There was never a doubt. Baker Mayfield is officially the Panthers’ starter. You don’t make the trade for Mayfield unless you plan to start him. Baker vs. the Browns on September 11. Yeah, I think that will hold my attention.
Giants rookie pass rusher Kayvon Thibodeaux caught a break. He’s only going to miss 3-4 weeks with a right MCL sprain. That still makes him questionable at best for the G-men’s opener against the Titans. Thibs was hurt when he was legally cut-blocked by Bengals tight end Thaddeus Moss Sunday night. The rook needs to learn to get his hands down. He will.
So Brady’s back. Believe it or not, I sorta get it. You know Number 12 was sleeping on the couch for awhile after he unretired. Maybe the family had scheduled that big vacation while he was briefly retired. Canceling that was not an option. I think it’s enlightened that the Bucs understood, not that they really had a choice.
There’s no cheaper sports reporting trick than ranking quarterbacks. We all know it’s bullshit, but it’s irresistible bullshit. Yeah, I read ESPN’s rankings in different categories. Of course I did. Like I said, I’m a guy so I can’t help it.
Here’s their stuff vs. mine
Arm Strength Josh Allen Justin Herbert
Field vision Tom Brady Aaron Rodgers
Toughness Josh Allen Matthew Stafford
Accuracy Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
Touch Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
Mechanics Tom Brady Tom Brady
Decision making Aaron Rodgers Aaron Rodgers
Leadership Tom Brady Joe Burrow (you heard me)
Pocket presence Tom Brady Tom Brady
Scrambling Lamar Jackson Josh Allen
Designed runs Lamar Jackson Lamar Jackson
Creativity Patrick Mahomes Patrick Mahomes
Just call me Cheap Trick. I want you to want me…