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: 17th Annual Prop Bet Extravaganza!

A tradition like a number of others! Bryan and Andrew return to figure out if Jimmy Garoppolo can remember how to throw a football, if the Chiefs can avoid spotting their opponents a 10-point lead, and whether Jennifer Lopez will sing with the Miami Sound Machine at halftime.

Jan 23, 2020

Scramble for the Ball: 2019 All-Keep Choppin' Wood Team

The All-Keep Choppin' Wood Team? Before the conference championships? Whatever Bryan and Andrew are trying to pull, it's time to once again celebrate the worst of the worst. Overpaid free-agent signings, draft busts, and unqualified starters beware; the KCW team sees all.

Jan 15, 2020

Scramble for the Ball: 2019 Staff Playoff Fantasy Draft

Bryan, Andrew and the rest of the Football Outsiders crew get together for the annual Staff Fantasy Draft! The Ravens and Chiefs are spread thin, while the Texans and Eagles are mostly left on the shelf. Can you beat them in the Best of the Rest challenge?

Jan 02, 2020