Hamilton-Bound Taran Killam Is Ready to Reign

first_img Saturday Night Live alum Taran Killam is ready to make audiences laugh live from New York—only this time, he’ll be doing so from the stage of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. As previously announced, he is set to make his Broadway debut in the royally hilarious role of King George in Hamilton, and Killam stopped by Late Night with Seth Meyers on December 19 to discuss the opportunity and braving his first day of rehearsal. “It’s the best musical ever, and it’s the funniest role in the show,” he said. The King has spoken! Catch Killam in the revolutionary hit beginning on on January 17, 2017 and take a peek at the clip below! Hamilton from $149.00 Related Showscenter_img Taran Killam View Commentslast_img read more

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Jakarta to host ONE Esports MLBB invitational with Rp 2.1b prize pool

first_imgOne of Asia’s leading sport and media giants, ONE Championship, has announced its inaugural ONE Esports Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) Invitational, which will take place from May 2 to July 5 in countries across Southeast Asia.Top players and teams from all over the world are to compete for a total prize pool of US$150,000 (Rp 2.1 billion) in the Jakarta round of the competition from July 1 to 5.”We will not only be providing an opportunity to compete, but also put on a world-class competition,” stated CEO ONE Esports Carlos Alimurung in a press release The Jakarta Post received on Thursday. The competition will bring together the world’s best MLBB players and teams, and is the first of two competitions in the MLBB series that is being promoted with MLBB developer Shangai Moonton Technology. The series aims to develop the best MLBB teams, share and celebrate the stories of e-sports heroes and inspire MLBB fans around the world.MLBB is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mobile game that can be played on phones and tablets. It is played in 139 countries and regions in Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, the Middle East and South Asia in 25 languages, and operates on more than 1,200 servers to ensure that the game runs smoothly.MLBB was launched in mid-2016 for Android and iOS, and is the most popular MOBA game among players outside of China, with more than 500 million installs and 80 million monthly active users. MLBB was also the first title announced as a medal game at the inaugural esports event at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games.Realizing the industry’s huge potential, Indonesia has opened its doors to developing the online gaming industry and has hosted various gaming competitions, among which the largest is the President’s Cup.Earlier, President’s Cup organizer Giring Ganesha said that the government intended to promote and expand the online gaming industry toward producing world-class online games and gamers.Topics :last_img read more

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Aubameyang sends warning over Arsenal front three after Spurs draw

first_img Read More Aubameyang played on the left, Lacazette through the middle and Pepe on the right (Getty)Lacazette was subsequently withdrawn, with Aubameyang moving from the left wing to centre-forward while Nicolas Pepe remained on the right.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Skip The Aubameyang-Lacazette-Pepe front three all started against Tottenham (Picture: Getty)Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang believes there is plenty more to come from Arsenal’s front three after they all started together for the first time in the north London derby.Unai Emery took an attacking approach against Tottenham on Sunday, though the home side found themselves two goals behind after strikes from Christian Eriksen and Harry Kane.But one of that new-look front three, Alexandre Lacazette, halved the deficit just before the half-time break, powering the ball past Hugo Lloris to bring Arsenal back into the game. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 1 Sep 2019 7:13 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.6kShares Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Arsenal continued to look dangerous and grabbed an equaliser when the Gabon striker poked home Matteo Guendouzi’s cross, and Aubameyang believes that front three can get even better.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City Arsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferenceTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 7:47FullscreenArsenal 2-2 Tottenham: Unai Emery press conferencehttps://metro.co.uk/video/arsenal-2-2-tottenham-unai-emery-press-conference-1997076/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Asked how he felt the front three clicked, Aubameyang told beIN SPORTS: ‘I think we still need to improve as well.‘We did some good things today but as I always say, we can always progress and I’m looking forward to playing with those two more.’Lacazette was also asked about the front three, telling Match of the Day: ‘You need to ask the coach if he’s happy with the three of us.’ by Metro Lacazette got Arsenal’s first goal and Aubameyang levelled the scores in the second half (Getty)On Arsenal’s performance and the result, Aubameyang added: ‘Tough game, it was really hard against this team of Tottenham. I think we started a bit bad, we did two mistakes, but then the reaction was really good.‘The goal of Laca gave us some power before the second half and that was crucial for us and we came back stronger and stronger in the second half. We had some chances, we scored the second goal and I think we deserved to score a third one, but today it’s going to be like this.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Read More Comment Read More Video Settings 1/1 SPONSORED Skip Adcenter_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE / 1 min. story PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Coming Next Advertisement Full Screen Read More About Connatix V67539 Top articles Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang rates Arsenal’s front three after starting together in north London derby Read Morelast_img read more

