Mike Florio talks about the biggest NFL topics with the people who are most passionate about the game: League execs, players, coaches and the journalists who cover pro football.
Here's the Latest Episode from Pro Football Talk Live with Mike Florio:
Charean Williams joins Florio for a PFT Live Friday.
Opt outs: With the deadline passed, will players still find a way to leave if they don't feel safe when practices start?
Tom Brady had his first training camp press conference. Why didn't the media ask him about his workouts that defied the NFLPA?
PFT Props - NFL Record Edition: Who could get to 23 sacks? Will Michael Thomas have even more receptions than last year?
College football: Another first round prospect opts out.
Hall of Fame: Florio debates with HOF voter Charean Williams...which active players would make it if they retired today? Aaron Donald? Khalil Mack? Russell Wilson? Cam Newton? Matt Ryan? Philip Rivers? Julio Jones? AJ Green? Antonio Brown? Jason Witten?
Cowboys: Who is their #2 receiver - Michael Gallup or CeeDee Lamb? And has Amari Cooper proven he is a #1?
PFT Live Draft (the day after what should have been the HOF Game): Things We Miss About Training Camp
Nick Bosa wants to play with his brother Joey. Could it ever happen?
Opt out deadline: Players have until 4pm ET, and Tre'Davious White is undecided. But Florio has another route for players to take.
COVID-19 strategies: Jon Gruden pulls a trick to prepare his team. And the Buccaneers are taking it to the next level.
Fill In The Blank - Bigger, Better, Faster, Stronger edition: Hollywood Brown gains weight, Bucs have a "main" RB, and who has the strongest arm in the NFL?
State of the Franchise - #21 Chargers: Do they have one of the NFL's best rosters?
PFT Live Draft: Best #2 Wide Receivers (inspired by Calvin Ridley's confident predictions)
Rodney Harrison does not like who Florio picked as the best #2 WR in the NFL. He also weighs in on Antonio Brown and the most disrespected players in the NFL.
JC Tretter: Florio feels a bit more optimistic about the season after speaking with the NFLPA President.
Matthew Stafford: The Lions cleared him from the COVID-19 list after saying he had a "false positive." Why is Stafford's wife mad at the NFL? And is this a preview of what we'll see in September?
Von Miller: After his battle with COVID-19, he likes how the Broncos are approaching the crisis.
C.J. Mosley: How might his teammates respond to his reasons for opting out?
Gardner Minshew: Would you rather bank on the next 3 years of him or Jared Goff? Sam Darnold? Teddy Bridgewater? Derek Carr?
State of the Franchise - #22 Raiders: Derek Carr is "tired of being disrespected." Simms has advice for how he can turn perception around this season.
Big Ben: Can a different offseason approach get him some more Lombardis (plural)?
PFT Live Draft: Most Disrespected NFL Figures (in honor of Derek Carr)
Opt outs: The renegotiated CBA is finally signed, and players have until Thursday to opt out.
Odell Beckham may be walking back an interview where he said he "wouldn't mind not having [a season]." Does he need to set the record straight?
Coaches: Why isn't there a policy if they want to opt out? Can they?
State of the Franchise - #23 Rams: Has their Super Bowl window closed?
Seahawks: Pete Carroll spoke on whether they have interest in Antonio Brown.
Peter King joins Florio & Simms to talk about his conversations with Lamar Jackson and John Harbaugh, and how Sean Payton is planning the Saints sequester.
Aaron Rodgers spoke about his future with the Packers and what precautions Green Bay is taking with its QBs this season.
PFT Live Draft: WIth Doug Pederson testing positive, we draft the teams best situated if their head coach misses time.
COVID-19: With Doug Pederson testing positive and starting QBs landing on the reserve list, why does the NFL want to move up the opt out deadline?
Antonio Brown: The NFL has suspended him for 8 games, but could he still face further punishment?
Lamar Jackson: He tells Peter King why he didn't watch the Super Bowl.
Dr. Allen Sills: The NFL's Chief Medical Officer tells Florio that "all options are on the table" for potential NFL team bubbles this season. The Saints may already have plans for one.
Aaron Rodgers: Matt LaFleur says he will be "here for a really long time." Why does that make no sense?
Deshaun Watson: What is holding up a new deal for him?
PFT Live Draft: Teams that Could sign Antonio Brown
Happy birthday, Tom Brady!
Peter King joins Mike for a Friday edition of PFT Live.
2020 season: Should the NFL keep pushing back the deadline to opt out? Could teams still move to some sort of bubble solution?
Postponing games: Roger Goodell could shift games if teams have an outbreak. Could we have a season where some teams don't play 16 games?
Fill In The Blank: LeSean McCoy will be _____ for the Bucs; The Saints declaring "Super Bowl or bust" is _____
College football: The Big Ten might not play football this season.
Peter King weighs in on the Jamal Adams trade and the bold moves that young GMs are making.
Alex Smith: Could he actually win the starting job in Washington?
PFT Live Draft: Teams That Could Benefit Most From 2020 Uncertainty
Opt outs: Super Bowl champ Damien Williams becomes the latest big name to opt out. Can the Chiefs now count on a rookie RB to carry the load?
Lamar Jackson says he still hopes the Ravens sign Antonio Brown. Why is AB not a good fit for Baltimore's locker room?
State of the Franchise: #25 Bears - How will no preseason affect the Nick Foles-Mitchell Trubisky competition?
49ers: John Lynch gets a contract extension.
Matt Ryan talked to Mike Florio about how he's preparing for this season. Is everyone overlooking the Falcons?
State of the Franchise: #24 Jets - Could they be a playoff team given their tough schedule?
PFT Live Draft: Offensive Rookie of the Year candidates, where does Clyde Edwards-Helaire go?
Titans: Where is Vic Beasley? Will he opt out?
Opt-outs: The list keeps growing with some impact players sitting out this season. The Patriots have some big holes to fill.
Joey Bosa gets a record contract. Does he deserve it? Did the Chargers panic?
State of the Franchise: #26 Dolphins - Over/under on when Tua gets his first start, and does Miami have the best CB duo in the league?
Dalvin Cook: After all the speculation, he reports to camp on time. Does he still have hope for a new contract this summer?
QB news: Joe Burrow signs his contract, Aaron Rodgers' draft night, Patrick Mahomes becomes a part-owner
PFT Live Draft: With dumb Twitter talk that some media members don't want to see football succeed, Florio & Simms pick the Reasons We Don’t Want The Season Canceled
Rodney Harrison joins us to talk about players opting out, the Joey Bosa contract, and the Jamal Adams trade. "The Jets blew it."
After the guys drafted the Best Safety Duos on Monday, Rodney has his own Top 5.
COVID-19: After a day on bad news for sports, is it too late for the NFL to consider playing a season in a bubble?
Opt-outs: DeMarcus Lawrence will report to training camp, but other players have started opting out of this season.
State of the Franchise: #27 Lions - Could this be the last season of the Matthew Stafford era?
Breaking news: Dont'a Hightower becomes the first star player to opt out
Jets: How much of a downgrade is Jamal Adams to Bradley McDougald? And is Clowney on the way?
49ers: Weeks after asking for a trade, Raheem Mostert instead signs an extension.
Washington: Ron Rivera doesn't quite understand what the media's job is.
PFT Live Draft: In honor of Rivera's task with Washington, the guys draft the Best Reclamation Projects in NFL History
Patriots: A 4th New England player opts out of the 2020 season
Jamal Adams finally gets his trade, to the Seahawks. Did the Jets get enough for him? Will his contract become a problem for Seattle?
Training camp will start on time after the NFL & NFLPA agreed to a deal. What will be the impact of smaller rosters and a lower salary cap?
Chiefs starting right guard Laurent Duvernay-Tardif is the first NFL player to opt out of the 2020 season. How many more will follow him?
Dalvin Cook will report to training camp...unless he doesn't...unless he does...unless he doesn't.
Alex Smith is cleared to return to full football activities. Could he actually be an option for Washington at QB?
Draft: with Jamal Adams in Seattle, we draft the Best Safety Duos in the NFL
The Simms Top 10 WR list may have sparked a Twitter beef between Keenan Allen & Mike Evans.
Charean Williams makes her return to join Florio for a PFT Friday.
The Washington football team will be going by...the Washington Football Team.
Mike hears that the NFL & NFLPA are aiming to have an agreement in place in the coming days.
Fill In The Blank: Tyreek Hill predicting "seven rings" is __________
Jamal Adams called out Adam Gase. Will that get him any closer to being traded off the Jets?
Dak Prescott will play for the Cowboys this season. But does he want to stay in Dallas?
Simms interviewed Kyle Shanahan on Thursday's Chris Simms Unbuttoned podcast, and the 49ers coach confirmed his faith in Jimmy Garoppolo.
PFT Live Draft: In honor of Mike Tyson, The Player You’d Want to See Play One More Time
A CNN report says Jets owner Woody Johnson made “sexist, racist” comments as Ambassador to Britain. Will the NFL investigate? Could Johnson have to sell the team?
The NFL announced that all fans will have to wear masks at games this season. And Florio explains that an NFL-NFLPA disagreement will not stop football this year.
State of the Franchise: #29 Giants - Will Joe Judge clear 6 wins in his debut season? Will Dave Gettleman return for 2021?
After "retiring" Monday, Antonio Brown pleaded for the NFL to reinstate him Wednesday. Is the league treating him unfairly?
Mike Zimmer is reportedly getting a multi-year extension. Are the Vikings really good enough to win a Super Bowl under him, or do they have a ceiling?
State of the Franchise: #28 Bengals - How much will no preseason hurt Joe Burrow?
PFT Live Draft: Players You Want To See Win a Super Bowl
Chase Young signed his rookie contract, and Chris has a bold prediction for the Yankees.
COVID-19: Can the NFL justify their mass testing if there are delays elsewhere in the country? And what else is needs to be resolved before training camps?
State of the Franchise - #31 Jaguars: Are they backing Gardner Minshew or "tanking for Trevor?"
What's More Likely - Rookie Edition: Will Tua or Herbert start first? Better season: CeeDee Lamb or Jerry Jeudy?
Terrell Owens beat Tyreek Hill in a race (sort of), which made us wonder...who are the fastest players in NFL history?
PFT Live Draft: Better Than The Stats Say - Mike goes for a big name and Chris gets defensive.
State of the Franchise - #30 Panthers: Is Teddy Bridgewater a long-term answer for Matt Rhule?
Rodney Harrison joins us: How will Bill Belichick take advantage of this chaotic offseason? And why he's bullish on Cam Newton to the Patriots.
Rodney also has some questions for Simms' Top 10 WR Rankings. Did Chris overrate AJ Green?
Daily testing and no preseason games...the NFL and NFLPA are getting closer to an agreement for the season.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is skeptical about a football season; could the NFL have done a bubble like the NBA?
We start our State of the State franchise by previewing all 32 teams...what is the best and worst case for Washington this season?
Simms revealed his Top 10 WR rankings in yesterday's Unbuttoned podcast, and Davante Adams is upset that he was left off.
Antonio Brown says he's retiring (again).
Peter King joins the show to talk about his visit to the Vikings facility and all the changes they've made for this weird season.
Is Cam Newton a lock to be the Patriots starter? Is Jarrett Stidham still a long-term plan for New England?
