Bold training camp predictions, plus how second-year QBs will fare, Kyler Murray's odd contract clause

Happy training school, everyone! With our friend John Breech on holiday, we’re decreasing the depth chart a bit here at CBS Sports, so you’ll have me, Tyler Sullivan, leading you through this fine Tuesday. As I kept in mind, today is a wedding day throughout the NFL, as each group has now opened training school, indicating we are one action better to the 2022 season. 

Of course, this is the Pick Six Newsletter, so let’s not lose anymore time and dive right into the news of the day. (Also, make sure you’re all registered to get this newsletter every day, and talk your football-loving pals about it too. With the routine season right around the corner, this will be your one-stop look for whatever you require to understand about the NFL.)

Below, you’ll discover the current news surrounding training school and a lot more:  

1. Today’s program: Burning training school concerns in the AFC East

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Yours really signed up with Will Brinson on Tuesday’s “Pick Six NFL Podcast” to go over a few of the burning concerns that each group has in the AFC East. Of course, there was a lot of concentrate on the quarterback position in addition to how some offenses will pursue modifications made this offseason: 

  • Is Tua Tagovailoa prepared to lead this high-speed Dolphins offense? Brinson thinks that the reset at head coach going from Brian Flores to Mike McDaniel will benefit Tagovailoa, who ought to see a bump in his analytical output.
  • How will the modification at OC effect the Bills offense? Both Will and I wonder to see how Buffalo’s offense will alter going from Brian Daboll to Ken Dorsey, who has actually never ever called plays prior to in the NFL. 
  • Will Joe Judge or Matt Patricia call the offensive plays in New England? While the Patriots have actually gone without having the offensive and protective planner titles in the past, I describe how this circumstance is a bit various than in years past.

Catch the complete episode (and subscribe for all type of everyday NFL talk) right here.

2. Training camps open throughout the NFL

By completion of Tuesday, every group will have opened training school, so there are a lot of stories to follow. One of the primary ones at this time of the year focuses on who isn’t at camp. This year, there are a number of those scenarios worth tracking:

Meanwhile, our own Cody Benjamin likewise presented some vibrant forecasts for camp, that include some considerable modification for existing 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. He forecasts that Garoppolo will be cut by San Francisco and will ultimately sign with the Seattle Seahawks: 

“It just makes too much sense,” he composes. “This is the last place the 49ers want to deal him, but at some point they’re gonna have to pay for retaining Garoppolo so long. And sure, Seattle has reportedly been lukewarm about other veteran QBs, but they know Jimmy G, and he also just so happens to be cut from Pete Carroll’s preferred cloth — a point guard at his best when he’s leaning on the run. Maybe he could be Carroll’s Carson Palmer. At the very least, he could make the position more palatable until 2023.”

Another vibrant forecast by Cody consists of a trade in between the Patriots and Packers. To checked out all of his vibrant forecasts, click on this link

3. Second-year QBs outlook for 2022

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A huge narrative going into a brand-new season is how in 2015’s novice quarterbacks will enhance after having a season’s worth of experience now under their belt. Given that the 2021 draft class had numerous first-rounders and perhaps a generational skill on top, that discussion might be much more noticable this summertime. CBS Sports expert Chris Trapasso just recently dove into the prominent second-year QBs and offered their outlook heading into 2022

  • Jaguars’ Trevor Lawrence: “I still believe in Lawrence. He was too good of a prospect for me to see one NFL season and be out on him. There’s no quantifiable way to measure how much Urban Meyer sapped from Lawrence and every other Jaguars player last season. But it wasn’t a coincidence Lawrence played better after Meyer was relieved of his duties. The team is better, Lawrence will be better in 2022. I will say, though, I’m less bullish on his future than I was a year ago at this time, simply based on how dismal his rookie season was.”
  • 49ers’ Trey Lance: “I’m pinpointing Lance as the enormous breakout quarterback from the 2021 class. He has the athletic and arm-talent gifts similar to most of the game’s best young passers, an awesome collection of talent around him, and Shanahan calling his plays. The defense is solid. Lance will drift into young star territory during his second season in San Francisco.”
  • Patriots’ Mac Jones: “I’ve been on the record with this take — Jones had one of the more overrated rookie seasons at the quarterback position in quite some time. Probably since Sam Bradford in 2010. Universally lauded as a dazzling debut year in the NFL for the first two-thirds of it, Jones wasn’t making many difficult throws each week, and the Patriots’ seven-game winning streak was buoyed by stingy defensive efforts. Down the stretch, when Jones was needed to make difficult throws either against pressure or tight coverage, he flopped. I do think Jones can be a decently successful precision-based quarterback in a league increasingly loaded with amazing improvisers. But I can’t envision him playing with the likes of the rest of the NFL’s youth movement at the quarterback spot because of his athletic and arm-talent restraints.” 

If you wish to check out the rest of Trapasso’s analysis, head here.

4. Kyler Murray’s ‘independent research study’ stipulation

The Cardinals and Kyler Murray were the current to shake the quarterback market to its core, by inking the previous No. 1 general choice to a $230.5 million agreement extension. While that number alone — that makes Murray the second-highest paid QB in the league in AAV — suffices to raise eyebrows, there was likewise an intriguing stipulation put in his offer. 

According to the NFL Network, there was an addendum put in Murray’s agreement that needs 4 hours of independent research study weekly from the start of the routine season through the Cardinals’ last video game of the 2022 season (consisting of playoffs). The “independent study” is specified as Murray studying product offered by the group to get ready for the approaching video game. This addendum does appear to press Arizona’s desire for Murray to end up being more of a leader within the locker space. 

5. Packers extend leading brass

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The Green Bay Packers secured quarterback Aaron Rodgers with a massive extension previously this offseason and have actually now strengthened their leading brass too. On Monday, ESPN reported that the group has actually reached extensions with head coach Matt LaFleur, basic supervisor Brian Gutekunst and executive vice president/director of football operations Russ Ball. 

LaFleur was going into the 4th year of his four-year offer, which did consist of a fifth-year choice. Meanwhile, Gutekunst’s agreement was set to end after this season, and Bell, who has actually been with the company because 2008, was likewise on the back end of his offer.

6. Drew Brees teases possible relocate to Hollywood

Drew Brees’ days in the NFL might be over, however you may see the previous Saints quarterback strap on a helmet for the silver screen. In an unique interview with CBS Sports’ Cody Benjamin, Brees, who is starring together with his 3 young boys in a brand-new advertisement for Great Clips, was asked if it’s most likely he takes another breeze in the NFL or pivot to an acting profession. 

“Well I don’t think I’ll be taking a — well, how about this? How about I take a snap under center, but in a movie?” Brees stated. “How about that? Then I can accomplish both.”

When asked if there was a motion picture in the works, he stated with a smile: “I don’t know. Maybe so. We’ll see. It’s a teaser here.”

Of course, QBs turning towards the motion picture scene isn’t foreign. Kurt Warner’s NFL story was become a motion picture with American Underdog, and Tom Brady just recently played himself in an approaching funny



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