Jaguars sign Blake Bortles to 3-year, $54M contract

February 24, 2018

The Jaguars extensions keep coming, and the latest is the biggest. Jacksonville has signed quarterback Blake Bortles to a three-year contract, the team announced. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the contract is worth $54 million, including $26.5 million in guaranteed money. The new deal replaces Bortles’ current contract, which had one year remaining on it via the fifth-year option included in his rookie contract. “I don’t have a whole…

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Trevor Siemian expected to be on trading block

February 21, 2018

Next week’s NFL Scouting Combine promises to deliver a whirlwind of chatter, gossip and juicy rumors. The machine is already churning in Denver, where the future of quarterback Trevor Siemian is entirely up in the air. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday that Siemian is expected to be available through a trade as the Broncos plan to aggressively overhaul their quarterback room, per a source informed of the situation….

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Steve Keim: Cardinals can’t be ‘flat-footed’ in QB pursuit

February 17, 2018

Steve Keim has it all. The Arizona Cardinals general manager will see the return of his All-Pro running back David Johnson and future Hall of Fame wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in 2018, and he just received a massive vote of confidence in a contract extension through 2022 from owner Michael Bidwill. Keim has it all, except for a starting quarterback. He hopes to change that once the league year starts…

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Joe Thomas lobbies Kirk Cousins to consider Browns

February 15, 2018

Scheduled to hit the open market next month, free-agent quarterback Kirk Cousins is set to become the subject of a massive bidding war for his services. Browns bookend Joe Thomas wants to put that contest to bed before it starts. Responding to a Tuesday tweet from Cousins, in which the former Redskins passer said he and his family we’re “interested in hearing where the best spot is for us,” Thomas…

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Cardinals owner: We’ll be aggressive in finding a QB

February 13, 2018

The Cardinals have a new coach in Steve Wilks. They’re teed up for a new starting quarterback, too, after Carson Palmer called it quits following 15 seasons in the NFL. Team owner Michael Bidwill made it clear that Arizona will address the most important position in sports with a sense of urgency this offseason. “The quarterback thing will come. I don’t want to sound like we’re being cavalier about it…

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John Tavares, Kirk Cousins and the Sharks

February 13, 2018

As San Jose Sharks fans keep a close eye on the insane race for playoff spots in the Western Conference, there are probably a few also keeping an eye on what is happening on the other side of the country. The Sharks management certainly is, with the Feb. 26 trade deadline quickly approaching. For the Sharks, one player stands out. This player plays for the New York Islanders, whose general…

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John DeFilippo won’t leave ‘stone unturned’ in QB hunt

February 12, 2018

After coaching regular-season MVP candidate Carson Wentz and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles in Philadelphia last season, new Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo suddenly finds himself in the unfamiliar position of leading Minnesota’s search for a quarterback. The Vikes’ brain trust has important decisions to make with incumbent starter Case Keenum, veteran Sam Bradford and wild-card Teddy Bridgewater all slated for free agency in March. Will the quarterback-needy team be…

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Larry Fitzgerald to decide on future in ‘a week or two’

February 4, 2018

Larry Fitzgerald opened his NFL Network appearance on Sunday by joking he was trying to get Kurt Warner to return for a couple more years under center. What Arizona ends up doing at quarterback could go a long way toward determining Fitzgerald’s future. “I’m excited about what the future holds,” Fitzgerald said of the Cardinals during his appearance on NFL GameDay Morning. “Obviously there are things that still need to…

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C.J. Anderson the latest Bronco to pine over Cousins

January 31, 2018

It’s Super Bowl Week and Kirk Cousins hasn’t played football in a month. Cousins is all anyone wants to talk about, though, which makes sense after the Redskins hit the ejector seat on their veteran quarterback in favor of Tuesday’s stunning trade for Alex Smith. Set to break the bank in free agency — after making a king’s ransom in Washington — Cousins looms as the biggest open-market prize since…

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Blake Bortles undergoes surgery on right wrist

January 30, 2018

As we approach an intriguing offseason for the Jacksonville Jaguars, a new wrinkle has been added into the situation surrounding the franchise’s starting quarterback. Blake Bortles underwent wrist surgery last week to fix an issue he dealt with during the entire 2017 season, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a source informed of the quarterback’s situation. The injury was in his right wrist, serving as part of his throwing…

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