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Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 6 Trevor Lawrence

Chris Simms explains to Ahmed Fareed that Jaguars QB Trevor Lawrence took a huge jump in his Top 40 QB rankings to the No. 6 spot because the former No. 1 overall pick "has it all."

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Bijan Robinson talks fantasy with Matthew Berry

Atlanta Falcons rookie RB Bijan Robinson joins Matthew Berry to discuss his Year 1 outlook in Arthur Smith's offense, what fantasy managers should expect, his expectations for himself and much more.

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Amari Cooper: If I were Deshaun Watson, I’d want to bring in DeAndre Hopkins
Last week, Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson made it clear he’d like to reunite with free-agent receiver DeAndre Hopkins. “[O]f course we’d love to have him,” Watson told reporters...
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Derek Carr: Everyone loves working with Mike Thomas
Saints quarterback Derek Carr and wide receiver Mike Thomas haven’t practiced together for long, but they already have a connection. “If he went out there and ran certain routes right now, I...
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Chase Young: I’ve always played to prove myself
Commanders defensive end Chase Young is heading into a pivotal season and he said on Tuesday that he feels a “night and day” difference from where he was last year. Young returned for the final...
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Vikings sign DeWayne McBride to wrap up draft class
The Vikings have all of their 2023 draft picks under contract. Running back DeWayne McBride has signed his four-year rookie deal. The seventh-round pick was the sixth and final draft pick by the team in...
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Jalen Ramsey working his way back from shoulder surgery
The Dolphins’ new cornerback, Jalen Ramsey, went through individual drills at the team’s minicamp Tuesday, but he did not participate in team drills. “I think I’ve had the same plan like for the...
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Cardinals re-sign Aaron Brewer
Long snapper Aaron Brewer is back with the Cardinals. The Cardinals announced that Brewer has re-signed with the team on Tuesday. No terms of the deal have been announced. Brewer has been the long snapper...
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Damar Hamlin fully participates in Bills practice
Bills safety Damar Hamlin has taken another significant step on his path back to playing in an NFL game. Hamlin was a full participant in Tuesday’s OTA practice session, which General Manager Brandon...
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Tristan Wirfs has “very high expectations” in move to left tackle
Tristan Wirfs has spent his NFL career at right tackle, but with the Buccaneers deciding to move on from Donovan Smith, Wirfs will move to left tackle this season. The Bucs made Wirfs the 13th overall...
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Recently retired Ben Ellefson will join Vikings football staff
Ben Ellefson won’t be playing for the Vikings this season, but he’s staying in the organization. Ellefson announced his retirement last week and Vikings head coach Kevin O’Connell said on...
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49ers sign Darryl Johnson
The 49ers have added some depth along the defensive line. San Francisco announced on Tuesday that the club has signed Darryl Johnson. A Bills seventh-round pick in 2019, Johnson spent last season with the...
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Dennis Allen: I like where Mike Thomas is at
Saints wide receiver Mike Thomas was on the field for Tuesday’s practice and that’s a welcome change from most of the last three years. Thomas only played in 10 games over the last three seasons...
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Josh McDaniels on Josh Jacobs: I respect everything about that process
While the Raiders placed the franchise tag on Josh Jacobs to keep him with the club in 2023, things remain at status quo between the running back and the organization. Las Vegas’ mandatory minicamp is...
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Former Vikings part owner, AAF investor Reggie Fowler receives six-year sentence
Reggie Fowler, who originally attempted to buy the Vikings from Red McCombs in 2005 before becoming a minority owner, has received a prison term in excess of six years for his role in a $70 million...
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Jacoby Brissett: I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t want to be the starter
The Commanders have given Sam Howell the first-team work at quarterback throughout their offseason program, but head coach Ron Rivera said on Tuesday that the team is still running a competition for the...
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Isaiah Rodgers faces potential banishment from the NFL
The statement issued on Monday night by Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers seems to suggest a belief that, after serving whatever suspension is imposed on him by the Commissioner, he’ll return to the NFL...
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Dan Campbell: Jared Goff is a better QB now than he was with the Rams
When the Lions acquired Jared Goff from the Rams back in 2021, the prevailing thought was that he’d be a bridge quarterback to a younger, drafted player. But now, Goff has played his way into making...
