With free agency and the draft well in the rearview mirror, we’ve reached the “dead period” of the NFL offseason. That is, unless you play fantasy football. Rather than focus on which players are in the “best shape of their lives” and tracking training camp statistics, this is a critical time for the formulation and finalization of rankings. Competitive drafts are already starting to take … Continue reading Fantasy Football 2021 Quarterback Rankings + Projections
There is no more exciting time in the NFL, in my opinion, than the NFL Draft. Studies have shown that successful rosters are built through the draft, and it makes sense; the top players tend to be kept by their respective teams, and thus don’t often reach free agency. The surplus value of getting a cost-controlled player for four years, in addition to a fifth-year … Continue reading Changing The Way We Evaluate NFL QB Prospects
We are less than two weeks away from the start of NFL free agency, which figures to be much more chaotic than years past! First off, no one seems to know exactly what the cap number will be for 2021, but it is likely to be around $180 million, much less than previous seasons. Thus, teams will have to cut ties with veterans they may … Continue reading 2021 NFL Free Agency Value Projections
After playing general manager for each AFC team earlier in the week, it is now time to do the same for the NFC. My thoughts on the offseason and free agency may differ from some, so I’ll repeat what I stated in the AFC version: “Whereas the draft is much more complex and predicated on drafting as many valuable players as you can to keep … Continue reading NFL: Playing “GM” For Every NFC Team Ahead of Free Agency
Last Sunday, we reached a sad point of the yearly cycle: it was the first Sunday without football. Fret not, though! With the NFL season coming to an end, we can shift our attention to a time that is arguably even more exciting than the actual season- the offseason. Optimism towards the future, player movement, the offseason provides us with a lot of entertainment, as … Continue reading NFL: Playing “GM” For Every AFC Team Ahead of Free Agency
With the 2020-2021 NFL season now over, it is officially the offseason! To be fair, there really isn’t an offseason in professional sports- activity happens year-round! As we get farther into the offseason, we will get to see how each front office goes about building their rosters. The best part about this? No two general managers are alike! Some will prioritize adding star talent through … Continue reading Stars or Depth? What Is The Best Way To Build an NFL Roster?
With the Chiefs and Bucs set to face off in the Super Bowl on Sunday, now would seem to be a great time to look back at the 2020 NFL season. Due to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, this was far from your typical season. However, when dissecting early trends from it as the midway point, it was quite interesting how much it aligned … Continue reading NFL 2020: Analyzing What Correlated To Winning, Lucky/Unlucky Teams
Something that is great about sports is how much of it can be quantified. We have plenty of metrics to evaluate players, and from there, can have a decent understanding of the value they provide for a team. However, the games aren’t just won the players; they need to be put in a position to succeed. In fact, given the importance of offensive and defensive … Continue reading NFL Study: Quantifying Offensive/Defensive Play-Calling
Once upon a time, quarterbacks were expected to be statues in the pocket. As the team’s signal-caller, your job was to simply pass the ball and execute a game plan. If you weren’t a pocket passer, there probably was a lot of momentum for you to move to a different position. This was a much simpler time of football analysis, but now, the game has … Continue reading NFL Deep Dive: How Important Is Mobility At The Quarterback Position?
We’re in the midst of a historic time of football, with respects to blockbuster trades. Since the NFL was established, there have been eight trades involving two first-round picks for an established player, and four of them have come in the past two years. The latest monster transaction took place on Saturday, as the Seahawks shipped two first-round picks, a third-round pick, and safety Bradley … Continue reading Reacting to Jamal Adams Trade: What is The Value To Having One Defensive Star?