10 Aug 2004
Continuing our slow takeover of TNR.com, Michael David Smith writes about Fritz Pollard, Joe Lillard, and the NFL's poor record when it comes to recognizing great African-American players from the era of segregation. This ran on Friday, before the Hall induction, but we haven't been able to link until now. Thanks to TNR for allowing us to link without subscription so you can all read the article.
The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.