- What Anthony Schwartz brings to the WRs room (clevelandbrowns.com) - The elite speed from Browns rookie receiver Anthony Schwartz makes it easy to envision him catching deep balls from quarterback Baker Mayfield after running a fly route by a helpless cornerback.
- How “Browns guardrails” could impact extension decisions (Browns Wire) - The Cleveland Browns have finally righted their ship with the alignment of Paul DePodesta, Andrew Berry and Kevin Stefanski. Years prior, when DePodesta first took on his role, the Browns “guardrails” sheet was created to provide a common vision for the team. With the Browns looking at a few players needing extensions to their contracts soon, it is interesting to look at how some of these guardrails could impact those decisions.
- Projecting & Analyzing Baker Mayfield’s Financial Future (spotrac.com) - It’s no secret that Baker Mayfield & the Cleveland Browns don’t appear close to reaching a contract extension, but which side is holding up the process? The answer very well may be both.
- How will Baker Mayfield benefit from finally having continuity? (cleveland.com) - Baker Mayfield closed out the 2020 season knowing that he wouldn’t have to learn a new playbook or terminology over the offseason for the first time in his four-year career. He also wouldn’t have to get acquainted with a new offensive coordinator or playcaller. More importantly, he wouldn’t have to re-navigate the minefield of turmoil, chaos and dysfunction that characterized his first two seasons with the Browns.
- Hall Of Fame Resort And Entertainment: Not The Disney World Of Football, Merely A Midwestern Mirage (seekingalpha.com) - The Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company (NASDAQ:HOFV) is building the “Disney World of Football” on land surrounding the Pro Football Hall of Fame (“PFHOF”) in Canton, Ohio. After failing to raise enough money by going public through a SPAC last year, HOFV is currently seeking a $200 million private construction loan needed to build out Phase II of the project which will cost $300 million.
- Rams OT Andrew Whitworth: ‘Nothing short of going to that Super Bowl and winning it is good enough’ (NFL.com) - Super Bowl or bust has become a popular trope, a fun if not frivolous offseason talking point. Multiple teams might inherit the label in a given year. The Rams have heard it most in 2021, the hype arriving instantly upon their acquisition of quarterback Matthew Stafford in late January. While L.A.’s championship window looks to be wider than one season, the pressure in 2021 is palpable.
- Source: Veteran WR Josh Gordon files for NFL reinstatement from indefinite suspension (ESPN) - Veteran wide receiver Josh Gordon has submitted his reinstatement letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and hopes to be with a team for training camp, a league source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The NFL has been randomly drug testing Gordon for the past three months, and he is said to have passed all tests, according to the source.
- Dallas Cowboys will be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks (Yahoo Sports) - The Dallas Cowboys will be featured on the 2021 edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks.” The NFL and the network both officially announced the show Friday. The Cowboys were one of five teams this year that could be compelled to take part in the show, and they were the most obvious choice of the five.