Charles Robinson and Frank Schwab recap all the latest NFL news, including Denver Broncos trade to acquire head coach Sean Payton, Houston Texans hire head coach Demeco Ryans and Tom Brady retires ( again).
Tom Brady has announced via social media that he is retiring from football at the age of 45, exactly one year after his first retirement. Is Brady gone for good this time? Charles and Frank agree that Brady is probably done, but if there’s one scenario that could see Brady returning to the NFL for one more season, it’s probably going to be the San Francisco 49ers. If Brock Purdy’s injury ends up being serious, it could lead the 49ers to call Tom. As for the future of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, both agree it would make sense for them to pursue former Las Vegas Raiders QB Derek Carr. The Buccaneers also hold the 19th overall pick if they decide to target a quarterback in the draft.
The Broncos gave up a first-round pick and more to acquire decorated veteran head coach Sean Payton from the New Orleans Saints. After taking a year off, Payton will take on an underperforming roster and attempt to resuscitate Russell Wilson’s career. Frank thinks Broncos fans should be very excited about the move, but Charles points out that Payton will likely make big changes to the roster, and some of those changes may take time to show results. He encourages fans to remain patient.
The Texans had their first pick to take over as head coach from former 49ers and Texans LB defensive coordinator Demeco Ryans, who will seek to lead the Texas organization from the bottom. Both Charles and Frank love the Houston rental and think mentions of Houston icons like JJ Watt go a long way. Ryans’ first priority will be fixing the quarterback situation, and both Charles and Frank believe the second overall pick in the draft is a prime spot to do so.
The Dallas Cowboys have fired offensive coordinator Kellen Moore, who heads west to take charge of a very powerful Los Angeles Chargers offense led by Justin Herbert. Frank thinks this is a slam dunk hire for LA, which desperately needed a coordinator who could help Herbert reach his full potential. Mike McCarthy will take on call-calling duties in Dallas, a sign that he is looking to put his future in his own hands as he enters his fourth year with the Cowboys. It will be a breakthrough year for McCarthy, and it looks like he will make some big changes in 2023.
1:00 – Tom Brady retires (for real this time?)
19:25 – Broncos acquire head coach Sean Payton
32:40 – Texans hire head coach Demeco Ryans
41:30 – Cowboys fire OC Kellen Moore, Mike McCarthy takes over on offensive call
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