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NFL Notes: Draft, Bears, Cowboys & Jets

Draft

  • Matt Miller of B/R believes it could be a three-man race between UNC’s Mitch Trubisky, Notre Dame’s DeShone Kizer and Wyoming’s Josh Allen (assuming he declares) for the top quarterback in the 2017 draft class.
  • Miller has dropped Michigan S Jabrill Peppers around No. 20 overall in his latest rankings. Miller notes that Peppers does little on defense and while he’s fast, agile and explosive, his “production and impact aren’t that of a top-tier player.”

Bears

Bears HC John Fox indicated that the team’s coaching staff could all return for the 2017 season, despite their poor record this year.

Yeah, (I expect offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to be back),” Fox said, via ESPN.com. “I think as I mentioned before, when you guys were asking me about reports and whatnot, a lot of things change. Players will change, coaches change. It’s not like I’m going to make changes. It’s just the nature of the beast. I don’t know if there will be a long line at 3-12 right now for coaching opportunities, but stranger things have happened.

Fox brought about a good point, which is that the offensive has shown improvement over the past few weeks, despite the fact that they’ve been forced to go with a lot of inexperienced players and have played four quarterbacks this season.

I look at it, like I mentioned before, we’ve made considerable improvement in many areas offensively,” Fox said. “One of the frustrating things is that we’ve been with four quarterbacks. I go all the way back to Connor Shaw, because he was in the mix as late as the third preseason game. Three different quarterbacks starting, I think each of them won a game — as you look back, that’s probably the ultimate team game. You got 11 guys out there at once. The continuity and consistency helps when there is continuity and consistency. And that’s not been the case.”

Cowboys

  • Todd Archer and Adam Schefter report that Cowboys QB Tony Romo is expected to see some game action during the team’s regular season finale against the Eagles this Sunday.
  • The Cowboys will still give Dak Prescott the start but Romo will get some work along with Mark Sanchez during the game.
  • Ian Rapoport confirms the news and adds that Romo will work with the team’s backup offensive line.

Jets

Jets CB Darrelle Revis offered some interesting comments during an interview with the New York Post about how he views his place in franchise history

Would I love to be here? Yes,” Revis said. “Will I be back? That’s a great question. My thing would be this: Do the New York Jets want to treat my situation with class or no class? With me being one of the best players in the history of this franchise, do they want me to retire here or not retire here?

“That’s the biggest question. It’s black and white. It’s not very complicated.”

There has been a lot of talk about the Jets moving on from Revis, given the obvious drop in his production this season and the fact that he’s making so much money.

Revis made it clear that he has no intention of walking away from the NFL next year.

“I can still play this game at a high level,” Revis said. “I’m going to be there until I’m told I’m not going to be here. Whatever the situation is in the offseason, it’ll get handled the way it’s supposed to. It depends on how they want to handle it.