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The Ringer NFL Show features a rotating group of Ringer NFL experts, including Robert Mays, Kevin Clark, and Danny Kelly. The show will also feature ex-players and coaches, among others, as guests.

491 Episodes
Draft guru Danny Kelly feeds Danny Heifetz and Craig Horlbeck digestible nuggets on this year's class of running backs. DK compares running backs to archetypes from the standout 2017 class of Christian McCaffrey, Leonard Fournette, Alvin Kamara, and Dalvin Cook; guesses which RB could join the 1000/1000 club; and determines which under-the-radar RB from 2020 could become the next Alvin Kamara.Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck
Bleacher Report’s Adam Lefkoe joins the show to talk about how COVID-19 will affect 2020 NFL training camps as well as the regular season, and how hard it will be for teams to hit the ground running when the season begins (1:05). Then, The Ringer’s draft expert Danny Kelly joins the show to offer up the prospects we’re not talking about enough, including QB Jalen Hurts, WRs Brandon Aiyuk and Bryan Edwards, cornerback Jeff Gladney, and more (37:45).Hosts: Kevin ClarkGuests: Adam Lefkoe and Danny Kelly
Danny Kelly has been grinding tape on the 2020 NFL draft so you don’t have to, and on this episode he feeds Danny Heifetz and Craig Horlbeck digestible nuggets on the deepest receiver class in years. DK compares receivers to archetypes from the standout 2014 class of Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Odell Beckham Jr., and Davante Adams; guesses which receiver might not pan out as a pro; and determines which receiver from 2020 could become the most exciting player in the league.Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck
We run through the first 10 picks of the NFL draft, predicting who each team will select (0:25), before former NFL agent Joel Corry calls in to explain what’s happening in free agency, including how the CBA is affecting players' new contracts, how quarterback supply exceeded demand, and how this year was different from previous years (33:50).Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Danny Kelly and Joel Corry
We break down the recent happenings in free agency, including Todd Gurley to the Falcons, Melvin Gordon to the Broncos, Emmanuel Sanders to the Saints, and more (1:10). Then we open the first fantasy mailbag of the 2020 season (31:45).Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck
Rich Ohrnberger, former NFL offensive lineman and teammate of Philip Rivers, joins the show to talk about how Rivers can succeed in Indianapolis, and how close the Colts are to a deep playoff run (4:00). Then we discuss Tom Brady’s potential in the Bucs offense, justifying Bill O’Brien’s decision to trade DeAndre Hopkins, how the Chargers are the new Bills, and more (16:50).Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Rich Ohrnberger
The first week of free agency featured the shuffling of several high-impact fantasy players. We react to every player's new home, including DeAndre Hopkins, Stefon Diggs, Tom Brady, and others; highlight the biggest winners and losers from the week; and predict how each player's potential draft ranking for next season is affected.Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck
Danny Kelly joins the show to talk about Tom Brady’s fit in a potentially-explosive-but-not-perfect Tampa Bay offense (0:31). Then, Tom Brady superfan Kevin O’Connor joins to defend Tom’s legacy and future, and debate whether the Bucs or the Patriots have a better opportunity to compete for a Super Bowl this year (16:40).Host: Kevin ClarkGuests: Danny Kelly and Kevin O’Connor
Tom Brady has said that he will no longer be a Patriot and that he wants to continue his career elsewhere. He will have a handful of teams to choose from. We give our first impressions of Brady’s announcement, speculate where he will land, and work through what the Patriots will do next.Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Justin Sayles
We struggle to find the logic behind the Texans trading superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals for pennies on the dollar. We also cover some of the other marquee trades around the league today, including DeForest Buckner to the Colts, Jack Conklin to the Browns, Byron Jones to the Dolphins, and more.Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Danny Kelly
After 10 months of negotiations, the NFL Players Association has approved a new collective bargaining agreement, which will administer its relationship with the league for the next 11 years. We clarify what the deal entails, including a rise in player minimum salaries, an extra regular-season game, a padded practice limit, and much more (0:35). Then we discuss the Ravens' trade for Calais Campbell, and Ryan Tannehill’s extension with the Titans (13:50). Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Danny Heifetz
We take a big-picture look at free agency, including the players on the open market who impress us the most, guys we’re not talking about who will make an impact, and 2020 bold predictions (1:30). Then we discuss the impending CBA vote, what both the NFL and players have learned from past bargaining agreements, the potential switch to 17 games, and varying players' opinions on the deal (34:50).Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Sheil Kapadia and Andrew Brandt
We start with a quick discussion about some NFL contract misconceptions before taking a look at the upcoming free agency free-for-all through a fantasy lens, examining the big names set to potentially join new teams—and how that could affect the fantasy landscape—and also dole out some of our favorite fantasy matches made in heaven.Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck
Boston Globe’s Nora Princiotti calls in to give the inside scoop on the current state of the Tom Brady–Patriots relationship (0:55). Then Yahoo Sports senior NFL writer Terez Paylor joins the show to discuss how Brady's landing spot will affect the rest of the league. Plus, the most underrated players to look out for in free agency this offseason, how Tua's health shapes the future of the top five teams in the draft, and the future of the Chiefs (20:50). Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Nora Princiotti and Terez Paylor
From a hotel room in Indianapolis, Danny and Danny offer their initial takeaways from a star-studded NFL combine. We start by discussing Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s promising medical examination, then break down the elite potential of guys like Alabama wide receiver Henry Ruggs III and Wisconsin running back Jonathan Taylor, and many more.Hosts: Danny Heifetz and Danny Kelly
On Tuesday night, NFL owners and the NFLPA met for hours to try to reach a new collective bargaining agreement. We discuss what this new deal could mean for the 2020 NFL season (1:15). Then, Danny Kelly highlights some exciting players who have risen in his NFL Draft Guide and lists the top players at each major position he’s most interested in watching at the combine (9:20). Finally, we offer up our dream landing spots for the top prospects in the draft (32:20).Host: Kevin ClarkGuest: Danny Kelly
We pick the draft guru Danny Kelly’s brain about his key fantasy-relevant draft prospects to monitor at this year’s combine. We run through some guys who could gain a lot of buzz and boost their stock by either blowing up the event's athletic events or—in the case of Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa—nailing their medical checks. Plus, we’ll throw out a few names of sleepers to keep your eye on at each fantasy-relevant position. Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck
We discuss the teams that will define this offseason whether it’s because they hold top-five draft picks, have a large amount of cap space, or are in a transition period. We lead with the Dallas Cowboys, a team with an unsigned star quarterback and wide receiver, and the Miami Dolphins, who have the ability to take control of the NFL draft.Hosts: Robert Mays and Kevin Clark
We couldn’t wait, so we created our official (but not really) top-25 fantasy football rankings for the 2020 season. We discuss players we like a little too much as well as the guys we just don’t get the hype for, headlined by Danny Heifetz ranking Saquon Barkley ninth overall.Hosts: Danny Heifetz, Danny Kelly, and Craig Horlbeck
We answer listener questions about the most fun landing spots for high-profile free agents like Tom Brady, Cam Newton, and Dak Prescott, under-the-radar impact free agents, the two players we would start a team from scratch with, and more (1:10). Then, fresh off a Super Bowl victory, All-Pro Chiefs offensive tackle Mitchell Schwartz joins the show to talk about how they celebrated, what it’s like to play with Patrick Mahomes, and playing for Andy Reid (38:45).Host: Robert MaysGuests: Danny Heifetz and Mitchell Schwartz
Comments (26)