PFT Live Draft: Offensive Player You’d Start A Franchise With (QBs excluded)
Michael Bennett announces his retirement.
Vacation is over and Florio & Simms are back together!
With training camp fast approaching, the players coordinated on Twitter to blast the NFL for their lack of health protocols. How much pressure will this put on the owners? Why wasn't Tom Brady included?
The NFL is taking a hardline stance on players opting out of this season. Is it fair? Is it realistic?
On an NBC "Race and Sports in America" special, Chargers coach Anthony Lynn spoke about how football broke down racial barriers for him.
Breaking news from this morning: the NFL has proposed just 1 preseason game. Is delaying the start of the regular season inevitable?
In a "Sports Uncovered" podcast, Rob Ninkovich talks about the time Bill Belichick started a snowball fight with him.
Florio reveals his PFT 2020 Preseason Power Rankings. Does he have the Pats too high?
In the wake of Washington's sexual harassment accusations, will the NFL force out owner Daniel Snyder? And how is he getting away with something other investigated teams have not?
Patrick Mahomes signed a record contract...so why does Florio not like the deal?
From last week's episode of Chris Simms Unbuttoned, what mascot would win a battle royale?
PFT Live Draft: On the heels of Myles Garrett's huge contract, we pick "Defensive Players You’d Start A Franchise With"
In this week's Football Morning in America, Peter King gives us an inside look at the Vikings training facility and how they're working to combat COVID-19.
Next Super Bowl champion: Would you take the Chiefs or the field?
Big Cat joins Florio for the final show before PFT Live takes a 3-week break.
Tom Brady was already defying the NFLPA with his workouts. Now he's flaunting it. Why is this disappointing to see from him? And what affect is he having on other QBs?
NFL owners have decided that there will be no fans in the front rows of games. But will we still see mobs of fans outside stadiums?
A segment of What's More Likely covers OBJ & Jarvis Landry, Jamal Adams, & Coach Duggs
Matt Rhule says Teddy Bridgewater has a "great arm." How would we describe it?
Matt Ryan said he is the best QB in the NFC South. Do Florio & Big Cat agree? Is he a dark horse MVP candidate?
The 49ers are not shying away from Super Bowl talk. Big Cat has no problem with it, but Florio definitely does.
PFT Live Draft: In honor of Liverpool winning the Premier League, which city would have the wildest celebration if they won the Super Bowl?
We say goodbye as PFT takes a 3-week break.
The NFL is canceling the Hall of Fame Game, but teams still expect to start training camps July 28th. How does this change our outlook for the season?
Ezekiel Elliott spoke about his recovery from COVID-19. And what can the NFL take from the MLB's safety protocols?
Russell Wilson is #2 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is the Seahawks offense actually holding him back?
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has an encounter with bears (not the Chicago kind).
Ron Rivera is setting a high bar for Chase Young.
The Simms Top 40 QB Countdown comes to a close and it's not surprise who's at the top. Long live Patrick Mahomes.
Florio recaps the Simms Top 40. Who could topple Mahomes next year? Could someone out the Top 20 jump into the Top 5 (a la Lamar Jackson)?
PFT Live Draft: Who will follow Mahomes and be the Next QB to Get His First Ring? (yes, we know Wentz already has one)
We send off Simms to a well-deserved vacation.
Tom Brady is still conducting team workouts and he isn't shy about it. How is he undermining his own union's calls for safety amid the pandemic?
Mike Tomlin has some more good news about Ben Roethlisberger's injury rehab.
Deshaun Watson is #4 in Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. How could DeAndre Hopkins' departure actually make him a better QB?
The Lions have made a transition in ownership. Could it turn around their franchise?
The unthinkable has happened...Simms has dropped Aaron Rodgers from #1 in his Top 40 QB Countdown. Why did he fall? And will he ever talk to Chris again?
An oral history of Peyton Manning's free agency experience has us asking: What if he went to Washington?
PFT Live Draft: Mike & Chris reminisce about the Defensive Plays that Made Them Go "Ohhh!"
Dak Prescott signed his franchise tag. Is a long-term contract inevitable?
Jamal Adams keeps talking about a trade, but will that make one less likely? And is the bridge with the Jets completely burned?
Carson Wentz is #6 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The guys look back at how he carried the Eagles to the playoffs (again).
Lamar Jackson then comes in as QB #5. What kept the reigning MVP from being higher?
Chargers CB Chris Harris Jr tells Florio about not being afraid of Patrick Mahomes and the craziest thing Philip Rivers ever said to him on the field.
Can the Chargers be a playoff team this season?
PFT Live Draft: All-time plays that made you say “Ohhhhhh!”
On the heels of Father's Day, sources have informed Florio of a Simms whiffle ball fail.
Dak Prescott is set to sign his franchise tag today, giving up his right to hold out. Why would he do that? And does this make it less or more likely he'll sign a long-term extension?
While the NFLPA is telling players to stop practicing together to reduce the spread of COVID-19, a source tells Florio that the NFL is still highly optimistic that there will be a season.
Some more controversial Redskins history was revisited this weekend. Does this bring the franchise closer to changing its name?
Video surfaced yesterday of an incident with Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert.
Dak Prescott comes in at #8 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is he really that much better than Andy Dalton?
For the 2nd year in a row, Matt Ryan is Simms' QB #7. Is he a future Hall of Famer?
PFT Live Draft: Mike & Chris pick the Best WR duos in the game today. Did Ryan or Dak's weapons make the cut?
Jamal Adams confirms that he's "trying" to get traded to the Cowboys. Can Dallas even afford him right now?
Fresh off a (video game) national championship, Big Cat is back for his usual Friday appearance.
The NFL paid tribute to Juneteenth, and all 32 teams followed suit. But one of the Cowboys players is asking for more from their owner, as Gerald McCoy says "it would be great to hear a statement from Jerry Jones."
Jamal Adams has asked the Jets to trade him. Will they? And where could he go?
Deebo Samuel broke his foot this week and had surgery. Will he be back in time for the season? What will the 49ers do if he isn't?
Sean McVay becomes the latest coach to show skepticism towards the NFL's COVID-19 strategy this season, and Dr. Fauci also has some words of warning.
Devin McCourty wants the NFL to directly tell Colin Kaepernick that he has their support.
In the spirit of Jamal Adams asking for a trade, Florio & Big Cat draft the players who'd get more recognition on a different team.
The guys pick some prop bets on Jamal Adams' next team, Christian McCaffrey's 2020 production, and the winner of Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Florio & Simms react to recent comments by Chargers coach Anthony Lynn about Colin Kaepernick - the latest indication than an NFL team could be moving closer to signing the QB. Plus, the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown continues with Cam Newton (#10) and Matthew Stafford (#9)
Florio & Simms respond to questions about Cam Newton ranked #10, including a question about whether the Super Bowl vs the Broncos sent his career into a tailspin. Plus, the guys draft the toughest QBs in the NFL right now
We got our first look at Tom Brady in a Buccaneers uniform. What will be the biggest adjustment for him in his first season outside New England?
Lamar Jackson admitted that the Ravens looked ahead of the Titans in last year's playoffs. Was the problem that simple for the reigning MVP, or are there bigger issues for Baltimore?
With Premier League returning today, Simms asks Florio how many English cities he can name.
Kyler Murray comes in at #12 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is he a legitimate MVP candidate this year?
Ryan Tannehill is #11 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why was he so much better with the Titans than with the Dolphins?
PFT Live Draft: 2020 Leap Candidates, and Florio challenges our Kyler Murray trivia question.
Roger Goodell “encourages” a team to sign Colin Kaepernick. Why hasn’t one done it yet?
2 Texans and 2 Cowboys, including Zeke Elliott, have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus. Zeke is upset his results were leaked, but who should he really be blaming? And is this a sign of how the NFL will report positive coronavirus tests this season?
Oklahoma State RB Chuba Hubbard took a stand against controversial head coach Mike Gundy, and then apologized. Chris and Mike explain why Gundy should be the one saying sorry.
Matt Ryan has spoken out against a police shooting in Atlanta and is backing it up with some major fundraising.
Kyle Shanahan signed a big extension. What does that mean for his tattoo buddy Chris Simms?
Ben Roethlisberger is #14 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What did Chris see this offseason that moved him up the rankings?
Kirk Cousins then comes in at #13. What stops Simms from putting him higher? And does noted Cousins lover/hater Florio agree with the ranking?
Protests: JJ Watt and Baker Mayfield weighed in on the issue of kneeling during the anthem. President Trump also took another shot at the NFL, and San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich had strong words for Roger Goodell and the owners. Meanwhile, super-agent Drew Rosenhaus think Colin Kaepernick "will get signed."
COVID-19: As 49ers owner Jed York says "there will be a season in some way," colleges are already encountering coronavirus difficulties with athletes returning to campus.
Drew Brees: The future HOFer comes in at #16 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What lies underneath the great stats that has Chris concerned?
After already turning heads with Drew Brees at #16, Simms puts another legend, Tom Brady, at #15. Warren Moon thinks Brady & Brees have both lost arm strength...does Chris agree?
Antonio Brown got some closure on a legal issue. Does it get him any closer to returning to the NFL?
Simms responds to fans who don't understand why he ranked Brady at #15. And Mike and Chris take a look at some of the best Brady-to-Gronk moments over the years.
PFT Live Draft: After Mitchell Trubisky says the Bears still feel like his team, the guys draft the QBs with the hottest seats.
How much credit does Simms give Drew Brees for Michael Thomas' success?
The NFL has pledged $250 over 10 years to combat systemic racism. Florio & Charean Williams applaud them, but is it enough? And what can the NFL do beyond donating money? (*cough cough* Kaepernick, *cough cough* Redskins)
For once Jerry Jones is completely silent, and Richard Sherman points out that it "speaks volumes". Does he need to address the racial injustice issue sweeping the NFL community?
Patrick Mahomes is using his platform to take a stand, and Charean says this made him the new face of the NFL.
Charean recounts an "awesome" press conference she had with the Vikings this week.
John Harbaugh calls the NFL's initial protocols around coronavirus "humanly impossible." Is he right? And Florio & Charean brainstorm some solutions while answering Twitter questions.
Falcons Head Coach Dan Quinn had a conversation with Mike Tirico about protesting for the first time, Matt Ryan's leadership, Atlanta's second-half rebound last year, and how he's navigating a challenging offseason.
PFT Live Draft: Teams that should give Colin Kaepernick a shot
What happens first: Jerry Jones speaks out about recent events or Dak Prescott signs a long-term deal?
As we approach a season shadowed by COVID-19, the NFL & NFLPA are reportedly discussing shortening the preseason and Bruce Arians talks about possibly keeping a 3rd QB away from the team in case of an outbreak.
Derek Carr is #19 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What does he need to do to remain the Raiders starting QB a year from now?
Chris put his man crush Josh Allen at #18 in the Countdown. Does he need to improve more than just the "full tropic thunder" moments?
The Panthers took down the statue of controversial former owner Jerry Richardson. Is it gone for good?
We play Fill In The Blank with the #21-40 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The hardest QB to rank was _____. The QB with the highest ceiling is _____.
Colin Kaepernick is making an impact in sports beyond football. And Ron Rivera says he'll support players who kneel, but Florio wishes the Washington media asked him another question.
