Power Ranking Top 32 NFL Quarterbacks By Long-Term Value

February 11, 2016

Embed from Getty Images   You’re a new NFL general manager. You’re starting a team from scratch and can pick one quarterback to build your franchise around. Ignoring existing contracts, who do you want? Do you want a 26-year-old Cam Newton, a 26-year-old Andrew Luck, or a 27-year-old Russell Wilson? Do you want to bet on at least six or seven more years from a 32-year-old Aaron Rodgers? Or do…


Ranking the 5 Most Memorable Moments of the 2016 NFL Postseason

February 10, 2016

Remember when nine or 10-win teams like the Green Bay Packers, New York Giants and Baltimore Ravens would sneak into the playoffs, get hot and win the Super Bowl? Yeah… it’s safe to say those days are a distant memory.  As it stands, the league’s number one overall seeds have each reached the Super Bowl in the last three seasons. That’s six for six. In this postseason specifically, there were…


Where Do the 2015 Denver Broncos Rank Among the Best NFL Defenses Since 2000?

February 9, 2016

The Denver Broncos completed an improbable postseason run by manhandling Carolina Panthers and their MVP quarterback Cam Newton en route to a 24-10 victory in the Super Bowl. The game’s biggest storyline, of course, was Peyton Manning, who will likely retire this offeason as arguably the most accomplished quarterback in the history of the NFL. But the story of the final game of the season was the incredible Denver Broncos…


Will Marshawn Lynch Make the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

February 8, 2016

Embed from Getty Images   During the fourth quarter of the Denver-Carolina Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch made his announcement regarding his status for the 2016 season.   In typical ‘Marshawn being Marshawn’ fashion, he did so without saying a word – rather choosing to tweet a picture of cleats being hung up.   If Lynch stays true to his word and retires, has he done enough…


Should Eli Manning Make the Pro Football Hall of Fame?

February 7, 2016

On Saturday night, the National Football League officially inducted its newest class to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a group that included quarterbacks Brett Favre and Ken Stabler. Favre, winner of three regular season MVP awards and holder of many career passing records, was an obvious choice, rightfully earning induction during his first year on the ballot. Stabler, on the ballot for many seasons, was somewhat of a surprise…


Predicting NFL’s Major Award Winners for the 2015 Season

February 6, 2016

It’s the day before the Super Bowl, which means that tonight is the unveiling of the complete list of awards from the 2015 NFL season. The Associated Press, which is widely recognized as the official award, will announce winners in seven major categories. Below are my predictions for who I think will win these awards.   Most Valuable Player: Sometimes the NFL MVP award has a lot of drama on…


Should the Philadelphia Eagles Release or Trade Running Back DeMarco Murray?

February 4, 2016

The first offseason drama surrounding Eagles running back DeMarco Murray came today when NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport rapoported that the Eagles and Murray could be headed towards a staredown in the next few months.  When you look at Rapoport’s report closely, it really doesn’t provide any more information that we didn’t already know. Basically, the Eagles are very unhappy with Murray after his dismal 2015 season and they’re looking…


SwartzSports Super Bowl 50 Discussion – QB Legacies, Matchups, Predictions

February 1, 2016

Embed from Getty Images   Cody and Bryn Swartz preview the upcoming Super Bowl 50 matchup between the Carolina Panthers and Denver Broncos, and give their take on Cam, Peyton, the defenses, and what will likely happen.   Whose legacy will be affected more by this game, Cam Newton’s or Peyton Manning’s? Cody: Quarterbacks are judged by their rings, so this is probably a bigger legacy game for Peyton Manning…