Football Outsiders Staff Writer Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier

Senior Analyst
Since 2004
New Jersey

MIKE TANIER has been writing Football Outsiders Almanac chapters for so long that he feels like Ringo making yet another special guest appearance during a Paul McCartney show. Mike recently wrapped up a six-year run as the NFL Lead Columnist for Bleacher Report; his popular Monday Morning Digest feature will presumably be replaced by TikTok videos, cartoon GIFs of Lamar Jackson, and long apologies. A father of two with almost 20 years of experience as an NFL writer, Mike is proof positive that we all get by with a little help from our friends. You can find his work at Fansided.com, Pro Football Network, the New York Times, and here at Football Outsiders.

Mike Tanier's Archive

Trevon Diggs' Pursuit of History

Dallas Cowboys cornerback Trevon Diggs is doing things only the forgotten stars of the early-1960s AFL have done before. Mike Tanier explains just why his achievements are so remarkable. Plus, an examination of what's crippling the Carolina Panthers offense and all the Packers-Cardinals parlays and props you could ask for (and then some).

NFL Week 8 • October 28, 10:29 am ET
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NFL Week 8 • October 28, 10:29 am ET
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Kirk Cousins and the Legends of the Arbitrary Benchmarks

What do Kirk Cousins, Dan Marino, and Peyton Manning have in common? Not much, unless you design benchmarks specifically to place Cousins in elite company! Walkthrough dives through the databases to position Dak Prescott, Josh Allen and others among history's all-time greats. Plus, an examination of how the Pittsburgh Steelers stack up coming out of their bye, and the Jets finally take their turn in Tank Watch.

NFL Week 8 • October 27, 10:00 am ET
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NFL Week 8 • October 27, 10:00 am ET
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