Around the League: Brady's History vs. Future Opponents, Busy Lions, COVID-19 Research Donations, More

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Around the League: Brady’s History vs. Future Opponents, Busy Lions, COVID-19 Research Donations, More

Chicago Bears

What’s the weirdest snack you find yourself craving? For me — chocolate-covered gummy bears.

Bon appétit.

  • I don’t want to see the Bears on the list of teams that haven’t beaten Tom Brady after the conclusion of the 2020 season:

  • FWIW: The company that provides Rivers Sports book betting odds has the Buccaneers projected win total set at 9 wins. Are you willing to take the over? Or are you of the belief that the under is a better wager? There’s plenty of time to make this decision, but it’s one I feel as if football fans will want action on.
  • Adding Brady to their bunch has certainly helped the Buccaneers’ odds. The team is now has 18/1 odds to win the Super Bowl. Brady has Tampa in a spot where it could conceivably play the championship game in its home stadium, which has never been done before. If I was a natural, I would root for the football oddity. But I am not, as I would prefer to see the Bears playing in the big game.
  • The Colts made their signing of Philip Rivers official today. And Rivers shared a message:

  • Indy has since released backup QB Brian Hoyer. Meanwhile, NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport tweets the decision to cut ties with Hoyer is a sign the Colts are keeping Jacoby Brissett (despite the cash that is coming his way as part of the extension he signed last year).
  • One last Colts nugget: The team cut cornerback Pierre Desir, who I thought might be a potential Bears fit because of his past with Chicago defensive coaches Chuck Pagano and Ted Monachino. Desir made 29 starts (played in 37 games) over three years for the Colts, who are moving on from the Lindenwood College product.
  • Maybe this is the year the Falcons turn it around? There’s no excuse not to with all this talent:

  • Good luck to the Bears defense, which will take on Atlanta at some point during the 2020 regular season.
  • Considering the Bears’ needs at the position, part of me is disappointed they couldn’t do this type of deal for a proven WR2:

  • Tough break, cheesebrains:

  • The Lions have been busy this offseason:

  • I can’t believe some of those signings are players who *DIDN’T* previously play for the Patriots!
  • Some Vikings nuggets:

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  • Good luck finding a perfect fit for Jameis Winston, who said his goodbyes to Tampa on Saturday morning:

  • Chris Godwin, who balled out catching passes from Winston last year, is willing to hand his No. 12 to Tom Brady. Frankly, I’d make Brady wear the No. 10 he wore at Michigan unless some sort of compensation was met. I’d hold out for some cash, autographs, an agreement to be invited to all the cool things future Hall of Fame quarterbacks do, and an arrangement to guarantee X number of targets per season. Business is business, after all.
  • The player-fan relationship in Philadelphia isn’t always pretty. But when you perform well in that town, you’re always going to be showered with love:

  • Excuse me, Ben, but it appears you have something growing on your face:

  • Gotta love conflicting reports between national and local reporters:

  • Cha-ching:

  • COVID-19 update from the league:

  • Good on you, Mr. Tepper:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.