INDIANAPOLIS – Washington is fully prepared to make Chase Young the number two choice in the April draft.
The team just makes sure he will be there if and when he chooses.
According to sources, Young is at the top of the Washington editorial board. If Joe Burrow is chosen with the first choice and no team offers a multitude of choices for the second selection, Young will be Washington’s first round choice.
Washington head coach Ron Rivera made the news earlier this week when he told reporters that the team would have Burrow and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for pre-draft visits. The news has led some to speculate that Washington may withdraw a 2019 Cardinals and fish a quarterback a year after selecting one in the first round.
The fact is that Washington is preparing for the few, but massive, possibilities it could face in second place. The new Washington coaching staff is pleased with the commitment to improvement that Dwayne Haskins has already demonstrated. I don’t think there will be any quarterback controversy in Washington as long as Burrow is off the board at number 2 when Washington picks.
The team is in love with Young, but Washington does not plan to ignore an exchange during the day that could define the course of the next years. If a capital-laden team like the Dolphins offers a Ricky Williams-style swap to go up to # 2 and get their guy (presumably Tagovailoa), Washington will listen (and should) listen.
What the Titans do with Tannehill
The Titans are in no rush to slap the franchise label on Ryan Tannehill.
While Tennessee is (finally) starting to be considered by other national media as a destination for Tom Brady, the Titans have two weeks to make a decision on the guy who brought them quarterback for the championship game. AFC.
Tannehill is going to be paid a deductible this offseason, and the favorite for now is the Titans. The belief is that the Titans want to lock Tannehill into a multi-year deal and register their two potential tags for Derrick Henry and Jack Conklin.
But a long-term agreement will not be easy for the parties to reach, according to a source. Tannehill will want security, but the Titans will be careful. First, he has a history of injuries. Second, he only played 10 regular season games, not the 16 games that will be used in the negotiations. And finally, the Derrick Henry factor will be taken into account.
How much has Tannehill taken advantage of the most productive rusher in the league? The Titans understand what the quarter market is, but they will be careful to lock themselves into anything they can’t get out of it.
Whether it’s the tag or a contract for Tannehill in Tennessee, it won’t materialize until we get closer to the March 12 deadline.
Bengals, Burrow a match in reality
Cincinnati brass was all smiles after meeting Joe Burrow this week at the combine. Team owner Mike Brown participated in an 18-minute meeting with this year’s best draft quarterback, and Cincinnati sent all the signals that Burrow would be the face of the franchise for years to come. come.
Burrow suppressed any speculation that he would be leaving Cincinnati before the draft at his press conference on Tuesday. He noted that the next two months were a verification process for both parties and that he did not want to be presumptive but the 2020 drama project which could be taken a cold shower this week.
As for Andy Dalton, the Bengals would be in the best position to exchange him before or at the start of the championship year. At most, they could get a third round pick for the quarterback, and that compensation would decrease later. The Bengals did a bad job during the bad, accidentally bad 2019 season, of accumulating draft capital to maximize a season that produced the equivalent of a tank.
Additionally, trading Dalton in March – and therefore not drawing a 2019 Arizona Cardinals and waiting for the draft day – would send the strongest message of all to the players, ticket holders and the league that Burrow is coming to Cincinnati.
Why the tag is more likely than the Prescott deal
The Cowboys met with Dak Prescott’s representation in the middle of the combine week. NFL Media reported the CowboysPrescott, which would allow him not to negotiate with other teams.
I think Prescott is destined to play under some sort of label in 2020 depending on the distance at which these two parties are negotiating. The Prescott representation held their cards close to the waistcoat, while the Dallas brass tried to negotiate contracts through the media, and the truth is that they have never been closer to an agreement.
Who announced a $ 33 million a year deal offered last September? I was told that Dallas informed the Prescott agent that there was little or no “wiggle room” in the offer presented, and also without knowing the structure of the proposed agreement.
The current bottom of any long-term deal with Prescott would begin above the $ 35 million a year deal signed by Jared Goff last September.
Do not expect clarity on Newton in the near future
It would be amazing if something happened soon with Carolina and Cam Newton. As, he is unlikely to be able to pass a physical exam at the start of the league year, given December’s foot surgery and February’s procedure to increase blood flow.
He has been in Charlotte and around the team facilities this season much more than in previous seasons. In the past, he usually returned home to Atlanta and did most of his training there while checking on the team’s progress. This winter, he’s more in Charlotte by showing head coach Matt Rhule and team owner David Tepper that he’s committed to returning to MVP form.
Newton absolutely believes he will be a Carolina Panther in 2020, sources say. But like all this, it takes two. The fact that Tepper and Rhule can’t talk about Newton’s future with the team without offering a warning or two in each sentence speaks volumes, however.
I think the direction of this 2020 season for Carolina will become clearer after the draft. The Panthers may still have one of the worst lists in the league and this, coupled with Newton’s health update, will lead to the decision that the team will take on the most important position on the field.