NFL News and Rumors: Tom Brady's new target
Week 2 NFL
Lots of news to get to around the NFL:
- The newest Patriot, Josh Gordon
- Welcome back Carson Wentz
- What is Antonio Brown's status in Pittsburgh?
- The Mack Attack is for real
All this and more in our NFL roundup...
Tom’s latest target
Tom Brady has a new target to sling the ball to. The Cleveland Browns traded six-year wide receiver Josh Gordon to the New England Patriots for a 2019 5th round draft pick on Monday afternoon. The 6’3” 225 lbs WR has talent, oh yes, but arguably has yet to break through his problems off the field.
Gordon joins alongside speedy WR Julian Edelman (returning from injury possibly in week five), WR Chris Hogan, TE Rob Gronkowski, and running backs James White, Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel.
The 1-1 Patriots head on the road to the Detroit Lions (0-2) this Sunday.
The wait is over
The reigning Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles have their quarterback back. Announced on Monday by head coach Doug Pederson, 2016 draft pick QB Carson Wentz will start this Sunday at home vs. Andrew Luck and the visiting Indianapolis Colts.
The knee injury dates back to last December as Wentz scrambled into the end zone vs. Rams. From then on, backup QB Nick Foles took the Eagles to the 2017 Super Bowl and came away with the victory, however, Wentz IS the starter. And he is back.
Antonio Brown’s status in Pittsburgh
So here’s what happened on an early Monday morning:
A tweet by Ryan Scarpino, a Pittsburgh native and former Steelers employee, said: “AB [Antonio Brown] needs to thank his lucky stars, because he was drafted by a team that had Ben [Roethlisberger]. And Ben got AB paid. You know darn well he wouldn’t put up those numbers for other teams.”
AB quote-tweeted: “Trade me let’s find out”
And then what followed came questions, more questions, and AB not showing up for practice on Monday. The Steelers (0-1-1) are coming off a 42-37 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
In an interview this week with 93.7 The Fan, Roethlisberger said, “I think it was just frustration, he’s a competitor and he wants to be the best in the world, and he wants to make every play and catch every touchdown” Roethlisberger said. “He’s getting frustrated, he took it out on some people, I give Randy [offensive coordinator] credit for not losing it on him.”
Be aware of the Mack Attack
Khalil Mack has done it again. His talent translates to any team. First the Oakland Raiders and now the Chicago Bears. In his debut last week vs. rival the Green Bay Packers, Mack made QB Aaron Rodgers and backup QB DeShone Kizer’s life miserable (that is until Rodgers took over in the second half). Last night, under the Monday Night Football lights, more of the Mack Attack against Seahawks QB Russell Wilson.
Mack recorded five combined tackles, one sack, and one forced fumble on Wilson.
The Chicago Bears are 1-1 on the season and now hit the road to the Arizona Cardinals (0-2).