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How Quarterbacks Are Made

The MMQB examined the youth football careers and family backgrounds of the 15 QBs taken in this year’s NFL draft (a record number), and found several key life experiences that appear to be predictors of success. Often, the men who play the position aren’t natural born leaders

The Blitz Is Back! (Maybe)

Some NFL trends—more passing, more shotgun, and a blurring line between 3-4 and 4-3 defenses—become ensconced in the game. Others fade away, like the Wildcat or the read-option. Here are five emerging trends to watch coming out of the 2015 season

The (Andrew) Luck Factor in Super Bowl 50

If not for his decision to stay at Stanford in 2011, the Super Bowl’s Golden Anniversary would likely feature QBs other than Cam Newton and Peyton Manning ... plus, a look at front offices in late January

Upsetting Developments

From Peyton Manning’s mood in light of HGH allegations to the toppling of nearly all of the NFL’s top teams, it was upset Sunday in more ways than one. Here is the Broncos QB’s emotional response, plus analysis of the coin-flipping, perfection-puncturing, playoff-puzzling action of Week 16

Questions for the Colts

Peter King examines the latest blowout loss for the Indianapolis Colts and what it means for head coach Chuck Pagano and general manager Ryan Grigson

An Ode to Hasselbeck

On Sunday, 40-year-old Matt Hasselbeck will go under center one more time in place of an injured Andrew Luck. Our columnist—who also happened to have been Hasselbeck’s first agent—looks back on the quarterback’s unlikely journey from draft-day nobody to franchise QB to elder statesman, and explains why ‘there is no better guy in the NFL’

Andy Benoit’s Midseason All-Pro Team

He didn’t consult stats or advanced metrics. The MMQB’s film-study guru simply relied on his own eyes and expertise to compile this list—and he’s ready for your challenge flags

Lights Out Football

In their never-ending quest to find a winning edge, NFL teams are turning their players on to the most accessible and natural performance-enhancer: a good night’s sleep

The Week 9 Twitter Mailbag

On Colts injury report funny business, possibility of Patriots finishing undefeated and how the Cowboys can band-aid their issues until Romo's return 

Andrew, Meet Adversity

The lousy play of its franchise quarterback resulted in Indy firing offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton. Can Andrew Luck turn around the Colts now? Plus, notes on the Titans whacking Wiz, the Browns’ non-trade and reader email

#Chuckstrong Gone Wrong

Three years ago Indianapolis rallied around cancer-stricken coach Chuck Pagano as the Colts made a surprise run to the playoffs. Now the good vibes have been replaced by turmoil, and the community is left wondering what to think of the man who once inspired them


Five First-Year Finds

While first- and second-round NFL draft picks are supposed to perform immediately, here are five rookies taken in the later rounds (or not at all) who are making an impact

Chuck Pagano's Future

Peter King takes a look back at the Indianapolis Colts' loss to the New England Patriots in Week 6 and what it might mean for Chuck Pagano's future with the Colts. Will he win enough to stay with the Colts for 2016?