Can We All Agree to Root for Jalen Hurts This Year?

By Pete Baxter The 2020 NFL season was an unmitigated disaster for the Philadelphia Eagles. In the end, an NFL champion head coach lost his job. A 28-year-old former MVP candidate quarterback was moved. From the ashes of the dumpster fire emerged embattled General Manager Howie Roseman, who was able to retain his job. RosemanContinue reading “Can We All Agree to Root for Jalen Hurts This Year?”

Testaverde vs. Fitzpatrick: Who is the GOAT of Journeyman Quarterbacks?

By Pete Baxter Today I would like to take a look at two of the most unique, yet oddly similar careers in the history of the National Football League. As Ryan Fitzpatrick starts his latest chapter as (currently) the starting quarterback for the Washington Football team, there has been some (somewhat tongue-in-cheek) discussion of hisContinue reading “Testaverde vs. Fitzpatrick: Who is the GOAT of Journeyman Quarterbacks?”

Alex Smith is Retiring, and He Could Not Have Timed it Better

By Pete Baxter Alex Smith’s career arc as a professional football player has had more peaks and valleys than the Rocky Mountains. He kicked things off with the achievement of going number one in the 2005 draft after a highly decorated three year run at the University of Utah. Smith followed up that high withContinue reading “Alex Smith is Retiring, and He Could Not Have Timed it Better”

Why Andy Dalton Isn’t the Worst Thing for the Bears

Earlier this week it was announced that Andy Dalton’s ride on the quarterback carousel had landed him in Chicago. This news was met with reactions ranging from disappointment to outright ridicule from a fanbase that had their hearts set on Russell Wilson.  These reactions are completely understandable, given the decades of mediocrity that have comeContinue reading “Why Andy Dalton Isn’t the Worst Thing for the Bears”

The NFL Mount Rushmore

Pete Baxter With Tom Brady’s unprecedented seventh Super Bowl victory at age 43 this year, it seems safe to say that he has cemented his status as the greatest quarterback of all time.  A strong argument can be made, using his combination of individual statistical accolades and team success, that he is the single greatestContinue reading “The NFL Mount Rushmore”

Spontaneous NFL Power Rankings as of 8:00PM on Gameday

At just over halfway through the season (and ¾ of the way through week 9), what a wild one it has been.  This may be an unusual time to throw out a power ranking, but when inspiration strikes, you just have to chase that dragon. What a friggin year. The ongoing threat of Covid 19Continue reading “Spontaneous NFL Power Rankings as of 8:00PM on Gameday”