The Carolina Panthers faced plenty of skepticism for the Sam Darnold trade this offseason. Needless to say, the franchise is feeling pretty confident in Darnold right now against the New Orleans Saints.
Calling defensive plays is tougher than ever in the NFL with talented quarterbacks and rules that favor offense, but someone has to do it. Here's our ranking of the top defensive play-callers heading into the 2021 season.
Typically, when we write career retrospectives, usually we are talking about living legends and can talk about their post-career lives. They turn to television or coaching and make Hall of Fame speeches.
We have a pretty good idea who college football's current stars are entering the 2021 season. But there are those who might not necessarily have brand-name recognition just yet but can play at a high level, nonetheless.
In an effort to level the communication playing field, the NFL allowed for one defender to be outfitted with an in-helmet transmitter. This player, who wears a green dot to signify the communication device, is responsible for transmitting coaches' signals to teammates.