9 Days: Preseason Rewind ⏮️

08/29/2023 9 Days: Preseason Rewind ⏮️

By: Jeff Yoder

What We Learned From the Preseason & Today’s Important NFL Deadline With 9 Days Until Kickoff

Nine days to NFL games that matter. But who’s counting? The NFL preseason does little to show what teams are really all about in the regular season. But a barometer of sorts still applies. Three teams ran the table in three preseason games (that’s right, only three). Only one was a playoff team last year. Two have unproven quarterbacks. Call me in October. But we did get a chance to see the progression of the three rookie QBs who will be starting come Week 1 (Young, Stroud, and Richardson).


Among all the chatter, headlines, and constant NFL hoopla with nine days to go, this day marks an important checkpoint in the preseason build-up — teams must submit their final 53-man roster by 4:00 pm ET todaySo what does that mean, really? It means important trades must be completed (RB Jonathan Taylor), hurt feelings are inevitable (roster cuts), and another open-market tidal wave will fill today’s airwaves. I’m sure we’ll have plenty to talk about tomorrow. For now, here are the biggest takeaways from the preseason, as well as top headlines leading into the last big checkpoint. Nine to go…


Undefeated Teams This Preseason

Steelers (3-0), Commanders (3-0), Jaguars (3-0)


Rookie QB Preseason Stats

B. Young (CAR): 14/24, 129 yards, 1 TD

C. Stroud (HOU): 11/18, 89 yards, 1 TD, 1 INT

A. Richardson (IND): 13/29, 145 yards, 1 INT


Top NFL Headlines

Texans Officially Name C.J. Stroud QB1

49ers Have ‘Optimism’ Surrounding Nick Bosa’s Holdout

Eagles DE Derek Barnett Eyeing Trade Options


✂️ NFL Roster Cuts Tracker

Team-by-Team Player Movement


Read More

CBS Sports: 10 Things We Learned in 2023 NFL Preseason

Sporting News: NFL All-Preseason Team: Biggest Standouts


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