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  1. Men in Blazers: With Special Guest Andrew Luck!

    Grantland Network

    The Men mourn André Villas-Boas and marvel at Luis Suarez's redemption story. QB Andrew Luck guests, and the search for the pod's "Biped of the Year" begins. Listen to this podcast here. Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and ch...

    Blog | December 18, 2013
  2. Bill Barnwell on Tom Brady, Peyton Manning

    Bill Barnwell

    Have the two iconic quarterbacks of the 21st century actually traded places?

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2013
  3. The Inevitable Benching of Josh Freeman

    Bill Barnwell

    Well, that certainly didn't take long. The Buccaneers officially benched Josh Freeman for rookie Mike Glennon on Wednesday, ending his five-year reign as the team's starting quarterback just four weeks into the 2013 season. Of course, it's a move tha...

    Blog | September 26, 2013
  4. Pass Atlas: A Map of Where NFL Quarterbacks Throw the Ball

    Kirk Goldsberry

    It's very rare for an NFL quarterback to complete a pass in which the intended receiver is standing more than 45 yards from the line of scrimmage. In fact, NFL quarterbacks only attempted 175 such throws during the entire regular season last year, an...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  5. If He Goes Down, We Go Down: NFL Injury Value in Vegas

    RJ Bell

    If Las Vegas voted for MVP, a quarterback would win every year. We explored the oversize impact of Johnny Manziel's season of uncertainty, and I reported about Las Vegas sportsbooks freezing in their tracks when Tom Brady limped off the practice fiel...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  6. Jason Witten, Master of the Option Route

    Chris Brown

    For years, the Cowboys have been nothing if not erratic. Whether it's quarterback Tony Romo's on-field inconsistencies, the vacillations of owner Jerry Jones, or the propensity of a very smart head coach (Jason Garrett is a Princeton grad who scored ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  7. Bill Barnwell breaks down the NFL's young, elite quarterbacks

    Bill Barnwell

    Which of 2012's young phenom quarterbacks will be even better this year?

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  8. Fruitvale Stations Michael B. Jordan on Tears, Impending Stardom...

    Amos Barshad

    Michael B. Jordan first made you cry as Wallace, the doomed corner boy with the heart of gold from the first season of The Wire. Years later he showed up on Friday Night Lights, bigger and badder as East Dillon Lions star QB Vince Howard, but no less...

    Blog | July 12, 2013
  9. What Matt Barkley and the Eagles' Offseason Say About Chip Kelly'...

    Chris Brown

    The Philadelphia Eagles' selection of USC quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this year's draft appears, by any logical measure, to be a great value pick. At one time, Barkley was talked about as a high first-round pick, and there's no do...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  10. Video: Matt Barkley Defends His Draft Stock

    Grantland Channel

    Matt Barkley talks to Grantland's Robert Mays about the criticism of his arm strength, what he learned in his final season at USC, and why he's the best quarterback available in this year's draft....

    Blog | April 18, 2013
  11. What the Carousel of Quarterback Mediocrity Says About This Year'...

    Robert Mays

    In the past month, the deck of quarterback mediocrity has seen plenty of shuffling. First, it was in Buffalo. Less than two years after getting $24 million guaranteed from the Bills, Ryan Fitzpatrick was released, off to Tennessee to back up Jake Loc...

    Blog | April 03, 2013
  12. How Joe Flacco's Big Arm Can Exploit the 49ers' Secondary

    Chris Brown

    After a decade of mostly familiar names, Super Bowl XLVII is set to provide some welcome new blood under center. Sunday will mark the first title game in five years to feature two quarterbacks who've never been here before, but that's about where the...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  13. We Went There: Ravens-Patriots

    Jim Newell

    My friend Garrett, of Boston, has been calling Ravens QB Joe Flacco "FlaccoLOL" all year. Every one of those Bad Joe Flacco Games this season, with the zero touchdown passes and zero completed passes and fumbles everywhere, is followed soon thereafte...

    Blog | January 21, 2013
  14. About Last Weekend: Kaepernick Runs Over Packers

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy trying to concoct a homemade flu vaccine out of common household spices, here's what you missed in sports last weekend. The San Francisco 49ers, led by second-year quarterback Colin Kaepernick beat the Green Bay Packers, 45...

    Blog | January 14, 2013
  15. Dick LeBeau and the evolution of coverage tactics in the zone bli...

    Chris Brown

    How the evolution of zone-blitz coverages has defined modern defense.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2012
  16. Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III, and the future of the NFL quarte...

    Chris Brown

    The stars are aligning for a generation of great NFL quarterbacks.

    Story | Conversation | April 26, 2012