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2023 NFL offseason: My ranking of the top nine quarterbacks available via free agency, draft or trade
Mar 09, 2023
A number of potentially transformative quarterbacks are available via free agency, draft or trade. How do guys like Lamar Jackson, Bryce Young and Aaron Rodgers stack up against each other? Adam Schein ranks the top nine QBs worth pursuing this offseason.
Jalen Ramsey trade fits: Lions, Giants, Jags headline my favorite landing spots for the Pro Bowl corner
Mar 01, 2023
With the Los Angeles Rams retooling the roster after suffering a brutal Super Bowl hangover last season, Jalen Ramsey is available for trade. Adam Schein provides his nine favorite landing spots for the Pro Bowl cornerback.
Andy Reid is on the Mount Rushmore of coaches; Patrick Mahomes is an all-timer; Jalen Hurts is a star
Feb 14, 2023
In the wake of Kansas City's thrilling triumph over Philadelphia in Super Bowl LVII, Adam Schein is overflowing with takes. Where does Andy Reid stand in the all-time NFL coaching hierarchy? Which matchup NEEDS to kick off the 2023 season?
Tom Brady's the G.O.A.T. of G.O.A.T.s, Andy Reid's Super man and Sean Payton's the Broncos' savior
Feb 01, 2023
The Super Bowl LVII matchup is set, but Chiefs-Eagles isn't the only pressing NFL matter. Adam Schein weighs in on major developments across the league, including Tom Brady's retirement, Denver's hiring of Sean Payton and much more.
NFL FACT OR FICTION: Chiefs, Eagles clear favorites on Championship Sunday? QB problem for Cowboys?
Jan 23, 2023
Are the two home teams -- Kansas City and Philadelphia -- clear favorites on Championship Sunday? Do the Cowboys have a quarterback problem in Dak Prescott? Fresh off the NFL's Divisional Round, Adam Schein separates fact from fiction.
Super Wild Card Weekend winners/losers: Daniel Jones silences haters, while Brandon Staley chokes
Jan 16, 2023
The weekend portion of NFL Super Wild Card Weekend was exactly that: SUPER. Though some folks certainly enjoyed it more than others ... Adam Schein spotlights the winners and losers of Saturday and Sunday.
NFL Week 17's winners and losers: Giants back in the playoffs, Pack back in the mix, Jets back in the barrel
Jan 02, 2023
The Giants are back in the playoffs! The Packers are back in the mix! The Jets are back ... in the basement. Adam Schein reveals the biggest winners and losers from the penultimate Sunday of the 2022 NFL regular season.
Who'll win Super Bowl LVII? Ranking nine most likely NFL champions as 2022 regular season winds down
Dec 28, 2022
With New Year's fast approaching, the NFL playoffs are just around the corner. So ... Who's going to win Super Bowl LVII? Adam Schein ranks the nine most likely teams to lift the Lombardi Trophy, with neither the Eagles nor the Chiefs cracking the top three!
NFL panic meter: Are you serious, Raiders? Can Giants, Seahawks, Dolphins escape tailspin?
Dec 12, 2022
With pressure ramping up in division/playoff races across the NFL, Adam Schein checks the panic meter on nine teams in various states of flux. Who's fully cooked? Which struggling squads can still save the season?
Nine takes that WON'T change in NFL's stretch run: Bills are AFC team to beat; Patrick Mahomes is MVP
Dec 05, 2022
Who's the team to beat in the AFC? Which sub-.500 squad has serious berserker potential in the NFC? Who'll win NFL MVP? In a league defined by unpredictability, Adam Schein has nine takes you can take to the bank.
NFL Sunday's nine worst Week 12 losses: Seahawks crashing back to Earth; Packers, Broncos hit bottom?
Nov 28, 2022
Thanksgiving week provided a delicious football feast at all levels of the sport, but a host of NFL teams suffered serious indigestion. Adam Schein ranks the nine worst losses on Sunday of Week 12.
NFL Week 11 heroes: Travis Kelce, Marcus Jones and Mike McCarthy among Sunday's biggest stars
Nov 21, 2022
Who came through with the most heroic performances in the 11th Sunday of the 2022 NFL season? Adam Schein gives credit where credit is due, lauding three quarterbacks, two head coaches, two electric returners and more.
FACT OR FICTION: Vikings second-best team in NFL? Dolphins team to beat in AFC East?
