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  1. Four young QBs who could join Tier 1

    Mike Sando

    Twenty-six NFL coaches and personnel evaluators almost unanimously placed Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees in the top tier of starting quarterbacks for our recently published QB Tiers project. Most thought Andrew Luck was in th...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  2. 2014 NFL Future Power Rankings - Projecting success for every tea...

    NFL Insiders

    Mel Kiper, John Clayton, Louis Riddick and Mike Sando team up to rank every NFL team based on which are best-positioned to be successful over the next three years.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2014
  3. Why Andrew Luck is already a top-5 QB

    Mike Sando

    In late 2012, when Russell Wilson was emerging as a candidate for NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year, I put together a chart comparing him to Andrew Luck in games against seven common opponents. Wilson had fared better by wide margins in key statistica...

    Blog | July 07, 2014
  4. Alex Smith deserves better QB ranking

    For those who have ESPN Insider access, Mike Sando has an interesting piece ranking the NFL's starting quarterbacks 1 through 32. Sando spoke with general managers, coaches and scouts and the 26 of them ranked the quarterbacks for him. Alex Smith ...

    Blog | July 03, 2014
  5. Where coaches, execs disagree on QBs

    Mike Sando

    A clash between a coach and a general manager can tear apart a franchise: It happened in San Diego with Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith; in Dallas with Jimmy Johnson and Jerry Jones; and in St. Louis with Mike Martz and Rams executives. Still,...

    Blog | July 02, 2014
  6. NFL - Anonymous league insiders rank 32 starting quarterbacks int...

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando has 26 anonymous NFL coaches, GMs and evaluators grade every starting quarterback by tier, producing a 1-32 ranking.

    Story | Conversation | June 30, 2014
  7. 10 players generating buzz at OTAs

    Mike Sando

    Brick buildings and dense woods frame the Baltimore Ravens' practice fields, providing a setting that is tough to beat anywhere in the NFL. The soundtrack tends to be less idyllic, but that's not a knock. Chatter from veteran defender Terrell Suggs s...

    Blog | June 23, 2014
  8. Cutler deal hurts Chiefs with Alex Smith

    Mike Sando

    The Kansas City Chiefs could not beat Andrew Luck in the playoffs last season. They will have to overcome another strong-armed quarterback, Jay Cutler, to succeed in contract negotiations with their own starter, Alex Smith. That is because the dea...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  9. The problem with re-signing Andy Dalton

    Mike Sando

    This is not a rip job on Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton. In polling a large cross-section of NFL coaches and executives, prevailing opinion says at least a dozen NFL teams would be better off with Dalton in their lineup. But the issue, in...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  10. Why NFL should expand playoff field

    Mike Sando

    The NFL has no shortage of critics on player safety, commissioner-ordered discipline and the push to leverage public funds for billionaire owners seeking new stadiums. For some, a ramped-up Thursday night schedule came off as just another money grab ...

    Blog | May 29, 2014
  11. Can Watkins, Green elevate their QBs?

    Mike Sando

    The Buffalo Bills succinctly explained why they paid so much for the chance to draft Clemson receiver Sammy Watkins two weeks ago. "This game is about making plays and surrounding our quarterback with playmakers," general manager Doug Whaley said....

    Blog | May 23, 2014
  12. Offseason grades for every NFL team

    Mike Sando

    The 2014 NFL draft is finished and free agency has pretty much run its course. Rosters aren't quite set for training camp, but they're close enough to hand out letter grades for front offices based on offseason work completed to this point. Bill P...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  13. How good do rookie QBs need to be?

    Mike Sando

    Newly selected first-round draft choices Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater have been mentioned as candidates to sit and watch at the start of the 2014 season, and their new teams have made the usual comments about not wanting to rus...

    Blog | May 13, 2014
  14. Forecasting success for 'crossroads' QBs

    Mike Sando

    Bill Walsh said he needed two years to know Joe Montana would be the San Francisco 49ers' franchise quarterback. Walsh's coaching understudy, Mike Holmgren, generally thought the third year was when a starting quarterback should hit stride. Waitin...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  15. Which NFL QBs are worth a No. 1 pick?

    Mike Sando

    Most of the NFL coaches and general managers I've spoken with think the Houston Texans will not select a quarterback first overall in the 2014 draft. Some of them have sounded familiar alarm bells about over-drafting quarterbacks, and for good reason...

    Blog | April 15, 2014
  16. The Niners' Kaepernick dilemma

    Mike Sando

    Colin Kaepernick has a 21-8 record with four playoff victories and one Super Bowl appearance since becoming the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback during the 2012 season. Not everyone loves everything about his game, but it's tough finding qua...

    Blog | February 11, 2014