The Daily Outkick: Tuesday, April 28, 2020

How The Bengals, Dolphins And Chargers Vetted Their New Quarterbacks (SI) With the most unusual draft in memory finally behind us, Cincinnati, Miami and Los Angeles reveal why they picked their new franchise QBs.

Texas To Lift Coronavirus Restrictions This Week, Businesses To Reopen In Phases (CNBC) Gov. Greg Abbott will allow the current statewide stay-at-home order to expire on April 30, he said, adding that businesses will reopen in phases beginning May 1.

Running Backs, Drafted Late, Are Still Coveted In The N.F.L. (New York Times) Seven teams, most with already strong rushing attacks, selected a running back in the second or third round of last week’s N.F.L. draft.

Oil Swings Wildly, Touching Lowest Level Since 1986 (Wall Street Journal) U.S. benchmark falls almost 20% before regaining ground.

Michael Jordan Got Paid During The Bulls’ Last Dance (538) During the 1997-98 season — “The Last Dance,” as it were — Jordan earned $33.14 million, which remains without precedent after adjusting for inflation.

The Hypocrisy On Tara Reade Is A National Disgrace(National Review) The double standard that has been exhibited by Joe Biden’s campaign and by the political press in tandem is a national disgrace.

How Bill O’Brien’s Many Screw-ups Led To The Precedent-Setting Laremy Tunsil Deal (The Ringer) The left tackle’s extension is questionable in a vacuum, but worse when you consider the totality of O’Brien’s tenure as GM.

Ex-neighbor Says Joe Biden Accuser Tara Reade Told Her About Alleged Assault (New York Post) The former neighbor of a woman who claims Joe Biden sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s said she recalls the former Senate staffer telling her about the alleged attack.

2020 Offseason, NFL Draft Proves The Bears Are Headed In The Wrong Direction (Bleacher Report) About 18 months ago, it looked like the Chicago Bears had pulled off a coup. They had fleeced the then-Oakland Raiders for Khalil Mack, and it looked like they'd emerged as a perennial Super Bowl contender.

Bill Gates’s Vision For Life Beyond The Coronavirus (Vox) Bill Gates saw the coronavirus coming. Here’s his plan to beat it.

NFL Planning Various 2020 Schedule Scenarios, Including 5-week Regular Season Delay And Pushing Super Bowl Back 3 Weeks (Awful Announcing) A 16-game, 17-week regular season schedule is still viewed as a priority.

Purdue’s Smart Approach To COVID-19: Planning For Fall (Forbes) Probably the best major university president in America right now is Purdue’s Mitch Daniels.

Will Cain Reportedly Nearing Deal To Leave ESPN, Join Fox News (The Big Lead) While Cain may not be ESPN's biggest star, his value -- at least to the outside -- is tougher to truly quantify because he has a unique voice that isn't readily replaceable.

Texas Will Allow Movie Theaters To Reopen On Friday (Variety) Texas becomes the latest state to allow theaters to open, though the major chains are not expected to restart business until at least July.

Baltimore Doctor Gets An NFL Draft Surprise: A Call From Roger Goodell And Super Bowl Tickets (Washington Post) Dr. Hazim El-Haddad was a participant in what the NFL called its “inner circle” of fans who appeared on the screen during the telecast of the remotely conducted draft.

The Coronavirus Pandemic Is Changing How People Buy Books. (Wired) Of course, Amazon is still a monster, but some indie booksellers are making it work.