The Jaguars have done pretty well in the draft in recent years, but the jury is still out on the third overall pick from three years ago. And so the Jaguars admit they’ve yet to decide whether to pick up the fifth-year option on defensive end Dante Fowler‘s contract.
Fowler tore an ACL during rookie minicamp in 2015, only days after he was picked. He had four sacks in 2016 and eight in 2017.
This is a good week to track the happenings from the Braves bullpen, where closer Arodys Vizcaino is already 0-for-1 in save chances and has shown shaky control, while middle relievers A.J. Minter, Sam Freeman, Peter Moylan and Daniel Winkler have all outpitched him. Minter’s electric stuff is a great Week 3 match for a Phillies lineup that has a lot of swing-and-miss in it, and for a New York Mets team that gets a good amount of production from left-handed hitters. If there’s to be a performance-related closer change in this next week-plus, Atlanta’s is one to monitor closely.
On Sunday, Mora took to Twitter to call out those who question Rosen’s talent or commitment, and went as far as to say that the quarterback could prove to be a Hall of Fame talent.
This is called conviction, and Accorsi had it for Roethlisberger and Eli Manning — just as he did, years earlier, in his NFL apprenticeship in Baltimore, watching one of his heroes, Johnny Unitas, up close and, in 1983, when he drafted John Elway.
If he had not been able to engineer a trade with the Chargers in the tense early moments of the 2004 draft, Accorsi would have moved on from the disappointment of not landing Eli Manning and selected Big Ben. Accorsi viewed both players as franchise-defining quarterbacks and, with the benefit of history as a guide, he was correct in that assessment. Preferring Manning to Roethlisberger, Accorsi said, was a “hairline” distinction.