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Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 25, Kenny Pickett

Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed explain why Pittsburgh Steelers signal-caller Kenny Pickett belongs in the "Backup Supremes" tier of NFL quarterbacks, ahead of the likes of Brock Purdy.

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Matthew Berry, Jay Croucher and Connor Rogers run through the latest Rotoworld NFL headlines including Davante Adams and the Raiders offense, Bijan Robinson's expected usage, the Commanders backfield and more.

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Aaron Rodgers showed up for first day of Jets OTAs
New Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers showed up in New York with what appeared to be an eager desire to participate in the full offseason program. Then, Rodgers said he’d miss some of the sessions. For...
John Mara “disappointed, but certainly not surprised” NFL will flex games to Thursday
Giants owner John Mara has been perhaps the most vocal critic within the league of the movement to expand the flexible schedule to Thursday Night Football, and when that became official on Monday, Mara wasn...
Saints and Commanders flipped from “no” to “yes,” delivering Thursday night flexing
At the end of the day, the Saints and Commanders made the difference. Along with the Panthers and the Broncos. With New Orleans and Washington flipping from “no” to “yes” and with...
Jags OC Press Taylor: Calvin Ridley’s offseason work has been impressive
Jaguars wide receiver Calvin Ridley last played in an NFL game in October 2021 and he hasn’t taken part in a full NFL practice the last couple of years either, so every progression in the team’s...
Geno Smith continues to have “year-by-year” mindset
Last year, Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith won the starting job post-Russ and then, just as importantly, Smith held it all year long. He secured a three-year, $105 million contract as his reward for his...
Bobby Wagner returns to being “the guy” for the Seahawks
Linebacker Bobby Wagner is the only player from the Seahawks’ Super Bowl XLVIII championship team still playing for the team. “That definitely crosses your mind,” Wagner said Monday, via Bob Condotta...
Peyton Manning wins Sports Emmy, before Tom Brady
Tom Brady had three Super Bowl wins before Peyton Manning got one. In a different category, Manning has an early lead. Manning won the 2023 Sports Emmy for “Outstanding Personality — Event...
Joey Bosa attending OTAs at the behest of coaches, Khalil Mack
Receiver Mike Williams and running back Austin Ekeler were the only healthy Chargers not to participate in on-field work on the first day of organized team activities. Edge rusher Joey Bosa was there Monday...
One-year nature of TNF flex means 24 votes will be needed to keep it, not kill it, in the future
The good news when it comes to the league’s wrong-headed decision to embrace late-season Thursday night flexing is that it’s a temporary, one-year move only. That’s an important point,...
Lamar Jackson should be at every Ravens OTA practice
When the Ravens signed quarterback Josh Johnson on the first day of OTAs, my first thought was, “They must not expect to see much of Lamar Jackson.” On Monday, they didn’t see him at all....
Seahawks sign fourth-round pick Anthony Bradford
The Seahawks have signed fourth-round pick Anthony Bradford, Brady Henderson of ESPN reports. Bradford, an offensive guard, is the seventh of 10 picks to sign. Cornerback Devon Witherspoon (first round),...
Thursday night flex is middle finger to in-stadium fans
When the NFL first tried in March to persuade Thursday night flexing through ownership, Giants co-owner John Mara accurately (and bravely) called the proposal “abusive” to fans. Mara’s...
Jerry Jones anticipates Josh Harris deal for Commanders “being done”
It would be easy if Josh Harris could just write a check for the Commanders. He can’t. Few can. So he needs to put together a deal to get the team. The fact that so many want to move on from Dan...
Wink Martindale, Bobb McKittrick, John Mitchell named 2023 Dr. Z Award winners
Wink Martindale, Bobb McKittrick and John Mitchell were selected as the 2023 Paul “Dr. Z” Zimmerman Award winners, the Professional Football Writers of America announced Monday. The Dr. Z Award is given for...
Bears sign fourth-round pick Roschon Johnson
The Bears signed fourth-round draft pick Roschon Johnson to his four-year deal, the team announced Monday. Only second-round picks Gervon Dexter Sr. and Tyrique Stevenson remain unsigned. First-round pick...
Artie Burns will re-sign with Seahawks
Free agent cornerback Artie Burns is re-signing with the Seahawks on a one-year deal, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Burns signed with the Seahawks as a free agent a year ago. He played only three games,...
