Johnny Manziel got off to a horrible start Sunday, but Mike Sando writes that's not necessarily a bad thing for a player who was going to need to reinvent himself anyway. That plus nine other takeaways from Week 15.
Even without Carson Palmer, the Cardinals can win the NFC West, says Mike Sando - but what about the Super Bowl picture? Sando serves up nine other takeaways from Week 10, including a big concern for Calvin Johnson and the Lions.
Carson Palmer ranked 21st in Mike Sando's offseason QB Tiers project, which polled 26 insiders from around the NFL. So far this season, he's 10th in the league in QBR. Which other QBs have over- or underachieved through the season's first half?
Mike Sando handicaps the race to win the NFC East and runs through the rest of his Week 5 takeaways, including why Tom Brady isn't going anywhere and why the Niners' decision to replace Alex Smith at quarterback won't hurt them going forward.
League insiders believe Johnny Manziel has the ability to find success early in his NFL career -- but the best thing for his and the Browns' future might be if he struggles some out of the gate. Mike Sando explains.