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People moves: ATP appoints chairman, PPF names head of credit

first_imgThe PPF is actively increasing the amount of assets it runs in-house. In 2015 it hired Trevor Welsh to lead its liability-driven investment strategy, and Ian Scott joined from Barclays in 2016 as head of investment strategy. Earlier this year the fund brought in Tim Robson as head of alternatives.Barry Kenneth, the PPF’s chief investment officer, said: “Purna brings a wealth of experience and expertise, and will play a vital role as we continue to grow and evolve our investment function. Attracting professionals of Purna’s calibre to join our award-winning team is an endorsement of where we are going.”Aviva Investors – David Cumming was this week named CIO for equities at the asset management arm of UK insurer Aviva. He will join the firm on 2 January and assume responsibility for equity teams managing £69bn (€78.4bn). Cumming was head of equities at Standard Life Investments until March this year. He worked at SLI – which merged with Aberdeen Asset Management at the start of the year – since 1998.NZ Super – Adrian Orr, CEO of New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund, has resigned to become governor of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand. He will leave in March after more than 10 years at the helm of the NZD37bn (€21.9bn) fund.Catherine Savage, chair of the Guardians of New Zealand Superannuation, which manages NZ Super, praised Orr’s “strong leadership, commitment to responsible investment and exceptional communication skills”. She added: “Adrian leaves the NZ Super fund in good heart, with a strong team and with an enviable track record of world class performance.”NN Investment Partners – The Dutch asset manager has hired Eric Verret as head of corporate loans within its alternative credit team, as it continues to grow its alternative credit expertise. Verret joins from GE Capital where he worked for 13 years, latterly as head of a team originating and structuring loans. He also worked as managing director for business development and capital markets, overseeing a fund jointly created by GE Capital and Abu Dhabi’s Mubadala Development Corporation.In addition, NN IP has appointed two independent external members to its alternative credit investment committee. Uwe Seedorf is chief credit and risk officer at GE Capital, where he has worked since 2001, while Hein Brand is a former CEO of ING Real Estate. They join existing investment committee members Han Rijken, Patrick den Besten and chair Gabriella Kindert.Actuarial Association of Europe – The AAE has announced the nine members of its new board of directors. Chaired by Thomas Béhar, president of France’s actuarial industry body, the board also includes Finland’s Esko Kivisaari as vice-chairperson and Denmark’s Kristoffer Bork, the previous chair of the board. Other members include Mária Kamenárová (Slovakia), José Manuel Medinhos (Portugal), Wilhelm Schneemeier (Germany), Kartina Thomson (UK), Falco Valkenburg (The Netherlands), and Lutz Wilhelmy (Switzerland).Jupiter Asset Management – Ash Ray has been appointed to the newly created role of head of governance research. Ray has worked at the UK listed asset manager for 10 years. In the new role, he will lead a team of governance analysts providing research and guidance on regulatory requirements and best practice, Jupiter said.Fulcrum Asset Management – London-based Fulcrum has hired Matthew Roberts from Willis Towers Watson to create a new alternative assets team. The Alternatives Group will invest in real assets and credit, according to the company. At Willis Towers Watson, Roberts was a portfolio manager for the Towers Watson Partners Fund and related strategies, and was previously in charge of the consultant’s multi-asset and multi-strategy hedge fund research teams.Andrew Stevens, Fulcrum chief executive, said: “Given our macro focus, clients are increasingly asking us for help with their real asset and credit allocations. These asset classes will continue to grow in their importance as investors diversify and strengthen their portfolios. Led by Matthew, the new