Nov 14, 2022
The Minnesota Vikings have the second-best record in the NFL, but are they the second-best team? Are the Miami Dolphins the team to beat in the AFC East? Adam Schein plays another round of FACT OR FICTION, Schein Nine style.
NFL Week 9 takeaways: New York Jets good, Los Angeles Rams bad, Green Bay Packers UGLY
Nov 07, 2022
The banged-up Jets shocked the juggernaut Bills. The defending champion Rams suffered their fourth loss in five games. The Aaron Rodgers-led Packers hit bottom. In the wake of another wild NFL Sunday, Adam Schein spotlights the good, the bad and the ugly.
TRUE OR FALSE: Raiders NFL's most disappointing team? Falcons, Vikings, Seahawks for real in NFC?
Oct 31, 2022
Are the Raiders the most disappointing team in the NFL? Do the Falcons, Vikings and Seahawks have staying power in the NFC? Should the Jets bench Zach Wilson? Adam Schein answers those questions (and more!) in this true-or-false edition of the Schein Nine.
NFL Week 7's worst losses: Buccaneers and Packers continue to spiral; Colts just destined to disappoint?
Oct 24, 2022
The seventh Sunday of the 2022 NFL season provided a series of letdowns, meltdowns and outright debacles. Which teams hit rock bottom the hardest? Adam Schein ranks the nine worst losses.
Early truths of the 2022 NFL season: Josh Allen is better than Patrick Mahomes; Tom Brady is human
Oct 17, 2022
Has Josh Allen passed Patrick Mahomes as the NFL's QB1? Do the Patriots have a real quarterback controversy? Is Tom Brady a problem? Six Sundays into the 2022 season, Adam Schein spits truth, whether you want to believe it or not.
Time to panic?! Broncos, Rams, Packers among NFL teams under pressure after slow start to 2022 season
Oct 10, 2022
Five Sundays into the 2022 NFL season, it's getting late early for a number of teams. So, who should be most concerned by a slow start? Adam Schein provides his panic rankings, with a number of purported contenders dotting the list.
NFL fact or fiction: Eagles NFC's best team? Dolphins AFC's best team? Serious concerns for Bucs, Chiefs?
Sep 26, 2022
Is Philadelphia the best team in the NFC? Will the AFC run through Miami? Do the Bucs and Chiefs have more to worry about than just losing on Sunday? Adam Schein explores the key NFL developments of Week 3, separating fact from fiction.
Big deal or Week 1 overreaction? Judging nine outcomes from Sunday's NFL games
Sep 12, 2022
Is Dallas' season already on the brink? How telling was the Dolphins' divisional win over the Patriots? Are the Bengals and Packers in trouble? Adam Schein digs into Sunday's games, separating significance from Week 1 overreaction.
9 last-minute predictions for 2022 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers wins 3rd straight MVP, Bills win Super Bowl
Sep 07, 2022
Are Bill Belichick's Patriots about to bottom out? Is Josh Allen poised to bring Buffalo its first Lombardi Trophy? Can George Pickens and Co. extend a highly publicized steak in Pittsburgh? Just prior to kickoff, Adam Schein has nine last-minute predictions for the 2022 season.
Top 100 Players of 2022: My personal top-10 ranking
Aug 26, 2022
NFL Network's "Top 100 Players of 2022" -- voted on by the players themselves -- comes to a conclusion on Sunday night. In advance of the finale, Adam Schein provides his own personal top-10 list. Which team boasts three representatives?
Active NFL players who are Hall of Fame LOCKS: Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers and Aaron Donald top the list
Aug 03, 2022
With the Pro Football Hall of Fame about to officially enshrine the Class of 2022 this weekend, Adam Schein seeks to answer an intriguing question: Which current players are LOCKS to eventually hit Canton? Nine active stars fit the bill.
NFL players who NEED a strong training camp: Trey Lance, Michael Thomas, Daniel Jones in the spotlight
Jul 26, 2022
Is Trey Lance truly ready to take the reins in San Francisco? Can Michael Thomas finally get a clean bill of health? Will Daniel Jones answer the bell in a prove-it season? Adam Schein spotlights nine NFL players who NEED a strong training camp.
My 'Madden' 99 Club: These nine NFL players truly deserve the highest rating entering the 2022 season
Jul 20, 2022
With EA Sports revealing its player ratings for "Madden NFL 23" this week, Adam Schein rolls out his own list of transcendent talents. Here are the nine players who truly deserve a 99 rating heading into the 2022 season.
