Adam starts off this week's episode by explaining how happy he was to have actual games back and why he now knows what Tom Brady was talking about this off-season. Then, ESPN's Chris Mortensen joins the show to discuss his biggest Week 1 takeaways and some behind the scenes stories from the ESPN War Room. After that, Adam is joined by Panthers safety Jeremy Chinn, who discusses the Panthers’ Week 1 win over the Jets and describes his honoring Carolina Legends campaign.
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The Carolina Panthers released kicker Ryan Santoso on Tuesday and avoided having to send a seventh-round draft pick in 2022 to the New York Giants as a result of the move.
Arizona lit it up on offense, Sam Darnold rolled against his old Jets team and the Bills looked ... off. Here's what to know and what it means going forward for every Week 1 game.
And just like that, NFL football is back. From Carolina's debut of its mixed-reality panther (and its new QB1) to the Browns keeping a certain undesirable streak alive, here's what you might have missed from a jam-packed first NFL Sunday of the season.
Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold wouldn't say anything bad about the Jets heading into Sunday's opener, but he made his former team look bad in Carolina's win.
— If beating the team that traded him gave Sam Darnold any vindication, the fourth-year quarterback certainly wasn't sharing it.
The ex-New York Jets burned their former team with the kind of connection the Panthers envisioned when they traded for the QB in the offseason.
— New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder will miss the season opener at Carolina on Sunday while he continues to recover from COVID-19.
With their new found freedom to pick new numbers, these digits are the most popular among current NFL players.
Both Zach Wilson and Sam Darnold insisted Wednesday they're not focused on outdoing the other when the QBs meet in Sunday's season opener.
NFL execs predict the biggest award winners: Picks for MVP, best rookies, top comeback player, breakouts
Who will win MVP? Who will be the NFL's top rookies? Who is primed for a big breakout? We asked execs, scouts and coaches around the league for their picks.
Panthers starting right guard John Miller has been ruled out for the Week 1 game against the Jets after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
We played out one of our Football Power Index's 20,000 season sims, from Week 1 through Super Bowl LVI, with playoff races, surprises and more.
Wearing protective shells over helmets are becoming more popular as a means of possibly limiting head injuries in football -- but are they actually effective?
The Carolina Panthers will look to former XFL star PJ Walker to back up quarterback Sam Darnold. The Panthers released 2019 third-round draft pick Will Grier, who remains a possibility for the practice squad.
The Panthers released kicker Joey Slye on Saturday in favor of Ryan Santoso, acquired Thursday in a trade with the Giants after he lost the kicking job to Graham Gano.
The brightest point of this promising Panthers defense may be how many players can play multiple positions, affording DC Phil Snow more options.
— Sam Darnold felt the Carolina Panthers needed a night like this before the regular season.
Robby Anderson, who caught 95 passes for 1.096 yards and 3 TDs last season, has reached a two-year extension with the Carolina Panthers. The deal is worth $29.5 million, with $20.5 million guaranteed, sources told ESPN.
With a 20-3 rout of the Carolina Panthers on Saturday night, coach John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens won their 19th straight preseason game, which unofficially ties an NFL record with the Green Bay Packers.
— Many of the Baltimore Ravens players weren't aware they'd made NFL history until coach John Harbaugh walked into the locker room after Saturday night's 20-3 win over the Carolina Panthers and told them.
99 to 9: Why NFL stars Jaylon Smith, Jalen Ramsey and others paid thousands to switch to single-digit numbers
Many NFL stars have switched to numbers that are nontraditional for their positions, with some paying a "pretty penny" for the privilege. ESPN's NFL Nation was intrigued not only by the number changes, but the reasons behind them. Here is what we found.
With this season's shrunken salary cap, team-friendly deals for productive players are key. Football Outsiders put together a full roster of the NFL's most valuable contracts.
— Jacob Eason was efficient in place of the injured Carson Wentz, and rookie Sam Ehlinger delivered in the final quarter for the Indianapolis Colts.
Predicting 2022 QBs for 18 NFL teams that could swap starters: Where Rodgers, Wilson and others might play
Let's look into the crystal ball and evaluate every possible team that could change quarterbacks next offseason.
|1(8)||Jaycee Horn||CB||South Carolina|
|2(27)||Terrace Marshall Jr.||WR||LSU|
|3(20)||Tommy Tremble||TE||Notre Dame|
|4(21)||Chuba Hubbard||RB||Oklahoma State|
|6(20)||Shi Smith||WR||South Carolina|