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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Scramble for the Ball: Crumbling Coaches

Nostradamus, eat your heart out. After predicting that Bill O'Brien would be the first coach fired this season, Bryan and Andrew look over the rubble that remains after the Texans' offseason, and search for replacements for the Four Horsemen of the Coaching Apocalypse.

Oct 07, 2020

Scramble for the Ball: Doom Patrol

An 0-1 start can be written off, but starting 0-2? That has to start ringing some alarm bells. Bryan and Andrew wade through the bottom of the standings to sort the teams still clinging onto hope from the teams already scouting the 2021 draft.

Sep 23, 2020

Scramble for the Ball: Fantasy Fools

With the bizarre offseason schedule, you can be excused for putting your fantasy team off until the last minute. Bryan and Andrew scour the waiver wire, looking for potentially undrafted talent -- such as Jacksonville's Gardner Minshew and Devine Ozigbo -- that can salvage your season.

Sep 08, 2020

Scramble for the Ball: 2020 West Over/Unders

Bryan and Andrew's ships have come to carry them home; grey ships passing into the West. On the way, they ponder if anything can stop the Chiefs, ask if there's anyone left to leave the light on for the Rams, and swallow some delayed schadenfreude over Super Bowl LIV.

Aug 26, 2020