Ranking the eight NFL divisions by quarterback: AFC West stuffed with stars; AFC North rising
Jun 23, 2022
After an offseason marked by major movement, Adam Schein ranks all eight divisions in the NFL by quarterback. Can anyone hold a candle to Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes, Derek Carr and Justin Herbert in the AFC West?
Which NFL players will level up in '22? CeeDee Lamb, Pat Surtain, Jalen Hurts top my GUARANTEED risers
Jun 07, 2022
Summer is the season of hope in the NFL, with everyone buzzing about their prospects for the coming campaign. Which individuals will truly break through? Adam Schein GUARANTEES nine particular players will improve in 2022.
Bold predictions for 2022 NFL season: Pats fall into irrelevance; Derek Carr leads league in passing yards
Jun 02, 2022
With the 2022 NFL season kicking off in fewer than 100 days, it's high time for bold predictions! Adam Schein performs his annual duty, forecasting that the Patriots flop, Derek Carr rocks and Aaron Rodgers makes history.
NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2022: New Orleans Saints, Trevor Lawrence, Josh McDaniels top the list
May 25, 2022
Who do you believe in for the coming NFL campaign? 'Tis the season to fall in love with players, coaches and teams. Adam Schein provides nine bandwagons to hop on in 2022. Get in before all seats are taken!
2022 NFL MVP dark horses: Derek Carr, Justin Jefferson, Tua Tagovailoa among sleeper candidates
May 17, 2022
As he does every May, Adam Schein is ranking the NFL's dark-horse candidates for MVP. Who are the sleepers for the 2022 season? One running back, one wide receiver, one defensive player and a whole bunch of polarizing quarterbacks.
2022 NFL schedule release: Top 9 prime-time games
May 12, 2022
The 2022 NFL schedule is out! Which island matchups SCREAM must-see TV? Adam Schein ranks the top nine prime-time games on the slate. A Super Bowl LV rematch between Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs and Tom Brady's Buccaneers makes the cut, but it's not No. 1.
2022 NFL Draft: Jets and Giants hit Vegas jackpot; Patriots, Packers and Jaguars raise eyebrows
May 02, 2022
With the 2022 NFL Draft in the books, Adam Schein breaks down what he loved and loathed from the league's Vegas venture. The Jets and Giants put on quite a show, while a couple of marquee teams raised eyebrows.
2022 NFL Draft: Don't overthink Aidan Hutchinson; don't overlook Malik Willis and Kenny Pickett
Apr 26, 2022
Calling this the most wide-open draft in memory, Adam Schein can't wait for the event to kick off Thursday in Las Vegas. And -- surprise, surprise -- the man has takes. Check out his strongest draft opinions in this edition of the Schein Nine.
Pay the men! Deebo Samuel, Quenton Nelson, A.J. Brown among NFL stars who deserve a fat extension
Apr 12, 2022
Money has been flying around the NFL in recent weeks, but a host of high-profile players still need to get PAID. Adam Schein spotlights nine young stars who deserve a big-money extension this offseason.
Ranking offseason quarterback moves: Which will have the biggest impact on the 2022 NFL campaign?
Mar 23, 2022
The quarterback transaction wire has been on fire in March, with relocations and recommitments rocking the football world. Which developments will have the biggest impact on the 2022 season? Adam Schein provides his rankings.
Russell Wilson trade? Jameis Winston to Steelers? Nine things I want to see during the 2022 NFL offseason
Mar 01, 2022
Time for the Seahawks to flip Russell Wilson for a bushel of picks? Should the Giants trade Saquon Barkley? Does Mitch Trubisky deserve a second chance? Entering the NFL's team-building period, Adam Schein provides an offseason wish list.
NFL's biggest Super Bowl windows right now? Bills, Chiefs and 49ers top the list
Feb 15, 2022
With the 2021 NFL campaign in the books, it's time to look forward to next season -- and beyond. Who has the biggest Super Bowl window right now? Adam Schein spotlights nine teams, and while the Rams and Bengals both make the cut, neither cracks the top four.
NFL Championship Sunday winners and losers: Joe Burrow and Matthew Stafford meet the moment
Jan 31, 2022
A week after the greatest Divisional Round ever, the NFL playoffs delivered a pair of thrilling double-digit comebacks. Who are the biggest winners and losers from Championship Sunday? Adam Schein weighs in.
