Ravens Trade Joe Flacco To Broncos

Once veteran Joe Flacco lost his starting job to rookie Lamar Jackson last season, it became relatively clear that the quarterback’s 11-year tenure with the Baltimore Ravens was set to come to an end.

Given Flacco’s lack of on-field success since leading Baltimore to the Super Bowl title back in February of 2013, no one really thought the team would get anything for him in a trade. Instead, common logic suggested Flacco and his bloated contract would hit free agency.

Antonio Brown Officially Asks Steelers To Trade Him

Antonio Brown has officially asked the Pittsburgh Steelers to trade him.

The news comes courtesy of ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who tweeted the following on Tuesday:

“Antonio Brown has not been traded nor has he been released. But Brown wants a trade and he officially has requested that from the Steelers, per source.”

Brown is widely regarded as the NFL’s best receiver. Last summer, he was voted by his peers as the second best player in the league in the NFL Network’s annual Top 100 list. Brown was No. 4 on the list the previous year. Since 2013, Brown leads the entire NFL in receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns.

Cleveland Browns Sign Kareem Hunt

At a time when the Bears seemed to be flirting with the possibility of adding running back Kareem Hunt, another team has beaten them to it.

The Cleveland Browns have announced that Hunt has been signed to a contract.

Drafted by the Chiefs when John Dorsey served as the team’s G.M., the man who has served as Browns G.M. for the last year now brings Hunt to Cleveland.

The Important NFL Dates To Know

So, the 2018 NFL season ended with the increasingly familiar sight of the New England Patriots celebrating another Super Bowl win – a record-equalling sixth.

It means we are left with a long, lonely, seven football-less months until the 2019 season kicks off on September 5 and we get to do it all again.

In the meantime, there’s still plenty of important dates in the NFL offseason calendar for you to keep track of. This is where the hard work starts for the 31 franchises looking to ensure it is them – and not New England – who lift the Vince Lombardi trophy in Miami a year from now.

Top NFL Free Agents

The NFL’s offseason schedule is in full swing, beginning the countdown to free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft.

And the 2019 list of free agents available is a good one. Names like Jadeveon Clowney, DeMarcus Lawrence, Le’Veon Bell, Tyrell Williams, Landon Collins and Frank Clark will be available for signing as unrestricted free agents, assuming they’re not hit with a franchise tag.

There are more than 700 players slated for free agency according to Spotrac. These are the six who will have the biggest impact on the league this offseason and when the season begins.

First 2019 Power Rankings

Super Bowl LIII has barely ended, the New England Patriots are still on their duck tour, but ESPN has already closed the book on the 2018/19 season and is already looking forward to next year.

With that mindset, their reporters have put together their 2019 NFL Power Rankings that includes every team’s best reason for optimism ahead of the new season.

What do you think of the rankings? Do you agree or disagree?

1. Los Angeles Rams
2018 record: 13-3

Miami Dolphins Hire Patriots Assistant Brian Flores

New England Patriots defensive playcaller Brian Flores will lead the Miami Dolphins into a new era as their head coach, the team announced Monday.

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, in charge of his first coaching search, sought someone who believed in some of his same methods on how to build a contender.

He decided on Flores, the 37-year-old Patriots de facto defensive coordinator who started his career the same way as Grier — as a New England scout. That Patriots connection likely played a significant role as the Dolphins seek a way to dethrone their longtime rival.

Goff On Super Bowl Loss: ‘It Kills, It’s Terrible’

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff was left hurting after his team’s loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday.

Goff completed 19 of 38 passes for 229 yards with an interception as the Rams suffered a 13-3 loss in Atlanta.

The 24-year-old said the offense failed to live up to expectations, rueing their performance after the Rams managed to hold Tom Brady and the Patriots to 13 points.

“Kills, kills and it hurts me so much just knowing how well our defense played against that team, against Tom, to play that well defensively and us not hold up our end of the bargain,” Goff told a news conference.

Gronkowski Coy on Future After Super Bowl Win

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski refused to be drawn on his future after winning yet another Super Bowl with the Patriots..

Gronkowski, 29, said before the Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday that he was considering retirement from the NFL.

However, the three-time Super Bowl champion was unwilling to discuss his future after the victory.

“It’s about celebrating with my team-mates and that decision will be made in a week or two down the future,” Gronkowski told a news conference.

“Tonight it’s about celebrating with my team-mates and that’s what I’m worried about.

McVay: I Was Out-Coached

Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay conceded he was out-coached after their 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LIII.

After a stunning season in which the Rams racked up 527 points, McVay – regarded as perhaps the best offensive coach in the NFL – saw his offense muster just a field goal in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history.

The Rams were shut out in the first half and started the game with a Super Bowl-record eighth successive punts.