Some assorted notes from around the NFL…
- Michael Lombardi reports (via Twitter) that the Seahawks are eyeing Jim Zorn as their quarterbacks coach. The 64-year-old held that role for much of his career, including stints with the Lions, Ravens, Chiefs, and Seahawks. He also served as the head coach of the Redskins between 2008 and 2009. Zorn hasn’t coached in the NFL since 2012.
- Mike Klis of 9News.com took a look at several quarterback candidates for the Broncos next season. The reporter believes Kirk Cousins would be the team’s top choice right now, and he also suggests Alex Smith and Case Keenum as “elite” targets. If the team can’t secure one of those three signal-callers, they could turn their focus to other veterans (Klis suggests Eli Manning, Tyrod Taylor, Sam Bradford, or Blake Bortles) or the draft (Josh Allen, Baker Mayfield, Josh Rosen, Sam Darnold, Mason Rudolph, Lamar Jackson are among the realistic options at number-five).
- Speaking of Rudolph, NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport tweets that the Oklahoma State quarterback is dealing with a “frustrating” foot injury. The prospect was hoping to get cleared so he could play in the Senior Bowl, but he was told to it would take another two weeks to get on the field. Rapoport cautions that the foot sprain is minor.
- Jason Fitzgerald of OverTheCap.com took a look at the top free agent running backs. While Le’Veon Bell‘s spot atop the list wasn’t surprising, Fitzgerald’s decision to rank Isaiah Crowell above Carlos Hyde could ruffle some feathers. Dion Lewis and Jerick McKinnon rounded out his top-5.