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  • KC Head Coach
    Chiefs HC Andy Reid said he is not planning to retire following the team’s victory in Super Bowl LVIII.
    Rumors have swirled around a Reid retirement for a few seasons, but those have proven to be little more than speculation. The now three-time Super Bowl-winning head coach is currently sitting on 258 regular season wins, ranking fourth behind Bill Belichick (302). Reid will be 66 at the start of next season and has the quarterback he needs to eventually secure the all-time wins record should he choose to pursue it. While he’s still a long way from catching Don Shula’s 328 career wins, there’s no denying it’s within reach. Of course, Reid could just be more interested in returning to see if his team can win a third-straight Super Bowl next season, something that has yet to be accomplished in the league.
  • SEA Quarterback #7
    Seahawks general manager John Schneider said QB Geno Smith is the starter “until he’s not.”
    Schneider was asked at the NFL Combine if Smith is the Seahawks’ starter. He responded, “yes, he’s the starter until he’s not.” Schneider is building the team’s coaching staff under new head coach Mike Macdonald and it appears Smith is in the new staff’s plans as of now. Smith is signed through 2025 for Seattle and was a league-average starter in 2023 after winning Comeback Player of the Year in 2022. Macdonald comes from a defensive background and while quarterback isn’t the Seahawks’ priority now, Smith is likely not the team’s long-term franchise solution.
  • FA Tight End #81
    ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Falcons are releasing TE Jonnu Smith.
    Smith was a third-round pick by the Titans in 2017, joining the Falcons after being dealt from the Patriots in 2023. In Atlanta, he reunited with head coach Arthur Smith and finished with 50 receptions for 582 yards and three touchdowns in his sole season as a Falcon. The 28-year-old Jonnu Smith now hits the open market, likely to latch on as a backup tight end somewhere. A reunion with newly minted Steelers offensive coordinator Arthur Smith is possible, but regardless of where Jonnu ends up, he is off the fantasy radar for now.
  • KC Defensive Tackle #95
    Chiefs general manager Brett Veach told CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones that the Chiefs’ “goal and intent is hopefully to get something long term done.” with DL Chris Jones.
    Last offseason, Jones held out and ultimately signed a one-year deal to return to the Chiefs for 2023 after missing Week 1. Though Jones and the Chiefs could not agree to a long-term deal last offseason, there seems to be mutual interest in getting a deal done for 2024 and beyond. Jones has posted 25.5 sacks between 2022 and 2023, winning back-to-back Super Bowls as a centerpiece of the Chiefs’ defense. The 29-year-old is in line for a big deal this offseason.
  • KC Defensive Back #38
    ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reports the Chiefs intend to franchise tag impending free agent CB L’Jarius Sneed but are open to a “tag-and-trade” scenario.
    That’s if no long-term agreement can be reached. Per Fowler, Sneed is “agreeable to the scenario, giving him chance to talk with other teams while K.C. remains in play.” An every-snap player the past three seasons, Sneed and his man coverage were one of the most important elements of the Chiefs’ recent Super Bowl championship. He is not the kind of player you would normally trade, though Sneed is already 27 and the Chiefs have the kind of salary cap realities that come along with having a player like Patrick Mahomes.
  • LV Running Back #8
    The Athletic’s Vic Tafur reports the Raiders don’t plan on using the franchise tag on Josh Jacobs.
    The Raiders GM Tom Telesco said “I don’t anticipate using that tag this year” in regards to Jacobs. Doing so would cost the Raiders $13.7 million in 2024. According to Tafur, the Raiders will instead use a committee approach in the run game. Jacobs adds to an already loaded and talented free agent market at running back.
  • MIN Coaching Staff #3
    Vikings hired ex-Panthers QBs coach Josh McCown to the same position.
    A first-time NFL coach on Frank Reich’s Panthers staff last season, McCown was part of owner David Tepper’s mid-season scapegoating for his awful roster. The 44-year-old was let go Nov. 27. He has landed in a far better offense and coaching tree, saddling up alongside Sean McVay disciple Kevin O’Connell, who has quickly proven to be an excellent coach in his own right. Especially if impending free agent Kirk Cousins re-signs, it will be a spot where McCown can continue climbing the NFL coaching ladder.
  • CIN Wide Receiver #5
    The Enquirer’s Charlie Goldsmith reports the Bengals have no plans to trade Tee Higgins.
    The Bengals’ director of player personnel, Duke Tobin implied that the team plans to keep Higgins on the roster. He further reiterated that the team has the means to keep him in Cincinnati. It was thought that Higgins could possibly be traded after receiving the franchise tag, but that’s off the table for now. The Bengals are going to make another run with Joe Burrow having as many options at receiver as possible.
  • TB Wide Receiver #13
    ESPN’s Jenna Laine reports the Buccaneers are moving towards re-signing Mike Evans.
    According to Laine, the Bucs will sign Evans even if it puts a strain on the team financially. GM Jason Licht said “We’re going to do whatever we can to make sure that he’s a Buc.” It makes perfect sense as Evans finished the 2023 season with his 10th straight 1,000-yard campaign. The Bucs are also trying to figure out how to bring back Baker Mayfield who had the best season of his career in 2023. The fact remains though, Evans is a cornerstone player and that’s who they’re looking to have back by any means necessary.
  • LV Wide Receiver #17
    New Raiders GM Tom Telesco has insisted he has no plans to trade Davante Adams.
    “He’s a Raider,” was Telesco’s unequivocal Tuesday comment at the Combine. Adams has seemed disgruntled for most of his two years in the Mojave Desert, especially before Josh McDaniels was fired last fall. But he appeared to operate with a new energy and enthusiasm under since-promoted interim coach Antonio Pierce. Quarterback remains a major issue headed into the 2024 season, though the Silver and Black seem to be planning to move on from 2023 fill-in man Aidan O’Connell.
  • MIN Wide Receiver #18
    Vikings GM Kwesi Adofo-Mensah said the idea of trading contract-year WR Justin Jefferson is “not something that has once crossed my mind.”
    “You’ve got a blue (chip) player, blue (chip) person,” Adofo-Mensah said. “You try and keep as many of those as you can.” It’s unsurprising rhetoric even though the sides have been at extension loggerheads for a year now. Adofo-Mensah’s denial probably won’t completely quash Jefferson trade rumors, especially if he remains unsigned beyond 2024 when the draft rolls around. But the most likely outcome for an elite player like Jefferson is staying put at a premium with the team that drafted him.