The Longform Guide to Quarterbacks
Jimmy Breslin on Joe Namath, Mike Sager on Todd Marinovich, and George Plimpton on himself — a collection of our favorite articles ever written about QBs.
The Man Who Never Was
On the desolate career of Todd Marinovich, who was engineered from birth to be an NFL quarterback and ended up a junkie.
"Hut—Two—Three ... Ugh!"
A detailed account of Plimpton’s 5-play tenure as quarterback of the Detroit Lions.
You Can't Quit Cold Turkey
Jared Lorenzen was a star quarterback in college. He won a Super Bowl. And just like the author, he has spent his entire life fighting, and losing, a battle with his weight.
The Big Book of Black Quarterbacks
The stories of the 109 black men who have played quarterback in the NFL, from Fritz Pollard to Russell Wilson.
The Eli Experiment
A profile of Eli Manning—brother of Peyton, son of Archie, future Super Bowl MVP—published shortly after his first NFL start.
What Was He Thinking?
Catching up with Jake Plummer, who turned down a $5 million contract and left the NFL while still in his prime to concentrate on playing handball.
Does God Have a Tim Tebow Complex?
A profile of Tim Tebow as he dealt with NFL skeptics on the eve of his final college season.
Namath All Night Long
Over a scotch a few months after his underdog Jets won Super Bowl III, a 26-year-old Joe Namath told Jimmy Breslin what he’d done the night before the game: “I went out and got a bottle and grabbed this girl.”