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Denver Started This Game of QB Musical Chairs. Who Will Be Left Standing?

News of the Broncos’ expected trade for Joe Flacco highlights a weird reality for this NFL offseason: There are more available quarterbacks than available gigs around the league

Assessing the John Elway School of Broncos QB Decisions

Denver has a tall new quarterback to get behind. Will Joe Flacco follow in the footsteps of Peyton Manning … or Brock Osweiler, Trevor Siemian, Paxton Lynch, and Case Keenum?

The Raiders Will Play in [Insert City Here] Next Season

They need a stadium to play in before their move to Las Vegas in 2020. As their relationship with the city of Oakland deteriorates, ambitious suitors are putting forth creative proposals. How does the Tucson-Birmingham Raiders sound?

The Answer to the Broncos’ Quarterback Quandary Is … Joe Flacco?

Denver made a surprise move Wednesday by agreeing to a trade with Baltimore for the Ravens’ veteran passer. But don’t expect it to fix anything.

Welcome to The Ringer’s 2019 NFL Draft Guide

Kyler Murray is officially pursuing an NFL career. Find out where we rank him and 31 other prospects for the first round in April.

“The Reset Has Been Done”: Why the NFL Draft Combine Is Coming to ABC

And after some chilly years, everything is hunky-dory between the league and ESPN. Just ask the Worldwide Leader.

‘Game of Thrones’ Odds, the NBA’s Turbulent East, and the Tanking Knicks

Bill brings on Kevin O’Connor to talk NBA and Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion to talk ‘Thrones’ and Joe Flacco’s exit from the Baltimore Ravens

We’re Not Ready to Bury the Kyler Murray–Cardinals Theories Just Yet

Sure, Kliff Kingsbury said Tuesday that Josh Rosen was "our guy." But after Murray signed on with the Arizona head coach’s agent this week, we can’t forget about the previous comments Kingsbury made about the dual-sport star.

Antonio Brown Has Officially Requested a Trade. What Happens Next?

The prolific wide receiver just punctuated a bizarre, tumultuous offseason by asking the Steelers to move him. Let’s break down where he could end up—and the factors that complicate the market.

The Cleveland Browns Have Signed Kareem Hunt

Less than three months after video surfaced of Hunt shoving and kicking a woman last February, the former Chiefs running back has a new team

Decision Made: Kyler Murray Has Officially Chosen Football

After months of speculation, the former Oklahoma QB and Heisman Trophy winner announced Monday that he will pursue his NFL dreams. His unique résumé could turn the 2019 draft upside down.

Everything You Need to Know About Kyler Murray’s NFL Decision

Follow our coverage of the Heisman winner now that he’s announced he’s going all in on the 2019 NFL draft

The Five Most Fascinating Takeaways From the American Alliance of Football’s Debut

What does the upstart football league bring to the table? If Week 1 was any indication, SkyJudge the Almighty taking over the sport, Christian Hackenberg living down to his reputation, and much more.

The AAF Is Your Fun-As-Hell, Empty-Calorie Cure for the Super Bowl Hangover

An overtime in which field goals aren’t allowed? An extra official who can correct egregious calls on the spot? This isn’t a Sean Payton fever dream—it’s the new football league coming to your TV this week.

Super Bowl Reactions and Offseason Story Lines With Mina Kimes, Ty Law, Ted Nguyen, and Geoff Schwartz

Robert Mays is joined by a series of guests to discuss the Patriots’ defensive performance, what it’s like playing for Bill Belichick, the offseason’s biggest story lines, and much more

Super Bowl LIII Brought Us the Last Great Gronking

Over the past nine seasons, Rob Gronkowski has stood for everything the Patriots otherwise have not: joy, pure athletic dominance, partying hard on cruise ships in the Caribbean. If his pivotal catch Sunday goes down as his last great NFL moment, it couldn’t be more fitting.

Offseason Preview With Albert Breer and Kevin Clark

Plus, Russillo on the Belichick coaching tree, Brian Flores coaching the Dolphins, and Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins

Big Contract Nick: Breaking Down the Foles-Eagles Situation

The former Super Bowl MVP declined his $20 million option for 2019. The Eagles reportedly hope to franchise-tag and trade him. What comes next for the Philadelphia deity?

