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The Patriots activated Harris and Olszewski off injured reserve ahead of their rescheduled Week 4 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead New England also reportedly placed running back Sony Michel (quad) and special teamer Cody Davis (rib) on IR . Both already had been ruled out
The New England Patriots announced they have placed defensive lineman Beau Allen and running back Damien Harris on the injured reserve list. The running back was in the mix to serve as the top running back before suffering his injury. With Harris on IR and Lamar Miller getting cut, Sony Michel
The Patriots are doing some major shuffling with their backfield. New England is placing running back Sony Michel on injured reserve and activating fellow running back Damien Harris off IR, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network (Twitter link). © Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports A first-round pick in 2018, Sony Michel impressed as a rookie before taking a step back last year.
With the new rules this year, Michel will have to miss at least three games before returning. It’s a bummer for Michel since he was coming off his best game of the season, when he rushed for 117 yards on only nine carries against the Raiders. He had been a disappointment through the first couple of weeks and will now be hitting the shelf.
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Harris has unquestionably earned some sort of role in the Patriots backfield, but the question now centers around how big that role will be now that Michel is back in the fold. The 214 pounder has shown promise in the passing game, which could give him an edge over Michel , who has yet to really grasp
The New England Patriots have placed running back Damien Harris on injured reserve, while also promoting running back J.J. Taylor from the practice New England’s backfield now consists of Sony Michel , Rex Burkhead, James White and Taylor. Get the latest Patriots news by joining the community.
A third-round pick last year, Harris barely played as a rookie and was a healthy scratch most weeks. He reportedly had a strong summer, however, and was looking like he might be the Patriots’ starter to open the year before a hand injury sent him to IR. Now he’s back and figures to be in the mix Monday night against Kansas City, although with James White and Rex Burkhead also active, it’s unclear how much run he’ll get.
However, with Michel hitting injured reserve, there’s a clear lane for Harris to thrive if he can make the most of the opportunity. With Cam Newton out due to COVID-19 and Brian Hoyer getting the start at quarterback, the Pats figure to be running the ball frequently on Monday night. A first-round pick in 2018, Michel impressed as a rookie before taking a step back last year.
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The most notable lefty quarterbacks in NFL history
With noted southpaw quarterback Tua Tagovailoa now a member of the Miami Dolphins, the NFL finally ended its left-handed QB drought. No lefty has thrown a pass in a regular-season NFL game since 2015.And with that trend seemingly close to ending, now would be a good time to take a look back at left-handed quarterbacks. Only 32 southpaws have played quarterback in NFL history. Here are the most notable ones:
Albert was the first notable left-handed quarterback in NFL history. He went 10th overall in the 1942 NFL Draft to the Chicago Bears, but he didn't debut in the league until 1946 because of WWII. Albert never played for the Bears, but he was the first starting quarterback in the history of the San Francisco 49ers. He played for the 49ers from 1946-52 and made the Pro Bowl in the team's first NFL season in 1950.Here is a picture of Albert as head coach of the 49ers in 1956.
The Los Angeles Rams drafted Baker first overall in the 1963 NFL Draft. The then San Diego Chargers also picked Baker in the AFL draft the same year. Baker made just five starts in three seasons for the Rams and ran for more yards than he passed. He finished his football career in the CFL, retiring after the 1968 season.
"The Snake" is the first of two Hall of Fame quarterbacks on our list. Stabler played 15 seasons in the NFL, 10 of which for the then Oakland Raiders. He led the Raiders to six straight playoff appearances from 1972-77, and from 1973-77, Oakland made the AFC championship every year. Stabler and the Raiders finally broke through with a Super Bowl victory during the 1976 season. He made four Pro Bowls and won MVP in 1974. Stabler finished his career with the Oilers and Saints from 1980-84.
The Raiders added Humm as Stabler's backup during the 1975 draft. He was a career backup, playing for the Raiders, Bills and Colts from 1975-84. Humm won Super Bowl XI with the Raiders and then returned to the team in 1983 when the then Los Angeles Raiders won Super Bowl XVIII. Humm started just one game in his career for the then Baltimore Colts in 1980. He threw for 753 yards during his 10-year career.
The Dallas Cowboys signed Zorn as an undrafted free agent in 1975, but he didn't make the team. The following season, Zorn started 16 games for the expansion Seattle Seahawks. Zorn made 100 starts as Seattle's first starting quarterback from 1976-84. He finished his career with the Packers and Buccaneers. In 2008-09, he was head coach of the Washington Redskins. Zorn threw for more than 21,000 yards and 111 touchdowns during his 11-year career.
McDonald was mostly a career backup, but he started all 16 games during the 1984 season for the Browns. Cleveland drafted him in the fourth round of the 1980 draft, and he made 21 starts for the Browns. He finished his career for the Cowboys in 1987. McDonald threw for 5,269 yards and 24 touchdowns in seven seasons.
