Analysis

Mega Rich Matthew Stafford Still Has Much To Prove

Matthew Stafford deserves his newly minted five-year contract extension reportedly worth $135 million, plus a $50 million signing bonus because that is what the quarterback market dictates. Derek Carr signed a monster $125 million contract this summer that upped the price for a franchise quarterback, and Stafford will be well bested by Aaron Rodgers whe...

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Matt Ryan is Modeling for Banana Republic, and No One Seems to Care

With all the trials and tribulations of the NFL offseason, it can be hard to follow the news. From Colin Kaepernick’s blackballing, to Aaron Rodgers’ breakup, to Tony Romo and Jay Cutler’s retirement, to Ezekiel Elliott’s legal troubles, to Lucky Whithead’s mistaken identity troubles, to Tom Brady’s Asian “listening tour,” to the piling ...

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Jay Cutler, Not Tony Romo, Poised to Be Next Broadcast Star

One of the biggest stories of this offseason involved the successive reports of two talented and famous, if not entirely successful quarterbacks who abruptly cut short their careers to head to the announcing booth. One of them, Tony Romo, is likeable and respected, with a happy-go-lucky smile, off-the-charts Q rating, and who was forced into retirement ...

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Head coach Kyle Shanahan wrapped up the 49ers’ offseason workouts last Thursday with a bouncy castle. It was a gesture both delightful and metaphoric. With the draft well in the distance and absence of, you know, actual games, this period of the NFL calendar is rooted in anticipation. Every storyline is magnified. Every q...

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Former Packers running back Ahman Green was arrested Monday and charged with felony child abuse after his 15-year old daughter told police her father had punched her in the face. According to the Brown County police report, Green became angry after his daughter refused to do the dishe...

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