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  1. Air and Space: Jay Cutler's screen passes

    Kevin Seifert

    You might have heard that 2011 is the Year of the Quarterback on all ESPN platforms. Longtime blog readers know the NFC North has been the division of quarterbacks for some time. We like to call it the "Air and Space" division, making a funny based o...

    Blog | September 15, 2011
  2. Clayton: One elite quarterback in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Miss your afternoon caffeine jolt? ESPN.com senior writer John Clayton has offered you some late-afternoon adrenaline. With 2011 being the Year of the Quarterback and all, Clayton produced a comprehensive ranking of 33 potential starting quarterba...

    Blog | August 31, 2011
  3. Norv Turner: Teddy Bridgewater has been 'pretty incredible'

    Kevin Seifert

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Norv Turner arrived in Minnesota this year with a well-earned reputation as a downfield passing savant, a quarterback guru and, more recently, a media analyst. As you might remember, Turner took note of a training camp repor...

    Blog | December 18, 2014
  4. Teams take divergent paths in building rosters around Tom Brady, ...

    Kevin Seifert

    The Patriots and Broncos took much different approaches to building around their future Hall of Fame quarterbacks, Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, writes Kevin Seifert.

    Story | Conversation | October 30, 2014
  5. Insider: Someone will give Jay Cutler $20M

    Kevin Seifert

    Mike Sando's analysis of upcoming quarterback contracts offers a thoughtful discussion of, among other topics, the financial future of Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler. The Bears seem set to let Cutler play out the final year of his contract,...

    Blog | August 15, 2013
  6. Jaws' QB rankings: Jay Cutler No. 14

    Kevin Seifert

    Clearly influenced by our preceding post on the crossroads nature of Jay Cutler's 2013 season, ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski has dropped him out of the top 10 of his annual quarterback rankings. Cutler checks in this year at No. 14, six spots lower th...

    Blog | July 09, 2013
  7. BBAO: 'Make or break' for Jay Cutler

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler began on-field work Tuesday with his fourth offensive coordinator in five years. The timing of this transition, however, is a bit more dramatic than the rest. As Michael C. Wri...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  8. Lions and a QB-free top 5

    Kevin Seifert

    The Detroit Lions have been out of the quarterback market for five years, making the relatively weak 2013 draft class seemingly irrelevant for them. On closer inspection, however, the situation could prove a hindrance as they prepare to make the No. ...

    Blog | April 02, 2013
  9. Christian Ponder: Offense 'coming together'

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- We've spent a fair amount of time discussing the Minnesota Vikings' attempts to fortify their offense around quarterback Christian Ponder, beginning with last year's decision to draft left tackle Matt Kalil and continuing this spring as th...

    Blog | March 18, 2013
  10. Packers wanted Greg Jennings back

    Kevin Seifert

    PHOENIX -- For nearly a year, most of assumed the Green Bay Packers had made an internal decision to let receiver Greg Jennings move on when his contract expired last spring. That majority opinion included Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who spoke...

    Blog | March 17, 2013
  11. Vikings never had Alex Smith interest

    Kevin Seifert

    There was a point last season when many Minnesota Vikings fans were dreaming of the possible acquisition of quarterback Alex Smith, considered the best offseason option at the position in a weak year for those who needed new starters. But there ar...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  12. BBAO: Tom Brady impact in NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    We're Black and Blue All Over: So the New England Patriots signed quarterback Tom Brady to a far-below market value contract extension Monday, a three-year deal worth $27 million. That annual average of $9 million is less than half what the New Or...

    Blog | February 26, 2013
  13. Big Decision: Bears offensive line

    Kevin Seifert

    Another in a series of important offseason issues facing NFC North teams: Everyone and their sweet mother wants the Chicago Bears to upgrade their offensive line this spring. You've seen quarterback Jay Cutler sacked 148 times in his four years as...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  14. Blogger Blitz: 'Major changes to Pro Bowl'

    Kevin Seifert

    A year after Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers' criticism of the annual Pro Bowl event, almost nothing has changed. The same voting structure has brought us the same roster mistakes. The minimal allure of the game has spurred the usual ambi...

    Blog | January 24, 2013
  15. Inside Slant: Adrian Peterson's MVP hopes

    Kevin Seifert

    The Inside Slant podcast this week was a tie-in to NFC West colleague Mike Sando's MVP Watch post, which features three quarterbacks ahead of Minnesota Vikings tailback Adrian Peterson in the rankings. Thirty years after Washington Redskins place...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  16. Final Word: NFC North

    Kevin Seifert

    Five nuggets of knowledge on Week 13: Non-Favre dominance: Over the past six years, the only time the Minnesota Vikings have won at Lambeau Field was when Brett Favre was their quarterback. All told, the Green Bay Packers have won five of the past...

    Blog | November 30, 2012