Still one of the best left-handed passers in NFL history, Esiason played in 14 NFL seasons, including 10 years for the Bengals, and he led Cincinnati to Super Bowl XXII. Unfortunately for him, late heroics from Joe Montana and the 49ers robbed him of an NFL title. However, Esiason won MVP that season (1988) and earned four Pro Bowls during his career, the last of which was with the Jets in 1993. He also played one season for the Cardinals. Esiason led the NFL in yards per attempt in 1986 and 1988, finishing his career with nearly 38,000 passing yards and 247 touchdowns.
Regarded as the greatest left-handed quarterback of all time, Young won two MVP Awards and made the All-Pro team three times. From 1992-94, he posted three of the best consecutive seasons from any signal-caller in NFL history, let alone southpaws. Young led the 49ers to the NFC championship game during each of those three years, and the team finally broke through in 1994. San Francisco won Super Bowl XXIX, and Young was named the game's MVP, after setting a Super Bowl record with six touchdowns. He retired with the highest passer rating in history, finishing his career with more than 33,000 passing yards, 4,000 rushing yards and 232 passing touchdowns. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
A first-round pick in the 1991 draft, Marinovich spent two seasons in the NFL, starting eight games for the Raiders from 1991-92. He went 3-5 as a starter, throwing for 1,345 yards, eight touchdowns and nine interceptions. Unfortunately he never lived up to his first-round hype, mostly because of a substance-abuse problem he dealt with throughout his NFL career. He failed a drug test and was suspended for the 1993 season, and he never played in the NFL again.
Drafted in the fifth round of the 1994 NFL Draft by the Packers, Brunell spent just one season in Green Bay before joining the expansion Jacksonville Jaguars. He started 10 games in the team's first season and then led the Jaguars to winning records each of the next four years, from 1996-1999. Jacksonville went to the AFC championship twice during that span, including in 1999 when the team posted a 14-2 regular season record. Brunell and the Jaguars weren't able to repeat that success moving forward, though, and he left Jacksonville in 2003. Brunell played seven more seasons, for the Redskins, Saints and Jets. He went 78-73 as a starter and posted more than 32,000 passing yards and 184 touchdowns during his career.
A Saints fourth-round pick during the 1996 NFL Draft, Nussmeier played in New Orleans for two seasons. He made two starts, losing both, during the 1996 and 1997 seasons. He also appeared in three other games during that span. Nussmeier spent three other years in the NFL but didn't appear in a game again after 1997. He threw for 455 passing yards and a touchdown in five career games.
Similar to Nussmeier, McNown appeared in NFL games during only two seasons, 1999 and 2000, but he got the chance to start 15 games for the Bears. Chicago selected McNown No. 12 overall in the 1999 NFL Draft, but he went just 3-12 as a starter with 3,111 passing yards, 16 touchdowns and 19 interceptions with the Bears. Chicago traded McNown to the Miami Dolphins after the 2000 season, and then the Dolphins flipped him to the 49ers the following offseason. He never played in an NFL game again after 2000.
He's still one of the most controversial figures in recent NFL history, but Vick was spectacular on the field. He was an immediate star when he finally received the chance to play regularly in 2002, throwing for nearly 3,000 yards and rushing for almost 800 that season. Vick starred for the Falcons through the 2006 season, leading the team to the 2005 NFC championship and breaking Bobby Douglass' rushing quarterback record with 1,039 yards in 2006. Then because of a dog-fighting scandal, Vick spent time in jail and missed the next two seasons. He returned to the NFL with the Eagles in 2009 and again became a star. Vick led the Eagles to the NFC East title in 2010 and finished his career with the Jets and Steelers. Vick went 61-51-1 as a starter with more than 22,000 passing yards and 6,000 rushing yards during his career.
Joining the Giants as an undrafted free agent in 2006, Lorenzen spent two seasons in New York. He appeared in two games during both the 2006 and 2007 seasons, but he attempted just eight passes. Lorenzen then spent training camp with the Colts in 2008 but didn't make the final cut.
Despite three interceptions, Palko nearly led the Chiefs to a victory over the Steelers on "Sunday Night Football" in 2011, but that is about his only claim to fame. The undrafted quarterback out of Pitt played two seasons for Kansas City from 2010-11, making four starts in 2011. He finished his career with 831 passing yards and two touchdowns in eight games.
Leinart came into the league with high expectations, going 10th overall to the Arizona Cardinals. But he proved to be a bust, as he barely even earned the right to start for most of his tenure with Arizona. The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner went 8-10 as a starter and threw for a little more than 4,000 yards in 33 games. He finished his career with the Texans and Raiders. Leinart threw for only 15 touchdowns in six seasons.
