Monday Morning Quarterback

Monday Morning Quarterback
The Draft Games Begin
The Draft Games Begin
It’s a rite of April. Draft chatter is at full buzz and no one knows what’s the truth and what’s just spin. Let’s cut through all that with five things to know as May 8 draws near. Plus, NFL Media’s new leader, 10 things and my journey to England
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Secrets In St. Louis
The Secrets In St. Louis
With four weeks until the draft, not much is known about how things will unfold in the first round. The Rams, who own picks No. 2 and No. 13, might hold the key to unlocking the drama. What will GM Les Snead and company do on May 8?
By Greg A. Bedard
Behind the Face Mask
Jim Kelly Tough
Jim Kelly Tough
From his hospital room and surrounded by family, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly details his second—and more serious—fight with cancer. Plus, DeSean Jackson begins search for a new team and the King family suffers a great loss
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
No Longer Your Dad’s NFL
No Longer Your Dad’s NFL
Shawn Hochuli—the son of Ed—is all but guaranteed to be working on Sundays this fall, just as officiating undergoes a major overhaul ... plus, Johnny Football’s pro day, Jim Kelly’s latest battle, the sad saga of Mark Sanchez and more
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
NFL Replay Up for Review
NFL Replay Up for Review
When referees go under the hood for challenges next season, they might get to consult officiating czar Dean Blandino in the league office ... plus, more agenda items for next week’s league meetings (playoff expansion by 2015!) and how free agency has transformed the NFL’s middle class
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Free Agency, A Primer
Free Agency, A Primer
Cornerbacks are about to get paid, skill players are not and everything else you need to know with NFL free agency about to begin. Plus, thoughts on Rashard Mendenhall's early retirement, Geno Smith's arm and an NFL owner's passing
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Legislating Language: Will the NFL Ban the N-Word?
Legislating Language: Will the NFL Ban the N-Word?
One current All-Pro calls the idea ‘atrocious.’ But one Hall of Famer argues it's dishonorable for today’s players to use the word. The NFL is now stuck in the middle as it considers passing a rule to penalize those who use it on the field
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Here’s (The Real) Johnny
Here’s (The Real) Johnny
He’s saying and doing all the right things, but can Johnny Manziel prove himself worthy of being the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft? Plus, the Niners-Browns mess, a way-too-early Top 10 mock draft and more from the combine in Indy
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The NFL’s Wake-Up Calls
The NFL’s Wake-Up Calls
The timing of Michael Sam’s announcement and—five days later—the release of the Ted Wells report made one thing crystal clear: It’s time to professionalize pro football. Plus, America’s new non-hero and more as NFL eyes shift to Indy
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The NFL’s Big Test
The NFL’s Big Test
Is the NFL ready for an openly gay player? We’ve been asking that question for a while, but after draft prospect Michael Sam’s brave coming out on Sunday night, there's a face at the center of the discussion. Opinions are mixed as to the answer, but one thing's clear: We're going to find out very soon
By Peter King