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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2022 Award Predictions: Most Valuable Mahomes

Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Donald may be the platonic ideals of MVP and DPOY, but who else has a chance to slip in?

NFL Preseason Week 3 August 31, 2022, 10:00 am ET
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NFL Preseason Week 3 August 31, 2022, 10:00 am ET
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2022 Stat Leader Predictions: Can Anyone Catch Cooper Kupp?

Aaron and Bryan turn their attention to individual stats as our preseason odds review continues! Can anyone catch the chalk picks of Patrick Mahomes, Jonathan Taylor, and Cooper Kupp?

NFL Preseason Week 3 August 30, 2022, 10:09 am ET
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NFL Preseason Week 3 August 30, 2022, 10:09 am ET
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AFC North Over/Unders: Can Bengals Change Their Stripes?

Bryan and Cale's final over/unders. Are the Bengals poised for a Super repeat? Do the Ravens have any receivers? Will Pickett-to-Pickens-in-Pittsburgh sweep the nation?

NFL Preseason Week 2 August 25, 2022, 4:50 pm ET
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NFL Preseason Week 2 August 25, 2022, 4:50 pm ET
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NFC North Over/Unders: Is Chicago Supporting Justin Fields?

Bryan and Cale go through the NFC North's over/unders! Does Justin Fields have the tools he needs in Chicago? And is Dan Campbell good, or just fun?

NFL Preseason Week 3 August 24, 2022, 10:07 am ET
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NFL Preseason Week 3 August 24, 2022, 10:07 am ET
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AFC West Over/Unders: Can Justin Herbert Break L.A.'s Curse?

Bryan and Cale's look at over/unders continues with the AFC West! Is Justin Herbert ready to be an MVP contender? Will the Chiefs regret letting Tyreek Hill walk? Is Russell Wilson cooked?

NFL Preseason Week 2 August 18, 2022, 2:20 pm ET
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NFL Preseason Week 2 August 18, 2022, 2:20 pm ET
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NFC West Over/Unders: Is Trey Lance Ready for Prime Time?

Bryan and Cale's trip through the over/unders continues with the NFC West. Will the 49ers regret replacing Jimmy G? Will the Seahawks regret trading Russell Wilson?

NFL Preseason Week 2 August 17, 2022, 10:26 am ET
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NFL Preseason Week 2 August 17, 2022, 10:26 am ET
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AFC East Over/Unders: Vibing with the New York Jets

Bryan and Cale take on over/unders of the AFC East! Can the Bills win a dozen games? Can Zach Wilson become a below-average passer? And can the Patriots fight off the dreaded Joethew PaJudgia?

NFL Preseason Week 1 August 11, 2022, 5:20 pm ET
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NFL Preseason Week 1 August 11, 2022, 5:20 pm ET
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