The NFC North has three great quarterbacks, and a fourth one who may be on his way.
Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky could soon join Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford, and Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins as short-list franchise guys. To get there, Trubisky will need to master an offense designed by new coach Matt Nagy and new offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.
Looking back, Webb acknowledged his prediction could have gone awry.
The whole offense on the sideline heard it, he said. If he didn’t catch it, it would have been really awkward.
Webb let out a hearty laugh, knowing his well-thrown, high-arcing pass was hauled in by tight end Kyle Carter, who was well-covered in the corner of the end zone.
I threw it into a tight window, for sure, Webb said. I’m rolling out, get out of the pocket and kinda get the defense off-balance a little bit. Kyle did a great job of getting on top of the cornerback; I gave him a chance and he made a good play.
Britton tore his Achilles during an offseason workout in December and was expected to need six months to recover.
Britton, 30, was an All-Star in 2015 and 2016, finishing fourth in Cy Young voting the latter season after posting a 0.54 ERA and an AL-best 47 saves.
The Orioles could also get Darren O’Day back this weekend. His recovery from a hyper-extended right elbow has been slower than anticipated, but Showalter said he didn’t want to rush O’Day’s return, either.
Jacolby is named after Latimer’s father, Colby, who died of cancer in 2005. Colby Latimer played football at Bowling Green.
Latimer’s size shows up on the practice field. His new attention to detail is paying off.
Like staying after, all the work I put in when I first got here, every day, the extra, just the little things, he said. Ninety percent, I think, is mental. The physical part is not the thing. I mentally didn’t get myself ready for the league. Finally got it, learned how to be a pro.
He has also learned it is acceptable to bother his quarterbacks. Latimer is unafraid to pester Eli Manning.