monday morning quarterback

The Viking Returns

On Sunday, all eyes were on Adrian Peterson. As the Vikings became the first NFL team to open training camp, Peterson talked to The MMQB about getting back on the field, what he learned during his suspension and why he thinks he’ll have rare longevity in the NFL. Plus, the latest on the Russell Wilson negotiations, the Junior Seau Hall of Fame speech controversy and Junior Galette’s release

Let’s Go Camping

Before training camps begin, we take a spin around the league and identify the person under the most pressure for every team and pick the 10 best storylines. Plus, a complete look at The MMQB camp tour, a HOF conversation and more

The Snake and the ’Skins

Ken Stabler’s passing reignites the debate about the Raiders quarterback’s Hall of Fame worthiness. Plus, why now is as good a time as any to change Washington’s nickname, initial thoughts on Aaron Kromer arrest and much more

Welcome to Europe Week

With football in America in the middle of summer vacation, The MMQB heads overseas for a week of stories on the growth of the game outside the country. We kick things off with a look back at the NFL’s previous international forays

The American Dream

Motivated by Shia LaBeouf's recent viral video, Nate Boyer explains what moved him to leave his comfort zone in the U.S. and how that propelled him to serve in the Army, walk on at Texas and try to make an NFL team as a 34-year-old rookie

‘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

Unfinished Business

After a 9-1 start in 2014, the Cardinals limped to a weak finish after losing Carson Palmer to an ACL injury. Will the now healthy QB pick up where he left off? Plus, Mike Tannenbaum's second chance, inside HBO's new football show and more

The Looming Standoff: Russell Wilson vs. Seattle

Doubts are starting to grow about the QB’s long-term future with the Seahawks. Here are three reasons I think contract talks may be in trouble. Plus, examining the Niner exodus, a Father’s Day preview and commencement speech snippets

Offseason Power Rankings

No better time than the first day of June to unleash a list of how the NFL teams stack up, 1 to 32, heading into the summer. Why I like the Chiefs and Vikings more than most, plus notes on a happy family weekend in Northern California

Memorial Day and Football

The NFL and veterans have been intertwined since World War II. Here's our own moment of remembrance, plus notes on Tom Brady's next steps, another lawsuit pitting ex-players against the league and much more from our guest columnist

Robert Kraft is Talking, and He’s Pretty Peeved

The Patriots owner is ‘really worked up’ at the unprecedented penalty the NFL levied on his team based on what he tells The MMQB is ‘ambiguous evidence.’ Plus more on PAT proposals, the La’el Collins saga and a new NFL drug protocol

Don’t Cry for Jacksonville

The Jaguars are sick about the season-ending injury to rookie Dante Fowler Jr., but coach Gus Bradley and company won’t let it dampen their enthusiasm. Plus, weighing appropriate punishment for Tom Brady, a retired Ed Reed note, more

How Winston Became the Buccaneers' No. 1 Hope

The draft is over and after an event filled with storylines—trades, plummeting prospects and home fires included—the most significant was the very first one. Inside Tampa's decision-making process, plus draft awards, top picks and more

Rivers Trade Dead? Draft Intrigue Begins at No. 2

With the draft three days away, the Titans still are willing to deal the second pick—Browns? Jets? Eagles?—but acquiring Philip Rivers from San Diego is growing less likely. Plus, why this draft is unpredictable, how it’ll look in Chicago and more

The Tim Tebow Trial

The Eagles are giving a chance to the lightning-rod QB who hasn’t played a meaningful down since 2012. Here’s why it’s a smart move by Philly. Plus, two HOF GMs on Winston vs. Mariota, a new look at the Malcolm Butler Super Bowl play and more

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

The NFL’s Most Improbable Prospect

Nate Boyer is a 34-year-old long-snapper with a football dream and a life story made for Hollywood. Meet the Green Beret training voraciously for his NFL opportunity, plus thoughts on the first female ref, hidden draft nuggets and more

Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall

The 32 teams are near unanimous in believing the point after touchdown needs to change. Precisely how is another story. The details of a compromise that goes to vote in May. Plus why the Saints own the draft, and eight coaches on the spot

Roger Goodell, Unplugged

The NFL commissioner sat down with The MMQB for a long discussion about the league’s nightmare year off the field, whether he ever considered resigning, Chris Borland, Los Angeles and more. Plus the NFL veterans combine, Chuck Bednarik’s death and the latest from the annual meeting in Arizona

The Biggest Gamble in the NFL’s Wildest Offseason Week

Chip Kelly’s bold trade for Sam Bradford has fired up both the rehabbing quarterback and an ex-coach who wasn’t afraid to shake things up either. Plus 20 thoughts on the NFL’s zany week of signings, trades, transactions and more