It’s official: NFL awards Super Bowl LX to San Francisco Bay Area
The San Francisco Bay Area officially was awarded Super Bowl LX in a vote of NFL owners Monday. Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara will host the game in 2026, which NBC will televise. The announcement was...
Falcons will hold joint practices with Dolphins
The Falcons announced they will conduct joint practices with the Dolphins in August. The teams play a preseason game at Hard Rock Stadium on Aug. 11. The practices will take play Aug. 8-9 at the Dolphins...
Chargers expect Austin Ekeler to be at mandatory minicamp
Chargers running back Austin Ekeler wants a new contract from the team or a trade to a club that will give him one, but nothing has materialized on either front this offseason and General Manager Tom...
Green Bay to host 2025 NFL draft
The NFL draft is heading to Green Bay. The league announced today that the 2025 NFL draft will take place in Green Bay, a decision owners ratified at the league meeting. “The Draft has become our...
NFL passes flex scheduling for Thursday Night Football by a vote of 24-8
The NFL got (almost) what it wanted Monday despite outspoken opposition by several prominent owners. The league needed 24 votes for flexible scheduling of Thursday Night Football. It got 24 exactly. Despite...
Bills re-sign Dean Marlowe, sign Joel Wilson
Safety Dean Marlowe is back with the Bills. Marlowe joined the team in a midseason trade with the Falcons last year and the Bills announced that he has signed a new one-year deal with the team on Monday....
Jimmy Haslam says team plans a “very significant” honor for Jim Brown
Jim Brown, the greatest player in Cleveland Browns history, died last week at the age of 87, and the team is exploring how to honor Brown for his contributions to the franchise. Incorporating Brown’s...
Packers waive Parker White, sign Emanuel Wilson
The Packers drafted Auburn kicker Anders Carlson in the sixth round last month. It signaled the end of Mason Crosby‘s career in Green Bay. Crosby remains a free agent. As it turns out, it was the end...
Ravens waive Daelin Hayes
The Ravens parted ways with one of their 2021 draft picks on Monday. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that they have waived linebacker Daelin Hayes. The Ravens also officially signed...
Chargers, Saints to hold joint practices in August
We now know two more teams who will hold joint practices this summer. Via multiple reporters, Chargers head coach Brandon Staley confirmed in his Monday press conference that Los Angeles will have two joint...
Kyler Murray getting mental reps at Cardinals’ OTAs as his rehab continues
Kyler Murray isn’t practicing, and he won’t play for awhile into the season as he continues his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. But the Cardinals have a new head...
Falcons put Jared Bernhardt on reserve/retired list
Former lacrosse player Jared Bernhardt made the Falcons as a wide receiver last year, but he won’t be on the roster again this year. The Falcons announced that Bernhardt has been placed on the reserve...
Lions sign Max Pircher through International Player Pathway Program
The Lions have added a player to their offseason roster via the International Player Pathway Program. The team announced the signing of tackle Max Pircher on Monday. The Lions had been allocated Australian...
Rashod Bateman back on the field, getting work at Ravens’ OTAs
Ravens receiver Rashod Bateman has taken another step in his rehab from foot surgery. He was a participant in on-field work on the first day of organized team activities Monday, Clifton Brown of the team...
Mark Davis “absolutely not” in favor of TNF flexible scheduling
Raiders owner Mark Davis is among those not in favor of additional flexible scheduling for Thursday Night Football. Davis told Jarrett Bell of USA TODAY that he would rather just have the NFL “make...
Jonathan Gannon: I think Budda Baker will show up when he wants to show up
Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was not the only veteran missing from the start of Cardinals OTAs on Monday. Safety Budda Baker was also missing from the voluntary work and it wasn’t a great surprise on...
The complicated legacy of Jim Brown
Michael Smith and Michael Holley take a look back at NFL legend Jim Brown, go through his resume of greatness and his complicated legacy with protest and women.
NFL delays vote on putting ball on 25-yard line after fair catches on kickoffs
Two months ago, the Competition Committee expected NFL owners to approve a proposal to put the ball on the 25-yard line after a fair catch on a kickoff. Now, that proposal appears to be in jeopardy amid...
Texans cut Darius Joiner to make room for Jacob Martin
The Texans made official the signing of free agent Jacob Martin. The outside linebacker visited the Texans after the Broncos released him last week. He agreed to a one-year contract Friday. Martin spent...
