Is This Philip Rivers's Last Year With The Chargers?

That vaunted quarterback class of 2004 will turn 34 this year—right around the age, if you're a good-to-great QB like Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, or Philip Rivers, you get that last longish-term contract to set you for life. Roethlisberger got his extension; Manning's is likely coming soon. But Rivers has made… »3/18/15 9:25am3/18/15 9:25am

Counterpoint: Tom Brady Is One Of The Best Of All Time, Moron 

I knew there would be a lot of shitty hot takes in the wake of yesterday's titanic Super Bowl. But I didn't know that the worst take of all would come from THIS VERY WEBSITE, from the otherwise perfectly reasonable Barry Petchesky. Barry is a Giants fan, so maybe his brain has been wadded up with municipal pothole… »2/02/15 2:45pm2/02/15 2:45pm

The Patriots' Ballghazi Scandal Cannot Be Overblown Enough

If you've been struggling to care about the Patriots being accused of deflating footballs, and have been hoping the whole thing would just blow over so we could get to talking about a truly excellent and fascinating Super Bowl matchup, you, my friend, are shit out of luck. Ballghazi is real, and it is just the thing… »1/21/15 9:42am1/21/15 9:42am

Andy Dalton, Seventh Alternate QB, Will Play In The Dumb Pro Bowl

When the NFL totaled up the votes and named six QBs to the Pro Bowl, it also drew up a list of alternates for when players inevitably bailed due to injury or just having better things to do. That list of alternates goes down a long way. Andy Dalton, basically the King Ralph of quarterbacks, is a Pro Bowler. »1/20/15 1:52pm1/20/15 1:52pm

Kirk Cousins: If RGIII's The Starter, I Want Out

With so many crap teams hitting the reset button today, you may have briefly forgotten about Washington, the kings of dysfunction. Well, here's your reminder: they're still a mess, and they're content to come back with the same coach and GM. But it seems they're going to need to clear out at least one quarterback this… »12/29/14 1:25pm12/29/14 1:25pm

No, Andrew Luck Is Not On Pace For The Best Season In NFL History

There's been a lot written lately about Andrew Luck being on pace to break the single-season passing-yards record. While Luck is having a solid year, to what degree can we attribute these gaudy statistics to his dominance? And how much do his numbers merely reflect the era in which he's playing? »11/05/14 11:50am11/05/14 11:50am

It Took 36 Browns QBs 28 Seasons To Match Peyton Manning's 500 TDs

Peyton Manning reached 500 touchdown passes yesterday. Five hundred is an arbitrary number. (A nice, round number that enshrines him in the elite company of one, but arbitrary nonetheless.) How can you truly grasp the weight of an arbitrary number? Set it as the constant, and see how extreme the other variables can… »10/06/14 3:17pm10/06/14 3:17pm

Washington Has A Fake Quarterback Controversy On Its Hands

I'm mindful of playing into the silly-season stupidity here and making a big deal of this, because it's surely empty bluster: Robert Griffin III is not about to lose his starting job to Kirk Cousins. But the growing criticism of Griffin's quarterback play is most certainly a real thing, and some of it's even coming… »8/26/14 11:05am8/26/14 11:05am

You Know If A Quarterback Can Be Great After Just Two Years

If a quarterback has a chance to be a star, chances are it will become apparent within two seasons. Chase Stuart of Football Perspective looked at how long it took star quarterbacks to become great, examining the top 42 quarterbacks since the merger and compared how each quarterback performed (measured by adjusted net… »8/12/14 10:39am8/12/14 10:39am

The Browns Spent Over $100,000 On A Study To Find The Best QB

The Browns have long eyed the 2014 draft as the time to finally get a franchise quarterback. According to reports from both CBS Sports and ESPN, they spent over $100,000 to commission a thorough analytical study to determine the best QB available. The study's reported conclusion? Teddy Bridgewater is the way to go. »5/08/14 1:54pm5/08/14 1:54pm