February 28, 2020
One of the biggest rumors that dropped yesterday was that the Colts (along with the Chargers and Raiders) had met with Tom Brady’s camp at the scouting combine. Because of another rumor that surfaced a few hours earlier suggesting that Brady is gearing up to leave New England, the Colts-Brady connection garnered plenty of buzz.
However, a league source told Stephen Holder of The Athletic that the Indianapolis portion of that report was “made up.” Per Holder, that does not necessarily mean that the Colts are not interested in the Patriots legend, but they have not yet spoken to his reps. Speculatively, given that Indy is so flush with cap space, it makes sense that all agents would want to publicly connect the Colts to their clients as much as possible.
If you needed any further proof that Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys are committed to Dak Prescott, here it is.
Speaking with media members Thursday, Jones made a stunning comparison when talking about how he feels about Prescott. He compared him to his son, Stephen Jones, saying, “There’s no going forward without Stephen or one of your family members. You got to get it figured out.”
A potential new Collective Bargaining Agreement has yet to be ratified, but the salary cap is expected to rise once again.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported Friday that the NFL and NFLPA are projecting a salary cap of roughly $200 million per team in 2020, per sources. Pelissero added negotiations are ongoing.
If players ratify the CBA, revenue will increase with expanded playoffs, which could cause the figure to rise, depending on whether additional revenue is counted toward salary cap or benefits.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians has openly admitted he will explore upgrading at the quarterback position before deciding whether or not to bring back Jameis Winston, and there is some belief that the coach could consider Teddy Bridgewater a better option.
ESPN’s Mike Triplett spoke with NFL sources, coaches and general managers about Bridgewater at the Scouting Combine this week, and the team that came up the most in connection with the 27-year-old quarterback was the Bucs. As Triplett noted, Tampa Bay coach Bruce Arians usually likes quarterbacks who sling it more than Bridgewater does, but Jameis Winston’s idea of slinging it last season led to 30 interceptions.
The Washington Redskins selected quarterback Dwayne Haskins with the 15th overall pick in 2019, but it’s reportedly still a “very real possibility” they take another QB at No. 2 in the 2020 NFL draft.
Michael Silver of the NFL Network reported the update Friday and noted the chances of the Redskins taking a quarterback will further increase if Alabama signal-caller Tua Tagovailoa receives a clean bill of health after suffering multiple injuries during his final season with the Crimson Tide.