Native son Brian Hoyer has held off Johnny Manziel as QB1 of the upstart Browns. But who will own the future? It's a debate that is nothing short of a referendum on the city's rebirth, writes David Fleming in ESPN The Magazine's Cleveland Issue.
In ESPN The Magazine's QB Issue, David Fleming looks at the relationship between Saints quarterback Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton, who, after a 7-9 season apart, have New Orleans back among the NFL's best.
Runner No. 3694 in the Chicago Marathon was known as Superman. Runner No. 21385 was nine months' pregnant. At Mile 26, their paths diverged. And there's no explaining why only one crossed the finish line.
In ESPN The Magazine's 15 anniversary issue, Mag 15, David Fleming writes about Eric Lindros, who unintentionally became the poster boy for the concussion crisis when he challenged hockey's play-though-it culture.