Philip Rivers is #17 in the QB Countdown. We take a look at his heroics through the years, and he responds to the chatter that he is done.
PFT Live Draft: On Joe Montana's birthday, Florio & Simms pick the Best Players After Being Traded.
Rob Gronkowski and the Buccaneers come to the rescue of a local high school.
Colin Kaepernick was brought up at George Floyd's funeral service, and Malcolm Jenkins said the NFL still owes the former QB an apology. What are the chances a team signs Kaepernick, and what could he bring to a team on the field?
Richard Sherman called out Jerry Jones for being silent. Does every owner need to speak out?
COVID-19 concerns: Is there a disconnect between the NFL's precautions and the close contact of the game itself?
Packers tackle David Bakhtiari says Aaron Rodgers "still got his wheels." Does he, and how much will it affect his game when he does slow down?
Why did Baker Mayfield fall to #21 in Simms Top 40 QB Countdown? Why did Jimmy Garoppolo land at #20 despite reaching the Super Bowl? And why is Simms optimistic about both of them?
PFT Live Draft: Chris fights through some technical difficulties to choose the Best Defensive Triplets.
Dalvin Cook will reportedly now hold out for a long-term contract. How valuable is he to the Vikings offense? And would Mike and Chris give him what he wants?
Jared Goff comes in at #24 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The guys look back at a loss against the Buccaneers last season where Goff threw for 517 yards with 4 turnovers.
Though Drew Brees' teammates have accepted his apology, Malik Jackson has not. Does it matter what Brees' opponents think?
Kliff Kingsbury says he will support his players' decisions to kneel this season, but will it play out differently in the fall?
Sam Darnold is #23 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. What does he do that makes Simms such a believer?
And right ahead of Darnold is Daniel Jones, who Simms has completely reversed his opinion on.
PFT Live Draft: With Dalvin Cook in mind, Mike & Chris choose the Best Current Triplets in the NFL.
We praise Michael Thomas for a very charitable donation, and Deshaun Watson & DeAndre Hopkins are taking a stand against their alma mater Clemson.
A President Trump tweet on Friday forced Drew Brees to pick a side, and the QB did. Roger Goodell released a strong statement from the NFL, and Trump targeted him in another tweet last night. What does this mean for the NFL's upcoming season? Does this open the door to Colin Kaepernick signing with a team? And how will NFL owners respond if more players kneel for the national anthem this season?
Joe Burrow comes in at #26 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and we play some Fill In The Blank. If he wins the Super Bowl, it will be because _____. If he busts, it will be because _____.
And at #25 is Drew Lock. Simms breaks down the X's and O's of his game, and Florio asks if 5 starts last year was too small a sample size to draw from.
PFT Live Draft: On the 54th anniversary of the announcement of the NFL-AFL merger, we pick the Best Decisions in NFL History.
Also, Happy Birthday Mike!
The NFL players released a powerful video supporting the Black Lives Matter movement; how will the league react to it? And as Drew Brees released multiple apologies yesterday, the Saints held a team meeting. Florio & Big Cat react and have advice on what Brees' next steps should be.
More coaches are speaking up, as Brian Flores & Kyle Shanahan have released statements about the protests and minority hiring in the NFL.
As Bruce Arians talks about how the Buccaneers will deploy their skill players, Florio & Big Cat name the best offensive "starting 5" in the NFL.
Tony Dungy and Mike Tirico give some context to Drew Brees' full comments and encourages everyone to listen before reacting.
Arian Foster was on Pardon My Take and Big Cat explains what he learned from the conversation. Also, Colts GM Chris Ballard says "I've been ignorant."
With NBC re-airing the 1985 Bears Super Bowl this Sunday, Big Cat wonders if his favorite team will win it's 2nd Lombardi before 2035.
PFT Live Draft: In honor of John Taylor's game-winning TD in Super Bowl XXIII (tonight on NBCSN), the guys draft the All-Time "Other Guys."
We give props to Dak Prescott for donating $1 million to improving police training and addressing systemic racism.
Drew Brees caused an uproar yesterday when he spoke out strongly against players who kneel for the national anthem. He faced harsh criticism from both his teammates, notably Malcolm Jenkins, and others like Lebron James and Aaron Rodgers. Florio & Simms give their own reactions and explain how this might affect the Saints locker room.
As Florio & Simms continued to discuss the fallout from Drew Brees' comments Wednesday, the QB issued an apology. What do the guys make of it, and is it enough to mend fences?
The NFL community continues to speak out for racial equality as Deshaun Watson marches, Sean Payton releases a strong statement, and Eric Kendricks challenges the NFL to do more.
Simms puts Ryan Fitzpatrick at #28 in his Top 40 QB Countdown, or 12 spots ahead of Tua Tagovailoa. Why is Fitz so much higher, and who starts Week 1 if they battle to a stalemate this summer?
With NBCSN replaying the Steelers-Cardinals Super Bowl XLIII tonight, Santonio Holmes reminisces about his epic TD catch.
Florio and Simms take questions from the viewers. How could Simms rank Jarrett Stidham ahead of Tua Tagovailoa? Tyrod Taylor, Comeback Player of the Year? Would you rather take Christian McCaffrey's contract or Odell Beckham Jr's?
Simms ranks Andy Dalton #27 in his Top 40 QB Countdown. Is he the best backup in the NFL?
PFT Live Draft: Did you know Ryan Fitzpatrick went to Harvard? Florio & Simms pick that and other tired NFL narratives.
The NFL announces that all teams will host their training camp at their own regular facilities, and Simms explains why coaches might not like that.
More QBs and coaches are weighing in on the death of George Floyd and protests that have swept the nation, including Russell Wilson and Patrick Mahomes.
Gardner Minshew II is #30 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why should the Jaguars be excited for him, and does his mustache make him overrated?
QB Class of 2019: What's the ceiling & floor this season for Kyler Murray, Daniel Jones & Dwayne Haskins?
Raiders rookie WR Henry Ruggs III suffered an off-field injury. Be lazier Henry!
Simms explains why Teddy Bridgewater came in at #29 in his Top 40 QB Countdown, and rants about quarterbacks wearing gloves.
QB Class of 2019: What's the ceiling & floor this season for Drew Lock, Jarrett Stidham & Gardner Minshew?
PFT Live Draft: In honor of Teddy B, Florio & Simms draft the Players Due for a Rejuvenation
Mike & Chris react to some surprises in Peter King's Offseason Power Rankings.
Rob Gronkowski has lost his title belt, and Florio thinks wrestling might not be real.
The aftermath of George Floyd's death has touched every part of the nation, including the NFL community. Mike and Chris discuss the statements and responses they've seen from Dolphins Head Coach Brian Flores, Raiders Owner Mark Davis, and players across the league. And what do they make of a former NFL spokesman calling for the Vikings to sign Colin Kaepernick?
Fill in the Blank: DeSean Jackson wants to mic up all players, Deion Sanders wants an Antonio Brown comeback, and Deshaun Watson is "excited" by his weapons.
If Nick Foles & Mitchell Trubisky have a stalemate this offseason, who should start Week 1?
George Kittle reportedly wants to be paid more than just the highest tight end salary in the NFL. Is he asking too much?
Case Keenum and Nick Foles come in at #32 & #31 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why did Foles fall so far from his 2019 ranking? And we see how he fits in the Matt Nagy offense in a Deja View back to his Chiefs days.
Bears GM Ryan Pace tells Florio why he thinks the 4th-and-15 onside kick alternative will eventually become a rule.
PFT Live Draft: After Melvin Gordon threw some shade at Chargers home games, Florio & Simms pick which teams need fans the most at their games this season.
Though the NFL tabled the 4th-and-15 alternative to the onside kick yesterday, Florio and Big Cat agree that the change is coming eventually. But they disagree on how best to implement it.
A form of “Sky Judge” was passed by the NFL yesterday. So why doesn’t Florio like it?
After Bill Belichick was burned by his own loophole last year, the NFL finally closed it.
PFT Props: DeAndre Hopkins receiving yards, Ravens & Rams win totals, and best coaches named “Matt.”
John Madden is against piping crowd noise into broadcasts without fans. Will hearing players mic’ed up during the game be as awesome as we think?
After Matt Nagy weighs in on Nick Foles & Mitchell Trubisky, Florio takes Big Cat through a painful Deja View history of Bears QBs.
Matt LaFleur claims that Jordan Love was just the best player available for the Packers. Which makes sense only if you ignore a key piece of information.
Big Cat talks about the strategy of Coach Gus “Doug” Duggerton ahead of his big game vs Alabama.
PFT Live Draft: In honor of Coach Duggs, who are the all-time coaches we’d want to have a beer with?
Patrick Mahomes negotiations are underway, and Florio has some advice for the best player in the league.
Initial reports say that NFL owners will not even vote on the Sky Judge proposal. What is holding it back? And though it sounds like the NFL took Florio's advice and made the 4th-and-15 onside kick alternative an untimed down, Simms has some objections.
Jarrett Stidham slides in at #35 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown, and the guys Deja View an up-and-down preseason game for him.
Yet again, Tyrod Taylor is the starting QB with a 1st round pick waiting to take his spot. We look back at the top plays of his career and Simms explains why he's his #34 QB.
SoFi Stadium might quickly become the best stadium in the NFL, and the Rams have announced when it will host its first football game.
Baker Mayfield spoke with the media for the first time this offseason. What is the different approach he's taking this year, and why does Florio think it's a mistake?
Jameis Winston is QB #33 in the Simms Top 40 Countdown. Is it more likely that he gets a big contract next year or re-signs with the Saints as a backup?
Paul Burmeister quizzes Chris on some rookie QB trivia in QB Jeopardy.
PFT Live Draft: With a minor league team renting out their ballpark, we pick the NFL stadiums we'd want to rent out for a vacation.
Are reports of the death of Sky Judge greatly exaggerated? Now we get news that it could still be implemented this season.
As the NHL announces a detailed plan on returning to play, there are some conflicting messages from the NFL & NFLPA about the likelihood of a football season.
Rookie Justin Herbert comes in at #37 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Why does he have the potential to be a Top 10 NFL QB? And is it a red flag that Joey Harrington is his idol?
Fill In The Blank: The Texans offense needs _______. The ceiling for the Cardinals is ______.
Redskins Head Coach Ron Rivera has some thoughts on the prospect of a 4th-and-15 alternative to the onside kick. Is this rule likely to pass?
Florio's gets to gush some more about Taysom Hill as he comes in at #36 on the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. The guys watch back one of Hill's preseason games to show how he operates as a full-time QB in Sean Payton's offense.
Jalen Ramsey says he won't hold out, but Sean McVay's latest comments may make it tougher for the Rams to re-sign the star CB.
Inspired by Taysom Hill, the guys draft the Best Gimmick Guys in NFL History and Florio throws the challenge flag on Simms' picks.
Chad Ochocinco responded when he heard that Florio picked him in yesterday's Draft, while one viewer throws shade at Aaron Rodgers.
The Jets have signed Joe Flacco. How did he get a contract before Cam Newton?
Mitchell Trubisky is #38 in the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. Is there any hope for his career?
PFT Live Draft: After watching Brady vs Peyton, what NFL personality would Mike & Chris want to caddie for?
