The NFL offseason is all but over, with free agency and the draft behind us, although several good players remain on the open market. Next up on the NFL calendar? A period of virtual workouts and meetings, with a few teams reopening their facilities to players who are rehabilitating injuries.
Our panel of NFL experts takes a look at the past few months and looks ahead to the 2020 season, answering questions to recap the offseason action.
The topics our panel has hit so far (click the links to see the answers):
Who's your pick to be 2020 MVP?
Mike Clay, fantasy writer: Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals. Murray was my pick in February, and I'm sticking with it, especially considering I made it before Arizona traded for DeAndre Hopkins. It still might seem like a massive stretch, but Patrick Mahomes came out of nowhere to win it in his second NFL season in 2018 and Lamar Jackson did the same in 2019. Murray is a strong bet for a big leap in his sophomore campaign.
Jeremy Fowler, national NFL writer: Matthew Stafford, QB, Detroit Lions. Went bold with this pick a few months ago and can't back down now. Stafford was pacing for nearly 5,000 yards and 38 touchdowns before his back injury sidelined him last season. His offense is loaded with weapons, the NFC North is wide open and Stafford will capitalize.
Mina Kimes, NFL writer: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Kansas City Chiefs. Brave, I know! But there's no reason to think the Chiefs' juggernaut offense will decline this coming season, especially with Mahomes at full health.
Aaron Schatz, editor of Football Outsiders: Mahomes. He's the best player in the league. He will be the MVP favorite in the preseason for years to come.
Seth Walder, sports analytics writer: Dak Prescott, QB, Dallas Cowboys. From 2016 to 2018, the Packers dropped back to pass at a higher rate on first down and overall than any other team in the league. With Mike McCarthy's pass-heavy approach now in Dallas and with a plethora of weapons to throw to, Prescott could be staring at a career year.
Field Yates, NFL analyst: Mahomes. The Chiefs' offense is loaded.