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One of the N.F.L.’s Fastest Is Among the Slowest on the Track

Nor did Metcalf challenge the national high school record of 10.00 seconds, often considered the threshold for world-class speed. Most importantly, he did not...

Pete Lammons, Who Helped the Jets Win ’69 Super Bowl, Dies at 77

Pete Lammons, the tight end for the Jets team that stunned the pro football world with a victory over the Baltimore Colts in the...

Some Dramatic Quarterback Successions Start at the N.F.L. Draft

Replacing a franchise quarterback is not as simple as drafting his successor. It’s more like selecting the heir to the throne of some ancient...

Tom Brady Charted a New Path. Aaron Rodgers Struggles to Do the Same.

The final contract that Tom Brady signed in New England, in August 2019, contained a clever provision that prevented the Patriots from placing a...

What We Learned in the 2021 N.F.L. Draft

The first round of the 2021 N.F.L. draft proceeded on Thursday night according to the league’s strict hierarchy: Quarterbacks came first, followed by those...

The Giants Traded Back and, Some Say, Well

Since Gettleman took over as the Giants’ general manager in December of 2017, the franchise has gone 15-33: three seasons with double-digit losses. In...

As Underclassmen Flood the N.F.L. Draft, Landing Places Dry Up

Clifton Duck may watch a bit of the N.F.L. draft this weekend, as he has in previous years. But he may not. “It’s everyone’s...

N.F.L. draft order and picks: Here are the first round results.

1. Jacksonville Jaguars — Trevor Lawrence (quarterback, Clemson)2. New York Jets — Zach Wilson (quarterback, Brigham Young)3. San Francisco 49ers — Trey Lance (quarterback,...

2021 N.F.L. Draft: What to Look for on Day 2 and Day 3

The first round of the N.F.L. draft commands much of the attention, and rightly so.But the second and third rounds can be just as...

Patriots take pocket-passer Mac Jones.

The New England Patriots watched from home as Tom Brady, their starter of 20 years, won his seventh Super Bowl with the Tampa Bay...

Giants fans seemed confused by receiver pick.

The Giants took receiver Kadarius Toney of Florida with the 20th pick to bolster the league’s second-worst offense. Toney (6 foot, 193 pounds) gives...

Kyle Pitts Is Set to Be the N.F.L.’s Next Revelation at Tight End

In the first quarter of a game against Kentucky last November, the University of Florida coaching staff called a favorite play for a favorite...

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