As the NFL is set to vote on the sky judge rule proposal this week, Florio is skeptical of some of the opposition to it. And the league clarifies something about the 4th-and-15 onside kick that could make Bill Belichick very happy.
We're kicking off the Simms Top 40 QB Countdown. #40 is Tua Tagovailoa, and Chris explains how he could rank someone who's never thrown an NFL pass before.
Stanford Head Coach David Shaw explains why he isn't interested in moving to the NFL.
Simms #39 QB Dwayne Haskins: How much support does he have in Washington?
Carlos Hyde signed with the Seahawks while Devonta Freeman is waiting for a better offer that may never come.
The NFL could finally be adopting the Sky Judge concept that Florio has been lobbying for, and Big Cat has some thoughts on what the league should call the position. And what do the guys think about the possible 4th-and-15 onside kick alternative?
Florio updates us on the latest on Dak Prescott's contract and why he has historical leverage in these negotiations.
What's More Likely? Patriots build a statue for Belichick or Brady? The Rams or 49ers have a 1,000-yard rusher this season?
Adrian Peterson isn't thrilled about the Redskins trading Trent Williams.1 to 10: how optimistic are we about Dwayne Haskins?
Florio & Big Cat answer some questions from the #PFTPMPosse. What team could go from worst to first in their division? Would you rather pay Dak $35M per year or Russell Wilson $45M? And would @CoachDuggs move to the NFL?
PFT Props: Brady or Brees more TD this season? Lamar Jackson over/under 26.5 pass TD?
PFT Live Draft: With NBCN showing the Bill Buckner game tonight, Mike & Big Cat draft Players Remembered for the Wrong Thing
The guys grade Nick Saban's acting in his very valuable PSA.
Robert Kraft's Super Bowl ring has been sold, but Big Cat says he wouldn't want it.
The NFL has reinstated Aldon Smith. What does that mean for other suspended players like teammate Randy Gregory?
Tom Brady is running practices with Bucs teammates, and the NFL is ok with it. Should other QBs be doing the same?
Would You Rather: Simms created his perfect team using the best NFL teams at each position group. Would you rather have the 49ers D-line or Patriots secondary? Colts O-line or Chiefs wide receivers?
More good news about Big Ben's recovery from one of his receivers.
Josh Allen turns 24 today, so the guys do a Deja View by going through the highs and lows of his playoff game vs the Texans.
As Ohio State is talking about plans for 22,000 to 50,000 fans at their stadium, a Forbes report reveals how costly it would be for the NFL if they had to have fan-free games this fall.
Jim Harbaugh has a proposal to let players come back to college if they aren't drafted.
PFT Live Draft: The Biggest Boom-or-Bust Players of 2020
The Robert Kraft Super Bowl ring auction ends tonight...will the final bid go over or under $1.5 million?
NFL owners voted to expand the Rooney Rule to promote minority hiring, but it listened to Tony Dungy and stopped short of giving teams higher draft picks. Florio, Simms and Peter King break down what these changes mean for the league's coaching landscape.
Also part of the changes was teams no longer being able to block assistant coaches from interviewing for other jobs, which the guys think is long overdue.
Fill In The Blank, WR Edition: Michael Thomas is the best _________
As Adam Thielen pointed out, the altered offseason could kill the careers of undrafted rookie free agents.
What Peter learned from his Football Morning in America chat with Panthers coach Matt Rhule, and what we can expect from Carolina this season?
Will Ryan Fitzpatrick be the Week 1 starting QB for the Dolphins? How long should they wait to bring in Tua Tagovailoa?
PFT Live Draft: Teammates You'd Want as your NFL Bodyguard
Amid talk that Vince McMahon could buy back the XFL, is there a future for the spring league after all?
Ben Roethlisberger has trimmed his mountain man beard and is throwing to his receivers. What can we expect from Big Ben and the Steelers offense?
Tony Dungy spoke with Florio about the proposed Rooney Rule expansions that would give better draft positioning to teams who hire minority coaches and front office personnel. Why does the Hall of Fame coach oppose it and what “unintended consequences” is he worried about?
Better, Worse, or The Same: How much did teams upgrade or downgrade after replacing stars like DeAndre Hopkins & Stefon Diggs?
Cardinals CB Patrick Peterson thinks “this is probably the best football team I’ve been a part of on paper.” Do we agree?
Simms responds to the stir he caused when he said Deshaun Watson had the prettiest deep ball last week. Where do Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Aaron Rodgers and Lamar Jackson fall among the best deep passers in the league?
Governors Andrew Cuomo & Gavin Newsom gave some optimism for sports' eventual return to New York and California.
PFT Live Draft: On the heels of a social media spat between Michael Thomas and DeVante Parker, Mike and Chris draft the Toughest 1-on-1 Feats in Football.
Although Philip Rivers signed a 1-year-deal with the Colts, could Coach Frank Reich keep him in Indianapolis longer?
Florio's BS meter starts pinging when Lebron James says he almost played football for the Cowboys.
After the story blew up last Thursday, Simms talks about his news that the Browns and Seahawks discussed a Russell Wilson trade back in 2018.
The NFL says teams can reopen their facilities as early as tomorrow. Will we eventually see unfair disadvantages for teams in states that can't open yet?
Chris takes the controversial stance of liking the Seahawks neon green uniforms.
On Friday's Lunch Talk Live, Andy Reid gave some insight into the Chiefs pick of RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire. Why was this a good move for Kansas City? And do we need to change the way we look at running back investments?
Aaron Rodgers spoke with the media for the first time since the Packers drafted his successor. What did he have to say about Jordan Love and his future with the Packers?
Rodgers was also very optimistic about Green Bay's 2020 outlook. Florio & Simms take a look at some NFC North projected win totals to see if they agree.
PFT Live Draft: What NFL personality would you want as your commencement speaker?
We reflect on the legacies of former "NFL Today" host Phyllis George and former Bears Chairman Michael McCaskey.
It's a Big Cat Friday on PFT Live...James Harrison said that Mike Tomlin gave him an envelope after a hit in 2010 that drew a $75,000 fine. Could this get the Steelers embroiled in a bounty scandal? And what does Sean Payton have to say about it?
According to sources, the Browns and Seahawks discussed a Russell Wilson trade before Cleveland drafted Baker Mayfield. Why would Seattle ship off Wilson and where could he go if they eventually do?
What's More Likely...Jason Garrett flops with the Giants or he is a better OC than HC? Bruce Arians & Tom Brady have a happy season or we see at least one sideline spat?
Matthew Stafford spoke with the media...what can we expect from the Lions this season?
There's a warrant out for Giants CB DeAndre Baker & Seahawks CB Quinton Dunbar after some troubling reports.
Sean Payton again raves about Taysom Hill's future as a starting QB; Florio is still sold, Big Cat is still not.
The guys look at the latest MVP odds to give their best bets, from the favorites to the long shots.
PFT Live Draft: In honor of Coach Duggs, Big Cat's video game alter ego, we pick the historical teams/units we'd like to have coached for a season. Where did the '85 Bears go?
James Harrison's agent responds to the story that the former LB made about receiving an envelope from Mike Tomlin.
Aaron Rodgers will speak today; what's the question Mike and Big Cat would want to ask him?
The Buccaneers QB coach says Tampa will run a "Bruce [Arians] offense with a [Tom] Brady influence." How much will Brady have to adapt to the "no risk it, no biscuit" philosophy?
Giants QB Daniel Jones says he's working on his ball security this offseason. How much does Simms worry about Jones' fumbles last season?
The Rams finally unveiled their new uniforms yesterday and the reviews were...not kind. What do Mike & Chris think about them? Which LA team has the better new unis?
Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton thinks this could be an All-Pro year for him. What is his ceiling with new QB Philip Rivers?
Al Michaels is ready for the NFL's move to Las Vegas and has high praise for the fans there.
Florio & Simms reached into the mailbag to answer questions from the #PFTPMPosse and Unbuttoned homies. Who will leave their team first: Dak Prescott or Aaron Rodgers? Which team will pull a 2019 Browns and not live up to the hype? And who is the best young QB in the AFC East? And what happened to Chris' fur coat from high school?
Deja View: Mike & Chris rewatch Giants QB Daniel Jones' game-winning OT drive against the Redskins
PFT Live Draft: 2nd-Year Cornerstone Players: Where does Jones get taken, if at all? How about Drew Lock?
Panthers owner David Tepper has hope for there being some fans in stadiums this fall.
It's a 3-man weave Wednesday with Florio, Simms & Peter King.
Coach Joe Judge says the Giants offense will "look largely like what Jason Garrett’s offense looked like with the Cowboys." Is that a good thing? Are fans hating too much on Garrett?
Peter gives his biggest takeaways from his conversation with Dr. Anthony Fauci this weekend.
Seahawks receiver Phillip Dorsett says Russell Wilson's deep throws were one of the reasons he signed with Seattle. Who is the best deep ball thrower in the NFL today? How about all-time?
After Steve Smith said earlier this week that the Ravens offense isn't friendly to receivers, Baltimore's GM says he loves Lamar Jackson's weapons. Do we agree?
Simms redid the Top 10 picks of the 2016 Draft: Where did he put Dak Prescott & Carson Wentz? And why didn't Jared Goff or Ezekiel Elliott make the cut?
The Broncos have surrounded Drew Lock with a lot of talent. What can we expect from Denver's offense this season?
PFT Live Draft: Players Who Deserve More Credit (in honor of Aaron Jones)
Twitter weighs in on who the best deep ball throwers are.
Tom Brady fires back at a report that he was "worn out" by Josh McDaniels in New England.
Sam Darnold says he's not going to be worried about COVID-19. How much does the NFL need players to weigh in on plans for the upcoming season? And will players still get paid if there isn't a season?
1 to 10: What are the chances we see Jamal Adams, Yannick Ngakoue or Leonard Fournette traded before the season?
Steve Smith says it's tough being a receiver in the Ravens run-first offense. Will Baltimore struggle to sign wideouts during the Lamar Jackson era?
Bruce Arians says that Tom Brady was "adamant" on adding Rob Gronkowski. Who had the bigger upgrade by switching teams: Brady with the Bucs weapons or Philip Rivers with the Colts O-line?
Deja View: Florio & Simms recall Andy Dalton's forgotten comeback against the Dolphins last season.
Tua Tagovailoa has passed Tom Brady in jersey sales...unless he hasn't.
PFT Live Draft: Best QBs on rookie contracts (excluding Patrick Mahomes)
The bidding on Robert Kraft's Super Bowl LI ring continues to skyrocket.
We asked what you're sick of, and you answered.
Florio spoke with Cowboys COO Stephen Jones, who told him there is a deadline for a Dak Prescott long-term deal and the team won't go the nuclear route of pulling his franchise tag.
Diving deeper into the 2020 NFL Schedule, the league could delay games even after playing Week 1. And breaking down what Dr. Anthony Fauci said about the upcoming season in an interview with Peter King.
Would you rather...Face the Texans tough 1st half schedule or Bears tough 2nd half? ...Have the Patriots harder schedule in the AFC East or the Buccaneers easier schedule in the NFC South?
The Jaguars signed Mike Glennon...is that good or bad news for Gardner Minshew?
Why did the Saints cut Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford?
Simms has some reactions to the 2020 NFL Schedule and how it could keep more teams in the playoff hunt.
