A.J. Green saw all the chatter from the Giants’ brass on Odell Beckham at this week’s Annual League Meeting and then heard New York was actually considering shopping the embattled wide receiver.
The Bengals wideout’s thoughts on the matter
That’s stupid. That’s stupid, man, Green told NFL Network at rapper Quavo’s celebrity flag football game in Lilburn, Georgia, on Sunday. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime, or once-in-a-generation talent, man, and you’ve got to be ready. I think he’ll get paid. They not that crazy.
In the Lions’ defense, they didn’t have much money to spend on the open market. They essentially put all of their eggs in Matthew Stafford’s basket years ago, but they’re too reliant on their hot-and-cold 30-year-old quarterback.
Stafford is coming off the best season of his career and could be even better in 2018, while a defense led by stars Ezekiel Ansah and Darius Slay has a high ceiling if youngsters Jarrad Davis and Teez Tabor can improve as sophomores. But the Lions still lack the weapons and depth required to keep up with Minnesota in the NFC North.
Garrett’s ability to coexist with owner Jerry Jones, allowing Jones to have the spotlight while Garrett grinds away, has helped him survive for more than seven seasons despite making it to the playoffs only twice. That may not save Garrett if he fails to qualify for the postseason for the sixth time in eight seasons.
A coaching change could have a significant impact on the roster, specifically at the quarterback position. If Dak Prescott plays more like he did in 2017 and less like he did in 2016, the next coach could push to make a change at quarterback.
The Jacksonville Jaguars were one of only three teams (along with New England and Philadelphia) to score 400-plus points and allow fewer than 300 points in 2017, and the Jags D ranked first in the NFL in DVOA. Then they added one of the top players on the free-agent market in 26-year-old All-Pro guard Andrew Norwell.