The controversial calls from Week 11 had a direct impact on the 49ers' chances of returning to the Super Bowl, writes John Clayton in his latest mailbag.
John Clayton's First and 10:
Drew Brees and Peyton Manning continue to impress, writes John Clayton. Plus, more fourth-quarter flair from Indianapolis.
Mailbag: We're seeing a rise in fourth-quarter heroics by quarterbacks, adding excitement to the game, writes John Clayton.
John Clayton ranks the NFL's starting quarterbacks from No. 1 to No. 32.
Six quarterbacks have divvied up the past nine Super Bowl wins. Will we see a fresh face this year?
Misfortune and luck can lead to landing the right quarterback, John Clayton writes. For the Colts, misfortune led to Luck.
Because of multiple-receiver sets, teams have been forced out of their comfort zones and into more man-to-man coverages, John Clayton writes.
Unless the Saints plan to release Drew Brees, the salary-cap impact of a $23.6 million franchise tag in 2013 would be devastating to the team, John Clayton writes in his latest mailbag.
Because franchise tags eat up valuable space under a flat cap, teams have to rethink their strategies going forward, John Clayton writes.
The penalties given to the Saints as a result of the bounty scandal effectively take Drew Brees & Co. out of Super Bowl contention, John Clayton writes.
The New Orleans Saints have placed their exclusive rights franchise tag on quarterback Drew Brees, the team confirmed Saturday.
Alabama RB Trent Richardson has been a popular topic of conversation among NFL GMs, John Clayton writes.