense is the order of the day in this division. The Texans need running backs, the Jaguars need tight ends, and the Titans need receivers. As for the Colts, they'd better have a backup plan in case Carson Wentz really is toast.
Our first-ever look at the size of NFL rosters yields some surprising results. The Seattle Seahawks were very short last year, but still the biggest team in the league. The Vikings were the opposite, preferring tall, skinny players. And the 49ers were tiny despite all their fullbacks and tight ends.
While the Ohio teams both have weaknesses along their defensive lines, the Steelers need help in their secondary and Ravens could use more talent on the offensive line.
Our post-draft examination of NFL teams begins on the East Coast, where the Bills and Dolphins need offensive linemen, the Jets need edge rushers, and the Patriots need some receivers for Cam Newton and/or Mac Jones.
A look at historical aggressiveness on fourth downs shows how much the league has changed since 2018. An all-time list including 131 different head coaches is topped by recent unsurprising names (Pederson, Nagy, Payton) and more surprising older names (Bruce Coslet! Jim Haslett!).
Football analytics is slowly winning the battle over fourth downs, as 2020 was the most aggressive season in NFL history for go-for-it decisions. Thirty-three of 35 head coaches had an Aggressiveness Index above 1.0 last year! Find out who came out on top, with names both expected and unexpected.
Officially, Denver's Drew Lock and Philadelphia's Carson Wentz led the league in interceptions thrown last year, but one of them was much luckier than the other. Ben Roethlisberger, Nick Foles, and Tua Tagovailoa were also lucky, while fortune was not as kind to Russell Wilson and especially not to Kirk Cousins. We explain, and also wonder why defenders are dropping so many footballs these days.