Cam Newton was recently released by the Carolina Panthers and fans are extremely curious as to who he will end up signing with. The Panthers didn't release Newton because he was playing overtly bad. In fact, it has everything to do with the fact that he has been injured quite a bit over the last few seasons and that he has struggled to remain consistent with his health. Now, the Panthers are putting their trust in Teddy Bridgewater while Newton looks to go somewhere else.
According to reporter Joe Person, things could be a little dicey for Newton moving forward as he can't undergo a physical due to travel restrictions. As he reports, Newton has absolutely zero interest in signing as a backup and that if he can't get a quarterback job before the season starts, he will hold out and wait for someone to get injured. This strategy could, in turn, lead to a bigger payday.
Newton is a former MVP and even led the Panthers to a Super Bowl appearance. Clearly, he is an elite quarterback who has simply been a little unlucky over the last few seasons. With this in mind, hopefully, he is able to find a new club, sooner rather than later.
The Patriots continue to be theorized but for now, they look to be content with what they have.
Knicks Still Think Kevin Durant Could Have Been Theirs
Many believed Kevin Durant would go to the Knicks but he ended up going to the Nets instead.
Last season, Kevin Durant’s free agency decision was a hot topic in NBA circles. Some felt like he would stay with the Golden State Warriors while others were convinced that he would be going to the New York Knicks to play in the mecca of basketball. In the end, Durant decided to do neither of those two things and signed with the Brooklyn Nets. This decision hurt Knicks fans everywhere although considering how that team is run, Durant’s choice shouldn’t have been surprising.
According to Ian Begley of SNY, the Knicks are still under the assumption that they would have gotten Durant, had he not suffered an Achilles injury during the NBA Finals. Since Irving wanted to team up with KD, the theory is that Kyrie swayed Durant to go to Brooklyn as opposed to New York. Since Durant was injured, Kyrie had the leverage, thus solidifying their stay in Brooklyn.
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While the Knicks probably tell themselves this just to sleep at night, KD has been adamant about the fact that the Knicks were never a heavy consideration from him. Not to mention, the Knicks made it clear that after his Achilles injury, they weren’t interested in giving him a max deal.
Once again, the Knicks have shown why they haven’t won anything in close to 50 years. Wishful thinking can only get you so far.
Antonio Brown’s Fate With The Buccaneers Has Been Confirmed
Antonio Brown was hoping to team up with Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Antonio Brown has consistently been one of the most polarizing players in the entire NFL, especially over the past couple of years. This past season was particularly bad for Brown as he found himself without a team and very limited future prospects. Regardless, he has been hard at work in the gym trying to make things right. In fact, there was some hope that he could get signed to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers thanks to his connection to Tom Brady and Bruce Arians.
According to reporter Dov Kleiman, the Brown to Tampa Bay pipe dream is just that, a dream. Bruce Arians confirmed that the team will not be signing Brown as he doesn't fit with the team. Not to mention, the financial situation probably wouldn't make all that much sense either. All of this to say, Brown won't be playing in Tampa Bay this season.
Brown was recently asked on Instagram what his plans were for next season and whether or not he was signing with the Bucs. Brown replied to the question saying "expeditiously" although the only thing that was expeditious was Arians' rejection.
Stay tuned for updates on free agency and what Brown plans to do next.
Robert Kraft Takes Out Full-Page Ad Thanking "GOAT" Tom Brady
Robert Kraft and the Patriots organization took out a full-page ad thanking Tom Brady in the Tampa Bay Times.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft has taken out a full-page ad in Sunday's edition of the Tampa Bay Times to thank Tom Brady for his time as the Patriots' quarterback, according to ESPN.
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"For 20 amazing years, you gave us everything you had," the ad reads. "When you arrived as a sixth-round pick -- and the best selection this franchise has ever made -- no one imagined all you'd accomplish or how much you'd soon mean to an entire region."
Brady was drafted by the Patriots in the 6th round of the 2000 NFL draft and went on to win six Super Bowl rings.
"Your passion for the game, competitiveness, and constant pursuit of excellence resulted in an unprecedented six Super Bowl victories, nine conference championships, and 17 division titles," the ad continues. "You’re now recognized as the greatest of all time for what you’ve accomplished on the field, but you’re an even better person."
Earlier this week, after months of rumors and hinting, Brady signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He joins Tamps Bay as a 42-year-old quarterback entering his 21st season in the NFL. His statistics have yet to slow down, recording 24 touchdowns and only 8 interceptions in 2019.
"Take care of him. You got a great one," the message concludes.
Nelson Agholor To Sign One-Year Deal With Las Vegas Raiders: Report
Former first-round pick Nelson Agholor is headed for Las Vegas to join the Raiders, next year.
Nelson Agholor and the Las Vegas Raiders have reached a contract agreement according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Saturday.
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The deal is reportedly only one year. Agholor will turn 27 on May 24th.
During his five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Agholor showed flashes of brilliance but often struggled to find the consistency that would warrant the Eagles’ first-round pick in 2015. The wide-receiver has recorded 224 catches on 375 targets for 2,515 yards — an average of 11.2 yards per catch — and 18 touchdowns during his career.
According to ESPN Stats & Information research, Agholor could only maintain a receptions-per-target rate of 56%, which ranked 132nd in the NFL, with his quarterback Carson Wentz.
Agholor played a key role in the Eagles’ Super Bowl LII win against the New England Patriots in 2018. He pulled in nine-catches for 84-yards.
Agholor is the latest in a series of big-name free agency moves: Tom Brady has officially left the New England Patriots to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers; Philip Rivers, similarly, has left the Chargers for the Indianapolis Colts; Emmanuel Sanders has signed with the New Orleans Saints.
