The eyes of the football world will be focused on Foxborough this weekend as conquering hero Tom Brady returns to face Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. The 44-year-old Brady is off to one of the best starts of his career — he already has 10 TD passes through three games. So how will […]
Joe Banner is a former front office executive for both the Philadelphia Eagles and Cleveland Browns who was last in the NFL with the Atlanta Falcons as a consultant in 2015. While in the NFL, Banner was a part of an Eagles franchise that made a Super Bowl and played in four NFC Championship Games.
Raised in Massachusetts, Banner studied economics at Denison University. He spent a semester interning at WCAU 1210 AM radio in Philadelphia, where he would eventually be hired as a sports reporter and producer. He later left WCAU to open a chain of clothing stores and became a Co-Charman of the Board for a national non-profit called City Year-Greater Philadelphia chapter.
Banner got into football in 1994 when he was hired by Eagles owner Jeff Lurie. He rose through the ranks quickly and was promoted to Senior Vice President in 1996 and to Executive Vice President in 1997. Banner held that position until 2012 when he became the Strategic Advisor to Lurie.
In 2012, Banner joined an ownership group that was interested in buying the Cleveland Browns. In October of 2012, Banner was named the Browns CEO by owner Jimmy Haslam. He left the organization in the spring of 2014. In December of 2014, Banner joined the Atlanta Falcons as a consultant.
Some thoughts after Week 3 of the NFL season… Los Angeles Chargers 30, Kansas City 24 The Chargers played really aggressively for most of the game, and that is the reason they won. The play of the game came down to Los Angeles’ decision to go for it on fourth-and-9 from K.C.’s 35. They did not have […]
Some thoughts after Week 2 of the NFL season… Baltimore 36, Kansas City 35: Some concern for K.C. I have tremendous confidence in John Harbaugh as a head coach, but I looked at the Ravens coming into this matchup as a team that I thought would really struggle this year. Last week against Las Vegas […]
Former NFL executives Mike Tannenbaum and Joe Banner got together to discuss the new wave of using two quarterbacks. We’ve seen it with several teams already this season: 49ers: Jimmy Garoppolo and Trey Lance Bears: Andy Dalton and Justin Fields Dolphins: Tua Tagovailoa and Jacoby Brissett (before Tua’s injury) Raiders: Derek Carr and Marcus Mariota […]
Some thoughts after Week 1 of the NFL season… Baltimore should have concerns Toward the end of training camp, the focus on Baltimore was really the rash of injuries they suffered — J.K. Dobbins, Justice Hill, Marcus Peters, Gus Edwards and Rashod Bateman being the headliners. The real concern for me is this: Outside of […]
Earlier this week, Joe Banner made his predictions for the AFC. Today, he focused on the NFC East… This is tough… But I’m going with the Eagles to win the NFC East. Leaving quarterback aside for a moment, I think Philly has the best roster in the division and it might not be close. They […]
With the 2021 NFL season about to begin, here’s how I see all four divisions in the AFC shaking out: AFC East I think Buffalo will win the division, but we could be on the verge of all four teams having franchise quarterbacks that are all in their early 20s. At the moment, though, the […]
With the NFL’s preseason in the rearview mirror, here are some key questions I have heading into Week 1: Cincinnati’s Offensive Line & Joe Burrow Generally not paying a lot of attention to the offensive line is historical for Cincinnati under Mike Brown. It goes back to why Marvin Lewis consistently made the playoffs but […]
Last week, I broke down the key offensive players still seeking contracts after the Josh Allen deal. Now, here is a look at Jamal Adams’ recent extension with the Seahawks, along with the next wave of star defensive players that will be looking for new contracts in the near future. Jamal Adams This is another […]
Now that Josh Allen has signed his extension, here is a look at the next wave of players looking for new deals and how I think things might or should play out: Lamar Jackson/Baker Mayfield My question is still the same: Why are Jackson and Mayfield not more insistent on getting a deal done? The […]