• We’ll have more on this in the rest of the MMQB column Monday morning, but the Eagles felt pretty strongly that they had won this game up front on both sides of the ball—Philly rushed for 148 yards, and all four of its touchdowns were scored on the ground. • The Niners will be back.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs will meet, and they won’t be hurting for storylines over the next two weeks. The Chiefs and Eagles were two of the best in this area, with Philadelphia totaling 12.5 yards per completion, second only to the Miami Dolphins this year.
And when it comes to the makeup of that group of linemen, there’s a real rarity here, too, in that the Eagles are anchored on both sides with a pair of players (Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham on defense, Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson on offense) who have been with the team for more than a decade. • The Niners will be back.
And when it comes to the makeup of that group of linemen, there’s a real rarity here, too, in that the Eagles are anchored on both sides with a pair of players (Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham on defense, Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson on offense) that have been with the team for over a decade. • The Niners will be back.
The Green Bay Packers would prefer to move on from quarterback Aaron Rodgers this offseason, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. An offseason trade reportedly remains an option for Green Bay.
But then, so many of the real-life things that happen to and for us in sports begin as fever dreams, don’t they? That’s it.
“Every team is going to say in the beginning of the season that, ‘We can win it.’ But we know every single year there’s about a handful of teams that have a legit chance — and the four left are all four that I would’ve said before the season have a chance to win it,” Rodgers said. Gutekunst admitted the team didn’t adequately replace Adams, and Rodgers not-so-subtly pointed to the team’s failure to do more to fill the void as one of his biggest frustrations of the season.
Spotrac projects Hooper’s market value around $6.7 million per season, but after an underwhelming season in Tennessee (41 receptions, 441 yards, two touchdowns) he likely could be had for substantially less on another one-year prove-it deal. Whether it’s Aaron Rodgers or Jordan Love potentially throwing him the ball in 2023, Green Bay appears to be a more desirable situation for Hooper.
After the Hackett news came out on Thursday, Saleh made it clear that the Jets would look to bring in a veteran quarterback this offseason but were also not giving up on youngster Zach Wilson. Rodgers is coming off of a down season, recording his lowest passing yardage total (3,695) since his injury-shortened 2017 campaign and 12 interceptions (one shy of his career high in 2008), while Green Bay missed the playoffs for the first time since 2018.
Rapoport mentioned that Hackett failed to get Rodgers to the Denver Broncos as head coach of that organization last winter before the four-time NFL Most Valuable Player signed an extension with the Packers in March. "I don't know that the Packers would be willing to trade him this year," Rapoport continued about Rodgers.