Robert<br />Klemko
•staff writer•

Robert
Klemko

The MMQB 100
No. 56: Jay Cutler
The MMQB 100: 51-60
Six years ago he was viewed as a franchise savior. Now, on his third head coach and fifth offensive coordinator, with fans’ frustration boiling over, it has come down to this: Jay Cutler has one last chance to make it work in Chicago
By Robert Klemko
The MMQB Mailbag
‘Shut Up and Play?’ Nah…
‘Shut Up and Play?’ Nah…
NFL players who share political views or weigh in on current events are often told to pipe down. Here's why we'll continue to give them a platform to preach. Plus, answering reader email about Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and The MMQB 100
By Robert Klemko
Monday Morning Quarterback
‘How Do We Stop This From Happening?’
‘How Do We Stop This From Happening?’
In the wake of the killings in Charleston, Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell returns to his hometown and offers perspective on the tragedy. Plus, a peek inside Rob Gronkowski’s new book, the Steelers’ successful ‘bust’ and more
By Robert Klemko
The MMQB 100
No. 82: Mike McCarthy
The MMQB 100: 81-90
After a crushing loss in the NFC title game he made a rare, drastic move: He gave up play-calling duties. How will it affect one of the NFL’s elite teams?
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
The Next 32: The Men in Line to Become Bosses
The Next 32: The Men in Line to Become Bosses
The MMQB sought out the guidance of 24 respected football minds—agents, coaches, scouts, plugged-in reporters and front office executives—to compile a list of those who might become NFL head coaches. Remember, it’s an unscientific study of something that cannot be studied in a scientific way
By Robert Klemko
10 Things I Think I Think
I Think … The Bears Should Have Known Better
I Think … The Bears Should Have Known Better
Chicago didn't do its due diligence before signing Ray McDonald and is now paying the price. Plus, Cam Newton's head-scratching quote, perspective on Roger Goodell's job difficulty and why the NFL needs a developmental league
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
La’el Collins: ‘Never Before Has This Happened’
La’el Collins: ‘Never Before Has This Happened’
A first-round talent out of LSU, La’el Collins became radioactive just days before the NFL draft when his name was linked to a double homicide in Baton Rouge. The inside story of how his agents tried to salvage his stock, and the winding journey that put him across the table from police detectives and Jerry Jones
By Robert Klemko
NFL Draft
Watching the Draft Through Agents’ Eyes
Watching the Draft Through Agents’ Eyes
The waiting, the worrying, the counseling, the celebrating. A startup group gave The MMQB a behind-the-scenes look at an agent’s wildest ride: draft week
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Can Jimmy Garoppolo Handle the Heat?
Can Jimmy Garoppolo Handle the Heat?
With Tom Brady suspended (for now) for the first four games, a 2014 second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois will lead the Super Bowl champions into the 2015 season. Who the heck is this guy?
By Robert Klemko
NFL Draft
A Dream Interrupts a Nightmare
A Dream Interrupts a Nightmare
Slipping in the draft was the least of Grady Jarrett’s problems; while he waited to hear his name called on Friday night, he watched his childhood home burn down. But less than 24 hours later, he and his father shared one unforgettable moment as he stepped into the NFL
By Robert Klemko