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Arizona Cardinals: Sam Bradford/Josh Rosen

There are a couple of things we know about the quarterback situation in Arizona after the retirement of Carson Palmer.

As NFL.com’s Chris Wesseling reported, Cardinals head coach Steve Wilks indicated that veteran Sam Bradford will open the season as the team’s starter under center over rookie first-rounder Josh Rosen.

“We’re pushing everybody to start,” Wilks explained. “I’ve stated this several times: Sam Bradford is our starter. We gotta go out there with 11 guys, and Sam’s going to be the first guy out there. But everybody’s fighting for a position, so I’m not going to hold [Rosen] back at all.”

However, we also know Bradford’s bum knee has already cost him all of the 2014 season and most of last year. Bradford has missed a staggering 48 games in seven years—three full seasons.

Even if Bradford holds off Rosen in training camp, discount nike nfl jerseys it’s only a matter of time until Rosen gets a chance to show what he can do.

And once he gets that chance, odds are the job will be his for good.

Projected Passing Stats (Bradford): 225 attempts, 145 completions, 1,465 yards, 8 touchdowns, 3 interceptions

Projected Passing Stats (Rosen): 358 attempts, 224 completions, 2,431 yards, 14 touchdowns, 7 interceptions

To say that Matt Ryan’s numbers were discount nfl gear down in 2017 is both accurate and a touch misleading.

Yes, relative to Ryan’s MVP campaign in 2016, the 33-year-old’s production was lower across the board. His passing yardage was down almost 1,000 yards, Ryan’s touchdowns free-fell from 38 to 20, and he threw five more interceptions in 2017 than the year before.discount nfl jerseys nike

However, it’s not like Ryan had a bad year under first-year offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian. He passed for almost 4,100 yards, posted a passer rating of 91.4 and led the Falcons back to the playoffs.cheap nfl jerseys discount

Ryan may never get all the way back to his Kyle Shanahan heyday statistically, but he has no shortage of passing-game weaponry at his disposal, from superstar wideout Julio Jones to rookie Calvin Ridley and tailbacks Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman.

With a year in Sarkisian’s offense under his belt, Ryan’s numbers should be better in 2018 than a year ago, even if he doesn’t reach the heights of the season that came before.

Projected Passing Stats: 552 attempts, 353 completions, 4,410 yards, 27 touchdowns, 11 interceptions discount nfl jerseys online

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Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks

Age: 23

2017-18 Per-Game Stats: 12.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 0.8 steals, 48.2 percent shooting, 38.3 percent shooting

Advanced Stats: 17.1 PER, s-26.83 TPA, minus-2.89 RPM

Contract Details: $4.3 million qualifying offer (restricted free agent)

Giannis Antetokounmpo definitely disagrees with this Jabari Parker drop.

“Jabari ain’t going nowhere,” he said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Matt Velazquez. “He’s going to be here and he’s going to be ready for next season.”

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Almost half of Parker’s career thus far has been lost to two ACL injuries. Signing him to a long-term deal would be a huge risk—particularly when he’s such an iffy fit beside Antetokounmpo. Check out the Milwaukee Bucks’ net rating with both players on the court these past few years:

2014-15 (417 minutes): -5.7
2015-16 (1,785 minutes): -1.0
2016-17 (1,207 minutes): -1.7
2017-18 (335 minutes): -6.3

Milwaukee should eventually survive on offense during Antetokounmpo-Parker minutes. But the defense is only going to get worse. Antetokounmpo is best served at the 4—aka Parker’s only position. Slotting him at the 3 is pleading for disaster, and he’ll get destroyed at the 5 unless he improves his roving rim protection.

Funneling money into a player who doesn’t complement your top star is franchise malpractice. Especially when your cap sheet is so complicated. The Bucks don’t have to worry about the luxury tax this season, but it becomes a major concern next summer when Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon (restricted) and Khris Middleton (player option) hit the open market.

Signing and trading Parker has to be on the table. It should save the Bucks money and ensures they’re not losing him for nothing. Yes, these transactions are rare. But they’re due for a comeback. At least two-thirds of the league won’t have money to spend this summer. Sign-and-trades expand that list of landing spots to include teams without space.

Would the Utah Jazz consider a dual sign-and-trade for Derrick Favors? What about the Clippers with DeAndre Jordan? Might the Miami Heat consider a package built around Justise Winslow and Hassan Whiteside?

Whatever’s out there, the Bucks should take it upon themselves to find out.

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Skal Labissiere, Sacramento Kings

Age: 22

2017-18 Per-Game Stats: 8.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists, 0.4 steals, 44.8 percent shooting, 35.3 percent shooting

Advanced Stats: 14.3 PER, minus-63.74 TPA, cheap wholesale authentic nfl jerseys minus-3.19 RPM

Contract Details: 3 years, $7.3 million ($3.5 million qualifying offer for 2019-20)

Skal Labissiere isn’t technically someone the Sacramento Kings should be in a rush to trade. He has two years left at rookie-scale salary, and their overcrowded frontcourt includes two veteran bigs, in Kosta Koufos and Zach Randolph, who aren’t must-play options on a rebuilding squad.

At the same time, an uninspiring sophomore campaign prevents Labissiere from earning a must-play label himself. His development flat-lined after a detonative end to the 2016-17 season. He battled ankle and shoulder injuries in 2017-18 buy nfl jerseys cheap  and didn’t wow with efficient scoring when gift wrapped extra playing time at the turn of the calendar.

Labissiere will invariably need to see most of his minutes at the 5 if his off-the-bounce and outside games don’t come along. The Kings don’t have the flexibility to facilitate that transition.

Willie Cauley-Stein is a definitively more useful player who mans the same position, and playing them together hasn’t yielded encouraging returns. They were a net negative together in 2016-17, and Sacramento was outscored by 7.6 points per 100 possessions whenever they co-opted the frontcourt this year.where to buy cheap nfl jerseys

Carving out any sort of role whatsoever next season could also become an issue for Labissiere depending on how the draft goes. If the Suns take Luka Doncic at No. 1, the Kings’ decision at No. 2 is made for them; they’ll take Deandre Ayton.where to buy nfl jerseys cheap

Things get super interesting if Phoenix follows convention and rolls with Ayton. Sacramento isn’t a lock to choose Doncic in that scenario, according to Givony. And the most likely alternatives in that spot include Marvin Bagley III, Jaren Jackson Jr. and Mohamed Bamba—two combo bigs and a center.

Throw in a healthy Harry Giles, plus some small-ball 4 minutes for Justin Jackson,buy cheap nfl jerseys  and Labissiere could fall out of favor with the Kings posthaste, if he hasn’t already.