- Todd Archer of ESPN believes that the Cowboys are firmly committed to QB Dak Prescott and that the fact he would have to sign a franchise tender for the second straight season in any scenario where the team acquires QB Russell Wilson from Seattle makes the trade quite unlikely.
- Jon Machota of The Athletic could see a trade package involving the No. 10 overall pick in this year’s draft, plus a third-rounder next year and WR Michael Gallup. Of course, this would all depend on what the team would decide to do with the contract of Prescott.
“He just has a unique way to be able to make things simple for the quarterback,” Sirianni said, via Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports. “And we saw that last year with Justin Herbert. How he was able to take a young quarterback who’s never played a snap in the NFL and turn him into the rookie of the year. He makes the game simple for him.”
Sirianni reiterated that Steichen’s addition is “huge” for them given his success working with quarterbacks.
“And he’s got so much passion, especially when he’s talking about that position. As we all know, that is the most important position in all of sports. So to have his expertise in that area is going to be huge for this football team.”
Sirianni also pointed out that new QBs coach Brian Johnson was very successful working as the University of Florida’s quarterbacks’ coach and offensive coordinator from 2018-2020.
“But we saw a great coach and we saw a great coach by numbers,” Sirianni said. “You saw what he did with that offense at Florida, super impressive. What he did with that quarterback at Florida, super impressive. So excited to have Brian. He brings so many good ideas, he brings an element of the college game that not all of us have. Again, couldn’t be more thrilled to have Brian on this staff.”
Dan Duggan of The Athletic takes a look at the Giants’ impending free-agents and makes his predictions on players he expects to be re-signed or depart this offseason.
- Duggan expects the following players to be re-signed: DL Leonard Williams, QB Colt McCoy, DL Austin Johnson, OLB Kyler Fackrell, S Nate Ebner, LS Casey Kreiter.
- Conversely, Duggan can see the Giants allowing a number of notable players including RB Wayne Gallman, RB Dion Lewis, RB Alfred Morris, OL Cameron Fleming, DL Dalvin Tomlinson, and OLB Jabaal Sheard among others signing elsewhere.
- Regarding Williams, Duggan says the Giants would prefer to sign him to a long-term deal to lower his cap figure but the franchise tag remains a possibility.
- At running back, Duggan writes that the Giants could pursue a one-year, $2.25 million contract with Gallman if his market is weak.
- As for OLB Kyler Fackrell, Duggan could see him being back on a one-year deal at a “cheaper rate” than his expiring one-year, $5.1 million contract.