Robert Kraft’s relationships with President Donald Trump and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell are two big reasons why the Patriots owner’s deposition could end up playing a big role in Colin Kaepernick’s collusion lawsuit.
In 2018, offenses — as much as defenses — win championships. Of the 12 playoff teams, half fielded better offenses than defenses, and the Patriots, who lost to the Eagles in the Super Bowl, took it to the extreme; according to Football Outsiders, New England had the league’s best offense and its second-worst defense. By Ryan Wilson
Rookie quarterback Baker Mayfield has been the center of attention since he was taken with the No. 1 overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft last month. By Josh Edwards
When the 2018 NFL offseason began, there were looming questions about what the future held for Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch. After the team acquired Beast Mode from the Seattle Seahawks via trade once he came out of retirement last offseason, there was no shortage of excitement about the move. By Jeff Smith