In March 2013, Jacksonville traded former 10th general choose Blaine Gabbert to San Francisco for a sixth-round choice. He went 5-22 because the Jaguars’ starter with extra interceptions (24) than touchdowns (22).
Gabbert was a bust, however the Jaguars nonetheless acquired one thing for him.
The purpose: Quarterbacks with beginning expertise all the time have worth, even with sub-par statistics.
The newest instance is soon-to-be-former Broncos quarterback Case Keenum, who has 54 begins (26-28 report) on his resume. The Washington Redskins have agreed to amass Keenum from the Broncos when the league 12 months begins on Wednesday. It was a terrific commerce by Broncos common supervisor John Elway, who unloaded a participant he’ll substitute with Joe Flacco and acquired a big chunk of Keenum’s $21 million cap hit off the books.
The Redskins had been in a bind. They don’t have the cap house to signal quarterback Nick Foles. Starter Alex Smith (damaged leg) is unlikely to play in 2019. And so they have the 15th choose within the draft, which can be too low to maneuver into place for draft Kyler Murray or Dwayne Haskins.
So enter Keenum. We thought he would fetch a late-round choose due to his expertise. The Broncos obtained a 2020 sixth-round choose for him and gave the Redskins a 2020 seventh-round selection.
McShay on Williams. In his post-Mix mock draft, ESPN’s Todd McShay had the Broncos taking Alabama left deal with Jonah Williams with the 10th choose. Williams began one 12 months at proper deal with and two at left deal with for the Crimson Tide. For the Broncos, he would begin at proper deal with due to their dedication to Garett Bolles at left deal with.
On the Mix, Williams (6-foot-Four and 302 kilos) had 33 5/8-inch arms.
“Usually, you need your offensive deal with to have 34-inch arms,” McShay wrote.
Requested about his arm size, Williams had an excellent response.
“In case your arms had been longer, you’d have the ability to attain the keyboard a bit of bit higher, however I feel you’d be an excellent author with no matter size your arms are,” he mentioned.
Requested what Williams’ tape reveals, McShay mentioned: “He’s constant. He’s affected person in cross safety. And he performs with good stability.”
Across the NFL
Franchise tag outcry. There was the predictable hue and cry from some media final week as soon as the franchise tag was utilized — or slapped — to 6 gamers.
Blame, your union, gamers. This was a collectively bargained challenge the house owners gained … identical to so many different issues within the 2011 negotiations. Getting the tag had been defensive ends Frank Clark (Seattle), DeMarcus Lawrence (Dallas) and Jadeveon Clowney (Houston), Kansas Metropolis outdoors linebacker Dee Ford, Atlanta defensive deal with Grady Jarrett and San Francisco kicker Robbie Gould.
One challenge we do have: With the ability to tag a participant in consecutive years shouldn’t be allowed. Lawrence was tagged in 2018-19.
Foster not an choice. The Broncos made sense as a touchdown spot for Pittsburgh left guard Ramon Foster. However he by no means reached the free agent market, re-signing with the Steelers on Thursday for a two-year, $8.25 million contract.
Boyle hits it wealthy. When does no receiving touchdowns in 4 years equal a contract averaging $6 million per 12 months? When a decent finish can block like Baltimore’s Nick Boyle, who re-signed with the Ravens (three years, $18 million). The Ravens drafted tight ends Hayden Hurst and Mark Andrews final 12 months to deal with the receiving duties. Boyle has 75 catches in 48 video games. “I feel Nick is a big piece of our offense going ahead from the standpoint of how he performs, the tone he units, the kind of participant he’s,” coach John Harbaugh mentioned.
Malik again on market. Former Broncos defensive lineman Malik Jackson, who left after the 2015 season to hitch the Jaguars through six-year, $85.5 million contract, is a free agent. He performed three years (one Professional Bowl) for the Jaguars and was launched on Friday, saving the workforce $11 million cap house. Jackson has extra to present and his new workforce will profit. He performed within the Broncos’ 3-Four protection through the Tremendous Bowl season and was a 4-Three deal with for the Jaguars.
Competing for cornerbacks. If the Broncos need to signal a high cornerback this week, one among their opponents will likely be Miami. The Dolphins have a No. 1 nook in Xavien Howard and needs to be out there for gamers like Pierre Desir (Indianapolis), Steven Nelson (Kansas Metropolis) and Darqueze Dennard (Cincinnati).