Business of Football

Business of Football
The Salary Cap Myth, and More Insights Into Deal-Making Season
The Salary Cap Myth, and More Insights Into Deal-Making Season
In the right hands, the cap can be a useful tool for managing rosters—or a useful excuse for getting rid of an unwanted player. Plus, thoughts on Larry Fitzgerald’s contract savvy and the leverage of Los Angeles stadium plans
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Hardy Conundrum
The Hardy Conundrum
His court case ultimately dismissed, Greg Hardy must now face NFL justice for a domestic violence conviction that the North Carolina legal system overturned. How will he be punished? And who’s making that decision?
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
A New Season Begins
A New Season Begins
The official start of the offseason marks the transition from “we time” to “me time” for NFL players. Here are 12 offseason predictions about who will get paid, who won’t, and how ongoing controversies will be resolved
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Now That the Games are Done…
Now That the Games are Done…
With deflating answers on the Wells investigation, media availability and the realities of concussion frequency, Roger Goodell’s state of the league address rekindled scrutiny that will only grow with no more games to distract. Plus, thoughts on Brady and Revis contracts, Johnny Manziel and the Seahawks receivers
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The NFL’s Reality TV Mess
The NFL’s Reality TV Mess
PSI: New England and Saints Family Feud—as engrossing as anything the networks can concoct—pull back the curtain on the internal pressures and paranoia pervading the NFL
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Awaiting Peyton’s Decision
Listening to John Elway talk about Peyton Manning and seeing his coldhearted dealings with John Fox, I was reminded of the Packers’ circumstances with Brett Favre in 2008. As stoic as Manning is, everyone likes to be recruited
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Man Who Can Finally Change Washington
The Man Who Can Change Washington
A seasoned scout, new general manager Scot McCloughan has the skillset to transform Washington into a franchise that’s built for sustained success
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Mueller Report: No Smoking Gun, No Satisfying Resolution
The Mueller Report: No Smoking Gun, No Satisfying Resolution
The NFL’s internal investigation into its handling of the Ray Rice situation is a mild rebuke that the league hopes will allow it to move on. But fundamental questions—including how the NFL could have so mismanaged the case in the first place—remain up in the air
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
To Be the Man in Charge …
To Be the Man in Charge …
January brings another round of head coaching shake-ups. A look at how their contracts typically work (players wish they had this kind of security), the unusual case of Doug Marrone, and Chip Kelly’s rise to power in Philly
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions
The NFL’s Best and Worst Business Decisions
A look back at the players and teams that won and lost at the negotiating table in 2014, and what it all means going forward as the league tries to repair its image
By Andrew Brandt