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In Today’s Links: how Geno is a top 5 QB; more talk about the WRs and who will remain on the roster past this season; expectations for Coach Macdonald and our Seattle Seahawks.. and more! Dive into the links. Immerse yourself. Enjoy your Tuesday.

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Seahawks News

Why defensive coordinators are rooting for Mike Macdonald to win with Seahawks - Seaside Joe
Despite what you hear, NFL teams still hire defensive coordinators as head coaches. But is there pressure on Mike Macdonald anyway? Seaside Joe 1941

Brock: Where Seattle Seahawks' Geno Smith is a top-five QB - Seattle Sports
Brock Huard explains an area where he thinks Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith ranks among the top five in the NFL.

Will Metcalf and Lockett both still be on Seattle Seahawks in 2025? - Seattle Sports
Brock Huard discusses whether this could be the last year that wideouts DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett play together on the Seattle Seahawks.

Move the Sticks: Keys to a connected secondary with Leslie Frazier -
Daniel Jeremiah and Bucky Brooks are back with a new episode of Move the Sticks.

What is Most Realistic Scenario in Year 1 For Mike Macdonald, Seattle Seahawks? - Sports Illustrated Seahawks News, Analysis, and More
Starting a new regime in the NFL always carries some amount of unpredictability. What's the most realistic outcome for Mike Macdonald and the Seahawks in year one?

NFC West News

49ers news: Why running behind Trent Williams is a no-brainer on first downs - Niners Nation
Unsurprisingly, running behind Trent Williams led to ample success for the San Francisco 49ers

49ers Four Questions: A Salary Cap for Quarterbacks? - Sports Illustrated 49ers News, Analysis, and More
NFL owners are reportedly concerned about spiraling quarterback salaries. The idea has been floated that the league should adopt a salary cap for QBs. Would the 49ers go for that?

Stigma Still Follows Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray - But Why? - Sports Illustrated Cardinals News, Analysis, and More
Why are we still talking about Arizona Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and his gaming?

Trey McBride poised to take final step in his transformation into a superstar - Revenge of the Birds
Trey McBride is on the cusp of being a star.

Why ‘unlikely top-10’ Rams defense is better than the media thinks - Turf Show Times
3 reasons the Rams defense is better than most expect

Rams News: Tight End Room's 2024 Upside Mired in Mystery - Sports Illustrated Rams News, Analysis, and More
Major questions surround L.A.'s depth at the position.

Around The NFL

Fans react to Joe Burrow's ridiculous outfit at Vogue World - Larry Brown Sports
Joe Burrow is getting in touch with his fashion side, and that means wearing some weird outfits to Paris Fashion Week.

NFL offseason power rankings: No. 28 New York Giants try to regroup with Daniel Jones, Brian Daboll - Yahoo Sports
A disastrous 2023 season for the Giants quickly erased the good feelings from the surprising playoff run a year prior. Now the team is faced with a tough reality.

By 7-3 vote, Charlotte City Council approves $650 million for Panthers stadium renovation - NBC Sports
The elected officials do for David Tepper what the voters would never do.

Ranking 2024 NFL rosters: Best projected starting lineups - ESPN+
We ranked every NFL roster for this season and then picked out strengths, weaknesses, X factors and nonstarter contributors to know.

How Packers' Jordan Love is preparing to face defenses in Year 2 - ESPN
The Packers are trying to counter how defenses will attack Love now that opponents have a season's worth of tape on him.

Five NFL offseason storylines that are overblown; five that deserve more attention -
Will the Dolphins extend Tua Tagovailoa? Are expectations soaring too high for Caleb Williams and the Bears? With the 2024 NFL season still months away, Eric Edholm tells us which offseason storylines are overblown and which deserve more of our attention.

2024 NFL MVP dark horses: Jared Goff, Tyreek Hill, Christian McCaffrey among potential candidates -
Could Jared Goff earn the NFL's highest on-field honor in 2024? Might Tyreek Hill or Christian McCaffrey steal the spotlight for a non-QB? Judy Battista names dark-horse candidates to win MVP in the 2024 NFL season.

Who are the NFL’s underrated and overrated teams? Why Packers, Bengals could be dangerous - The Athletic
Two teams that made long playoff runs last season may find that success tough to replicate in 2024, perhaps due to overlooked contenders.

12 non-QBs under the most pressure for the 2024 NFL season: Cowboys, Jets, Steelers facing big questions -
A look at players and coaches facing tall tasks this year

2024 NFL defensive line rankings: New York Jets take the top spot - PFF
We rank all 32 NFL defensive lines ahead of the 2024 season, beginning with the New York Jets.