Some in the NFL are starting to view elite coaches as underrated investments, writes Andrew Brandt of The MMQB. There’s no cap on coaches and the market for top coaches – about $7MM per year – is about half the market for elite defensive linemen and one-third the market for elite quarterbacks. Relatively speaking, owners are paying the best coaches insignificant sums. More from around the NFL…
- Marshawn Lynch is so important to the Seahawks that it’s hard to envision the team allowing him to move on, says Adam Schefter of ESPN.com. Still, there are issues with him and he beats to his own drum. Most recently, on Sunday, Lynch decided not to leave the field on Sunday and instead stay out there to work with trainers. If Seattle has enough confidence in Christine Michael and Robert Turbin, the team could at least give it some thought.
- David Moore of The Dallas Morning News wonders if Cowboys defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli will find a spot for the returning Josh Brent in the rotation.
- The Jets players want Rex Ryan to return in 2015, writes Bob Glauber of Newsday. “Rex is a great coach, and I definitely want him back,” tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson said. “He’s always been a very passionate coach and we all enjoy playing for him. The record isn’t what we want it to be, but it doesn’t mean we can’t continue to strive to do the things that we know to be right. You look around this locker room and you’ve got guys that enjoy playing with each other.”