The Dolphins drafted White in the second round of the 2009 NFL Draft, but he probably arrived in the league a decade too early. While he was a better runner than thrower, White wasn't elusive enough to avoid a nasty helmet-to-helmet hit (legal at the time) against the Steelers in the 2009 season finale. White played in the UFL and CFL, and he attempted a brief comeback to the NFL after that hit, but he never appeared in an NFL game again. White played in 13 games and rushed for 81 yards. He attempted five passes and didn't complete any of them.
Tebow rounds out our star college quarterbacks but NFL disappointments on our list. Drafted in the first round in 2010, Tebow took the league by storm during his second season, leading the Broncos to the AFC West title and a playoff victory in 2011. After scoring a touchdown, he would take one knee in the end zone, which became known as "Tebowing." But the Broncos signed Peyton Manning the following offseason and traded Tebow to the Jets, where he was never fully embraced by coach Rex Ryan. Tebow bounced around in various training camps after 2012, but his insistence to play quarterback and his inaccuracy eventually led to the end of his career. Tebow threw for 2,422 yards and 17 touchdowns while rushing for almost 1,000 yards in 35 career games from 2010-12.
The former Boise State star joined the Lions as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He never played for Detroit, though, finally receiving his chance to play in 2015 when the Cowboys experienced quarterback troubles without Tony Romo. Moore threw for 779 yards and four touchdowns during two starts with Dallas. Moore suffered a season-ending injury in 2016 and then was the third string Cowboys quarterback in 2017 before joining the Dallas coaching staff in 2018. As of September 2020, his 2015 appearance is the last time the NFL had a left-handed quarterback on the field in a regular-season game.
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1. Jacksonville Jaguars: Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson
The Jaguars are hoping the Gardner Minshew experience works out in his first full season as a starter. If not, there are some excellent alternatives in next year's draft. Lawrence could be the best quarterback prospect of this era, with the size, arm strength, and athleticism to be an elite player. He threw 36 touchdowns and had 563 yards rushing last year.
2. Washington Football Team: Justin Fields, QB, Ohio State
Washington is hoping last year's first-round pick, Dwayne Haskins, is successful this year and doesn't put them in position to decide on a quarterback in the 2021 class. If not, Fields is one quarterback in play. He threw for over 3,200 yards and 41 touchdowns last season, while also rushing for 10 scores.
3. Carolina Panthers: Penei Sewell, OT, Oregon
Carolina has solid offensive talent, but an offensive lineman could be in play given Russell Okung's age and past health issues. Sewell is head and shoulders above the rest of the offensive linemen in his class.
5. Miami Dolphins: Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami (FL)
Rousseau had an incredible 2019 season at Miami, recording 15.5 sacks and 54 tackles in 13 games. He could go down the road and join a Dolphins team that would welcome another edge rusher, even after signing Shaq Lawson and Kyle Van Noy during the offseason. Rousseau has already opted out of the 2020 college season.
6. Detroit Lions: Micah Parsons, LB, Penn State
Jarrad Davis has been a work in progress under the current Lions regime, and there's no telling if the current Lions front office and coaching staff will even be around next year. Parsons was a former top recruit and has dominated in two seasons with 191 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
7. New York Giants: Shaun Wade, CB, Ohio State
The Giants used a first-round pick on Georgia cornerback Deandre Baker, which now could be a wash due to his legal issues. Wade has a chance to follow in the footsteps of 2020 Ohio State first-round cornerbacks Jeff Okudah and Damon Arnette.
8. New York Jets: Patrick Surtain II, CB, Alabama
The Jets should prioritize their secondary next year, which is clearly an area of need after trading Jamal Adams. Surtain's father has an 11-year career in the NFL, and the younger Surtain has similar upside.
9. Las Vegas Raiders: Trey Lance, QB, North Dakota State
Derek Carr's stats have improved under Jon Gruden, but does he have the ability to take the Raiders to the next level? If the Raiders conclude he isn't the guy, Lance shows enticing upside with great accuracy and running ability.
11. Atlanta Falcons: Carlos Basham, DE, Wake Forest
The pass rush has been a major issue for Atlanta over the last several years. Basham is coming off a great junior season, recording 10 sacks and 57 tackles.
12. Arizona Cardinals: Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech
Patrick Peterson is a pending free agent, and Arizona already has cornerback concerns. Farley opted out of the 2020 season as a potential first-round pick who had four interceptions last year.
13. Los Angeles Chargers: Jaylen Waddle, WR, Alabama
The Chargers have Keenan Allen as a potential free agent, and Mike Williams is already banged up this year. Waddle stands below six feet, but he has great deep speed and has scored 13 times in two seasons.