Pass interference replay review is dead...so what is the NFL's plan to avoid another Rams-Saints debacle?
Deshaun Watson says the Bears "NEVER ONCE" talked to him before the 2017 Draft...but history says he's wrong. Why would he say that, and what is his future with the Texans?
PFT Live Draft: The best revenge games on the 2020 Schedule
Robert Kraft put up his Super Bowl LI ring for charity auction, and Florio & Simms suggest someone who should buy it.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat look at the eight teams that have the most prime time games in 2020. Are the Patriots still worthy of prime time without Tom Brady? How tough will it be for Jarrett Stidham out of the gates? We also draft the best games of the year, and look at how the California teams could be impacted by stay at home orders.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat break down the 2020 schedule, starting with a great slate in Week 1. We also take a deep dive into the QB matchups that Patrick Mahomes and Tom Brady will face this year. Plus, who has a tougher road back to the Super Bowl: The Chiefs or the 49ers?
With the Chiefs and Ravens heavy favorites to return to the playoffs, who is the 3rd-best team in the AFC? Bills? Titans? Patriots?
Similarly, the Saints and 49ers are the biggest playoff favorites in the NFC. Who is the better bet to win the NFC Championship: Saints/49ers or the field?
Florio & Simms draft the teams they want to see have the most primetime games.
An update on some troubling news for Earl Thomas.
Roger Goodell has outlined a plan to re-open team facilities. Florio gives you the big takeaways from the NFL's memo to all 32 clubs.
The Bengals claim they were never going to trade the No. 1 pick in this year's draft. Is Joe Burrow really untouchable? Should he be?
Have the Bills done enough to catch the Patriots in the AFC East?
Simms spoke with Justin Jefferson and explains why the Vikings WR could end up being one of the steals of the draft.
Brett Favre released a statement on receiving $1.1M in allegedly misappropriated welfare funds from Mississippi. Should he have kept silent instead?
Florio, Chris Simms, and Peter King wonder how the college football season will work if some schools simply cannot return students to campus. Plus, we wonder what will happen with Jadeveon Clowney, and draft our 2020 Comeback Player of the Year candidates. Finally, OBJ says he's going to have a big year this year - do we believe him?
Florio, Chris Simms, and Peter King wonder if the NFL will announce a regular schedule or whether they'll reveal their contingency plans to do deal with COVID-19. Plus, will it be easier for Daniel Jones to lead the Giants without Eli around? We also pick a winner in the NFC East and decide who we have more faith in: Andy Dalton or Jameis Winston.
Florio and Simms react to Carson Wentz's first public comments since the Eagles traded up to get Jalen Hurts in the Draft. Plus, we listen to Frank Reich explain why the Colts signed Philip Rivers. We also draft the HoFers that were coached by Don Shula and wonder how close Peyton Manning is to running an NFL team.
Mike and Chris remember the career and legacy of one of the greatest NFL coaches of all time. We also look at who closed the gap on the Ravens in the AFC North, play Would You Rather, and refute the report that the Jets are shopping safety Marcus Maye.
Florio is hearing that there is an “extremely small” chance that there will be no NFL season in 2020. Why should we be so optimistic? And could we see fans in the stands after all?
Half of the Top 10 picks from the 2017 Draft didn't get their 5th-year options picked up. What does that mean for the future of Mitchell Trubisky and others?
On the heels of Jameis Winston and Andy Dalton signing, we draft the Best Backup QBs in the NFL.
May the 4th be with you...Twitter responds to Chris' bad Star Wars knowledge.
Andy Dalton has signed with the Cowboys. Why did he go there instead of the Patriots or Jaguars? And what does this mean for the Cowboys' negotiations with Dak Prescott? Would Jerry Jones dare rescind his franchise tag?
Why did Dalton sign before Cam Newton? What is Cam's plan, and would he consider sitting out the entire season?
Who is the favorite in the NFC South: the Saints or the Buccaneers? And which team has more pressure on them this season?
Packers GM Brian Gutekunst is taking responsibility for drafting Jordan Love. Do we believe that coach Matt LaFleur wasn't involved in the decision? And more importantly, will Aaron Rodgers believe it? And what is a possible timeline for a Rodgers trade?
Patrick Mahomes says he wants to be a Chief "for a long time." So why hasn't he gotten a new contract yet?
Florio and Barstool Big Cat look back on Gronk saying he's had a Bucs' playbook for weeks despite not being on the team - will the league punish Tampa for tampering? Plus, Nick Saban is changing his tune about Tua now that the Draft is official over. We also draft the best undrafted free agents of all time, and wonder if there's too much pressure on CeeDee Lamb in Dallas now that he's wearing number 88.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat react to the comments of Brett Favre after his conversations with Aaron Rodgers. It's clear that Rodgers isn't happy, the big question now is what will he do about it? We also touch on where Andy Dalton will end up after getting cut by the Bengals, look at some 2020 props, and laugh at the Saints making a trade out of spite.
Brett Favre has spoken to Aaron Rodgers and is not optimistic about his future with the Packers.
Florio & Simms rewatch a couple of Jameis Winston drives from last season, and it is a roller coaster.
The guys draft the QBs who got the most help in the 2020 Draft.
Finally, Big Phil sent us some jersey evidence from the Simms household.
Florio spoke with Chiefs GM Brett Veach who said Patrick Mahomes “will be a Kansas City Chief for the duration of his career." What is the timeline for a Mahomes contract, and how much will it cost the Chiefs?
Is there any chance the Bears pick up Mitchell Trubisky's fifth-year option?
Rob Gronkowski bragged about having the Buccaneers playbook while he was still under contract with the Patriots, then said he was joking. Do we believe him?
The Texans won the division and the Titans made the AFC Championship. So why are the Colts the AFC South favorites?
Florio spoke with Bills GM Brandon Beane, who praised Jake Fromm as a "winner." Why is that a red flag for Simms?
With the Draft over, can we now assume OBJ isn't going anywhere this offseason?
Florio, Simms, and Peter King react to the NFL's statement that Tom Brady didn't break the rules when he visited with Byron Leftwich. We also touch on whether the NFL will delay the schedule release, something that makes Joe Burrow unique among QBs, and we draft the most intriguing picks from the 2020 Draft. Plus, Florio has a little fun with Simms after something his dad tweeted Tuesday.
Florio, Simms, and Peter King react to the thought by former Packers beat writer Bob McGinn that part of the reason they drafted Jordan Love was because they're tired of Aaron Rodgers being difficult to coach. We also hear Howie Roseman explain why they took Jalen Hurts in the second round from PFTPM. Next we debate who closed the gap the most on the 49ers in the NFC West, and the impact of Jameis Winston in New Orleans.
Mike and Chris finish their list of relevant NFL teams. Plus, the Saints assistant GM said Jameis Winston will learn more football in a year with New Orleans than in his entire career - how does Bruce Arians feel about that? We also check in on who closed the gap with KC in the AFC West and why Howie Roseman jumped on Jalen Hurts in the second round. Our draft is veteran players who are notice after their team's draft.
Florio and Simms react to Sean Payton's comments about there only being 10 or 11 relevant teams in the NFL. Is he right, and what are the teams? Plus, we listen to Brian Flores explain part of the reason they drafted Tua, and play Would You Rather. We also touch on the odds for offensive rookie of the year and who signs Cam Newton.
After seeing the Packers draft his replacement and no wide receivers, should Aaron Rodgers question his future with the team? Are the two parties headed for an inevitable divorce?
Jameis Winston is in talks to go to the Saints, where he will have no chance of being the starter. Why is this still a good move for him?
Which team had the best draft? Which later round QB will get a start first? Florio & Simms fill in the blanks.
The Patriots didn't draft a QB, even though Bill Belichick says they may have wanted to. What is New England's plan for Jarrett Stidham and the QB room?
Bill O'Brien was furious at one point during the Draft. What was he so upset about?
Florio & Simms start Hour 2 by trying (successfully?) to settle what time zone London is in.
The 49ers pull next-level strategy to trade for Trent Williams. What made Daniel Snyder swallow his pride and deal with Kyle Shanahan? And will Williams ask for a big money extension from San Francisco?
The Eagles had the most controversial pick of Round 2 when they selected QB Jalen Hurts. What does this mean for Carson Wentz? And could Philly put the 2 QBs on the field together?
The guys draft the rookies who will have the most immediate impact this season.
Why were the Buccaneers desperate to trade up 1 pick in the First Round?
The U.K. has feedback for Chris' pronunciation of "Leicester."
Florio and Simms hand out their awards from night one of the draft. Plus, how did the teams with multiple first round picks do on Thursday night? We also draft the “woah” moments of the first round, and Simms tells us the best players still on the board going into the weekend.
Florio and Simms react to how the quarterbacks fell in round one. Will Miami regret taking Tua at #5, and how mad will Aaron Rodgers be that the Packers took his replacement in the first round? Plus, Chris tells us one wide receiver pick he loved and one that left him scratching is head.
After months of buildup the 2020 Draft is finally upon us, and Florio and Simms try to see through the smokescreens.
The Dolphins doctors reportedly signed off on Tua Tagovailoa. Are they preparing their fan base for him, or is this a ruse to get Justin Herbert?
The Raiders supposedly want Yannick Ngakoue, but are the Jaguars asking for too much in return?
In a stacked WR class, how many should we expect to come off the board in Round 1?
More Draft props: will a RB or TE get drafted tonight?
With 3 picks in Round 1, the possibilities are endless for the Dolphins in the Draft tonight. Do they prefer Tua Tagovailoa or Justin Herbert? If they trade up to #3, do they want a QB or OT? And could they still make a godfather offer to the Bengals for Joe Burrow?
Rob Gronkowski spoke for the first time as a Buccaneer and shed some light on what role Tom Brady played in his comeback.
From virtual boos to suspenseful freezes, Florio and Simms pick what they want to see most tonight.
The Trent Williams trade rumors are ramping up again. Will the Redskins finally trade him today?
Florio and Simms explain how Gronk could have played hardball with the Patriots in making his return to football. Plus, we listen to the best of Mike's interview with Henry Ruggs, react to Lamar Jackson being the Madden cover athlete, and draft the duos we'd like to see play again.
Florio and Simms react to Gronk coming out of retirement to team with Tom Brady again. How much does he have left, and will it work? Plus, John Lynch confirmed that the 49ers considered dumping Jimmy G. for Tom Brady earlier this offseason. We also touch on Saban defending Tua Tagovailoa, DeAndre Hopkins forcing his way out of Houston and the Chargers' new unis.
Peter King joins Florio and Simms to break down his mock draft. Could Tua end up in New England? Plus, we listen to the best of Mike's chat with Chase Young. Then, Florio and Peter King look back at the drafts that changed franchises, and we speculate about whether Mahomes will be throwing to Henry Ruggs this season.
Florio and Chris Simms react to the report that the Giants are taking a deep dive on Justin Herbert, the 49ers being open to trading either first round pick, and the rumor that KC could trade up for Henry Ruggs. Plus, we listen to the best of Mike's interview with Joe Burrow and enjoy the Twitter feud between Yannick Ngakoue and the Jaguars.
After Leonard Fournette lobbied for the Jaguars to sign Cam Newton, they might ship him somewhere else. What are the possible landing spots for the RB?
