Ranking NFL's top five lockdown corners; plus, what Odell Beckham Jr.'s return means for Browns
In this edition of the Scout's Notebook, Bucky Brooks explores the contract dispute between Xavien Howard and the Dolphins. Plus, ranking the NFL's top five lockdown corners, what Odell Beckham Jr.'s return from injury could do for the Browns and why Tua Tagovailoa's rough practice isn't a big deal.
Debrief: What matters, what doesn't as offseason programs wrap up
How much does it mean that Danielle Hunter is back with the Vikings? What about Tua Tagovailoa's pick-fest? Gregg Rosenthal spotlights what matters and what doesn't as OTAs and minicamps wrap up.
Tua Tagovailoa on 5-INT minicamp practice: Emphasis was 'to be aggressive, push the ball downfield'
During Tuesday's opening day of Dolphins minicamp practice, quarterback Tua Tagovailoa struggled in what was described as monsoon-like weather by some beat reporters. The second-year signal-caller reportedly tossed five interceptions during the session.
Eight NFL teams that did right by their QBs this offseason
Which teams have done the best job of providing their passers with the weapons and protection to succeed in 2021? Judy Battista highlights eight squads that have done right by their QBs this offseason.
Nine NFL bandwagons to hop on in 2021: Tennessee Titans, Joe Burrow and Brandon Staley top the list
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.
Six intriguing NFL storylines to follow at mandatory minicamps
Will Aaron Rodgers show up in Green Bay? Can Tim Tebow thrive as a tight end in Jacksonville? Judy Battista provides six intriguing storylines to follow at mandatory minicamps.
Dolphins coach Brian Flores downplays Tua Tagovailoa's playbook comment
Tua Tagovailoa made headlines last week when he noted he didn't know the playbook "really, really good" during his rookie season. The admission created waves, but coach Brian Flores dismissed the issue Friday.
Five biggest wild cards at QB in 2021: Packers' Jordan Love ready for spotlight?
Is Jordan Love about to be thrust into action? Will Tua Tagovailoa take a big step in Year 2? Jeffri Chadiha examines the five biggest wild cards at quarterback in 2021.
Ten most exciting new QB-pass catcher combos for 2021
Will Joe Burrow and Ja'Marr Chase make beautiful music together in Cincinnati? Gil Brandt ranks the 10 most exciting new QB-pass catcher combos for the 2021 NFL season.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa admits he 'wasn't comfortable' as rookie; says confidence, hip have improved significantly
Tua Tagovailoa admitted Wednesday that he wasn't always comfortable running the Dolphins offense as a rookie, but his confidence, along with his hip, have improved in a big way heading into the 2021 campaign.
Pressure turned up on Packers, Jordan Love with Aaron Rodgers' offseason absence
As the Packers' OTAs commenced, nobody found themselves caught in the middle of the rift between the club and its MVP quarterback, Aaron Rodgers, quite like Jordan Love. Chase Goodbread reports on the second-year signal-caller's progress.
AFC East projected starters: Bills blessed with depth on offense; Tua Tagovailoa set for second-year leap?
Are the Bills loaded enough on offense to knock off the Chiefs? Is Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa poised for a breakout campaign? What's the current makeup of the Patriots and Jets? Gregg Rosenthal projects the starters for every AFC East team.
Biggest remaining offseason priority for each AFC team: Can Broncos land Aaron Rodgers?
Marc Sessler runs through the top remaining offseason priority of each AFC team. How much would acquiring Aaron Rodgers mean to the Broncos?
Scheduling oddities: 13 quirks stemming from 2021 NFL slate
NFL Research digs into 13 oddities and quirks stemming from the 2021 schedule -- including an MVP-heavy date between Aaron Rodgers' Packers and Lamar Jackson's Ravens.
2021 AFC win total projections: Ravens, Browns neck and neck
Who will come out on top of the AFC North: Lamar Jackson's Ravens or Baker Mayfield's Browns? Cynthia Frelund projects 2021 win totals for every team in the AFC.
NFL players to root for in 2021: One selection from each team
Poring over all 32 NFL teams, Adam Rank identifies one player to root for on each roster in 2021. Why does Dak Prescott have his support? Which rookies made the list?
Dolphins HC Brian Flores: Tua Tagovailoa 'doing everything necessary to make some improvements'
There is one big "if" hovering over Miami: Tua Tagovailoa. After an up-and-down 2020, the expectations are building for the young signal-caller. If he doesn't play well, the entire operation could implode. Dolphins HC Brian Flores said he doesn't put all the weight on Tua's shoulders, however.
Sizzling-hot NFL draft takes: Mac Jones can win Rookie of the Year on Kyle Shanahan's 49ers
It's draft week, and Adam Schein's bursting at the seams with takes! Which polarizing prospect could be in prime position to win Offensive Rookie of the Year? Who's the best player in this class? Which team simply CANNOT take a quarterback?
The untold stories of the NFL's 2020 Virtual Draft
Many believed it would be a mistake to conduct it in the midst of a pandemic, but from Bill Belichick's dog to Jerry Jones' yacht to Kliff Kingsbury's mansion, the Virtual Draft of 2020 was one of the most memorable in NFL history, and a teaching moment for others to follow, writes Michael Silver.
Grier: Dolphins confident in Tua Tagovailoa, ready to build around 'winner'
The Miami Dolphins have made several interesting moves this offseason headed into the 2021 NFL Draft, but GM Chris Grier reassured Wednesday that QB Tua Tagovailoa is a key figure in the team's process going forward.