NFL Divisional Round fact or fiction: Best weekend ever? Best game ever? Tom Brady's last game ever?
Jan 24, 2022
Did we just witness the best Divisional Round ever? The best single game ever? Tom Brady's last game ever? After an absolutely astonishing weekend in the NFL, Adam Schein plays a game of Fact or Fiction.
Packers vulnerable at home? Cowboys fraudulent? Burrow for MVP? Nine overreactions I'm NOT buying
Jan 03, 2022
Overreactions are flying after the penultimate Sunday of the 2021 NFL regular season, but not to fret: Adam Schein is here to debunk prisoner-of-the-moment pronouncements about Aaron Rodgers' Packers, Joe Burrow's MVP candidacy and more.
Who'll win Super Bowl LVI? Ranking nine most likely NFL champions as 2021 regular season winds down
Dec 28, 2021
As a wild 2021 NFL regular season winds down, who is poised to win Super Bowl LVI? Adam Schein ranks the nine most likely teams to lift the Lombardi Trophy -- and the defending champion Buccaneers sit below seven others.
NFL panic season: Ravens and Bills at risk of missing playoffs? Giants and Bears to initiate major changes?
Dec 13, 2021
Are the Ravens, Bengals and Bills at risk of missing the playoffs? Will the Giants and Bears press the reset button in the coming weeks? Adam Schein spotlights nine NFL teams in the throes of panic season.
NFL Week 13: Lions and Steelers win thrillers, while Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo lose trust
Dec 06, 2021
Week 13 provided some exhilarating highs, including the Lions' first win of the season and the Steelers' crucial rivalry triumph. But Sunday also featured some depressing lows, like the lackluster play of Teddy Bridgewater and Jimmy Garoppolo. Adam Schein plays love/loathe.
NFL true or false: Patriots poised to nab No. 1 seed? Steelers finished? NFC playoff teams set?
Nov 29, 2021
Are the red-hot Patriots poised to claim the AFC's No. 1 seed? Can the struggling Steelers get up off the mat? Do we already know which seven teams will make the NFC playoffs? As we head into December, Adam Schein separates fact from fiction.
NFL Week 11 stars: Jonathan Taylor enters MVP race; Justin Herbert exorcises Chargers demons
Nov 22, 2021
It's Thanksgiving week! So, what is Adam Schein thankful for? The nine players who just made Sunday a fun day, including a game-wrecking defensive lineman, a curse-breaking quarterback and a surging MVP candidate.
Which NFL teams can you trust in erratic 2021 season? Packers, Bills and Cowboys top my list
Nov 16, 2021
The 2021 NFL season has been anything but predictable, with stunning upsets occurring on a weekly basis. So ... which teams can you trust? Adam Schein ranks the nine most reliable teams RIGHT NOW.
NFL's wacky Week 9 full of Sunday surprises: Browns good, Packers bad, Bills ugly
Nov 08, 2021
Super Bowl contenders no-showed. Road underdogs won huge divisional games. Simply put, the ninth Sunday of the 2021 NFL season was wacky. Adam Schein assesses the good, the bad and the ugly across the league landscape.
NFL true or false: Titans cooked without Derrick Henry? Jimmy Garoppolo off 49ers' hot seat?
Nov 01, 2021
Does Derrick Henry's foot injury bury the Titans? Is Jimmy Garoppolo off the hot seat in San Francisco? Are the Vikings stuck in competitive purgatory with Kirk Cousins? Adam Schein plays NFL true or false.
Chiefs, Bears and 49ers among NFL teams that should be panicking most after rough Week 7
Oct 25, 2021
Near the end of the 2021 NFL season's second month, it's still too early to make definitive conclusions on most teams -- but it's NOT too early for certain fan bases to be freaking out. Adam Schein identifies the nine Week 7 losers who should be panicking the most.
These Cowboys are different, Aaron Rodgers is the same, and the Steelers are still lame
Oct 18, 2021
What did Dallas' wild win at New England tell us about these Cowboys? How impressive was the Raiders' first performance since Jon Gruden's resignation? Is it time to believe in the Steelers again? Adam Schein sorts Week 6 results into one of two categories: BIG DEAL or NO BIG DEAL.
NFL's biggest wins in Week 4: Cardinals, Cowboys, Tom Brady shined in Sunday spotlight
Oct 04, 2021
The fourth Sunday of the 2021 NFL season proved instructive on a number of fronts, but who logged the most significant wins? Adam Schein provides his ranking, spotlighting Trevon Diggs' Cowboys, Kyler Murray's Cardinals, Zach Wilson's Jets and more.