14. Miami Dolphins (via Texans): DeVonta Smith, WR, Alabama
Miami's wide receiver depth took a major hit this year, and they'd probably love another wideout to help develop Tua Tagovailoa. Taking a former Alabama teammate would be a bonus, and Smith had 1,256 yards and 14 touchdowns last season.
15. Chicago Bears: Rashod Bateman, WR, Minnesota
Allen Robinson is a pending free agent and Anthony Miller disappointed in his second season. Chicago could look at wideout with Bateman, who has opted out of this season. Bateman was an elite deep threat for the Gophers last season, averaging 20.3 yards per catch with 11 touchdowns.
17. Indianapolis Colts: Jevon Holland, S, Oregon
2017 first-round pick Malik Hooker hasn't developed as hoped, so Indy could be in the market for a safety again. Holland has shown a nose for the ball with nine picks in two seasons for the Ducks.
18. Tennessee Titans: Dylan Moses, LB, Alabama
Tennessee has started to build a nice linebacker corps with youngsters Rashaan Evans and Harold Landry, but they could add further talent with Moses. Moses missed 2019 with a knee injury but has the ability to rebound into first round territory.
19. Jacksonville Jaguars (via Rams): Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson
With the release of Leonard Fournette, the Jags will be looking at help here. What a storyline it would be for the Jaguars to take the Clemson quarterback and running back. Surprisingly, Etienne returned to college for 2020 despite first-round potential in this year. He has elite speed and gained more than 2,000 yards from scrimmage last season.
20. New England Patriots: Wyatt Davis, OG, Ohio State
Joe Thuney is a potential free agent after this season, so New England might need help on the offensive line again. A former five-star recruit, Davis had an excellent 2019 season.
21. Minnesota Vikings: Alex Leatherwood, OT, Alabama
Minnesota helped their offensive line by drafting Ezra Cleveland this year, but could be looking at another improvement next year. Leatherwood is a potentially dominant tackle in the NFL.
22. Buffalo Bills: Kyle Pitts, TE, Florida
Dawson Knox showed some potential in his rookie season for the Bills, but it remains to be seen if he's the answer at tight end. The 6-foot-6 Pitts is coming off a great year with 54 catches for 649 yards and five touchdowns in 13 games.
23. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Rondale Moore, WR, Purdue
Superstar wideout Chris Godwin is a pending free agent, and it remains to be seen if the Bucs have the cash to retain him. Moore is looking to rebound from an injury-shortened in 2019 season, but had 114 catches in 2018.
24: New York Jets (via Seahawks): Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse
After trading Jamal Adams this offseason, New York very well could be looking for a safety in next year's draft. Cisco has seen plenty of playing time over the last two years for Syracuse and has a whopping 12 interceptions over that time.
25. Green Bay Packers: Pat Freiermuth, TE, Penn State
The Packers failed to address their receiver issues this offseason, and could see the results of that failure this season. Freiermuth is among their options next year, a productive tight end who has scored 15 times in his first two seasons with the Nittany Lions.
26. Dallas Cowboys: Christian Barmore, DT, Alabama
Dallas already lost Gerald McCoy from injury this year, and Jerry Jones is always looking for pass rush help. Barmore is a giant at 6-foot-5, 310 pounds, and could vault up draft boards if he receives more playing time this year.
27. Pittsburgh Steelers: Walker Little, OT, Stanford
The Steelers could be in the market for a tackle next offseason. Walker is a strong prospect in a loaded tackle class in 2021.
28. Philadelphia Eagles: Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State
While the Eagles drafted Jalen Reagor in the first round this year, that might not be enough to fix their wide receiver issues. Olave has first-round potential after catches 48 balls for 840 yards and 12 touchdowns last year.
29. New Orleans Saints: Paulson Adebo, CB, Stanford
The Saints are counting on the enigmatic Janoris Jenkins at cornerback this year. If he doesn't work out, another cornerback could be in play. Adebo is a top corner prospect, recording eight picks in the last two seasons.
30. Baltimore Ravens: Quincy Roche, DE, Maimi (FL)
With Matt Judon a potential free agent after this season, Baltimore could add a pass rusher next offseason. Roche has a chance to step up for Miami this year after Gregory Rousseau opted out, and the Temple transfer recorded 13 sacks last season.
31. San Francisco 49ers: Jalen Mayfield, OT, Michigan
San Francisco is set at left tackle this year with Trent Williams, but he's a pending free agent. Mayfield has already opted out of this season after performing well at right tackle last season for the Wolverines.
32. Kansas City Chiefs: Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, ILB, Notre Dame
The Chiefs have a lot of major cap concerns after this season, and could need to find a replacement for Anthony Hitchens. They used a second-round pick on Willie Gay this year and would add further speed with Owusu-Koramoah, who had 80 tackles and 5.5 sacks last year.
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