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Monday Morning Mock Draft

Three days before the draft begins in Chicago, here’s an educated guess at how Round 1 will unfold, complete with another Top 5 trade. Plus a peek inside the Eagles-Browns deal, the Josh Norman mess and more

The Pain of J.J. Watt

With his groin muscle tearing off the bone, the Houston pass rusher still turned in the best season by an NFL defensive player in 2015. The MMQB went to Wisconsin to check on Watt’s rehab and get his opinion on the NFL’s early retirement trend. Plus draft notes on L.A., Dallas and more

New Orleans Mourns: ‘No Will’

The murder of Will Smith, beloved member of the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl team, has left teammates overcome with grief and a city frustrated by its rising violence. Plus draft buzz from 10 decision-makers, the truth behind a player’s surprising retirement at 32 and more around the NFL

On Ejections and Receptions

Expect a ‘boring’ week in Boca Raton as owners meet to discuss, among other things, the catch rule and a potential change in on-field discipline. Plus a Raven tragedy, commissioner news and a late dog, remembered

‘He Set the Standard’

As Peyton Manning rides off into the sunset—he’ll make his retirement official today in Denver—his most worthy adversary, Tom Brady, lauds a competitor who ‘mastered’ the game. Plus a quick look at free agency, including three teams likely to spend lavishly when the market opens

The Pride of North Dakota

Carson Wentz, the boy from Bismarck, took the NFL combine by storm and has a governor and senator in his corner as he tries to become the first quarterback taken in the 2016 draft. Plus more notes from Indy, a Peyton Manning update and the Rams try to solve an L.A. logistical puzzle

The Von Miller Experience

Ellen. SNL. Courtside at the NBA All-Star Game. It’s been a wild week for the MVP of Super Bowl 50, which turned on a crafty play everyone missed. Plus the latest on Peyton Manning, Matt Forte, LeSean McCoy and more

A Super Bowl Sunset

In the twilight of his career, Peyton Manning wasn’t the man in Denver’s Super Bowl 50 win, but he didn’t need to be. The defense dismantled the Panthers, which left the Broncos QB ‘at peace’ as he weighs retirement. Plus an inside look at the Hall of Fame vote and more from Santa Clara

Getting Down to Business

Before building the Broncos into a winner, John Elway cut his teeth in player personnel by watching his father. Plus, the Joy of Cam, Marvin Harrison vs. T.O. in Hall of Fame voting, Doug Williams recalls the greatest quarter in Super Bowl history and more from San Francisco as Super Bowl week kicks off

On Championship Sunday, It Was Manning’s Moment

Peyton Manning’s Broncos got the best of Tom Brady’s Patriots thanks to a defensive performance for the ages. Denver now heads to Santa Clara to meet the Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Here’s a breakdown of both games, plus the latest NFL offseason news and details on a Super-sized cross-country road trip

‘Game Over. Nope.’

Hail Mary heaves, coins that don't flip and a play Bruce Arians had been saving for two years: Everything from the Cardinals-Packers playoff game for the ages. Plus a look at the wins by Carolina, New England and Denver, title game previews and more

‘An Absolute Aorta-Smasher’

Wild-card weekend felt that way in Minnesota, where the Vikings had their hearts stomped in the final seconds. Reviewing what went down in road wins by the Chiefs, Steelers, Seahawks and Packers, previewing the divisional round and more on the L.A. vote and the coaching carousel

It’s Playoff Time. But First...

There’s some coaching news to clean up as the regular season ended Sunday. The latest on the firings, plus Peyton Manning’s triumphant return, the Manziel mess in Cleveland, a sneak peek at wild-card weekend and more

Upsetting Developments

From Peyton Manning’s mood in light of HGH allegations to the toppling of nearly all of the NFL’s top teams, it was upset Sunday in more ways than one. Here is the Broncos QB’s emotional response, plus analysis of the coin-flipping, perfection-puncturing, playoff-puzzling action of Week 16

Another Smashing Sunday

Week 15 spared nobody in the NFL, leaving in its wake melancholy Cards, beat-up Broncos and the sad citizens of St. Louis and San Diego. Plus the perfect Panthers, Beckham-Norman fallout, the playoff puzzle and more