On which route did Jalen Ramsey make quarterbacks look trashiest? How good were the Super Bowl champion Eagles? Also: major déjà vu for New England, and a look at the trade-off between touchdowns and interceptions for each route.
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Why isn't there more route variation for Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay? Was Eli Manning still washed up on the most common routes in 2017? And we offer solutions for Jameis Winston's vertical woes and the right kind of fade for Derek Carr.
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OK, not quite everything, but we've got six lists here that go over how quarterbacks did in different metrics in 2017. Included: the best and worst quarterbacks by EPA added compared to the rest of their team -- with Alex Smith surprisingly high -- the most and least accurate quarterbacks based on pass distances, and the most and least aggressive quarterbacks on third downs.
Our intro to DVOA by routes focuses on receivers. Which wideout was the best at the game's two most common routes? Also: an argument in favor of the fade, how the Dolphins should replace Jarvis Landry's screens, and T.Y. Hilton's wacky 2017.
It's time for our annual ESPN Insider look at the under-25 talent on all 32 NFL teams, ranked from the most talent (Rams at No. 1) to the least (Patriots at No. 32). The under-25 talent is a focus on the building blocks teams are putting in place that should help define the next four to eight seasons, if not longer -- if the teams are fortunate.
Our 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame predictions find three first-ballot locks. Is Tony Gonzalez the greatest tight end of all time? Also: Ed Reed's brilliance, a crazy trade for a running back, and what do we do about London Fletcher and Asante Samuel?
Part II of our look at slot vs. wide focuses on quarterbacks. Who did most of his work throwing to the boundaries, and who was more prone to work the middle of the field? Includes obligatory mentions of Deshaun Watson, Jared Goff, and Jimmy Garoppolo.
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