Brian Knowles Football Outsiders Staff

Bryan Knowles

Staff Writer
Covering NFL since 2006
Chicago, IL

BRYAN KNOWLES grew up watching Joe Montana and Steve Young ply their trade at quarterback, so he has somewhat overly-inflated expectations of how quarterbacks should perform. This has certainly done him no favors over the past decade or so of watching the San Francisco 49ers. A graduate of UC Davis and San Jose State University, he has opted to eschew all the useful advice those august institutions have supplied him with and become a sportswriter instead. He’s been published at Bleacher Report and Fansided, and currently lives in Chicago with a wife who for some reason puts up with him.

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When Will Trevor Lawrence and Company Break the Rookie Wall?

This year's pack of highly-touted rookie quarterbacks hasn't exactly gotten off to the world's hottest start. Bryan and Andrew go through the Big 5 + 1 to try to find opportunities for the young bucks to actually put up a win or two.

Sep 29, 2021

Zach Wilson, Bill Belichick, and Selecting a Loser League Quarterback

Now that you can set your Loser League lineup every week, you have a decision to make—go for the floundering rookie, or find a devastating defensive matchup? We look at the historical numbers to see which strategy works better. Plus, we announce our veteran Week 2 winner and make picks for the biggest losers of Week 3.

Sep 22, 2021