Patrick Robbins

where is Robert Mays!?

Dec 23rd

Go Billers

first 10 min are them kissing their own ass

Sep 19th
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Craig Thompson

first 2 mins is all commercials add that to the general snark of these two means in can no longer listen to this podcast

Aug 31st
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Tony Ehrke


Jan 18th

Ruben Gregory Ramos


Dec 4th

Wisly Michel

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Nov 12th

George S. Walker

i guess you're happy that Hue was fired since that was your life ambition..

Nov 3rd

Horace Pasley Jr.

Thanks Lombardi! Who Dat!

Oct 24th

George S. Walker

Lombardis' phone is crap. Please show him how to sound better on the phone.

Oct 24th

Horace Pasley Jr.

You guys never show any love for the Saints.

Oct 23rd



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Oct 15th

Aaron Thomas


Oct 15th

Rob Townsley

Lombardi dropping them f-bombs this episode. Love it!

Oct 4th

Paul Hu

no respect for niners defense.. you know we get foster back this week

Sep 20th

brand One

this dudes voice...male vocal fry is real!!

Aug 18th

jarred longoria

Love this Cast !

May 1st

Paul Hu

great calculated discussions.. makes the other sports shows and 'hot takes' pretty unbearable. I only listen to the NFL ringer btw.. can't speak for the other ringer shows

Apr 25th

Spencer Wells

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Apr 24th

George DeVol


Mar 29th
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