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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Making Giant Mistakes on the Waiver Wire

Bryan and Andrew have let their fantasy rosters slide while preparing for the season to begin. Now they must pick through the remnants of the waiver wire to build a roster out of the dregs of the league, sorting through the Jameis Winstons and Russell Gages of the world to create something vaguely cromulent.

Sep 07, 2021

2021 Award and Stat Predictions: Living in Patrick Mahomes' World

Bryan and Andrew's offseason tour continues as they turn their attention to the individual stats and awards! Patrick Mahomes tickles them pink, Dak Prescott is in the pink, and Matt Nagy's slip may be pink.

Sep 01, 2021

AFC North Over/Unders: Playing Chicken with the Cleveland Browns

Bryan and Andrew finish their tour of the league's over/unders with the AFC North. Are the Browns for real, or is the pull of the Factory of Sadness to strong? Are the Steelers contenders, or will the ghost of Ben Roethlisberger's arm strength doom them? And what does Zac Taylor do here, exactly?

Aug 26, 2021

NFC North Over/Unders: Can Dan Campbell Lead the Lions Out of the Cellar?

Bryan and Andrew finish off the NFC by looking up North, where we wonder how warm Matt Nagy's seat can get, whether the Vikings are young or just inexperienced, and how to best serve filet of braised kneecap.

Aug 25, 2021

AFC South Over/Unders: The Houston Texans and the Legion of the Adequate

Bryan and Andrew turn their attentions to the AFC South, where pessimism abounds: questionable quarterbacks in Indianapolis, questionable staff in Jacksonville, and questionable everything in Houston.

Aug 19, 2021