Alternatives Group at Fulcrum will provide an attractive investment solution for our clients.”FMO – Jürgen Rigterink is to leave his position as chief executive of the €9.8bn Dutch development bank FMO as of 1 April, following his appointment as first vice president of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. During his nine years at the FMO, Rigterink helped launch the Climate Investor One fund and the bank platform Arise in co-operation with Norfund and Rabobank. During the search for a new CEO, FMO’s chief investment officer Linda Broekhuizen and chief risk and financial officer Fatoumata Bouare will be in charge of daily management.Deutsche Asset Management – The German asset manager has hired Michele Gaffo to lead its insurance coverage from 1 February. He joins from PosteVita Insurance Group in Italy, where he was chief investment officer. He was previously CIO of Allianz Italy and has also lead Allianz’s asset-liability management operations in Munich.Fidante Partners – The investment manager has appointed Joachim Klement as head of investment research, based in London. He is currently chair of the board of trustees for the CFA Institute Research Foundation, and was until recently head of thematic research at Credit Suisse. He has also worked as CIO at Swiss consultancy Wellershoff & Partners, and as head of strategic research and equity strategy at UBS.The Investment Company Institute – ICI Global, the international arm of the US asset management industry body, has appointed Jennifer Choi as chief counsel. She was previously associate general counsel for global capital markets policy at ICI, playing a leading role in the group’s work on MiFID II compliance. In her new role she will lead the ICI’s global policy work on cross-border legal and regulatory matters, the association said.M&G Investments – The £275bn asset manager has hired Oliver Wilson as head of asset-based lending in its direct lending team. He joins from Royal Bank of Scotland’s asset-based lending team where he was a member of its management board and head of operations in London and the south.Axiom Alternative Investments – The French investor has appointed Samuel Laidi as risk controller and Mariya Peykova as marketing manager. Both are based in Paris. Laidi joins from Phileas Asset Management where he held a number of roles including compliance controller, risk controller and head of middle office. Peykova joins from HSBC.OppenheimerFunds – Patrik Silfverling has been appointed head of the Nordics and Benelux at OppenheimerFunds, based in Stockholm. He will be responsible for growing the firm’s sales and distribution with institutional and high-net-worth clients in the regions. He joins from Franklin Templeton where he was director and head of the Nordics. OppenheimerFunds recently opened a new office in London and hired Dicken Watson as EMEA COO. ATP, PPF, Aviva Investors, NZ Super, NN IP, Actuarial Association of Europe, Jupiter, Fulcrum, FMO, Deutsche AM, Fidante Partners, ICI, M&G, Axiom, OppenheimerFundsATP – Torben Andersen, professor at the Department of Economics and Business Economics at Aarhus University, has been nominated by ATP’s supervisory board as its new chairman, following the resignation of current chairman Jørgen Søndergaard after 15 years in the role. The election will take place at a meeting of the pension fund’s board of representatives on 7 February next year.Andersen has held many official roles in the Danish pensions and welfare sector. He was notably chairman of the Pension Commission, which was set up by the last Social-Democrat government in the summer of 2014 with a view to system reforms. It was then disbanded by the centre-right Venstre-led government a year later under the current prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.PPF – The UK’s Pension Protection Fund – the lifeboat scheme for defined benefit funds – has hired a head of credit as it continues its insourcing drive. Purna Bhudia joins from Legal & General Investment Management where she was a senior credit analyst. At the PPF, Bhudia will help expand the investment team’s capabilities within sterling investment grade credit.last_img read more

