Another Gronkowski tweet after another Gronkowski report
This is how modern journalism gets made.
We have a report, followed by the inevitable wait for a tweeted response from the subject of the report.
2. The Cardinals: With the retirement of Carson Palmer, they’re quarterback needy and, like the Jets and Broncos, they coveted Kirk Cousins. Yet they ended up becoming the latest team to overpay for Sam Bradford, who might own the distinction as the player who’s been paid more than anyone in NFL history for doing less thanks to massive contracts and injury issues.
3. Paxton Lynch: Considering how quickly the Broncos went after Keenum, it certainly seems the former first-round pick is not a part of the Broncos’ future plans. Lynch now looks like a complete bust.
4. The Panthers: They have lost a number of top players, including Norwell, defensive tackle Star Lotulelei and safety Kurt Coleman and haven’t done a lot to replace any of them.
They watched Darnold confirm what everyone around the NFL has believed since last year: He is the real deal. NFL legend Troy Aikman marveled at how unfazed Darnold was by the rain. Former Jets wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson and quarterback Mark Sanchez, both USC alums, watched Darnold zip the ball 60 yards through the downpour.
A look around the field showed a who’s who of the NFL with GMs John Schneider, Steve Keim, John Dorsey and McKenzie joining Maccagnan and head coaches Mike Vrabel, Hue Jackson and Anthony Lynn to go along with Bowles and Shurmur.
Former NFL quarterback Jordan Palmer is Darnold’s private quarterback coach. Palmer said teams barely got to know Darnold at the Scouting Combine, where interviews are limited to 15 minutes. Now, he is ready to take visits (you can bet the Giants and Jets will be on that list), and Palmer predicts teams will fall in love.
1. Kirk Cousins, QB, Redskins
The top free agent on the market, Cousins is going to command big bucks and have several suitors. The Jets could end up signing him to a whopping contract in the neighborhood of five years, $150 million. If he solves the Jets’ never-ending quarterback issues, he will be worth every penny.