Tua Tagovailoa, A.J. Green, Patrick Peterson among discounted players I still believe in
Tua Tagovailoa, A.J. Green and Patrick Peterson have plenty of doubters these days, but one man remains optimistic. Adam Schein spotlights nine notable players he still believes in.
AFC Roster Reset: Conference hierarchy heading into 2021 NFL Draft
After three months of hirings and firings, cuts and signings, Gregg Rosenthal breaks down the AFC hierarchy heading into the 2021 NFL Draft. Who's poised to challenge the Chiefs? Which teams look like bottom-dwellers?
Byron Jones: Dolphins 'expect a big jump' from QB Tua Tagovailoa
Dolphins star corner Byron Jones joined NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Thursday and said Miami expects a big leap from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in Year 2.
Joker's wild: Why Alabama QB Mac Jones is getting the last laugh
Things weren't always this easy for Mac Jones, who sat three years at Alabama waiting his turn. But the draft's fastest-rising prospect who models his game and style after Tom Brady is about to get the last laugh. A fitting finish for the quarterback nicknamed the Joker.
AFC East roster reset: Patriots, Dolphins gunning for Bills; Jets rebuild
Have the Patriots and Dolphins done enough to catch the Buffalo Bills? How are the Jets operating at the outset of the Robert Saleh era? Nick Shook assesses where each AFC East team stands heading into the 2021 NFL Draft.
Herbert vs. Tagovailoa: Which QB has higher expectations for '21?
The "Good Morning Football" crew compares expectations for Los Angeles Chargers QB Justin Herbert and Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa in 2021.
Which QBs are under the most pressure entering '21? | 'NFL Total Access'
NFL Network's Cynthia Frelund, Willie McGinest, Mike Garafolo, and Mike Giardi discuss which QBs are under the most pressure entering the 2021 NFL season.
Tua Tagovailoa reacts to 5-INT outing at Tuesday's practice
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa reacts to his 5-INT outing at Tuesday's practice.
Which 2020 draft QB will make biggest 2021 leap? | 'NFL Total Access'
The "NFL Total Access" crew discuss which second-year quarterback will make the biggest leap in the 2021 season.
Three players who must take next step in 2021 | 'NFL Total Access'
NFL Network's David Carr, Brian Baldinger, and Mike Giardi share three players who must take next step in 2021.
Tua-Waddle vs. Burrow-Chase: Which duo will have better numbers in '21?
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses which duo will have better numbers in 2021: Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa and WR Jaylen Waddle or Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow and WR Ja'Marr Chase.
Brian Flores: Hopefully Tua continues to 'grow and improve'
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores shares his expectations for QB Tua Tagovailoa in 2021 and beyond.
Palmer: 'No reason to panic' about Tua not knowing playbook last season
The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa admitting he didn't know the Dolphins playbook well enough last season.
Tagovailoa: 'I didn't actually know the playbook' well as a rookie
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa says "I didn't actually know the playbook" well as a rookie.
Hurts vs. Tagovailoa: Which QB has more on the line in '21?
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses which QB has more on the line in 2021, Philadelphia Eagles QB Jalen Hurts or Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Projecting win totals for second-year QBs | 'NFL Total Access'
'NFL Total Access' crew discusses projecting win totals for second-year quarterback.
Will success of '21 Dolphins hinge on QB Tua Tagovailoa?
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses whether the Miami Dolphins' success hinges on QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Joe Rose previews the Dolphins' Week 1 matchup vs. Pats
Miami Dolphins radio analyst Joe Rose joins "NFL Now" for an interview.
Burleson: Why 2021 is a 'huge year' for Tagovailoa
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores' comments on benching QB Tua Tagovailoa.
'GMFB' reacts to former college teammates reuniting in the NFL
The "Good Morning Football" crew reacts to former college teammates being reunited in the NFL after the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft.
Battista: Chris Grier's recent news conference marked his strongest Tua endorsement yet
NFL Network's Judy Battista and Tom Pelissero discuss Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa heading into the 2021 NFL season.
Players who should be the most motivated in 2021 | 'GMFB'
The "Good Morning Football" crew highlights players who should be the most motivated in the 2021 season.
David Carr: Why I see Tua Tagovailoa developing into Steve Young-type player
NFL Network's David Carr breaks down the future of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
How the 49ers-Dolphins trade for No. 3 pick shakes up 2021 draft | 'GMFB'
The 'Good Morning Football' crew breaks down how the San Francisco 49ers-Miami Dolphins trade for the No. 3 pick shakes up the 2021 NFL Draft.
Garafolo: Only one scenario could potentially prevent Tagovailoa from being Dolphins' QB1 in '21
NFL Network's Mike Garafolo shares only one scenario could potentially prevent Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa from being Dolphins' QB1 in 2021.
Brian Flores on Tua Tagovailoa: 'I'm confident in him'
Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores on quarterback Tua Tagovailoa: 'I'm confident in him'.
Are the Dolphins all in on QB Tua Tagovailoa?
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses whether the Miami Dolphins are all in on QB Tua Tagovailoa.
'GMFB': QBs with the most on the line in 2021
The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses which QBs have the most on the line in the 2021 season.
Daniel Jeremiah: How I'd approach Dolphins' No. 3 overall draft pick
NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah explains how he would approach the Miami Dolphins' No. 3 overall draft pick.