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  1. NFL teams who could target a new QB

    Mike Sando

    It's possible that most NFL fans fretting about their teams' quarterback situations feel better after watching the Minnesota Vikings complete 37.7 percent of their passes Monday night. Bad is bad, but what the Vikings put on display during their Week...

    Blog | October 23, 2013
  2. Is Sam Bradford better than average?

    Mike Sando

    Quarterbacks make all the difference in the NFL. The St. Louis Rams knew this when they made Sam Bradford the No. 1 overall draft choice in 2010, a pick that came with a hefty price tag. Maximizing their considerable investment in Bradford was the Ra...

    Blog | September 11, 2013
  3. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  4. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  5. Around the NFC West: McCoy as No. 2 QB

    Mike Sando

    A potential competition for the San Francisco 49ers' No. 2 quarterback job might have dissipated before it really began. Around the NFC West: Aug. 26, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Somers: RB trade, run of njuries McManaman: Runni...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  6. MVP: Manning, Rodgers and ... Kaepernick?

    Mike Sando

    2013 NFL MVP Odds Rank Candidate Odds 1 Peyton Manning 5-1 2 Aaron Rodgers 13-2 3 Colin Kaepernick 10-1 3 Drew Brees 10-1 5 Adrian Peterson 12-1 5 Tom Brady 12-1 7 Matt R...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  7. Around the NFC West: 49ers' QB situation

    Mike Sando

    Retaining quarterback Alex Smith wasn't a realistic option for the San Francisco 49ers. The salary burden would have affected roster management. Smith's unhappiness as a backup could have affected team dynamics. Trading Smith allowed both sides to mo...

    Blog | August 19, 2013
  8. Around the NFC West: No QB debate

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: Aug. 15, 2013 Arizona Cardinals McManaman: Rookie Minter's big hits Dieffenbach: Fitzgerald's bad contract Urban: Multiple spots, Kitchens' return St. Louis Rams Thomas: Dunbar impact bi...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  9. How quarterbacks fared under pressure

    Mike Sando

    First-year starters filled four of the top five spots in Total QBR while under pressure last season. Two of them, Russell Wilson and Colin Kaepernick, call the NFC West home. With Pro Football Focus singling out the division's current passers f...

    Blog | July 23, 2013
  10. Around the NFC West: A positive message

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: June 19, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Urban: Projecting starters on O, Fitz St. Louis Rams Burwell: DE Long one interesting Ram Wagoner: Rams' competition at safety San Francisco 49ers ...

    Blog | June 20, 2013
  11. Around the NFC West: Week 1 implications

    Mike Sando

    Around the NFC West: May 23, 2013 Arizona Cardinals Bordow: RB Williams played scared Somers: Attacking DEs, Crabtree Urban: Injury affects Boldin, Peterson Weinfuss: 'Grind' for young players St. Louis Rams ...

    Blog | May 23, 2013
  12. Michael Crabtree and stakes for 'No. 1' WR

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers' Michael Crabtree was the only 1,100-yard receiver in the NFC West last season. He was the only 1,000-yard receiver, the only 900-yard receiver and the only 800-yard receiver. The breakthrough could have ramifications for t...

    Blog | May 16, 2013
  13. Going the distance with Palmer, other QBs

    Mike Sando

    Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians envisions new quarterback Carson Palmer using a strong arm to strike well down the field in 2013. "Having seen him throw it downfield so many times over the years, as good as it gets," Arians told reporters dur...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  14. Key points as Arizona lands Carson Palmer

    Mike Sando

    What comes to mind after the Oakland Raiders and Arizona Cardinals agreed on a trade sending Carson Palmer to Arizona: The price: The Cardinals are sending a 2013 sixth-round pick (176th overall) and a 2014 seventh-rounder (conditional on Palmer ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  15. Seahawks enabling Palmer trade to Cards?

    Mike Sando

    The Seattle Seahawks will get a late-round 2014 draft choice and a conditional 2015 choice from the Oakland Raiders for Matt Flynn. Fox's Jay Glazer reported that news Monday. The deal could coincide with and even help facilitate a trade sendin...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  16. Buckle up: Wild ride continues at QB

    Mike Sando

    NFC West teams have drafted five quarterbacks, acquired two by trade, shipped off four others for draft choices and spent roughly $130 million on the position -- all since 2010. It's been a wild ride. In 2012 alone, every team in the division b...

    Blog | April 01, 2013