Mike Giddings, president of NFL scouting service Proscout Inc., joined the 33rd Team Call this week to talk about the pros and cons of trading draft capital for veteran players. “One, you need a special owner to allow you to do it, because there’s obviously a lot of money involved if you’re trading for veterans,” […]
Battle for the Final Playoff Spot: A Swap of NFC West Teams?
Since 2015, an average of six teams that missed the playoffs one year made it the next. Last season, the Steelers, Browns, Colts, Football Team, Buccaneers and Bears were the 2019 non-playoff teams that reached the postseason (granted, they did expand the playoffs to fit in two additional teams). So far, we’ve highlighted four teams […]
The Salary Cap’s Greatest Hits
Now that the 2021 league year has officially begun, which players count the most toward their teams’ salary cap? It’s no surprise that quarterbacks dominate the list. With a 2021 cap hit of $37.6 million, Packers QB Aaron Rodgers is No. 1 — despite the fact that four other quarterbacks have a higher average yearly […]
After Stafford-Goff Trade, What’s Next for NFL’s QB Carousel?
Earlier this week, we asked Joe Banner about the blockbuster NFL trade that sent Matthew Stafford to the Rams in exchange for Jared Goff and a bevy of draft picks. Amazingly, there is still the possibility of so much movement this offseason among marquee quarterbacks. Here are Banner’s thoughts about some of the players who […]
Banner: Front-Office Perspective on Stafford-Goff Trade
Super Bowl week kicked off with the first domino in what could be a frenzied offseason, as the Los Angeles Rams sent Jared Goff, two future first-round draft picks and a 2020 third-rounder to the Detroit Lions in exchange for Matthew Stafford. We caught up with former Philadelphia Eagles team president Joe Banner to discuss […]
Key Takeaways From the Matthew Stafford Trade
The blockbuster trade that sends Matthew Stafford to the Los Angeles Rams in exchange for Jared Goff and draft picks won’t be official until the NFL year begins on March 17, but there is plenty to unpack before then. It’s the first time two No. 1 overall draft picks have been traded for each other. […]
What Will the Rams and Lions Get From Their New Quarterbacks?
Now that the Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions have pulled off the first blockbuster NFL deal of this offseason, what can we expect from the former No. 1 overall draft picks who are trading places? Since Jared Goff entered the league in 2016, both he and Matthew Stafford have had their fair share of […]
The Detroit Lions Have an Easy Decision When It Comes to Matthew Stafford
Several NFL teams have decisions to make this offseason when it comes to veteran quarterbacks who may or may not be retained. According to some of the 33rd Team’s coaches and front-office personnel, the Detroit Lions have an easy decision when it comes to Matthew Stafford. The Lions are coming off a 5-11 season. They […]
Thanksgiving Day Preview: Texans at Lions
Thanksgiving Football Preview: Texans at Lions By Brian Friedland Week 11 marked the highest of the highs for the currently 3-7 Houston Texans as they were able to get a signature win over Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots. But it marked yet another point of frustration in the tenure of Matt Patricia with […]