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Minnesota Is a Machine, But Is Its Motor Dependable?

The Vikings have an elite running back, wide receiver and a defense full of ascending talent. But whether the team can reach its first postseason in three years will come down to how QB Teddy Bridgewater steers the ship

The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko

Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko, joined by special guest Jenny Vrentas, discuss Goodell's decision on Tom Brady and Adrian Peterson's role in Norv Turner's offense.

No. 19: Sarah Thomas

This fall, Sarah Thomas will become the first woman to officiate an NFL regular season game. Amy Trask, the first female CEO in NFL history, looks back at her time in the league and projects what Thomas will face this season

Easy Math for Rookies

Simplifying the contracts of first-year players has had unintended consequences, especially for agents. Plus, five thoughts on Cam Newton’s new deal and the ultimate irony of Adrian Peterson’s Twitter rant

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

The Brady Appeal: What’s Next in Deflategate Drama

Tired of the lawyerspeak this NFL offseason? Well, hang on a little longer. The union’s appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is next on the docket, with Judge Roger Goodell presiding. Here’s what to expect this summer

Draft Weekend Lingers On

A top-15 pick falls out of the draft (because he wants to), Jameis loses a contract battle and the game’s best running back tries a new negotiating tactic. It was a wild weekend even by draft standards. Here are four business storylines to keep an eye on as the offseason trudges on

T-Minus 7 Days: The Draft’s QBs, Now and Then

We’ve spent months comparing Winston and Mariota to each other. But how do they compare to other recent first-round quarterbacks? An NFL team shares five years of its pre-draft quarterback grades. Plus, notes on Landon Collins, Marcus Peters and the race to be the fourth receiver taken

Hardy’s New Bench Trial

Greg Hardy was convicted and then cleared of domestic-abuse charges by the North Carolina judicial system. A look at why the NFL’s new disciplinary process still suspended him for 10 games ... plus, answering your questions about the 2015 schedule, Jim Harbaugh and Aaron Hernandez

The Stars May Align for Blockbuster Trades

With Adrian Peterson and Philip Rivers, we might see two high-profile trades that make sense for all four teams ... plus, five thoughts on Tim Tebow going to Philly

What Did They Know? What Can They Learn?

Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction will absolutely not change the way teams assess players with off-the-field problems. But there is one lesson teams can take away. Plus, why the Vikings should move Adrian Peterson, why the Chargers should deal Philip Rivers and why concerns about Jameis Winston are very real

The Lure of Peterson

With Adrian Peterson nearing a return to the NFL, the next question is: Where will he play? The Cowboys and Cardinals are possibilities, but don’t expect either to act desperately. Plus, answering email on Nate Boyer, PATs and Johnny Manziel

The Peterson Fallout

The NFL suffered a big blow when a district court judge ruled against the league on Adrian Peterson's appeal. The matter isn't over, but it shines a light on Roger Goodell's unwieldy power and the need for a more uniform discipline policy

MMQB Roundtable: From the Combine to Free Agency

Our staff discusses the top takeaways coming out of Indy and looks at what’s in store for Ndamukong Suh and other stars expected to hit the market next week

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?

Jameis Winston Is Ready for His Combine Closeup

The Florida State star has spent time in San Diego with quarterback guru George Whitfield to prepare for this week. From off-field issues to on-field interceptions, the questions NFL teams have about Winston will begin getting answered in Indy

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

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

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