Jadeveon Clowney, Jameis Winston, and Robby Anderson are among the biggest name free agents still on the market as of Saturday.
Philip Rivers Seriously Considered Retiring Before Signing Colts Deal
Philip Rivers spoke candidly about considering retirement during the offseason had he not signed with the Colts.
Philip Rivers, talking to reporters for the first time since signing his new contract with the Indianapolis Colts, admitted that he seriously considered retirement before the offer from the Colts came through.
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“I think really where we settled in is I still love to play, certainly not coming off my best year [in 2019], but I know I still can play at a high level,” Rivers said, according to ESPN. “… It was one of those deals where we said if there’s nothing else out there then that’ll be our answer. I don’t want to just try to hang on to play.
“The fact it ended up being with this organization, it made it that much more exciting to keep going,” he added.
Rivers is coming off of one of the worst statistical years of his career, throwing only 23 TDs with a dreadful 20 interceptions. He played for the Chargers from 2004 to 2019.
The Colts, despite a promising outlook on the season, finished 7-9 and missed the playoffs in 2019, after star quarterback Andrew Luck surprisingly retired before the start of the regular season. Luck’s replacement Jacoby Brissett looked promising at times but struggled far too often.
Philip Rivers joins the Colts on a one-year contract that will likely be his final season.
Jameis Winston Says Goodbye To Buccaneers Fans On Social Media
Jameis Winston says his goodbyes to Tampa Bay fans after moving on from the Buccaneers in free agency.
With the arrival of Tom Brady, Jameis Winston's time as the quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers has come to an end. The free-agent said goodbye to Floridian fans on social media, Saturday.
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"It's been a great 5 seasons as a Buccaneer. All love and respect. I love Tampa and I look forward to seeing y'all again in February. #SBLV #2020Vision #Dreamforever," Winston wrote on Twitter.
While his former teammates have, arguably, the greatest quarterback in NFL history to look forward to, they've made it clear Winston's absence will be felt.
"Battling with Jameis the last two years has been some of the most fun I've had playing football," center Ryan Jensen told ESPN. "Not only did we become teammates but also good friends over the last two years. This business is always tough and just that -- a business. I'm excited to see where Jameis lands. With that, I'm excited to go to battle with Tom and excited to see what he will bring to the organization."
On March 20, Tom Brady signed his highly anticipated contract to join the Buccaneers and officially leave the New England Patriots, the team that he spent his entire career thus far playing for.
Winston has still not signed with another team.
Tom Brady Free Agency: New Team Becomes Betting Favorite
Tom Brady has some big decisions to make in the coming days.
Tom Brady is one of the biggest names in sports history thanks to his extensive list of accomplishments. At the top of that list is six Super Bowl titles over the last 20 years. For the first time in his career, Brady is a free agent and will have a massive decision to make. Over the past few weeks, rumors have run rampant and fans are starting to get antsy in regards to his decision. Numerous teams have been theorized although over the course of the last couple of days, Brady's free agency bids have turned upside down.
The San Francisco 49ers, Las Vegas Raiders, and Tennessee Titans will all be sticking with their current quarterbacks which doesn't leave many options open for Brady. According to Odds Shark, the new betting favorites are the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who are letting Jameis Winston walk to free agency. The New England Patriots are in a close second.
It remains to be seen how this will all play out but there is no denying it will be an entertaining spectacle for everyone involved. Be sure to keep it locked to HNHH in the following days as we will bring you all of the latest NFL free agency news.
Cowboys Ruthlessly Hit Dak Prescott With The Franchise Tag
Dak Prescott and the Cowboys have been in a lengthy contract dispute.
Dak Prescott is considered to be one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL although he hasn't exactly prove himself to be a consistent winner. While he's certainly in the upper half of the league, it wouldn't make sense to pay him more than $30 million per year. Well, the Cowboys seem to disagree as they have continuously offered him upwards of $33 million. For Prescott, this simply isn't enough. In fact, Prescott is asking for close to $40 million per year.
The Cowboys clearly weren't ready to foot that bill and their latest actions demonstrate that. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, the Cowboys have officially placed the exclusive franchise tag on Prescott. This means only the Cowboys can sign Prescott at this point which leaves the QB with significantly less leverage during negotiations.
This news shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Jerry Jones has been known to be ruthless yet fair as an owner and he gave Prescott plenty of opportunities to accept a contract that was worth well over what the QB had accomplished in the league thus far. Regardless, Prescott has now been hit with the franchise tag and we're sure him and his agent aren't too thrilled about it.
Stay tuned for updates on free agency as we will be sure to bring them to you.
Tom Brady Harshly Rejected By 49ers, Two Teams Remain
Tom Brady is set to become a free agent for the first time in his career.
Tom Brady is in a position he has never had to deal with before and fans don't know how to handle it. Of course, I am talking about his impeding free agency which is set to take place later this week. Brady has spent the last 20 years with the New England Patriots and it would be impossible to imagine him on any other team. However, it appears as though Brady has been eyeing various franchises not named the Patriots.
According to Pro Football Talk, Brady's first choice was the San Francisco 49ers. As it turns out, the 49ers rejected him as they are simply not interested. This is yet another rejection for Brady as some of his other choices, the Las Vegas Raiders and Tennessee Titans, have also expressed content with their current situations.
This latest news means Brady doesn't have very many options left. He can either return to New England or try the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who have seemingly given up on Jameis Winston as he now goes into the offseason as an open free agent. With this in mind, it's clear Brady has a big decision on his hands.
Stay tuned for updates on this situation as we will be sure to bring them to you.