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  1. Final 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    Six projected starting quarterbacks played in their teams' final exhibition games of the 2013 preseason. The Seattle Seahawks' Russell Wilson and the San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick were two of them, and both led touchdown drives before exiting...

    Blog | August 30, 2013
  2. Updated: 2013 preseason QB snap counts

    Mike Sando

    NFL teams have played their most important snaps of the 2013 exhibition season now that every team has played at least three games. This becomes a good time to check out how many snaps each projected starting quarterback has played. The players li...

    Blog | August 26, 2013
  3. NFL - Andrew Luck, Aaron Rodgers among top 10 QBs for 2016

    Mike Sando

    Mike Sando projects who the top NFL quarterbacks will be in 2016. Aaron Rodgers tops the list.

    Story | Conversation | June 20, 2013
  4. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    How nice of Peyton Manning to throw a couple of interceptions last week, just to change up things. The Denver Broncos quarterback had posted a 14-1 ratio of touchdowns to INTs over his previous five games. His odds for winning a fifth MVP award no...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  5. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Let's just say some were a bit skeptical upon seeing Peyton Manning atop the MVP Watch list a week ago. "I totally disagree," wrote a colleague who shall remain nameless. Looks like Manning might be staying awhile in the No. 1 spot. The Denv...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  6. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos have played the fifth-toughest schedule in the NFL to this point, defined by opponents' won-lost percentage (.588). They have what stands as the easiest remaining schedule by the same measure (.339). Mannin...

    Blog | October 17, 2012
  7. On whether Manning blew his best shot

    Mike Sando

    On the surface, Peyton Manning blew his best opportunity to win a Super Bowl quickly when he chose the Denver Broncos over the San Francisco 49ers. His reasoning? Peter King, citing a 49ers source, says unrealistic expectations in San Francisco...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  8. Five thoughts on a Manning-free division

    Mike Sando

    Five considerations now that Peyton Manning has told the San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans he plans to sign with the Denver Broncos: Big sighs of relief: Arizona, Seattle and St. Louis no longer must worry about defending against a Manning...

    Blog | March 19, 2012
  9. Talent, value and 49ers' approach at corner

    Mike Sando

    The San Francisco 49ers realized a terrific return on investment by signing Carlos Rogers to a one-year deal in free agency last offseason. Rogers put together a Pro Bowl season, positioning himself for a big payday. The 49ers now have options....

    Blog | March 13, 2012
  10. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Few players can realistically contend for MVP honors in the NFL with only 11 starts in a full season. It's just not feasible. Of course, few can do what Tim Tebow is doing in Denver. Tebow, who's on pace for 11 starts by season's end, still ...

    Blog | December 14, 2011
  11. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Great efforts to more fully appreciate quarterback contributions should, in theory, reward Tim Tebow for leading the Denver Broncos to repeated victories despite weak passing stats. The opposite has been true. Tebow ranks 31st out of 35 qualify...

    Blog | November 30, 2011
  12. Alex Cool? Smith leads NFL in comebacks

    Mike Sando

    Grading Alex Smith's play during the San Francisco 49ers' 6-1 start has become one of the more fascinating pursuits of this 2011 NFC West season. Smith, long a divisive subject among 49ers fans, remains one even during the team's best start since ...

    Blog | November 02, 2011
  13. When a coach needs to draft a quarterback

    Mike Sando

    Colleague Kevin Seifert showed some daring by sending TCU quarterback Andy Dalton to the Minnesota Vikings at No. 12 in a recent ESPN.com mock draft. He wasn't arguing for Dalton's value so much as saying the Vikings' need for a quarterback might ...

    Blog | April 27, 2011
  14. An honor and perspective for Earl Thomas

    Mike Sando

    Rookie free safety Earl Thomas has added range and ball-hawking qualities to the Seattle Seahawks' secondary. Thomas has four interceptions and had chances to collect a couple more. Peter King took notice Thursday when he named Thomas to his mi...

    Blog | November 04, 2010
  15. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando Listing Kyle Orton as a potential MVP candidate once would have seemed about as plausible as the Broncos opening 5-0 with victories over the Cowboys and Patriots. Orton makes his MVP Watch debut -- at the expense...

    Blog | October 14, 2009
  16. Mike Sando's MVP Watch

    Mike Sando

    Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando That didn't take long. Peyton Manning needed only three games to establish his 2009 credentials as the early MVP favorite. He threw six touchdown passes with only one interception during two prime-time road victo...

    Blog | September 30, 2009