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The Real Johnny Foxborough Is Pretty Great, Too

To Bill Belichick, “Johnny Foxborough” is the the anonymous high school quarterback down the street who can replace Tom Brady in a moment’s notice. But it turns out the actual high school QB down the street has his own story worth telling

‘A Very Attractive Man of Great Sexual Power’

Our intrepid correspondent picks up where he left off in his quest to make it in the Arena Football League. Before he can suit up, he has to charm the rock star owners of the LA KISS and beg his way back on the team

Tommy Maddox on XFL, Elway, Big Ben

The long-time quarterback looks back fondly on his XFL MVP season (training camp at a casino!), how the league opened the door for one last chance in the NFL, and his time as Elway’s heir apparent and Roethlisberger’s placeholder

Raiders Fans Deserve Better

Facing an uncertain future, Raiders executives aren’t saying anything about—or trying to fix—the problems they created in Vegas

The Defining Characteristic of the 2017 Draft

As the NFL fully transitions into scouting mode, here’s a look at some central themes to the prospects, from the position of strength to one glaring weakness. Plus notes on the Niners, the 2017 opener and more   

The Patriots’ Place in History

Is the New England dynasty of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady the best in football history? Evaluating how these Patriots stack up against other teams in the running for the title of greatest ever

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The MMQB Podcasts

The Super Bowl 51 Deep Dive

How will the Patriots defend Julio Jones and account for those Falcons running backs? Can the Falcons get to Tom Brady, or cover Julian Edelman? Might New England turn to LeGarrette Blount? All that, plus a little on John Lynch (and even less on the Pro Bowl)

Open Field

The Real Johnny Foxborough Is Pretty Great, Too

To Bill Belichick, “Johnny Foxborough” is the the anonymous high school quarterback down the street who can replace Tom Brady in a moment’s notice. But it turns out the actual high school QB down the street has his own story worth telling

The MMQB Podcast

The Best Free Agents Available on Offense

What does Washington do with Kirk Cousins? How badly do the Patriots need to keep Martellus Bennett? How ’bout Alshon Jeffery? And the Bengals’ O-line? We break down the top free agents on the offensive side of the ball

Talking Football

Tommy Maddox on XFL, Elway and Big Ben

The long-time quarterback looks back fondly on his XFL MVP season (training camp at a casino!), how the league opened the door for one last chance in the NFL, and his time as Elway’s heir apparent and Roethlisberger’s placeholder

Game Plan

The Unconventional Career Path of 49ers GM John Lynch

A lack of scouting experience doesn’t mean San Francisco’s new leader of personnel isn’t ready for the job. An exploration of the challenge ahead, plus notes on the 2018 draft QBs, Kirk Cousins, franchise tags and more

The MMQB Mailbag

Feedback on TB12 and SB51

Readers share their thoughts on Tom Brady’s recap of the Super Bowl 51 comeback, plus notes on Terrell Owens’ Hall of Fame case, Jimmy Garoppolo’s future and more