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Shamed Foden snapped showing bum to girls he and Greenwood smuggled into team hotel

first_imgShamed England football star, Phil Foden, was snapped showing his bum to two girls smuggled into the team’s Icelandic hotel. Foden, 20, and team-mate Mason Greenwood, 18, were sent home in disgrace yesterday after breaching Covid rules. They secretly hooked up with Iceland Miss Universe contender Nadia Gunnarsdottir, 20, and her cousin Lara Clausen, 19, hours after making their England debuts. Foden asked what a pair of Icelandic girls planned to do at their hotel to which Mason Greenwood replied: “What do you think?” The team-mates smuggled the two women in hours after England’s 1-0 win. Icelandic authorities were furious at the breach of its strict Covid-19 guidelines while the pair also broke the “bubble” rules designed to protect them and the England squad. They were waiting to hear if they would be fined by local officials last night before flying home. Footage shows the two Icelandic cousins nervously making their way to the hotel in the early hours of Sunday, with Lara saying she felt “like an escort”. They successfully made their way in, and a photo taken by them and obtained by The Sun shows dad-of-one Foden in his pants with his backside visible. Nadia and Lara also posted a snap of them “chillin with Mason Greenwood & Phil Foden”. The two girls are believed to have spent several hours at the hotel then left before breakfast. Last night England boss Gareth Southgate branded his young players “naive” and said they had “no alternative” but to axe them from the squad. City slammed Foden’s behaviour as “totally inappropriate” while United were “disappointed” in Greenwood. Both are expected to face disciplinary action. Local sources told The Sun: “Football players have been given a great privilege to play. This is so disrespectful to our country’s efforts to control the virus. It seems these two big stars think the rules we are all governed by do not apply to them.” Nadia, a Miss Universe Iceland 2019 finalist, met Greenwood via social media several weeks ago. They are said to have been in contact in the days ahead of England’s arrival in Reykjavik for their Nations League game against Iceland. Lara posted a video of her and Nadia heading to England’s Radisson Blu Saga Hotel hours after Saturday’s match. Video footage also showed a third girl calling Foden on her phone. She giggles: “We can come to the hotel, but I don’t know how you’re going to sneak us in?” A surprised Foden replies: “What are you coming to the hotel for?” Stunned Greenwood tells him: “What do you think?!” The girl laughs as she replied: “Yeah — what do you think, bro!” Meanwhile, Lara told her followers Nadia was initially going to meet Greenwood alone but was asked if she had a “girlfriend”. She said on Instagram: “He is playing for Manchester and I’m joining her and staying in the hotel. How do you feel?” Nadia replies: “I’m nervous. I’m f***ing nervous!” Lara tells her: “I’ve never experienced anything as f***ed up. I was just leaving and thought Nadia was just going to be with this guy (Greenwood). He is there with his friend and he asked Nadia if she had a girlfriend. Nadia said yes, called me and yelled, ‘Come over, Come over!’” Loading… She went on: “I’m not sure, I feel like an escort. “But I’m not doing anything, I’m just coming over as company, nothing more than that.” The footage then cuts to the lobby, where Lara responds to some of the messages she is getting from her followers. She says: “Who is it again? I don’t remember his name?” Nadia replies: “Mason Greenwood.” Lara adds: “And I’m with Phil….What is his name?” Nadia says: “Phil….wait (looking it up)…Phil Foden.” Lara jokes: “Isn’t this just a casual Sunday?” Nadia replies: “OK, f***.” It is claimed Foden and Greenwood had booked them two rooms on a separate floor from the rest of the squad. One picture shows the girls together in one room but sources claim the players later entertained each separately. A source said: “The girls spent several hours at the hotel before leaving before breakfast.” Foden became a dad aged 18 with childhood sweetheart Rebecca Cooke. He recently told how being a young father “brings the best out of me”. read also:England drops Foden, Greenwood for COVID-19 rule breaches But last night he issued an apology, saying: “I made a poor decision and my behaviour didn’t meet standards expected of me.” Lara defended them last night, saying: “They were just young. We were all young and stupid and we all make mistakes. “They treated us really well. They were such gentlemen.” Nadia added: “I was talking to Mason for a couple of days before they came to Iceland. “They did know that they had to quarantine, but we figured that since they were playing Iceland, they had been tested before and it would be OK.” It is the latest scandal to rock England after defender Harry Maguire’s assault arrest in Greece last month. Southgate, preparing for the game with Denmark tomorrow night, said: “Unfortunately this morning it was brought to my attention that two boys have broken Covid guidelines in terms of our secure bubble. We had to decide very quickly that they couldn’t have any interaction with the team. “They wouldn’t be able to travel to training. Given the protocols they have to follow they have to travel back to England separately.” Manchester City added: “It is clear that Phil’s actions were totally inappropriate. His behaviour not only directly contravenes strict guidelines related to Covid-19, but also falls well below the standard expected of a Manchester City player and England international.” Manchester United said they were “liaising with the Football Association and are disappointed with the actions of Mason Greenwood”. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Things Women Found Really Attractive In The 60’sThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them13 kids at weddings who just don’t give a hoot9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your MindYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Madelast_img read more

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Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from No. 10 Syracuse’s 10-6 win over No. 7 Notre Dame

