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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Jefferson, WRs Highlight Joe Thomas Draft

Their favorite week of the year is here—the annual Joe Thomas Memorial Draft! Bryan and Andrew select players from the eliminated teams to round out the playoff sides, celebrating the best of the worst and pointing out the worst of the best.

NFL Week 18 January 05, 10:30 am ET
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NFL Week 18 January 05, 10:30 am ET
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Mac Jones, Micah Parsons Highlight 2021 All-Rookie Team

Bryan and Andrew take their annual look back at the best rookies of the year! From first-round studs to sixth-round flyers to a slice of humble pie at quarterback, we have the best of them all right here.

NFL Week 17 December 29, 11:00 am ET
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NFL Week 17 December 29, 11:00 am ET
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Tom Brady, Cooper Kupp Threatening Records

Counting to 17 is more than challenge enough for Bryan and Andrew, but they're fighting their way though this season anyway. Others, such as Tom Brady and Cooper Kupp, are thriving and threatening the record books.

NFL Week 16 December 22, 10:28 am ET
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NFL Week 16 December 22, 10:28 am ET
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Micah Parsons and the Perfect* Pro Bowl Roster

Bryan and Andrew once again set out to create the perfect Pro Bowl roster. And once again, they find themselves utterly frustrated by the NFL's horrible ballot, by differing opinions on the Carolina Panthers, and by Micah Parsons, Inside Linebacker.

NFL Week 15 December 15, 10:42 am ET
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NFL Week 15 December 15, 10:42 am ET
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Nagy, Judge and The Great Coaching Hot Seat Swindle

Never mind the bollocks, here's the coaching hot seat rankings. Bryan and Andrew may be accused of flogging a dead horse, but someone has to figure out which coaches are likely to be leaving as 2022 rolls around.

NFL Week 14 December 08, 10:30 am ET
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NFL Week 14 December 08, 10:30 am ET
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