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While They Squabble, the Billions Pour In

The Packers’ annual financial report is the only public peek into the NFL’s books, and this year’s summary revealed some eye-popping numbers for a league battling crises at every turn. Plus, why the denial of Tom Brady’s appeal was not a surprise and what’s next in the never-ending Deflategate saga

No. 2: Roger Goodell Is The Billionaires’ Captain

The MMQB asked fans of five NFL teams—the Seahawks, Colts, Texans, Jets and Packers—to share their perception of the NFL commissioner going into the 2015 season. There are some trust issues that need to be worked out

‘Shut Up and Play?’ Nah...

NFL players who share political views or weigh in on current events are often told to pipe down. Here's why we'll continue to give them a platform to preach. Plus, answering reader email about Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and The MMQB 100

‘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

No. 99: Rachel Nichols

One of the most respected reporters in the industry, she has been a thorn in the commissioner’s side over the past year. She has good reason to be

The Appeal of Greg Hardy

The NFL responded to its domestic violence problem with new hires and a new conduct policy. But as Greg Hardy seeks to have his 10-game suspension reduced, the same old decisions are being made by general managers. Just look at the signings of Frank Clark in Seattle and Ray McDonald in Chicago

Michael Sam in Montreal: It's All About Football

In opting to sign with the CFL's Alouettes, Michael Sam said his focus is on football and not breaking barriers as an openly gay player. Will it lead him back to the NFL? Plus, answering your questions on Deflategate and workout injuries

I Think ... The Bears Should Have Known Better

Chicago didn't do its due diligence before signing Ray McDonald and is now paying the price. Plus, Cam Newton's head-scratching quote, perspective on Roger Goodell's job difficulty and why the NFL needs a developmental league

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

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

The Future of the Draft

The commissioner was kidding when he said, ‘Seven rounds, seven days, seven states,’ right? While that is extreme, the idea of a single-venue experience is all but over after Chicago’s rousing display. So where to next: L.A.? Boston? Dallas?

Don’t Grow Attached to the NFL’s New PAT Rule

Pushing back the extra point 13 yards is a huge step for the league, but the tinkering might not have ended when the owners passed the new rule. Plus, news on future Super Bowls, Robert Kraft’s decision to stand down and mail

I’m Talking About You, Ndamukong Suh

As well as you, Roger Goodell, Troy Vincent, Dean Blandino, Ted Wells, Steve Spagnuolo, Rex Ryan, Betsy Nabel, Dante Fowler Jr., Todd Gurley, Nate Boyer, Eli Manning, and your little dog too

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

Memo to NFL Fans and the League Office: Put Your Pitchforks Away

Patriots fans, reel in your paranoia complex. Roger Goodell and the NFL office, scale back on the God complex. Deflategate is the ultimate judgment call, and no one is embracing the nuances of a complicated, murky case

Deflategate, Digested

The Wells report has been out a week, and the NFL’s punishment is two days old. Time to gather the thoughts of everyone from veteran NFL writers to fans and answer the question: Did the league come down too hard on New England?

Hell Hath No Fury Like …

... a Boston sports fan scorned? After the NFL handed down the harshest penalties ever imposed on a franchise, The MMQB shipped up to Boston to capture the pulse of the city where the Patriots were recently feted with a confetti-strewn parade. Are they on to Super Bowl 50?

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