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 31, 2018 at 7:10 pm Contact Nick: [email protected] | @nick_a_alvarez No. 10 Syracuse (5-3, 3-0 Atlantic Coast) bested No. 7 Notre Dame (5-3, 1-1 ACC), 10-6, in the Carrier Dome for the 900th win in program history. Only Johns Hopkins (977) has more victories. The win puts the Orange in the driver’s seat for a regular-season conference crown. Here are three takeaways from the game. Into The GrooveThe last shot of the third quarter was a weak saucer towards SU goalie Dom Madonna. The redshirt senior plucked it out of the air with ease and laid it off for the official before jogging to the Orange sidelines. He made it look easy, just as he had all game. Dom Madonna posted his best conference performance of the year on Saturday. He stopped shots from a variety of angles and prevented a hapless UND offense from gaining momentum. Madonna finished with 13 saves and six goals allowed. He stuffed doorstep strikes and fell to his knees a few times to stop the low scorchers that caused UND goalie Matt Schmidt so many problems. As the final seconds ticked off, the SU sideline charged Madonna and the crowd gave him a standing ovation. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textKilled offDuring Notre Dame’s sixth man-up opportunity, Mikey Wynne heaved a shot towards Madonna and watched it soar wide. As he picked himself off the turf, the official pounded the turf and called a crease violation. The Orange portion of the crowd cheered and Madonna pumped his fist. The Fighting Irish had eight penalties called in their favor, resulting in 5:30 of man-up time. Syracuse never conceded. SU’s kill unit held strong, limiting UND to tough shots and forcing a handful of turnovers. Aside from Madonna’s dominant performance, the Orange defense clogged up shooting lanes and stifled a Fighting Irish attack that couldn’t buy a goal. The performance comes off the Duke matchup when SU allowed two goals while down a man. The Fighting Irish entered the game with a stout defense but it was SU’s unit that outshone the visitors and came away with the win. X-MarkedThe first faceoff of the fourth quarter saw Danny Varello and John Travisano Jr. in a deadlock. Varello looked up at his wings and wiggled his stick, unable to pry the ball loose. The ball skirted and it looked like UND had possession before long-stick midfielder Austin Fusco smacked the ball out and up into the air. Fusco leaped and earned SU the first possession of the final frame. Syracuse has had inconsistencies at the faceoff X this season. It’s resulted in head coach John Desko using a plethora of options. But against the Fighting Irish, and top-20 ranked faceoff man Travisano Jr., the Orange, led by Varello, fared better than usual. Overall, SU had eight wins to UND’s 11, but the timely wins contributed to the historic victory. Varello went 8-for-17 and played a big part in allowing SU’s offense to test Schmidt. The sophomore was benched in favor of three others in SU’s last game against Duke and earlier this week, Desko said he would have a short leash for the man who many expected to fill the shoes of program standout Ben Williams. Varello didn’t play the whole game. He was spelled by Kevin Hutchings and Nick Martin, but both lost their lone tries at the X. Both times, Varello was reinserted and, at least for one game, made it clear that he is the number one faceoff option that Syracuse has on its roster. Commentslast_img read more

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Our Lady’s back in Dr Harty Cup Final

first_imgThey defeated fellow Tipp school Nenagh CBS 1-14 to 0-15 in today’s semi-final, which was played in Toomevara.Andrew Ormond got the game’s only goal in the 16th minute and this score proved, by common consent, pivotal to deciding the outcome of the match.Our Lady’s will play St Colman’s College of Cork in the decider on February 18th when they’ll seek to win the trophy for the first time since 1978.last_img

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Official: Juventus sign Khedira

first_imgReal Madrid and Germany midfielder Sami Khedira has announced that he is joining Juventus.The 28-year-old has agreed a four-year contract at the Serie A champions. The Germany international’s contract expires at the end of June and he had already confirmed he would not sign an extension at the Bernabeu.He will officially become a Juventus player on July 1st when he completes his free transfer from Real, where he has won La Liga, the Champions League and the Copa del Rey.The German is Juventus’s second major signing of the summer after Paulo Dybala completed a £23.5m move last week from Palermo.The World Cup winner, who has been at Madrid since leaving Stuttgart in 2010, had been linked with a host of top European clubs and was the subject of intense media speculation during last summer, with reports suggesting that a switch to Arsenal was on the horizon. That proved not to be the case, however, with Khedira instead moving to a side who have won four consecutive Italian championships and made it to the Champions League final this year.Khedira, who is normally deployed in front of the defence as a ball-winning midfielder, is able to cover a lot of ground while also possessing excellent passing and shooting ability and great vision of the game,” Juve said.”Bianconeri boss Massimiliano Allegri is set to add a player of class, quality and international experience to his ranks, ready to enrich one of the strongest midfields in world football.”–last_img read more

