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The Browns’ Brock Osweiler Trade: Moneyball in Action

Since last year Cleveland has been operating under the personnel principles that have transformed baseball decision-making. The deal for  the Texans’ albatross of a quarterback—and a second-round pick—is the perfect example a new way of thinking in the NFL

A Normal Human Being Who Just Likes to Smile

One of the most provocative players in the NFL, Martellus Bennett has been dogged by questions about his focus and outlandish personality. To those pursuing him in free agency: just let Marty be himself

The Draft’s Rorschach Test: What Will Each Team See in Patrick Mahomes?

An athletic, cannon-armed playmaker, son of a professional athlete and leader of men? Or a sloppy, reckless developmental prospect from a gimmicky offense? In a QB class full of question marks, Mahomes has emerged as the most fascinating passer in the draft. And every evaluator will see something different

The Real Johnny Foxborough Is Pretty Great, Too

To Bill Belichick, “Johnny Foxborough” is the the anonymous high school quarterback down the street who can replace Tom Brady in a moment’s notice. But it turns out the actual high school QB down the street has his own story worth telling

The Longshot: Germone Hopper

Hopper, a promising receiver who walked away from Clemson just before they won it all, is now hoping to play at the next level

The Longshot: Alton Voss

Voss, a 28-year-old former drug addict, is now a sack master drawing interest from the NFL. Not all paths to the draft are linear 

The Super Bowl, Vegas-Style

We spent Super Bowl Sunday with the head of the biggest sports book in Vegas—where lots of people lost money because there was no safety, Gostkowski’s extra-point miss was big, and the Patriots’ comeback turned everything upside-down

For the Brady Family: ‘Redemption’

 As Tom Brady’s father and mother celebrated their son’s history-making performance in Super Bowl 51, it meant much more than just a fifth ring

The Greatest Comeback Ever

Tom Brady’s season started with a four-game suspension and ended, in dramatic fashion, with his fifth championship after the Patriots overcame the largest deficit in Super Bowl history. G.O.A.T? No doubt about it

T.O. and Tagliabue, Still on the Outside

On and off the field, Super Bowl weekend solidifies legacies—but contentious Hall of Fame candidates Terrell Owens and Paul Tagliabue will have to wait at least another year for their moment

Colts Moves: Is There a Role for Peyton Manning?

Jim Irsay’s firing of Ryan Grigson as GM in Indy opens the door for Peyton Manning to take a position of authority with the franchise—and it would seem to be an ideal reunion. But does the Colts icon want the job?

The Divisional Round Awards

On Aaron Rodger's miraculous 35-yard pass, Le'Veon Bell's Steph Curry-like quest, Mason Crosby's two 50-plus yard field goals and Dion Lewis' one-of-a-kind performance

Jaguars Keep Marrone, and Keep Believing in Bortles

By retaining Doug Marrone and David Caldwell, along with bringing in Tom Coughlin, the Jaguars have made their intentions clear: They want to salvage their beleaguered young QB. Plus, updates on the NFL’s other coaching searches

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