The Raiders situation with Khalil Mack seems to have no end in sight. Mack has sat out all of the preseason despite the potential for significant fines and now reports are that he plans to miss regular season games while looking for an extension. Unlike the other notable holdouts of Aaron Donald and Earl Thomas […]
With all the talk of MVP candidates, valuable and non-valuable positions, where to go cheap and where to go expensive I thought I could use our valuation models to take a look at just where teams are deriving the most value over what would be a “replacement level” player. You can read about our valuations […]
First round picks are rarely traded in the NFL for existing players. The first round pick has generally been classified as gold by NFL teams and for good reason- first round players have the best chance to be standout players and for the first four years of their career are dirt cheap. Normally it requires […]
The market for several positional groups on defense have experienced robust growth due to salary cap growth and free agency spending. In just the last year, the average salary for the 5 highest paid linebackers grew a bullish 36.86%. Players like C.J. Mosley and Kwon Alexander reaped the benefits of hitting free agency at the […]
It’s been a wild few days in the NFL and with so many transactions I haven’t been able to really sit down and write much on it besides some tweets on the topics, but with the cutdowns drawing to a close I thought it would be a good time to write on a few of […]
The Texans had months to figure out what to do with Edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney, but somehow failed to come up with anything. Now with just a few weeks left to go before the season begins the Texans “GM by committee” has apparently decided that trying to trade Clowney is the best idea. So lets […]
There are not many ways for a player to get the attention of his team when he is looking for a new contract so the best way is to hold out. So I wanted to look at the reasons things sometimes come to this and where the current players likely stand.