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Inside Kirk Cousins' Season of Uncertainty

The Washington Redskins had just defeated the Green Bay Packers 42-24 on November 20, and Kirk Cousins, the quarterback in limbo, found Redskins general manager Scot McCloughan on the sideline. "How do you like me now?!" he shouted. "How do you like me now?!" McCloughan reached for a celebratory handshake but instead received a robust hand-slap and head-rub. A more private moment from earlier that week revealed much more about what it's like to be Cousins this season.
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Why No One—Not Even the Cowboys—Saw Dak Prescott Coming

As it turned out, seven quarterbacks would be chosen ahead of the quarterback with the 1.44 grade. In addition to the aforementioned four, also on the list: Christian Hackenberg, Jacoby Brissett and Cody Kessler. Another 127 players who weren't quarterbacks also would be taken ahead of Prescott. Six months later, as Prescott prepares for a game against the Eagles and Wentz that will establish who controls the NFC East, it's remarkable how much has changed. Prescott has become so many things in that short time.
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How Sammie Coates Went from Rookie Bust to the Latest Steelers WR Success Story

PITTSBURGH — The cameras were going to love this kid, with his long torso and the dreadlocks flapping out of his helmet. He was going to be a highlight machine, blazing through defenses and plucking passes from the sky, dancing in end zones and nodding while fans wearing his jersey No. 14 gave high-fives all over Heinz Field. Sammie Coates was going to be an instant star. At least, that was how it seemed back in the autumn of 2015. The NFL had different plans.
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