If reports are correct, Todd Gurley has completely reset the market for running backs. Gurley and the Rams have apparently agreed on a four-year extension which will be tacked on to the two years he has remaining on his rookie deal. The deal will be worth $60 million including $45 million in guarantees. This will give him the highest annual contact value of any running back except for Le'Veon Bell on the franchise tag. By a LOT.
Over at TwoQBs.com, our film guy Derrik Klassen is writing a series looking at this year's five first-round quarterbacks and how they fit the schemes of their new teams. You'll find a number of film clips comparing these quarterbacks' college schemes to the schemes of their new offensive coordinators in the pros. We'll post more of the links here as they are posted on TwoQBs.com.
Since Peter King left for NBC, MMQB has been passing around the weekly Monday morning column, and Robert Klemko takes it this week. He's got a lot of interesting discussion with a group of cornerbacks who Richard Sherman gathered at Stanford this offseason to work out together and share notes on opposing receivers. Klemko speaks to Sherman, Aqib Talib, and Malcolm Butler about their moves to new teams and how they might fit into those schemes. Also lots of good info in here from our partners at Sports Info Solutions. You'll find more of the SIS charting data on these players (plus A.J.
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Noah Riley, a student-athlete at Lewis & Clark College in Portland (and nephew of former Oregon State Beavers/Nebraska Cornhuskers/San Diego Chargers head coach Mike Riley) went back and charted every two-point conversion in the NFL in the last seven years to find out what works best (bootlegs, pick plays, and most runs) and what doesn't (fade routes). He broke things down in great detail by play design and route combination, and included video samples of each play type. It's phenomenally comprehensive stuff that is both enlightening and educational.