Fact or fiction: Rams team to beat in NFC? Bills most complete AFC squad? Ben Roethlisberger finished?
Sep 27, 2021
Are Aaron Rodgers and the Packers the biggest threat to the Rams' NFC supremacy? Can Pete Carroll's Seahawks break out of their funk? Has Ben Roethlisberger lost the fight against Father Time? Adam Schein separates fact from fiction across the NFL.
John Harbaugh, Derek Carr, Derrick Henry headline NFL statement-makers in Week 2
Sep 20, 2021
The second Sunday of the 2021 season provided significant developments across the NFL. Adam Schein identifies the nine biggest statements from Week 2, spotlighting inspired defensive showings by the Cowboys and Patriots, as well as another prolific outing from Derrick Henry.
Nine last-minute predictions for the 2021 NFL season: Josh Allen and the Bills reign supreme
Sep 08, 2021
Are Josh Allen and the Bills about to run roughshod over the NFL? Can Derrick Henry log ANOTHER 2,000-yard season? Is Daniel Jones doomed? Just prior to kickoff, Adam Schein has nine juicy, last-minute predictions for the 2021 season.
NFL's top nine defenses in 2021: Rams and Bucs reign supreme, but Broncos have immense upside
Aug 17, 2021
Stopping today's high-octane offenses is a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Adam Schein projects the top nine NFL defenses in 2021. Who claims the No. 1 spot? Which stout units just missed the cut?
NFL players who NEED strong training camp: Tua Tagovailoa, Jeff Okudah, Darrell Henderson top list
Jul 28, 2021
Can Tua Tagovailoa take the Dolphins to the next level? Will Jeff Okudah overcome a disastrous rookie season? Is Darrell Henderson ready to fill the void left by Cam Akers' injury? Adam Schein spotlights nine players who NEED a strong training camp.
2021 NFL season: I can't wait to watch these nine players returning from injury
Jul 01, 2021
We saw a lot of significant injuries early in the 2020 NFL campaign, sidelining numerous stars for the majority of last season. Adam Schein can't wait to watch them all again this fall, especially these nine individuals.
Which franchise could win first Super Bowl in 2021 NFL season? Bills, Browns Titans top list
Jun 22, 2021
The NBA's conference finals are chock-full of new blood. This got Adam Schein thinking about the 12 NFL teams that have never won a Super Bowl. Who has the best chance to hoist that first Lombardi Trophy at the end of the 2021 season? Check out the rankings.
Madden NFL 22 cover: Who SHOULD get spotlight? Aaron Donald, Alvin Kamara among 9 players I'd pick
Jun 15, 2021
It appears the Madden NFL 22 cover will be revealed on Thursday. So ... who SHOULD receive one of the brightest spotlights in football? Considering marketability, domination and sizzle, Adam Schein ranks his top nine candidates.
Nine NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2021: Tennessee Titans, Joe Burrow and Brandon Staley top the list
Jun 08, 2021
In the dog days of the NFL offseason, optimism reigns. Contending teams are bullish on 2021, rebuilding teams are keen on the new direction and individuals become the subjects of flowery profiles. Who can you TRULY believe in? Adam Schein identifies nine bandwagons to hop on.
Ranking the NFL's worst-to-first candidates in 2021: 49ers, Falcons, Broncos ready to rise?
Jun 03, 2021
Since divisional realignment back in 2002, we've only experienced two NFL seasons in which at least one team didn't go from worst to first. Who could accomplish the feat in 2021? Adam Schein ranks the eight candidates.
Bold predictions for 2021 NFL season: Aaron Rodgers lifts Broncos, Julio Jones fuels Titans
May 26, 2021
Fulfilling an annual offseason duty, Adam Schein makes bold predictions for the coming NFL campaign -- and this time around, he's feeling EXTRA frisky. Ready for Aaron Rodgers and Julio Jones to sport new uniforms? How about Myles Garrett making history?
2021 NFL MVP dark horses: Don't sleep on Justin Herbert, Carson Wentz, Jameis Winston
May 18, 2021
In the wake of the schedule release, it's high time to forecast what could transpire in the 2021 NFL season -- and WHO could make the most significant individual impact. Adam Schein spotlights nine dark-horse candidates for MVP.