Draft week is finally here! The NFL has a virtual mock draft planned for today, and plans to make things more trade-friendly Thursday night. And Florio and Simms offer a T-shirt bounty to the prospects.
What will the 49ers do with their two Round 1 picks? We look at the NFC West Draft Needs.
Simms' DT Draft Ranks included the closest call at the top of any position he's scouted in this class.
A deadline has passed for Taysom Hill which tells us something about his future with the Saints.
Joe Burrow reached out to Peyton Manning, who had some hard truths for the potential No. 1 overall pick.
Will the Broncos trade up for Jerry Jeudy? Will the Giants trade down? Florio & Simms look at the latest Draft rumors.
Can we put any stock in the reemerging Jamal Adams trade talk? And are the Browns protesting too much about the Odell Beckham Jr. rumors?
Mike and Chris draft the best players in the NFC West, and some heavy hitters didn't make the cut.
Simms ranks Isaiah Simmons the #1 LB in the Draft. What's the earliest and latest he could come off the board?
The guys react to the Patriots new uniforms.
Mike and Peter King look back at two of the biggest stories of the week: Dak Prescott not showing up for the Cowboys offseason program and Christian McCaffrey getting a new contract. Plus, we look at some prop bets for the 2020 Draft from the William Hill Sports Book. Also, Mike and Peter choose the GMs we'd want to be for this year's NFL Draft.
Florio and Peter King react to Von Miller having COVID-19, and Donald Trump says sports will initially return without fans. Plus, why did it take the Browns so long to deny the OBJ trade rumors, and why did Mike say the dumbest thing Peter has ever heard? Plus we look at over/unders for next year and Tom Brady still not over being a 6th round pick.
A report emerged about Odell Beckham Jr. possible being dealt to the Vikings. Can we put any stock in it? And is he a good fit in Minnesota?
College commissioners met with Mike Pence, and confirmed why college football might be a long way from coming back.
Florio & Simms go through the AFC West to determine what each team needs to come out of the 2020 Draft with.
Chris has released his CB Draft Ranks and his Jeffrey Okudah analysis will surprise many.
Remembering the life and career of Packers legend Willie Davis and his "Million Dollar Fumble."
The first active NFL player has tested positive for Covid-19, while the NFL's schedule plans include a shortened season contingency.
With trade rumors swirling around Odell Beckham Jr once again, what does that say about his time in Cleveland? And if not the Vikings, then what other teams are a good landing spot for him?
The Browns have revealed their new jerseys, and Florio and Simms like the change.
The guys draft the top players in the AFC West, and there's no surprise who the #1 pick was.
Florio throws some cold water on Joe Mixon holdout rumors.
With David Johnson passing his physical, the biggest trade of the offseason is now final.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat react to the idea of a college football season going from February to May this year. Could it work, and would stars refuse to play? Plus, the more Dave Gettleman speaks, the less confidence we have in his strategy. We also pick the remote draft rooms you'd like to be in next week and explain how the 49ers losing the Super Bowl likely saved lives.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat react to Dak Prescott's statement to PFT about his house party violating stay at home orders. Also, Kirk Cousins says playing without fans would be refreshing, and we do some 2020 Draft props. Plus, why is Jake Fromm moving up draft boards?
Florio breaks the news that Dak Prescott won't take part in any offseason activities without a new contract. Plus, who are the next RBs to get paid after McCaffrey, and we draft the best players in the AFC South.
Florio and Simms react to Bill Belichick addressing Tom Brady's departure and the Patriots' QB situation. We also look at Christian McCaffrey's deal from the Panthers, AFC South Draft needs, Simms' RB rankings, and the death of Tavaris Jackson.
Tua Tagovailoa released a personal pro day, and Simms breaks down what he saw in the prospect's throwing.
We're all in the midst of a pandemic, but Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott are acting like everything is normal.
Chris has released his Draft Top 5 RB Ranks, with a surprising player at #1.
Florio spoke with George Kittle, who threw out a small silver lining to games without fans.
The XFL is done (again). What is the future of spring football?
The Competition Committee sent their rule proposals to the owners, but why doesn't it include anything about reviewing pass interference calls?
Florio & Simms give the biggest Draft Needs for every team in the NFC South.
The guys draft the Best Players in the NFC South, and you'll be surprised where Brady, Brees and Ryan go (or don't go).
Todd Gurley is not concerned about passing his Falcons physical. Should he be?
Simms has a story behind the Donovan McNabb Redskins trade of 10 years ago.
Florio and Peter King look back at the new format for the NFL Draft, and how the incoming rookies will be a part of the broadcast. Plus, are the Chiefs poised to repeat as champs after bringing back almost their whole team? Also, we draft the GMs that need to have a good draft and wonder if the Chargers would sign Cam Newton if they could give him a physical.
Florio and Peter King react to the Brandin Cooks trade from the Rams' and the Texans' perspectives. Plus, we listen to Roger Goodell's hopeful message about the NFL season, and some of Peter King's interview with Justin Herbert. Also, we play What's More Likely and wonder if the Lions will trade the #3 overall pick in the Draft.
Tom Brady went on Howard Stern and gave Florio & Simms plenty to react to. Did he give signs all last season that he was moving on from the Patriots? Does Brady deserve more credit than Belichick? And does he care as little about his legacy as he says?
The NFL is facing another technological hurdle with IT employees as it prepares for the virtual draft.
NFC North Draft Needs: what do the Vikings, Packers, Bears and Lions need to come away with?
Bills GM Brandon Beane gives insight into what many prospects miss when visiting a team. And he tells us how he plans to keep Stefon Diggs happy.
The Falcons revealed their new uniforms, and the reviews are not kind.
Florio & Simms dive deeper into the Tom Brady interview with Howard Stern and how he opened up about his marriage.
The man Brady replaced, Jameis Winston, seems optimistic about his future. Should he be? And why hasn't Jameis signed yet?
The guys draft the best players in the NFC North. Does Florio dare take Kirk Cousins?
Simms explains how his #3 Edge Prospect in the Draft was hurt by his canceled Pro Day.
FInally, are the Rams stiffing Todd Gurley and Clay Matthews?
Florio is stunned that Dak Prescott continues to not exercise social distancing while working out. Will he get in trouble? Could this affect his sponsors? Plus, is it possible that Washington could pass on Chase Young, or trade down and take him anyway? We also draft the best players in the AFC North, ponder the fate of Andy Dalton, and react to Tom Brady on The Howard Stern Show.
Florio and Simms react to the NFL saying there will be no allowances made for technical issues during the Draft, and Steelers GM Kevin Colbert wanting 3 extra rounds. Chris also shares his top 5 edge rushers in the Draft, and we look at the team needs in the AFC North. Plus, the Cards expect a big jump from Kyler Murray this year, and the Bucs unveiled their new uniforms.
Florio & Simms debate the NFL’s All-Decade selections and draft the best players in the NFC East. Plus, Mike rips Tom Brady's tone deaf piece in the Players' Tribune, and review for pass interference looks like it won't be back this year.
The NFL Draft will be completely virtual and Simms & Florio discuss the challenges teams will face with that. Then they decide what are the must-draft positions for each NFC East team. Plus, will the potential lack of an offseason program give Dak more leverage to get a new deal, or less? Finally, we look at where Big Ben stands in his injury rehab, and why the Panthers won't explain the reason for cutting Cam Newton.
President Trump believes the NFL season should start on time, but does that mean anything? Florio & Simms also discuss which coaches & players are hurt most by this delayed offseason. The guys reflect on the careers of Tom Dempsey and Bobby Mitchell. We’re looking at the must-draft positions for every team and we start with the AFC East. The Bears declare an “open competition” at QB, so is Nick Foles or Mitchell Trubisky the favorite? And the Patriots are looking at an intriguing QB prospect.
DeAndre Hopkins & David Johnson still haven’t passed their physicals and a big deadline is approaching. Could the biggest trade of the offseason fall through? Florio also explains why we could see a rash of “failed” physicals after the draft. And the guys draft the Best Players in the AFC East, with a Simms pick that stuns Mike.
Florio & Peter King react to the the NFL's Chief Medical Officer, who was more cautious about the league having its normal season. Bills GM Brandon Beane said "The team to beat in the East is the Patriots.” Do we agree with him? The guys draft the NFL records within reach of being broken soon, and weigh the chances of the Dolphins traded up for Joe Burrow.
Florio & Peter King are upset about Dak Prescott and other star NFL athletes dangerously ignoring social distancing guidelines. Also Covid-19 may make the NFL squash the small war room plans some teams had for the upcoming Draft. And how much can the Jaguars get by trading Yannick Ngakoue?
Florio & Simms react to the Cowboys signing Aldon Smith after a 4 year layoff. Plus, Anthony Lynn says Tyrod Taylor is in the drivers seat; Simms explains why Justin Jefferson & Henry Ruggs are 2-3 in his Draft rankings, and Sean Payton tries to put the Drew Brees final year genie back in the bottle.
Florio & Simms ponder how far Tua Tagovailoa will fall in the Draft, and whether or not Jordan Love could be taken before him. Plus, the guys rewatch Brett Favre's most infamous moment, draft the best revenge games ever, and discuss where Jadeveon Clowney could land.
Florio & Simms go through the Unbuttoned Top 5 WR Draft Prospects, and chat about why CeeDee Lamb is the unquestioned #1, and why Jerry Jeudy missed the cut; is an Area-51 type of setup the only way to save the season?; Yannick Ngakoue tells the Jags to move on or move out
Florio & Simms react to the NFL briefing about expanded playoffs, and the league planning to start the season on time; Chris Godwin says don't blame Jameis for all those INTs; in honor of April Fools', a draft of the stories we didn't believe when we first heard them; what is Peyton Manning's legacy in Denver?
Florio talks about the Chiefs lack of cap space, and says farewell to that (crappy) radio format
Florio & Simms play a game of "Start, Bench, or Cut", try and help the Chiefs figure out what to do with their $177 of cap space, speculate on Dave Gettleman's job security, and reminisce about Tony Romo's first career start on SNF.
Florio & Simms draft the players with the biggest axe to grind in 2020. Plus, the Patriots feel confident about Jarrett Stidham, and a look back at the first game ever played at Jerry World.
Florio gives his take on the latest with Cam Newton, the Rams quirky offseason, why the NFL Draft appears to be moving forward as scheduled, and a wild contingency plan to save the season.
Simms explains to Florio why LSU QB Joe Burrow has the cleanest film he's ever seen from a Draft prospect. Plus, the guys discuss the Draft moving full steam ahead, the latest odds for division winners, and a classic Brady-Manning matchup.
Florio & Simms draft the best current QB rivalries, break down the latest Cam Newton workout videos, and take a trip down memory lane to discuss the original Manning Bowl from 2006.
Florio reacts to Roger Goodell's memo to each NFL team that the league will proceed as scheduled, and that any public dissent will result in punishment.
Florio & Peter King react to Bruce Arians squashing any and all rumors that the Bucs could sign Antonio Brown. Plus, who did Brady call first, what would you ask Cam, Drew Brees donates $5M, and Roger Goodell puts teams on notice that the Draft will go on as scheduled.
Florio & Peter King draft the most intriguing available free agents. Plus, Cam says the Panthers gave up on him, Teddy Bridgewater meets the Carolina media (via Zoom), and Todd Gurley seems to be the only one surprised that the Rams cut Todd Gurley.
