With training camp now in full swing football season is upon us. If you don’t have a Twitter account yet to keep you updated on information pertaining to your favorite team in real time, what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present to sign up, or if you already have an account then you should be following these 25 accounts below. You’ll pretty much never miss a beat on NFL news with these accounts. Besides, what better way to waste time at work?
1. Adam Schefter of ESPN
When it comes to breaking news, he’s the golden standard. The guy never sleeps and has all the inside sources. Not to be confused with the spoof account “Adarn Schefter” which is terrific for tricking your friends into believing that Tom Brady just got traded to the Jets.
Titans’ rookie QB Marcus Mariota now has gone through five practices and, at this point, has yet to throw an interception.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 5, 2015
2. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network
He’s the Schefter light. He likely benefits from being backed by the Network for cheap sources. He’s becoming more and more relevant by the day.
3. The NFL
Gotta follow the mothership, I guess.
5. Aaron Wilson
Wilson has secured the goose that laid the golden egg in “the list”. That’s widely known as the insider daily report that circulates around NFL teams only. Because of this he’s usually aware of who worked out who before anyone else is.
Injured reserve: A.J. Derby (Patriots), Travis Long (Eagles)
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) August 6, 2015
Usually spits back out info that’s already out there but they do a good job of collecting it all if you want to stay in the loop.
This is an interesting follow, especially on Gameday. It recaps all the 4th down plays of the day and critical decisions made by each coaching staff.
Seattle tried for a field goal on a 4th and 1 at the New England 8. I would have gone for it: http://t.co/yUfI9WKQ72
— NYT 4th Down Bot (@NYT4thDownBot) February 2, 2015
If you can’t joke and laugh about football then you’re missing all the fun. Everybody needs a little comedy in their timeline. This guy delivers.
This is a Sports Illustrated NFL coverage site that is led by Peter King. Lots of outside the box thinking and special guests.
— The MMQB (@theMMQB) August 6, 2015
The greatest football site in the history of the world, obviously.
The Locker: Watch: The best of Gronk on Celebrity Family Feud http://t.co/xtxw4HboMX
— This Given Sunday (@ThisGivenSunday) July 22, 2015
11. Chris Mortensen of ESPN
The Mort Report is one of the most known football reporters.
When Rams drafted RB Todd Gurley coming of ACL surgery, Jeff Fisher’s plan was always to do right thing, if it meant 6 weeks or 6 months
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) August 5, 2015
12. Mike Pereira
Big officiating decisions are covered in real time by Pereira, giving his thoughts on close calls as a former head of officiating.
If a team sends in an eligible player as ineligible, then that player must line up in the core of the formation which is tackle to tackle…
— Mike Pereira (@MikePereira) July 24, 2015
13. NFL Network
Lots of highlights and news here.
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) August 6, 2015
14. Faux John Madden
One of the funniest parody accounts out there, constantly ripping on teams and players.
What ends faster, a Rousey fight or the Browns playoff hopes?
— Faux John Madden (@FauxJohnMadden) August 2, 2015
Statistical analysis that dives deeper into trends in the game.
To purchase the Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 PDF for $15, you can go here: http://t.co/HRzdiaZYYE
— Football Outsiders (@fboutsiders) August 5, 2015
Their extensive grading system is so advanced that NFL teams are starting to use it.
Since 2007, only 2 RB’s have had more than 30 runs for 15+ yds in a season. ’09 C. Johnson & ’12 A. Peterson pic.twitter.com/kANjRPpAos
— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) August 5, 2015
17. Jay Glazer
He has some awful tweets and you have to deal with his fitness/UFC obsession, but he breaks important news from time to time thanks to his close personal relationships inside locker rooms.
First week of camp is horrifying… freak injuries, guys dropping. Half the time no explanation, other times bc guys haven’t hit in a while
— Jay Glazer (@JayGlazer) August 2, 2015
Critical for fantasy players.
Alf. Blue is Texans starter ‘as of right now’ http://t.co/oE2o80cuGY
— Rotoworld Football (@Rotoworld_FB) August 6, 2015
19. Matthew Berry of ESPN
If you’re a fantasy football player you will need this guy’s advice to have success.
In short, it’s a mess and I wouldn’t be reaching for any HOU RB until we get more clarity
— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) August 4, 2015
20. Jeff Darlington of NFL Network
He’s not breaking news on Rapoport’s level but his content is always solid.
Dolphins Pro Bowler Cam Wake talks to Charlie Casserly & me about Suh’s impact on hierarchy in Dolphins’ locker room: http://t.co/nRMOdMJsdj
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 6, 2015
21. NOT SportsCenter
Another great parody account. Not all tweets are NFL related, but many are, and they are almost always funny.
REPORT: The #Bears told Jay Cutler in camp that their DBs are who he is supposed to throw to, so that way his WRs can “intercept” his passes
— NOT SportsCenter (@NOTSportsCenter) August 6, 2015
22. David J. Chao, MD
When a player gets injured, you’ll want to turn to this guy. He’s a sports doctor that will give you the best and worst case scenario for all your favorite injured players based on his expertise on the subject.
— David J. Chao, MD (@ProFootballDoc) August 5, 2015
23. Greg Aiello
The head of NFL PR that tweets out all official NFL communications to the public.
Harold Henderson’s decision on the Greg Hardy appeal is in. Suspension upheld…reduced from 10 to 4 games.
— Greg Aiello (@gregaiello) July 10, 2015
24. Awful Announcing
Media beware, this awesome site turns the tables on the vultures.
The denial of media access is draconian, but it’s a rising trend http://t.co/AhIcB2xS6u
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) August 6, 2015
25. Jason La Canfora
Since he’s moved from the NFL Network to CBS he seems less in the know but he’s still an insider with sources. You’ll get the occasional lame tweet about his family and/or his music tastes.
Timing for Floyd could put him back right around Week 1. Cards have worked on depth at WR.
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 5, 2015