Daniel Jones. Percy Harvin. The Atlanta Falcons. Here's a meandering free agency podcast to get you through the weekend with co-host Jim Monos.
NFL teams are getting smarter. There weren’t any Albert Haynesworth-sized parties the first week of free agency this spring.
There were, however, franchise-defining decisions made at quarterback.
Baltimore refuses to lock up Lamar Jackson. You cannot help but wonder if this relationship is broken beyond repair. I’d still pay up and never look back.
Green Bay is moving on from Aaron Rodgers, and that’s cause for celebration. The Packers have officially rediscovered their backbone.
And the New York Giants found the perfect compromise with Daniel Jones. At $40 million per season, it’s worth seeing where this quarterback goes next with Brian Daboll. GM Joe Schoen had a phenomenal week.
Here on the podcast with longtime NFL personnel man Jim Monos, everything is discussed:
Daniel Jones’ new deal, and why Schoen didn’t follow Brandon Beane’s exact playbook as the team’s GM. Each rebuild and each QB is very difficult. Good on Schoen to see the big picture.
Percy Harvin and the wild Rex Ryan years work their way into the chat. We still are dying for a documentary on those Florida Gator teams.
One organization did spend a lot of money: the Atlanta Falcons. Is that a smart idea when Desmond Ridder is slated to start? Monos worked with the Falcons’ GM, Terry Fontenot, back in their New Orleans days together. (He does not think the Falcons are finished.)
Scouting stories. Monos relives one heated off-field debate with fellow scouts.
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