Florio reacts to John Elway's comments about his preference for the Draft to be delayed. Plus, the Panthers screwed Cam Newton, and Bucco Bruce could be back
Florio & Simms react to the Bucs re-signing Ndamukong Suh, as well as Bruce Arians comments about Tom Brady's ability to throw the deep ball. Plus, another GM hopes that the Draft is delayed, the guys watch back on old Cam Newton classic, and why is Jordan Love ranked ahead of Tua Tagovailoa?
Florio & Simms play a little Match Game with 3 former #1 overall picks: Jadeveon Clowney, Jameis Winston, and Cam Newton. They choose a frontrunner, darkhorse, and fantasy destination for each. Plus, inspired by Stefon Diggs, the guys draft the best WR of all-time (after Jerry Rice of course)
Florio makes the case for the Chargers to sign Cam Newton after the QB was officially released by the Panthers. Meanwhile, the Panthers add a WR, Tom Brady meets the Tampa Bay media, and the NFL closes all team facilities.
Florio & Simms react to the news that the Panthers have released Cam Newton, Tom Brady has nothing but nice things to say about Belichick & the Pats, Simms has a big surprise in his Top 5 QB ranks for the upcoming Draft, and Saints GM Mickey Loomis is among several execs who want the Draft to be delayed.
Florio & Simms react to the Panthers cutting Cam Newton, and contemplate the likelihood of him joining the Chargers, Redskins, Dolphins, and Patriots. They also draft Cam's most memorable moments with Carolina. Plus: the Brady-Arians marriage, and second-tier free agent WR signings.
Mike continues to try and connect the dots between Brady and the 49ers, especially now that Brady talked with Belichick. Plus, Mike loved the story about someone who was threatening athletes on social media potentially going to jail. Finally, could the Panthers move on from Cam Newton and Christian McCaffrey this year?
Florio and Simms wonder how accurate the report is that Kyle Shanahan doubts Jimmy Garoppolo's decision-making and ceiling. Plus, Jacoby Brissett's teammates say he doesn't get enough respect, we play What's More Likely, and wonder if Christian McCaffrey could get traded.
Florio and Simms react to a report that says the NFL could try and bring back Dean Blandino to help with the officiating, and Mike's report that voting on the CBA begins today. Plus, we draft our favorite 88s in honor of Michael Irvin's birthday and check in on our Tom Brady poll.
Florio explains to people who keep trying to dismiss the Brady to SF rumors why they're viable. Plus, Lamar Jackson doesn't understand how the Ravens lost in the playoffs, so Florio breaks it down pretty simply for him. Plus, are the Bengals trying to convince people they care about winning now? Will it work?
Florio and Simms get Peter King's big takeaways from the NFL Combine, including what scouts are saying about Justin Herbert, Jalen Hurts, and Jordan Love. Plus, will the Bengals actually try and spend money in free agency? Finally, we play What's More Likely and wonder if Nick Foles will be traded.
Florio, Chris Simms, and Peter King debate whether the 49ers would be better off with Tom Brady than Jimmy Garoppolo. Plus, why does Lamar Jackson not understand why they lost to the Titans? We draft the best free agent quarterbacks, and wonder if Joe Burrow was right to deny comparisons to Tom Brady.
Mike wonders how the NFL and other sports leagues will deal with and adjust to coronavirus going forward. Will it affect March Madness? The Draft? Plus, Brady isn't gone from the Pats just yet, and how Tony Romo's new contract can impact the NFL on and off the field.
Florio and Simms pull back the reigns on the Brady-leaving-the-Patriots hysteria. The team still wants him back and are working towards that end. Plus, the Bears want a veteran QB this offseason - should he replace Trubisky? We also run through some franchise tag candidates and debate whether they should get the tag.
Florio and Chris Simms answer your Twitter questions about free agency and the Draft. Plus, if Brady does leave New England, what could they do at QB? Would McDaniels and Belichick want someone mobile? We draft the most impressive single-game performances in NFL history and wonder how the NFL will deal with coronavirus.
Mike reacts to the Tom Brady/Julian Edelman interaction, and points out how much TB12 enjoys seeing everyone overreact to every little thing. Plus, Mike gives us the truth about the Matthew Stafford trade rumors and highlights interesting parts of the proposed CBA.
Chris shares what stood out to him coming out of the Combine in Indy. Plus, Julian Edelman said on camera that Brady was coming back, and Tom didn't look happy about it. Also, we play Fill in the Blank with QB rumors and react to NFL players starting their own fund to help with a work stoppage.
Florio and Chris Simms hand out their awards for the 2020 Combine, and wonder if Jameis Winston is the Bucs' safety quarterback. Plus, we draft the most dominat NFL athletes of the last 20 years, and speculate on the future of Yannick Ngakoue in Jacksonville.
Mike and the PFT Crew are down in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Guests include Philadelphia Eagles GM Howie Roseman, Dallas Cowboys HC Mike McCarthy, Carolina Panthers HC Matt Rhule and Justin Herbert from the Oregon Ducks!
Mike and the PFT Crew are down in Indianapolis for the NFL Combine. Guests include Tampa Bay Buccaneers HC Bruce Arians, Indianapolis Colts HC Frank Reich Tennessee Titans HC Mike Vrabel and Ohio State's Chase Young!
Florio reacts to the latest rumors about Tom Brady, and we play some of the best interviews from the Combine during the afternoons this week.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat react to what we saw at the Combine on Thursday night. Henry Ruggs III is amazing and a punter put up 25 reps. Plus, Jerry Jones refers to Dak Prescott as family, and we play Tom Brady Superlatives. Mike also rips Chiefs fans who are criticizing Chris Jones.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat break down the player reaction to the proposed CBA, and the potential landing spots for Jadeveon Clowney. Plus we draft the most important stories coming out of the Combine, and react to the workouts we saw Thursday night.
Live from the NFL Combine. Mike updates Chris Simms' flu, the latest on the CBA and player opposition to it. Plus, Mike discusses Dwayne Haskins and the Redskins other options at quarterback, and possible landing spots for Phillip Rivers.
Live from the NFL Combine. Josh Norris sits in with Mike to discuss who could get the franchise tag, and preview the QB/WR workouts tonight. We're also joined by Titans Head Coach Mike Vrabel on set.
We listen to some of Auburn DL Derrick Brown at the podium in Indianapolis. Plus, Mike reacts to the report that the Giants have been named as a potential landing spot for Tom Brady. Also, South Carolina DL Javon Kinlaw was on our set.
Live from the NFL Combine. Mike talks about the proposed CBA and how it would affect player contract negotiations. Plus, Justin Herbert and Kliff Kingsbury stop by the set, and the 49ers circle the wagons for Jimmy Garoppolo.
Live from the NFL Combine. Mike and Chris Simms talk about where things stand with the CBA vote. Plus, we interview Vikings GM Rick Spielman on why he believes in Kirk Cousins, and Panthers Head Coach Matt Rhule on why he wants to coach Cam Newton. Plus, Mike Mayock loves Derek Carr...unless he doesn't.
Live from the NFL Combine. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Head Coach Bruce Arians stops by the set to give us his evaluation of Jameis Winston. Plus, incoming rookie tackle Mekhi Becton joins us to describe how he goes about dominating offensive lineman. Also, PFT's Charean Williams stops by to play What's More Likely.
More insight from Florio and Chris Simms as they broadcast live from the NFL scouting combine in Indianapolis.
Chris Simms joins Mike Florio on set in Indy to prep for a big week at the NFL Scouting combine.
Florio settles into the set on location in Indianapolis, prepping for a big week meeting with top draft picks, GM's and Head Coaches from your favorite teams.
Florio thinks the players have some leverage in the CBA talks because some influential elderly owners may not be willing to sacrifice a year of football. Plus, what will the Colts do at QB, and how close is the NFL to getting a sky judge?
Florio and Peter King give you the latest on what is happening in the CBA negotiations. Plus, Peter King has an idea to save pass interference review. Also, Peter and Florio share awesome stories about their greatest food feats. Finally, will the Lions trade down from #3, and who could trade up?
Florio and Peter King look at what the Colts will do at QB, and speculate about whether Derek Carr's social media post means a trade out of Las Vegas via trade. Plus, in honor of Dave Ayres filling in at goalie, we draft the most memorable emergency moments in NFL history. Plus, how much leverage do players have in CBA talks?
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Florio breaks down every angle of the possible proposed CBA, including what happens if the players tell the owners to go pound sand and reject the proposal. Plus, what if the players disbanded their union and challenged the NFL in court?
Mike explains the ins and outs of the proposed CBA to Barstool Big Cat, including when you should begin to worry about a possible work stoppage. Plus, we run through some offseason props and debate which team can make a jump like the 49ers did this year.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat debate the best possible schedule for the NFL going forward - even with 17 or 18 games. Plus, we get Big Cat's thoughts on Brees' return and an expanded playoff field. Plus, we hold a draft of the best free agent pitches to Tom Brady.
Mike tells you everything you need to know about the proposed CBA, and how the players will react to the potential deal. Plus, Adrian Peterson is back with Washington, and teams could be left holding the bag while trying to sign Tom Brady. Finally, how much will owners impact what happens with Tua, Burrow, and Justin Herbert?
Florio and Simms debate the pros and cons of the proposed CBA. Extra playoff teams and 17 games in the regular season will dramatically change things going forward. Plus, how the Browns can fix Baker Mayfield and another edition of Would You Rather.
Florio and Simms react to the proposed CBA, and disagree about Emmitt Smith's idea that Dak Prescott should take less money in his next contract. Plus, in honor of Adrian Peterson coming back to Washington next year, we draft the best "old man" seasons of all time.
Now that Drew Brees is back in New Orleans, how much are the Saints going to pay him and what happens to Bridgewater and Taysom Hill? Is Greg Olsen enough to keep Russell Wilson happy in Seattle, or do the Seahawks need to do more? Plus, why are Bengals fans mad at Florio?
Florio and Simms look at the ripple effects of Drew Brees staying in New Orleans. What happens with Hill and Bridgewater? Plus, how much will Greg Olsen help in Seattle? Lastly, Mike and Chris air some grievances about the franchise tag.
Florio and Simms react to the news that Drew Brees is back in New Orleans, Chris sticks up for Ryan Tannehill, and we draft the players most likely to get traded this offseason. Plus, Florio questions Chris Pratt's Seahawks fandom.
Mike gives his take on Mike Tomlin's ESPN appearance Monday, Cam Newton's future going forward, and Joe Burrow trying to talk the Bengals out of drafting him. Plus, Mike chimes in on Rob Manfred's handling of the Astros' sign-stealing scandal.
Florio and Simms react to Mike Tomlin's appearance on ESPN yesterday defending Mason Rudolph. The evidence is against Myles Rudolph. Plus, why we're hearing about Cam Newton possibly passing a physical next month. We also review the rookie QBs this year and question the report about Teddy Bridgewater getting 30 million per year.
Florio and Simms react to Joe Burrow's latest comments about the possibility of the Bengals drafting him in April. The more he talks, the more we thinks he wants to avoid Cincinnati. Plus, Nick Saban compares Tua to Brees and Rodgers, and we draft the guys that should have made a draft power play.