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Cowboys shuffling offensive line for minicamp, Tyron Smith to left tackle
The Cowboys will be moving some pieces around on the offensive line for their mandatory minicamp practices. Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reports about the shuffle ahead of the first of those...
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Jacoby Brissett continues to compete with Sam Howell for Commanders’ QB job
Commanders coach Ron Rivera said in February that Sam Howell is the team’s QB1, but Rivera made clear today that Howell is still in a competition with Jacoby Brissett to see who opens the regular...
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Ron Rivera: Commanders will be diligent about educating players of gambling rules
Commanders head coach Ron Rivera says it’s incumbent on teams to make sure players know about the NFL’s strict gambling rules. Rivera said today that after Commanders defensive lineman Shaka...
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Jets cancel next week’s mandatory minicamp
The Jets will wrap up their offseason program earlier than scheduled. Jets head coach Robert Saleh told reporters on Tuesday that the team has called off next week’s mandatory minicamp, so their...
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Aaron Rodgers to do everything but 11-on-11 work at Jets practice
Word last week was that the Jets hoped that quarterback Aaron Rodgers would make a full return to practice from his calf injury this week, but he hasn’t gotten the green light to do everything just...
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Inside the Ed Oliver deal
Some have expressed confusion as to why the Bills picked early June to re-sign a defensive tackle who was under contract for another year. Well, if he’s willing to take the number that the Bills put...
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Connor Williams not at Dolphins’ mandatory minicamp
Dolphins center Connor Williams is the only player not in attendance today at the team’s mandatory minicamp. Miami head coach Mike McDaniel said today that they have been in communication and Williams...
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Ron Rivera confident Chase Young is healthy, but “proof will be in the pudding”
The Commanders kick off their mandatory minicamp on Tuesday and their practice session will include defensive end Chase Young. Young did not have his fifth-year option picked up earlier this offseason and...
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Shaq Thompson on reworked deal: Linebackers weren’t getting paid, so I stayed with my brothers
When the offseason began, it was unclear if linebacker Shaq Thompson would remain with the Panthers but the answer to his future came before free agency opened in March. Thompson had one year left on his...
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Ben Johnson: Training camp will tell us a lot, but feel good about QBs behind Jared Goff so far
As the Lions enter the season looking to win their first division title since 1993, Jared Goff is secure in his role as QB1. But behind him, Nate Sudfeld looks like he’ll enter the season as the team...
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Everyone must do a better job of warning players about gambling
Although the evidence suggests that Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers knew he was violating the gambling policy, given that the account he used reportedly was in the name of an associate, this latest example...
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Multiple Browns players have cars stolen in string of thefts
Multiple players on the Cleveland Browns have had their cars stolen in recent days. Browns cornerback Greg Newsome had his vehicle stolen at gunpoint late Sunday night, according to News 5 in Cleveland....
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Herbert must 'take control' of contract talks
Mike Florio and Chris Simms discuss why Justin Herbert can’t take a backseat role in his contract negotiations and examine how the timeline for Joe Burrow’s extension could affect him.
PFT Draft: Unconventional Madden 24 cover picks
Mike Florio and Chris Simms get creative and rattle off a number of unconventional options for the Madden 24 cover.
Jones showed ability to ‘make more with less’
Chris Simms explains to Mike Florio how Daniel Jones proved himself last season and how his accuracy and mobility landed him No. 11 in the Top 40 QB Countdown.
Jordan Davis: Eagles are asking more of me, I’m ready to meet expectations
Defensive tackle Jordan Davis was a first-round pick of the Eagles last season, but they didn’t have to throw him right into the fire. Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave were the starters and the team...
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Bills cut Isaiah Bowser as they sign Leonard Floyd
The Bills officially announced the signing of Leonard Floyd on Tuesday, giving the club another player to get after quarterbacks in the AFC East. As a corresponding roster move, the club has cut running...
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Cousins ‘let it rip’ during the 2022 season
Chris Simms tells Mike Florio how Kirk Cousins showed tremendous growth last year and earned the No. 12 spot in the Top 40 QB Countdown.
