The MMQB Mailbag
The Rivers Rumors
The Rivers Rumors
The dots are being connected on a possible big trade between the Chargers and Titans, involving Philip Rivers and the No. 2 pick. Will it happen? Plus, readers make the case for which retired safeties are worthy of Hall of Fame enshrinement
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Polamalu Problem
The Polamalu Problem
The Pro Football Hall of Fame does not have safety in numbers; only one has been elected in the past 26 years. Troy Polamalu’s retirement shines a glaring spotlight on the issue. Remembering the Steeler legend’s career (with help from a rival Raven), plus the impact of Sarah Thomas, the latest draft rumors and more
By Peter King
Weekend Notes
What Did They Know? What Can They Learn?
What Did They Know? What Can They Learn?
Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction will absolutely not change the way teams assess players with off-the-field problems. But there is one lesson teams can take away. Plus, why the Vikings should move Adrian Peterson, why the Chargers should deal Philip Rivers and why concerns about Jameis Winston are very real
By Greg A. Bedard
Countdown to Draft Day
T-Minus 14 Days: Why Team Visits Don’t Matter
Why Team Visits Don’t Matter
Pre-draft visits by prospects get a lot of media attention, but many are calculated ruses by teams looking to gain an advantage. Remember Blake Bortles? Plus, the draft’s best corner (in his own mind) and the first running back off the board
By Robert Klemko
Business of Football
On Prospect Maturity, Domestic Violence and Players We Don’t Know
On Prospect Maturity, Domestic Violence and Players We Don’t Know
By Andrew Brandt
Day in the Life
Antonio Gates Will Retire with a Ring
Set to play his 13th NFL season this fall, the Chargers tight end has embarked on a second career as a boxing promoter to prepare for life after football—and to help young fighters back home in Detroit get on the right track
By Emily Kaplan
Roundtable
Video: The Rex Effect
Rex Ryan, Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas on the past, present and future
Going Long
The Rex Effect
The Rex Effect
After a turbulent final act with the Jets, Rex Ryan is starting fresh in Buffalo, infusing the franchise with qualities that have been in short supply since the Bills’ Super Bowl heydey: personality, excitement and optimism. Brash? He’s OK with that, too
By Jenny Vrentas
Podcast
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – NFL Draft: Pass Rushers
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – NFL Draft: Pass Rushers
Andy talks pass rushers with Greg Cosell of NFL Films. Plus, a breakdown of the NFC West offseason and a chat with The MMQB's Robert Klemko.
By Andy Benoit
The Prospects
The Trainee
The Trainee
Most job interviews don’t take three months—but the NFL isn’t most employers. Prospects like Ohio State defensive tackle Michael Bennett undergo exhaustive preparation to make the most of every second
By Andy Staples
Film Room
Randy Gregory: The Next Great Edge Rusher, If…
Randy Gregory: The Next Great Edge Rusher, If…
The Nebraska product’s athletic traits and relentlessness make him the most tantalizing prospect in this draft class. Gregory will be a great… if he takes well to coaching and, more importantly, keeps himself in line off the field
By Greg A. Bedard