Patrick Mahomes signed a new contract this offseason that blew away prior standards for salary and length. Guest columnist Jeremy Rosen examines quarterback salaries and asks if it makes sense to devote such a massive chunk of the salary cap to one position, or whether teams would be better off going cheap at the position.
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The Seattle Seahawks relied on 4-3 base personnel last season. Where did that hurt them, and where did it help? What did the New England Patriots take away that made them so effective? And is the go/fly the most important route in football?
Our route-by-route look at passing statistics shows the brilliance of Drew Brees, the strengths and weaknesses of Kirk Cousins, the few holes in Patrick Mahomes' game, and -- as always -- lots and lots of talk about Jameis Winston.
Thanks in large part to the selection of Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb, the Dallas Cowboys were the darlings of the 2020 draft, but will their players prove to be successful? Guest columnist Benjamin Robinson looks back at five years of draft grades to see if they have any value. Do teams with higher grades end up with better players? And are some media members better than others at evaluating each team's haul?
Our look at receivers on specific routes reveals some surprises. Michael Thomas was not great at everything. Teams are calling more in-breaking routes such as digs and drags. And two routes look to be dying out: the wide receiver screen (hooray!) and the go/fly (boo!)
Offenses that pass the ball well are usually good at rushing the ball well too. The relationship is pretty clear, but the reasons are not fully explained. Guest columnist Lau Sze Yui explores a few hypotheses and suggests that offensive linemen are the driving force behind both.
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Our list of players we expect to outperform their average position in fantasy drafts includes Joe Mixon of the Cincinnati Bengals, Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, and Keenan Allen of the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Our look at slot versus wide DVOA concludes with some promising numbers for Minnesota and Denver, a potential area for regression from the Super Bowl champs, and a colossal small-sample-size DVOA number.
9 comments, Last at 21 Aug 2020, 05:16pm by Bryan Knowles