Is Nick Chubb a safe pick in 2023 fantasy drafts?
Patrick Daugherty and Denny Carter discuss what fantasy managers should expect from Cleveland Browns RB Nick Chubb's in the 2023-24 season, explaining why his pass-catching outlook could significantly...
Analyzing Bills' offseason moves, 2023 outlook
Patrick Daugherty and Denny Carter discuss the Buffalo Bills roster for the 2023-24 season and break down where GM Brandon Beane ranks in Pat's general manager rankings.
DeAndre Hopkins: I want stable management, a QB who loves the game and a great defense
Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins seemed to be referencing an offseason of trade rumors in a social media post earlier this month when he asked “who said I want to leave,” but his future...
Lamar Jackson did not attend first OTA practice, but is expected to participate this week
The Ravens got their spring practices underway on Monday but a key member of the team was not on the field for the voluntary workout. According to multiple reports, quarterback Lamar Jackson did not attend...
NFL brings back emergency third quarterback rule
The emergency third quarterback rule is back. It actually never really left. The league used to allow teams to dress a third quarterback for emergency purposes. If he entered the game before the start of...
Browns sign fourth-round pick Dawand Jones
The Browns officially have all members of their 2023 draft class under contract. Cleveland announced on Monday that the club has signed fourth-round pick Dawand Jones to his rookie deal. Jones, an offensive...
Seahawks sign LaTrell Bumphus
With OTAs beginning this week, Seattle has added another defensive lineman. The Seahawks signed undrafted free agent nose tackle LaTrell Bumphus, the team announced on Monday. Bumphus played his college...
Jim Irsay: “More work to be done” on Josh Harris bid to buy Commanders
Colts owner Jim Irsay was the first owner to speak out candidly regarding Commanders owner Daniel Snyder. Irsay also is one of the first (if not the very first) to comment on the looming sale of the team by...
Tom Brady agrees to buy minority stake in Raiders; NFL must now approve
It’s official, subject to approval. Retired (for now) quarterback Tom Brady has struck a deal to buy a minority stake in the Raiders from Mark Davis, according to Albert Breer of The...
Charlotte recently hosted NFL officials with eye toward hosting the draft
Detroit will host the 2024 draft. Green Bay hopes to learn soon whether it will host the draft in 2025. After that, it’s open season. And Charlotte is open for business. Joe Bruno of WSOC-TV reports...
Packers think preseason will be important in shaping the offense around Jordan Love
Many starting quarterbacks spend the preseason on the sideline, but Packers starting quarterback Jordan Love won’t be among them. Packers offensive coordinator Adam Stenavich said Green Bay’s...
Roseman details mindset coming off Super Bowl loss
Howie Roseman joins Mike Florio to discuss the challenge of resetting at 0-0 after coming so close last season, explore initial reactions to the schedule, provide insight on trading up for Jalen Carter and...
Report: No vote is expected on onside kick alternative at league’s spring meeting
There won’t be an alternative for onside kicks coming in 2023. Per Tom Pelissero of NFL Media, no vote is expected on a proposal at the league’s spring meeting this week. Owners tabled a...
Greg Schiano reiterates that he wasn’t ready for the NFL
Two years ago, the Jaguars made a huge mistake by hiring college coach Urban Meyer to run the team. Nearly a decade earlier, the Buccaneers made a similar blunder. The Bucs decided to take a gamble on...
Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 27, Sam Darnold
Chris Simms explains to Ahmed Fareed why Sam Darnold was one of the toughest rankings in his Top 40 QB Countdown, where the QB landed No. 27 in the "Backup Supremes" tier.
Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 28, Andy Dalton
Chris Simms tells Ahmed Fareed why Andy Dalton emerged as a "different football player" last season, earning him No. 28 in the "Backup Supremes" tier on his Top 40 QB Countdown.
Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 26, Brock Purdy
Brock Purdy turned heads last season, but Chris Simms explains to Ahmed Fareed why he lands No. 26 in the "Sophomore Supremes" tier on his Top 40 QB Countdown.
Simms' Top 40 QBs: No. 29, Tyler Huntley
Chris Simms and Ahmed Fareed discuss the "Backup Supremes" tier of NFL quarterbacks, and break down Tyler Huntley's ability as a fringe starter.