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Are the Patriots aiming to land Trevor Lawrence in the 2021 NFL Draft?

first_img (Credit: Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/70/88/brady-stidham-ftr-getty-031720_1kazza9ujgyi81geg0718vkusg.jpg?t=-385294080&w=500&quality=80 The 2021 NFL Draft scenario that makes the sports world outside of New England roll its collective eyes can’t be ruled out because, technically, nothing about the 2021 NFL Draft can be ruled out a full year ahead of time.But at least one report suggests the idea of the Patriots landing what most believe is a can’t-miss quarterback prospect in Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence, one year after losing Tom Brady to the Buccaneers, is a thought worth taking seriously. 2021 NFL DRAFT:Early mock | Big board | Top 10 quarterbacksNew England notably did not draft a quarterback in 2020, leaving the Patriots with Jarrett Stidham and his four career pass attempts as their default starter and Brian Hoyer as his presumed backup. They also added Brian Lewerke and J’Mar Smith as undrafted free agents. Anybody wondering what New England is doing at quarterback, an inquiry raised by SN’s Mike DeCourcy during this year’s draft, is asking a damn good question — one CBS’ Jason La Canfora addressed Monday morning.”There are plenty of people who believe (Patriots coach/general manager Bill) Belichick is willing to take his lumps in 2020,” La Canfora reported on the topic of the Patriots’ outlook for the upcoming season.To be clear, those lumps will be necessary for New England to land Lawrence. Barring an unforeseen development related to the Clemson passer between now and the 2021 NFL Draft — like Joe Burrow jumping Tua Tagovailoa as the 2020 NFL Draft’s top QB prospect due in part to the former’s historic season and the latter’s injury, for example — Lawrence will be the No. 1 prize in next year’s selection process. Which makes the No. 1 overall pick that much more valuable.While it’s reasonable to anticipate a Patriots slide down the standings in the context of Brady’s departure, a ton of roster overhaul and an increasingly competitive AFC East, their falling all the way to the bottom of the NFL and landing the No. 1 pick by default would be a bigger upset than any game result during the dynasty’s 20-year run. But La Canfora raises an important point: This scenario is as much about other teams’ needs as it is about New England’s draft position.As of now, the Patriots could be considered the most QB-needy team in the NFL. In our way-too-early mock draft for 2021, the Jaguars land the No. 1 overall pick and select Lawrence. But what if Gardner Minshew has a big enough year to keep Jacksonville out of the market for a quarterback?The Bengals, projected to land the No. 3 pick in 2021, are now set with Burrow. The Dolphins, projected to land No. 4, are set with Tagovailoa. Barring career-threatening injuries to either passer, Cincinnati and Miami won’t want Lawrence. If Justin Herbert pans out, neither will the Chargers. So in the wake of the 2020 NFL Draft, as free-agent Cam Newton can verify, every team is now set with at least a serviceable starting quarterback.Of course, that can and will change.2020 NFL DRAFT:Grades | Winners & losers | Complete list of picks La Canfora mentions the Steelers and Colts, teams with aging passers in Ben Roethlisberger and Philip Rivers who might not stick beyond 2020, as a couple that could look to select a quarterback like Lawrence in 2021. We’ll add for consideration the Redskins, depending on the performance of Dwayne Haskins in 2020, and the Panthers, depending on the performance of Teddy Bridgewater. The Lions could decide 2021 is a reasonable time to acquire Matthew Stafford’s successor. The Raiders could consider themselves better off without Derek Carr and/or Marcus Mariota. The Broncos’ Drew Lock experiment could fail. The Falcons could start thinking about life after Matt Ryan. The Bears could collapse in an ugly cloud of Mitchell Trubisky and Nick Foles. The Browns’ hand could be forced by another season of decline from Baker Mayfield.So, yeah, the Patriots’ path to Lawrence is complicated and crowded. Belichick will have to take some serious lumps to turn this scenario into a reality.last_img read more

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