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Aaron Schatz

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

Introducing QBASE v2.0

Our new and improved methodology for evaluating quarterback prospects in the NFL draft agrees with the scouts: Trevor Lawrence is the clear favorite to go No. 1 overall to the Jaguars. While the consensus says that the field behind Lawrence is muddled, however, our formula spots an obvious choice for the Jets at No. 2.

March 30, 10:55 am ET
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March 30, 10:55 am ET
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Miami Deals No. 3 Pick to San Francisco

Big draft news! Miami is trading the No. 3 overall pick to San Francisco for the No. 12 pick, a 2021 third-round compensatory pick, and first-round picks in both 2022 and 2023. Is the next step for San Francisco to choose a new young quarterback and deal Jimmy Garoppolo? Is Handsome Jimmy G.

March 26, 1:08 pm ET
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March 26, 1:08 pm ET
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Drew Brees Announces Retirement

Drew Brees announced his retirement with social media posts today, on the 15th anniversary of the day he originally signed with the New Orleans Saints in 2006 free agency. Brees retires as the NFL's all-time leader in passing yards, second in passing touchdowns and completion rate.

March 14, 5:52 pm ET
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March 14, 5:52 pm ET
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Dak Prescott Gets Paid

The Cowboys are signing Dak Prescott to a new contract: four years, $160 million with $126 million guaranteed. There's a $66 million signing bonus with a no-trade clause and a no-franchise tag provision. $40 million average per year will rank second in annual value behind Patrick Mahomes.

March 08, 7:07 pm ET
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March 08, 7:07 pm ET
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