Florio tells you the key dates you need to know when it comes to the future of TB12 in New England. Plus, what's happening with the CBA, and is Mason Rudolph going to sue Myles Garrett?
Florio and Simms break down the report the Raiders interest in Tom Brady, and why there hasn't been any movement with the Patriots. Plus, we get Chris's thoughts on the CBA talks, play Fill in the Blank, and explain the problems with the XFL.
Florio and Simms break down the Myles Garrett Mason Rudolph situation, draft the connections we'd like to see Brady make next year, and Chris tells us how he would have handled things inside the locker room with cheating teammates.
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Prison Mike is out in full force on Valentine's Day! Myles Garrett is continuing his image rehabilitation tour, and Michael Bidwill was full of it when he said fans wanted a 17 game regular season in the NFL. Plus, Mike explains how the Matthew Stafford trade rumors may have gotten started.
Florio and PFT's Charean Williams react to Myles Garrett once again claiming that Mason Rudolph used a racial slur before the infamous helmet swing. Plus, we play What's More Likely and explore whether Eric Bieniemy could leave the Chiefs for Colorado.
Florio and Charean Williams debate which teams should be willing to throw some money around when free agency comes around about a month from now. Plus, how did Chris Jones get under Tom Brady's skin this year? Also, we draft the NFL figures that will be better if they were given a second chance.
Florio reacts to the reports that two teams could be looking to trade their starting QBs, the reinstatement of Myles Garrett, and Michael Bidwill saying 17 games won't affect player safety. Plus, Jameis Winston had eye surgery and the internet lost its mind.
Florio and PFT's Charean Williams react to the report that the Lions are talking to teams about a change at QB. Plus, Myles Garrett has been reinstated and Antonio Brown is apologizing to Ben Roethlisberger for all the critical things he tweeted about him.
Florio and PFT Cowboys Insider Charean Williams try and figure out why Dak and the Cowboys haven't come to an agreement about his new deal yet. Plus, will LASIK help Jameis Winston and a draft of 2020 redemption candidates.
Florio reacts to David Tepper's comments about the health and future of Cam Newton, Dak's latest comments about his never-ending contract negotiations, and wy Ryan Tannehill changed agents during negotiations with the Titans.
The more than Panthers talk about Cam Newton, the less it seems like he'll be in Carolina next year. Plus, does Dak Prescott think he's worth 40 million a year? Plus, we play Would You Rather and debate whether Eric Bieniemy should leave KC for Colorado.
Florio and Barstool Big Cat debate which injured QB they'd want in 2020, and whether the Bears should shove Mitch Trubisky aside for Philip Rivers. Plus, in honor of Buster Douglas knocking out Mike Tyson 30 years ago, we draft the best knockouts of 2019.
Florio speculates about the future of Tom Brady and Philip Rivers. Plus, when will Myles Garrett be reinstated and why the internet lost its mind over Mike's Taysom Hill comments.
Florio and Peter King wonder what the future holds for Philip Rivers now that he and the Chargers announced their split. Plus, is Jameis Winston the right guy for the Bucs going forward? Plus, we hit some offseason over/unders and debate when Myles Garrett will be reinstated.
Florio and Peter King debate the timeline for a Tom Brady decision. What the Patriots want to know, and when will they want to know it? Plus, Taysom Hill says he's a franchise QB - will other teams see it that way? Plus, we draft the best landing spots for Philip Rivers now that he's done with the Chargers.
Florio reacts to the return of the XFL over the weekend. There are already things the NFL should be stealing. Plus, could Jerry Jones get crazy and try to reel in Tom Brady on the free agent market? Plus, Florio was called out in Cincinnati for pointing out that Joe Burrow may not want to end up in Cincinnati.
Florio and Peter King react to the second debut of the XFL over the weekend. What did we like, what did we not like, and can this thing last longer than it did last time? Plus, what Peter learned from a half-hour conversation with Patrick Mahomes and the uncertain future of Dwayne Haskins in Washington.
Florio and Peter King react to Sean Payton saying he expects a team to give up a low first round pick to try and sign Taysom Hill this offseason. Plus, how crazy is Michael Irvin's idea about Tom Brady to the Cowboys? Plus, we draft the movie-like moments of 2019.
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Florio listens to Kyle Shanahan defend the play of Jimmy Garoppolo, but it doesn't change his mind. Plus, Joe Burrow and the Bengals could be headed for a standoff when Draft time comes. Plus, will the NFC South see three new starting QBs next season?
Florio and Barstool Big Cat react to Kyle Shanahan's defense of Jimmy G. and Big Cat rips apart Florio's take on the 49ers' QB. Plus, the Rams want to meet with Todd Gurley before next season. Plus, AB apologized to Pittsburgh - could a reunion be possible?
Florio and Barstool Big Cat debate whether the NFL will and should go to a 17 game regular season. How would the schedule change? Plus, we do a draft of our offseason predictions. We also get Big Cat's thoughts on Patrick Mahomes and the staying power of the XFL.
Florio listens and reacts to Jimmy Garoppolo responding to people that say he didn't get it done in the fourth quarter. The 49ers should upgrade at quarterback, especially if Tom Brady would be interested in playing in San Francisco.
Florio and Simms react to Andy Reid guaranteeing another Super Bowl next year for the Chiefs. How many rings does Mahomes have to win to not be a disappointment? Plus, we look back at the most memorable moments from the 2019 season.
Simms defends Jimmy Garoppolo from Florio and other critics. Plus, will Le'Veon Bell be in New York next year? Also, we draft the people we'd most want to see in the broadcast booth doing games.
Florio explains why the Chiefs need to give Patrick Mahomes a new deal right away, and it's not just because he's awesome. Plus, 2020 MVP odds, and a possible issue for Washington going forward.
Florio and Simms find out what Peter King learned after sitting down with Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes after the Super Bowl. Can the Chiefs handle success? Plus, we check out the Vegas odds for 2020 MVP, and react to the Jaguars playing back to back London games next season.
Florio, Simms, and Peter King debate whether the 49ers should look elsewhere and whether they will look elsewhere at QB for the 2020 season. Plus, does Russell Wilson want more freedom in the Seahawks offense? Finally, we draft the most interesting storylines of the offseason.
Florio listens to Patrick Mahomes day-after-Super-Bowl press conference, and wonders what kind of contract he'll sign this offseason. Plus, will the 49ers get back to the Super Bowl next year? Finally, Mike debunks the Tom Brady to Tennessee rumor - almost.
Florio and Simms listen to Patrick Mahomes say all the right things about his next contract, but should the Chiefs try and take advantage of all the good Super Bowl championship vibes? Plus, what's the future of Tom Brady and Dak Prescott?
Florio and Simms play a Super Bowl edition of Fill in the Blank, and Simms gives us his observations after a day of film study on the Super Bowl. Plus, we draft the unsung heroes of the big game.
Florio reacts to an incredible Super Bowl comeback by the Chiefs. The game came down to a handful of plays, and they were all made by the Chiefs down the stretch. Also, who does Vegas think will win the Super Bowl next year?
Florio and Simms react to an incredible 4th quarter performance from Patrick Mahomes. What happened to the 49ers defense at the end of the game? How much blame should Kyle Shanahan take for blowing another Super Bowl lead?
Florio and Simms hand out their awards for the final game of the 2019 season. Also, Jimmy Garoppolo heard the critics all year long, but couldn't get it done when it counted. Plus, we draft the most memorable moments of the game and listen to Andy Reid's morning press conference.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson, Rams DT Aaron Donald and more join Mike and the PFT crew from Radio Row in Miami!
Saints QB Drew Brees, Giants RB Saquon Barkley and more join Mike and the PFT crew from Radio Row in Miami!
Mike talks with Devin and Jason McCourty, Mike talks about Tom Brady's cryptic tweet and what he thinks it means, Terry Bradshaw stops by, and Mike talks about the Quarterback Free Agents and especially about Dak Prescott. | 01-31-20 Hour 1
Mike and Chris Simms discuss the vast guest list coming up on the show, a discussion on Tom Brady's cryptic tweet and what it means, and Frank Gore stops by and Mike and Chris' reaction. | 01-31-20 Hour 2
Mike and Chis Simms visit with Tony Dungy and talk Super Bowl memories and predictions, Drew Brees stops by and talks retirement and predictions and Rodney Harrison visits and gives his predictions on the Super Bowl. | 01-31-20 Hour 3
Mike makes his pick for the Super Bowl and Mark Ingram joins the set, Gardner Minshew stops by, Kirk Cousins joins Mike and Chris Simms and the NFL and the NFL Players negotiate on a 17 game season.
Florio and Simms react to Roger Goodell's state of the league press conference, react to Richard Sherman calling out the league, and play another game of Would You Rather. Plus, we catch up with former Bucs and Falcons RB Warrick Dunn.
Florio and Simms visit with Sean Payton, Aaron Donald, and Derrick Henry on set at Super Bowl LIV.
Mike and Chris Simms talk with Stefon Diggs, Mike talks about Deion Sanders comments that there are enough players in the NFL HOF, Reggie Wayne interview and a discussion about Clark Hunt and Patrick Mahomes. | 01-29-20 Hour 1
Mike, Chris Simms and Big Cat talk about the Super Bowl, especially Mahomes and Garropollo, Super Bowl breakdown of the 49er defense with Dee Ford, Super Bowl Prop Bets and Dak Prescott interview. | 01-29-20 Hour 2
Mike, Chris Simms and Big Cat have a PFT Draft of the City of Miami Power Rankings, Brian Dawkins interview, Guess Who Bill Belichick is talking about, and Saquon Barkley interview. | 01-29-20 Hour 3
Mike talks about Richard Sherman and the 49ers Defense trying to stop Patrick Mahomes, Emmanuel Sanders defends Jimmy Garropollo but will he come thru in the clutch, CBA discussions and Phillip Rivers and the Chargers. | 01-28-20 Hour 1
Mike, Chris Simms and Peter King talk about the first day of Super Bowl week, the NFL Players make their Kobe Bryant tributes, a discussion on Andy Reid and his legacy, What's More Likely, and Phillip Rivers leaving the Chargers. | 01-28-20 Hour 2
Mike, Chris Simms and Peter King talk about the craziest things that happened during Super Bowl week, a breakdown of the Big Game, an interview with Jerome Bettis and Peter King's Super Bowl Predictions. | 01-28-20 Hour 3
Mike reacts to the horrible news about the death of Kobe Bryant. Plus, Fox Sports 1 debated Florio's comments on Patrick Mahomes, and all of the players on the set agreed with the take - and some even went further than that. Finally, did Russell Wilson send a message to his front office about their plans this offseason?
Florio and Simms react to the tragic death of Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter. Plus, we look at the biggest storylines for Sunday's game, and celebrate the 20th anniversary of Bill Belichick's trade to the Patriots.
Florio and SImms react to Drew Brees saying he's going to take a month to decide if he wants to play again. Who has the leverage: Drew or the Saints? Plus, PFT's Charean Williams stops by the set to weigh in on Eli Manning's Hall of Fame case and participate in our draft of the most important non-QBs in the Super Bowl.
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Florio addresses issues that some Chiefs fans have after his Patrick Mahomes comments on Wednesday. Plus, we listen to Jimmy Garoppolo and Nick Bosa on how to beat Kansas City. Plus, a sad update on the Antonio Brown saga.