Super Bore LIII Aftermath With Jay Kornegay 

Plus, Cousin Sal and the Degenerate Trifecta discuss the fallout from the Patriots’ latest Super Bowl win and the many missed prop opportunities Sunday night

John Wall and the Certainty of D.C. Sports Despair

The point guard’s ruptured Achilles tendon is just the latest in a montage of grim Washington sporting lowlights

Gronk, Le’Veon Bell, and the Biggest Story Lines of the NFL Offseason

With the Super Bowl in the rearview mirror and Week 1 of the 2019 season seven months away, let’s break down the stories that will define the league’s spring and early summer. First question: Where will the Steelers’ star running back sign? (Spoiler: not Pittsburgh.)

Should the Rams Worry About Todd Gurley’s Mega Contract Extension?

The 2017 Offensive Player of the Year signed a record-setting deal this past offseason. But after Gurley no-showed in Los Angeles’s two biggest games of the season—with the running back insisting he was healthy—it’s fair to wonder whether the team will come to regret the deal.

Venti, Vidi, Vici: The Awkward Presidential Campaign Launch of Howard Schultz

Discussing Tony Romo as the real MVP of the Super Bowl, billionaire Howard Schultz’s awkward presidential campaign launch, and why NBA trades are so popular

Lombardi’s Super Bowl Reactions

Plus, a look at what history will remember about the Patriots dynasty

The Starting 11: What Super Bowl LIII Can Teach Us About the Future of Defense

There was no one cheat code that Bill Belichick and Wade Phillips used to slow the Los Angeles and New England offenses at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday. But both staffs found success by valuing similar principles.

Why We Love to Hate the Patriots

New England’s Super Bowl–winning dynasty elicits feelings of anger, fatigue, and frustration among football fans. The way the NFL is designed makes this animosity inevitable.

Julian Edelman Is a Playoff God. Should He Be a Hall of Famer?

The Super Bowl LIII MVP has had an unremarkable career in regular-season games, but his postseason performances have given him an outsize impact on football history

The Perils of Going All In During the Age of the Patriots

Sean McVay’s Rams exemplified the tenets of modern team building in their run to Super Bowl LIII. They just learned the lesson that’s defined this decade in the NFL: It doesn’t matter if you aren’t built to beat the dynasty in New England.

The Not-So-Super Bowl

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady do it again, while Sean McVay and Jared Goff struggle every step of the way

Once Again, Belichick and Brady Bend the NFL to Their Will

The Rams were a vision of the NFL’s exciting, innovative, high-scoring future. The Patriots rendered them ineffective in the Super Bowl, a reminder, if we needed one, that the league will change only as much they will allow it to.

Six Plays That Explain How Bill Belichick Outdueled Sean McVay

The Patriots made one of the league’s best offenses look like a high school squad by stopping the run, dialing up pressure, and playing tight coverage. With just enough help from Tom Brady and the offense, New England won their sixth Super Bowl.

The Winners and Losers of Super Bowl LIII

The matchup didn’t live up to the billing, but legacies were still made and torn down on Sunday.

Patriots Victory Party No. 6 With a Bored and Horrified Cousin Sal

Cousin Sal joins Bill to discuss another Patriots Super Bowl win, the national anthem prop-bet controversy, Todd Gurley, and much more

Jared Goff Had the Worst Game of His Life on the Biggest Stage

The third-year signal-caller had largely shaken the "system QB" talk that chased him early in his career, but that discussion could come roaring back after an all-time bad performance against the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII

Exit Interview: Los Angeles Rams

The Rams’ grand plan was working to perfection—until they whiffed in the Super Bowl. After making several aggressive moves to position themselves to win this season, they face difficult decisions about how to keep their roster intact in the seasons to come.

The Historically Boring Super Bowl LIII Sent Football Back to the Stone Age

The Patriots won their sixth title in a low-scoring snoozefest against the Rams. But in a game headlined by Tom Brady and the most hyped offensive guru in the league, punters Johnny Hekker and Ryan Allen became the story.