Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

The week of July 15th is always a busy time for business in the NFL- it’s the deadline for players on the franchise tag to sign new extensions. For the most part, the attention was on quarterback Dak Prescott’s negotiations with the Cowboys, but instead, three different players signed new massive contracts. It’s nice to see Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry get rewarded … Continue reading Reacting To Chris Jones, Myles Garrett, and Derrick Henry Extensions: NFL Teams Clearly Still Behind The Curve

Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

  Whereas baseball is filled with advanced statistics, other sports, particularly football, have lagged behind. For analysis, the common fan too often turns to unstable, flawed statistics such as yards gained/allowed, turnovers, and touchdowns, and, as a result, NFL players tend to be more polarizing than MLB players- analysts are using different variables to compare players. Luckily for us,¬†Pro Football Focus’¬†grades and new Wins Above … Continue reading Fine-Tuning Wins Above Replacement To Better Capture an NFL Player’s $/Year Value

Ranking The Top 68 Running Backs From A Mathematical Perspective

After letting the numbers decide who the top 48 quarterbacks in the NFL were, let’s take a similar approach with running backs- we’ll look at the top 68 running backs in the NFL. We’ve already harped in the past that this is easily the least important position, but it’s still fun to rank them by taking them outside of their scheme and surrounding cast. To … Continue reading Ranking The Top 68 Running Backs From A Mathematical Perspective

Panthers Make Major Team-Building Error Extending Christian McCaffrey

Between hiring head coach Matt Rhule and offensive coordinator Joe Brady, while cutting ties with franchise favorites Cam Newton and Greg Olsen, it’s safe to say that the Panthers have undergone a lot of turnover this offseason. However, in an attempt for some sort of long-term continuity, they’ve reached an agreement with running back Christian McCaffrey on a four-year, $64 million extension. This deal makes … Continue reading Panthers Make Major Team-Building Error Extending Christian McCaffrey

One Player From Each NFL Team Most Likely To Exceed Expectations

Every year, NFL fans are able to pleasantly surprised by players who outperform their expectations. Take running back Phillip Lindsay, for example, who was an undrafted free agent who ended becoming the Broncos’ lead running back. Or veteran tight end Jared Cook, who had a career year last season for the Raiders in his tenth NFL season. Whether they’re at the beginning or the back-end … Continue reading One Player From Each NFL Team Most Likely To Exceed Expectations

Top Ten Running Backs

After looking at the top ten quarterbacks in the NFL, it’s time to continue on with this series by ranking the top ten running backs. Ironically, after looking at the most important position, we’re now examining the least important and most replaceable position. Still, the top running backs are still able to make a major impact despite that, especially the top half of this list, … Continue reading Top Ten Running Backs

NFC North Preview and Prediction

Now that we’ve finished with the AFC, let’s start with the NFC. Here is a preview and prediction for the NFC North. First: Chicago Bears (11-5) It’s time for the Bears to be taken seriously as a contender in this stacked division. After trading for arguably the best defensive player in the league in edge rusher Khalil Mack, the Bears look like the most complete … Continue reading NFC North Preview and Prediction