Every year, the NFL would have former players talk to the rookies about the pitfalls of being a professional athlete.But this year was different due to the NFL cutting ties to that problem, which left it up to the teams to educate their rookies.
When the New York Jets finally fired head coach Rex Ryan after another underachieving season, many of the fans wanted someone who was proven. Even though the Jets interviewed a lot of candidates, the Jets settled on then Arizona Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles.
When the offseason first began, many wondered about the future of Arizona Cardinals pass rushing specialist Dwight Freeney. The 36-year-old made it known that he preferred to stay with the Cardinals, but he hasn’t heard much from them.
On Monday, a few teams around the NFL started their OTAs for the first time this offseason. One of those teams was the Houston Texans, who are trying to improve on what they did last season.
Since the beginning of the offseason, the New Orleans Saints and quarterback Drew Brees have been discussing a contract extension. While the Saints have said they believe that Brees is their guy for years to come, both sides have failed to strike a deal.
Most of the time, most fans hate players that are winning or very outspoken about any issue that is brought up. That’s why many hate New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Seattle Seahawks defensive back Richard Sherman.
Throughout the NFL Draft process, there were many that thought Ole Miss wide receiver Laquon Treadwell was the best at his position. There were talks that he could be drafted as early as the first ten picks.
Going into free agency, many thought that Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Nolan Carroll would probably get a long-term contract from some team. But when it was all said and done, Carroll resigned with the Eagles on a one year deal.
When the Tennessee Titans drafted quarterback Marcus Mariota last year, many wondered what would happen Zach Mettenberger. After being Mariota’s backup in 2015, the Titans released Mettenberger to give him a chance to find a better situation.
Other than the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders have been one of the most talked about teams this offseason. After having one of the best offenses last season, the Raiders made plenty of moves to make their defense better.