Analyzing which teams have interest in Hopkins
The Cowboys, Jets, Titans, Lions, Jaguars and Bills have discussed DeAndre Hopkins since he became a free agent, which leads Mike Florio and Chris Simms to weigh in on which teams actually need a WR.
Prescott slides in QB rankings after missed throws
Chris Simms explains to Mike Florio how Dak Prescott is good at everything but not elite at anything, which landed him No. 13 on his Top 40 QB Countdown.
How mic’d up technology benefits QBs during OTAs
Chris Simms provides QB insight to Mike Florio about how being mic’d up during practice helps with the learning process and consistency.
Assessing if QBs are 'proven' or 'unproven'
Mike Florio and Chris Simms examine if Tua Tagovailoa, Derek Carr, Geno Smith and Kyler Murray have proven themselves or if they still have something to prove next season.
How Rodgers’ betting investigation could hurt IND
Mike Florio and Chris Simms dive into the football ramifications for the Colts if reports are true that Isaiah Rodgers violated the league’s gambling policy.
NFL reportedly probing Rodgers for pervasive bets
Mike Florio and Chris Simms unpack reports that the NFL is investigating Colts’ Isaiah Rodgers Sr. for possibly violating the league’s gambling policy and question if the policy needs to be edited for...
Zaven Collins plans to get after QB more often after move to outside linebacker
The Cardinals installed 2021 first-round pick Zaven Collins as a starter at inside linebacker last season, but the change in coaching staffs this offseason has led to a new role for his third season....
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Brandon Beane on Leonard Floyd: We always believe in trying to be strong up front
The Bills made a notable addition to their front seven on Monday when they agreed to sign Leonard Floyd. Floyd adds a veteran edge rushing presence to the Bills defense and the hope is that a reunion with...
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Trevor Lawrence: Feels good to focus on my game this offseason
Jaguars quarterback Trevor Lawrence is savoring stability this offseason. Lawrence made the transition from college to the NFL after being drafted first overall in 2021 and then had to go through another...
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Bills plan grass field for new stadium
After half a century on artificial turf, the Bills are making plans to play on grass. The Bills had their groundbreaking ceremony at their new stadium on Monday, and afterward General Manager Brandon Beane...
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Isaiah Rodgers issues statement: I made an error in judgment
In a statement, Colts cornerback Isaiah Rodgers confirmed reports that the NFL is investigating him for violation of the league’s gambling policy. He did not elaborate on the “mistakes” he...
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Leslie Frazier visits with Packers, Commanders, Giants
The official story out of Buffalo in late February was that defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier was taking a year off from coaching. The unofficial story always seemed to be that he got a belated nudge...
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Report: XFL quarterback Jack Coan to work out for 49ers
The 49ers have scheduled a workout with XFL quarterback Jack Coan on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of KPRC reports. That is the second day of the team’s mandatory minicamp. Coan played for the San Antonio...
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Jeremy in Wisconsin wins this week’s Father of Mine giveaway
I’m torn on continuing the weekly Father of Mine giveaway, because I feel like some of you aren’t buying it because you think you’ll inevitably win a signed copy. Given the number of...
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Report: Isaiah Rodgers is the Colts player under investigation for gambling
It was inevitable that a name would be attached to Monday’s stunning report regarding a Colts player who reportedly has engaged in “pervasive” violations of the NFL’s gambling policy...
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Cowboys “likely” to add a kicker before training camp
The Cowboys still don’t have a kicker. Well, they have one, but it will come as an upset if Tristan Vizcaino is the opening day kicker. So, what are they waiting on? “We don’t see the guy that we want...
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Cardinals sign Dylan Mabin, Bobby Price
The Cardinals signed cornerbacks Dylan Mabin and Bobby Price on Monday, the team announced. Mabin entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with the Raiders in 2019. He also has spent time with the Vikings,...
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Brandon Staley: Justin Herbert contract talks are “ongoing”
Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert is eligible to receive a new contract. It’s widely believed he’ll eventually get one. But it hasn’t happened yet. On Monday, coach Brandon Staley said...
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Chiefs present President Biden with No. 46 jersey during White House visit
The Chiefs got to visit the White House, and President Joe Biden received a No. 46 jersey with his name on the back as well as a Patrick Mahomes‘ signed football. The team went ahead with its trip...
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