Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz

Founder of Football Outsiders
Editor-in-Chief
Creator of DVOA and DYAR
Worcester, MA

Compared to Bill James by The New York Times Magazine, and attributed as a “founding father of football analytics” by The Ringer, AARON SCHATZ is the creator and Editor-in-Chief of Football Outsiders. Aaron is also the creator of most of the original statistical methods (DVOA, DYAR) used in NFL analysis on this website, as well as Lead Writer, Editor, and Statistician on the book series Football Outsiders Almanac  (published since 2009). He also writes for ESPN.com and ESPN+, and appears weekly during the NFL season on the Off The Charts podcast. During the 2011 season, he was a regular panelist on the ESPN2 show Numbers Never Lie. Before Football Outsiders, Aaron spent five years as a radio host at WBRU Providence and WKRO Daytona Beach, and three years as the writer and producer of the Lycos 50, the Internet's foremost authority on the people, places, and things that are searched online. He has written on sports, politics, and taxes for a number of publications including The New RepublicThe New York TimesThe Boston GlobeSlateThe American Prospect, and the Boston Phoenix. Aaron resides in Worcester, Massachusetts and yes, is a New England Patriots fan.

Aaron Schatz's Archive

Reese's Senior Bowl Winners & Losers | Schatz & Tanier

Aaron Schatz and Mike Tanier talk through Mike's biggest surprises of the Senior Bowl activity over the past few days, while also looking at the free agent QB class and taking an early look at the Super Bowl matchup.

NFL Super Bowl Yesterday
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NFL Super Bowl Yesterday
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Chiefs-Eagles Super Bowl! | Conference Championship Recap

Aaron Schatz, Cale Clinton, and Bryan Knowles go live to recap all the action from the NFL Conference Championships Games and look ahead to the Chiefs-Eagles Super Bowl.

NFL Conference Championship January 30, 2:40 pm ET
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NFL Conference Championship January 30, 2:40 pm ET
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NFL Conference Championships Preview | Schatz & Tanier

Welcome to the Schatz & Tanier show for the Super Wild Card Weekend! Aaron, Bryan, and Mike are back again to preview the conference championship matchups.

NFL Conference Championship January 26, 2:03 pm ET
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NFL Conference Championship January 26, 2:03 pm ET
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Bengals Upset Bills! | NFL Divisional Round Recap

Aaron Schatz and Bryan Knowles go live to recap all the action from the NFL Playoffs Divisional round plus look ahead to the conference championship matchups.

NFL Divisional January 23, 2:19 pm ET
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NFL Divisional January 23, 2:19 pm ET
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