• NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand going into Week 1

    15 days ago - By Business Insider

    After an eventful offseason that saw some big names changing teams , massive contracts doled out to some of the league's best players, and a whopping five quarterbacks drafted in the first round , there's actual football to be played this week.
    The reigning champion Philadelphia Eagles kick off the action on Thursday night against the Atlanta Falcons, leading into the first full Sunday slate of the year.
    So far, it looks like the NFC is stacked with teams ready to push for a championship, while the AFC remains wide open save for a few familiar faces.
    Take a look below and see where every...
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  • The NFL made a key change to rookie contracts 7 years ago, and now teams are using it to go all-in on championships

    The NFL made a key change to rookie contracts 7 years ago, and now teams are using it to go all-in on championships

    15 days ago - By Chron

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    The rookie wage scale has allowed teams to build super-teams around quarterbacks on rookie deals.
    We've seen the Los Angeles Rams and, now, the Chicago Bears follow similar paths as the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles in signing and trading for star players to build contenders around young quarterbacks.
    If the Rams or Bears succeed this season, expect more teams to follow the model.
    The Seattle Seahawks were the first team to exploit the NFL CBA successfully, and more and more teams are starting to follow suit.
    This past weekend, the Chicago Bears traded two...
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