VINCENT VERHEI has been a writer and editor for Football Outsiders since 2007. In addition to writing for Football Outsiders Almanac 2019, he did all layout and design on the book. During the season, he writes the “Quick Reads” column covering the best and worst players of each week according to Football Outsiders metrics. His writings have also appeared in ESPN The Magazine and in Maple Street Press publications, and he has done layout on a number of other books for Football Outsiders and Prospectus Entertainment Ventures. His other night job is as a writer and podcast host for pro wrestling/MMA website f4wonline.com. He is a graduate of Western Washington University.
Patrick Mahomes' Chiefs got a win over Las Vegas on Sunday night, but it was Raiders quarterback Derek Carr who sits atop our quarterback rankings for the week. We look back at other great shootouts, plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 11.
Another Sunday for Ronald Jones, another great day on the ground, and another lousy one as a receiver. We explain why his rushing numbers weren't as valuable as you might expect, and why his receiving season is worse than you probably realize. Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 10.
28 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2020, 12:24pm by Steve in WI
In a losing effort, Kyler Murray was the week's best quarterback. We look at Murray's record pace as a runner this season, the surprising effect it's having on his passing numbers, and how he may be changing the league. Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 9.
40 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2020, 11:35am by Bowl Game Anomaly
Cooper Kupp of the L.A. Rams had one of the best worst games you'll ever see. We look back at the history of wideouts with low-efficiency, high-yardage days, plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 8.
50 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2020, 10:38pm by theslothook
Still reeling from the Seahawks-Cardinals fireworks show from Sunday night, we look back at other shootouts with stars like we saw in that game ... and no, I don't mean the quarterbacks. Plus the best passers, runners, and receivers of the week.
For the second time in the last month, Minnesota rookie Justin Jefferson was NFL's best receiver of the week. Has he been the best receiver this year? We look back at the best passers, runners, and receivers of Week 6.
69 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2020, 04:21pm by Steve in WI
As Aaron Reiss of The Athletic points out, NFL kickers have been hitting on more field goals, and especially long field goals, than ever before. Reiss spoke to several kickers -- including Ka'imi Fairbairn of the Houston Texans and Justin Tucker of the Baltimore Ravens -- to find out what it's like kicking in empty (or mostly empty) stadiums whether they think that trend will continue.