The 33rd Team is a Football Think Tank created by Mike Tannenbaum and Joe Banner.

At the 33rd Team, former NFL executives, coaches and players come together to help educate and inform avid football fans with the help of graduate students from around the country.


Shanahan Doesn’t ‘See Any Scenario’ Where Garoppolo Returns to 49ers

On the same day Tom Brady announced his retirement from the NFL, one of his former backups in New England unofficially hit the open market. NFL free agency doesn’t officially begin until March 15 when the new league year begins, but you can add Jimmy Garoppolo‘s name to the list of available quarterbacks. That, according […]


Tom Brady’s Most Impressive Career Achievements, Statistics

Tom Brady said he is retiring “for good” from the NFL. In his 23 seasons, the former sixth-round pick from the University of Michigan put together one of the most impressive careers in league history. Here’s a breakdown of some of Brady’s wildest stats and most impressive accomplishments: Sustained Success There’s an argument to be […]


NFL World Reacts to Tom Brady’s Retirement

The NFL community and beyond reacted with congratulatory and thankful voices on Wednesday morning to the news living legend Tom Brady was retiring. Everyone from former teammates to icons from other sports chimed in after Brady’s announcement. Here is a snapshot of the reaction and outpouring of appreciation Brady’s retirement evoked. From the ❤️ Robert […]


Tom Brady Says He’s Retiring ‘For Good’ After 23 NFL Seasons

The G.O.A.T. is retiring “for good” this time. Tom Brady announced his retirement on Wednesday after 23 illustrious seasons in the NFL. Thanking fans in an emotional video he posted on social media, Brady — like the release of the football he perfected — didn’t waste any time. “I’ll get to the point right away, […]

NFL Draft

2023 Senior Bowl Weigh-In, Measurement Results for NFL Prospects

The 2023 Reese’s Senior Bowl is a scouting event ahead of the 2023 NFL Draft. It includes three days of practice, from Jan. 31-Feb 2, and concludes with a game on Feb. 4 between the South Team and the North Team. Senior Bowl players get measured and weighed and official results are distributed to all […]


Broncos Finalizing Deal to Acquire Sean Payton from Saints

The Denver Broncos and New Orleans Saints are finalizing trade compensation for Super Bowl-winning coach Sean Payton, ESPN reported. This would allow Payton to become Denver’s next head coach, which is expected to happen. The Broncos are dealing their 2023 first-round pick and next year’s second-round pick for Payton and the Saints’ 2024 third. Denver’s […]


Germaine Pratt Apologizes to Bengals Teammate Joseph Ossai: ‘I Was Wrong’

One day after Germaine Pratt‘s emotional outburst toward Joseph Ossai, the Cincinnati Bengals linebacker apologized to his defensive teammate, saying he was expressing “raw” feelings after a devastating defeat to the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC Championship Game.  While walking to the locker room after his team’s 23-20 loss at Arrowhead Stadium, Pratt was captured […]

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