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Monday Morning Quarterback

The NFL Optimism Season

Our guest columnist checks on some positive vibes emanating from New Orleans, Buffalo and Minnesota, among other places. Plus a closer look at David Carr’s contract, a former player gets sweaty in retirement and more

The MMQB Podcast

The NFL’s 10 Best Cornerbacks

Apparently the players themselves get fired up about these things, so have a listen to our countdown of football’s 10-best cornerbacks and let your emotions get the best of you

1967 Week

What Happened To Washington's Ray McDonald?

Washington's first-round pick in the 1967 NFL draft had loads of potential, but showing up late to a player meeting cost him his job at the beginning of his third season in the league. A flurry of factors—a long-time Achilles' tendon injury and the fact that he was gay—prevented him from ever playing in the NFL again.

1967: The Saints’ Wild First Season

The craziest expansion team in history? With a 26-year-old owner and a roster of castaways, the 1967 Saints weren’t very good—but they let les bon temps rouler. It’s New Orleans, after all

Derek Carr’s Deal: Evolutionary, not Revolutionary

A blockbuster five-year, $125 million extension makes Raiders quarterback Derek Carr the highest-paid player—for now. The real game-changing QB deals—for Cousins, Stafford, Winston and Mariota—are still on the horizon
 

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The MMQB Podcasts

The Top 10 Safeties in Football

Lots of Seahawks and Ravens, and a 2016 Defensive Player of the Year candidate gets left off the list?! A shocking mystery is solved on this episode of the 10 Things Podcast

The MMQB Podcast

The NFL’s 10 Best Cornerbacks

Apparently the players themselves get fired up about these things, so have a listen to our countdown of football’s 10-best cornerbacks and let your emotions get the best of you

Monday Morning Quarterback

The NFL's Optimism Season

Our guest columnist checks on some positive vibes emanating from New Orleans, Buffalo and Minnesota, among other places. Plus a closer look at Derek Carr’s contract, a former player gets sweaty in retirement and more

1967 Week

What Happened To Washington's Ray McDonald?

Washington's first-round pick in the 1967 NFL draft had loads of potential, but showing up late to a player meeting cost him his job at the beginning of his third season in the league. A flurry of factors—a long-time Achilles' tendon injury and the fact that he was gay—prevented him from ever playing in the NFL again.

Talking Football

Parting Thoughts

Emily Kaplan is leaving SI and joining ESPN to cover hockey. Before she turns in her playbook, she shares her favorite MMQB moments 

On the News

Derek Carr’s Deal: Evolutionary, not Revolutionary

A blockbuster five-year, $125 million extension makes Raiders quarterback Derek Carr the highest-paid player—for now. The real game-changing QB deals—for Cousins, Stafford, Winston and Mariota—are still on the horizon
 

Game Plan

Colin Kaepernick Needs To Let His Voice Be Heard

Silent all offseason, the unemployed quarterback has created a vacuum that is being filled with tweets, opinions and teams wondering just how committed he is. Here's why Kaepernick should speak up. Plus notes on the rookie QBs, Derek Carr’s contract and the NFL link to the NBA champ

1967 Week

The Playoff Bowl: The Worst Kind of Garbage Time

For a decade, the NFL staged an exhibition to determine third place. Vince Lombardi famously called it “a hinky-dink game,” while others just labeled it the Losers’ Bowl or the Toilet Bowl. But it still played a significant role in shaping the sports landscape of the 1960s

1967 Week

The Greatest Player Who Never Was

Joe Don Looney came to the NFL as a generational talent, a first-round pick despite being dismissed from his college team. He left a legacy of frustrated coaches, barroom brawls and constant disappointment. And when it was over, he embarked on a post-football life like no other