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  1. Video: Marlin Briscoe made history at QB

    Tim Graham

    In honor of Black History Month, ESPN looks back at the trailblazing career of Marlin Briscoe, who, with the Denver Broncos in 1968, became the first black quarterback to start in the modern era. Briscoe went on to play for the Buffalo Bills, Miam...

    Blog | February 11, 2010
  2. Briscoe honored for breaking QB barrier

    Tim Graham

    Marlin Briscoe, the first black quarterback to start a game in the modern era, was feted last week on the House floor. Darryl Norenberg/Getty Images On Oct. 6, 1968, Marlin Briscoe became the first black quarterback in th...

    Blog | February 12, 2009
  3. 40 years ago, Briscoe broke QB barrier

    Tim Graham

    Darryl Norenberg/Getty Images In 1968, Marlin Briscoe became the first black quarterback in the modern era to start a game. Forty years have passed -- a long time, but not a lifetime. What a big moment it was then. Now it's a weekl...

    Blog | October 06, 2008
  4. NFL's first black quarterback honored by high school

    The National Football League's first black quarterback has been honored with a statue at the football field where his high school alma mater used to play.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2006
  5. Down but not out in South Central L.A.

    Colleen Kenney

    Marlin Briscoe broke pro football's color barrier, becoming the first black quarterback to start a game 34 years ago.

    Story | Conversation | February 20, 2002
  6. In 1974, James Harris became first black QB to start a playoff ga...

    Steve Wulf

    In ESPN The Magazine, Steve Wulf writes that when Russell Wilson starts Super Bowl XLVIII, fans won't bat an eye. But when James Harris started a playoff game in 1974, America wasn't so color-blind.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2014
  7. BBAO: Matthew Stafford nears two records

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: As we noted earlier in the week, the Detroit Lions' Matthew Stafford is 305 yards away from becoming the first quarterback in NFL history to produce back-to-back 5,000-yard seasons. (New Orleans Saints quarterback Dr...

    Blog | December 28, 2012
  8. BBAO: Jay Cutler helps sell papers

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Monday night, we noted -- but hardly sensationalized -- video of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler walking away from offensive coordinator Mike Tice on the sideline during the first half of a 34-18 victory over th...

    Blog | October 02, 2012
  9. What's up with Tony Romo's glove?

    Calvin Watkins

    IRVING, Texas -- As reporters watched the early portions of Wednesday's practice at Valley Ranch, quarterback Tony Romo wore a black glove over his right hand between drills. It was the first time all season Romo had worn a glove over his hand dur...

    Blog | December 28, 2011
  10. BBAO: Accuracy and Donovan McNabb

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: The Minnesota Vikings' quest to smooth out quarterback Donovan McNabb's mechanics, as explained by Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, is a warning sign on several levels. First, McNabb is in his 13th sea...

    Blog | September 29, 2011
  11. Rapid Reaction: Raiders 34, Jets 24

    Rich Cimini

    OAKLAND -- This time, there was no celebratory hot dog for Mark Sanchez. The Jets returned to the Black Hole for the first time since the quarterback's hot-dog episode, which irked the Raiders, and they fell apart in the third quarter for a 34-24 los...

    Blog | September 25, 2011
  12. BBAO: Marion Barber rolls in Bears camp

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Thursday evening, we noted the debut of Minnesota Vikings quarterback Donovan McNabb and left tackle Charlie Johnson. But from the sounds of it, the player who put on the most eye-catching first-practice display Thur...

    Blog | August 05, 2011
  13. BBAO: Hill wonders when 'normal' returns

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Among the stories emerging from the Detroit Lions' players-only workouts this week is that of backup quarterback Shaun Hill, who made his first public appearance since his father died in a horrific accident Jan. 31. ...

    Blog | May 18, 2011
  14. BBAO: Favre investigation takes turn

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: We've seen a significant shift in the continuing story surrounding the NFL's investigation into Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre. For the first time this week, a spokesman for former New York Jets sideline r...

    Blog | December 08, 2010
  15. Air and Space, Take II: The response

    Kevin Seifert

    'Twas a year ago when we first celebrated the arrival of a new era in the NFC North, one ushered in by an influx of elite quarterbacks and filled with promise for a new aesthetic in the erstwhile Black and Blue division. Overnight, we upgraded to Air...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  16. Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan, RB Michael Turner leave game vs. Bu...

    The Atlanta Falcons have lost quarterback Matt Ryan and running back Michael Turner to injuries.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2009