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Beloved College Football Figure Is Gone

Pat Sullivan 'died peacefully at home' at age 69

(Newser) - Pat Sullivan, a revered figure in Alabama sports, died Sunday at age 69. The Heisman Trophy winner had a varied career but was best known for his years as a college football quarterback and coach—and his optimism in the face of cancer, 247 Sports recalls. "I was blessed,... More »

NFL Quarterback Misses Final Play to Take Selfie

Dwayne Haskins was AWOL during last snap

(Newser) - Washington Redskins quarterback Dwayne Haskins celebrated his first victory as a starter Sunday by taking a selfie with a fan. One problem: The game wasn't over yet. With two seconds left in the fourth quarter, the Redskins had to bring backup quarterback Case Keenum onto the field to take... More »

Report: No NFL Offers for Kaepernick After Workout

But he still accomplished his goal, allies say

(Newser) - Free-agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick's workout for NFL team representatives did not go smoothly —and insiders say it didn't bring him any closer to returning to the league. A source tells NBC Sports that the 32-year-old has not been contacted by any team with an offer of a... More »

Kaepernick Workout Doesn't Go So Smoothly

The ex-San Francisco 49ers quarterback changed venues at the last minute

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick's much-publicized workout for at least 10 NFL teams ran into trouble Saturday and nearly didn't happen, TMZ reports. The quarterback-turned-activist had a noon workout scheduled at the Atlanta Falcons facility in Flowery Branch, Georgia, but his reps said the NFL asked him to sign an "... More »

Report: At Least 10 Teams Will Attend Kaepernick Workout

But head coaches are unlikely to appear at Saturday workout

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick says he's been ready to return to the NFL for three years—and he may be getting a chance soon. A league source tells CNN that at least 10 teams have expressed an interest in sending personnel to watch the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback's private... More »

Steelers QB Has a Scary Day

Mason Rudolph eventually got up and walked off the field

(Newser) - Life as the Pittsburgh Steelers backup quarterback got scary Sunday when Mason Rudolph crumpled from a knockout blow, USA Today reports. The 24-year-old had scrambled on third down and thrown successfully for a conversion when Baltimore Ravens linebacker Matt Judon hit him from behind and safety Earl Thomas from the... More »

A Franchise QB's Era Might Be Over

Giants bench Eli Manning

(Newser) - The New York Post is pretty definitive about things: "The Eli Manning era is over." The assessment comes as the New York Giants benched the 38-year-old Tuesday in favor of rookie Daniel Jones. Manning and the Giants were off to an 0-2 start, having failed to rebound from... More »

Drew Brees Draws Fire After Controversial Video

New Orleans Saints QB pushes back after appearing in clip from anti-LGBT Christian group

(Newser) - "For we live by faith, not by sight" is one of Drew Brees' favorite biblical quotes, he tells fans in a 20-second video spot aimed at students for "Bring Your Bible to School Day" on Oct. 3. It was a short clip meant to inspire, but instead it'... More »

Franchise QB Stuns With Decision to Retire

Frequently injured Andrew Luck is retiring from the Indianapolis Colts at age 29

(Newser) - The first man taken in 2012's NFL draft is the first man out ahead of the 2019 season: Franchise QB Andrew Luck watched from the sidelines as his Indianapolis Colts lost a preseason game to the Bears on Saturday, took a deep breath, and tearily announced his retirement at... More »

Star QB Cleared After Cops' Drug-Test Mistake

Officers insisted white stuff on Shai Werts' car was cocaine; he said it was bird poop

(Newser) - Cops claimed the white substance on Shai Werts' car was cocaine. The starting quarterback for Georgia Southern University said it was bird poop. "I play football, so I don't do cocaine," the 21-year-old told officers July 31 as he was pulled over for speeding in South Carolina.... More »

Super Bowl MVP Charged With Domestic Violence

Former Redskins quarterback Mark Rypien is accused

(Newser) - Former Super Bowl hero Mark Rypien has been arrested in Washington state on suspicion of domestic violence, per the AP . Police say Rypien faces a charge of fourth-degree assault. The 56-year-old was processed at the Spokane County Jail around 6:30pm Sunday and was awaiting a court appearance Monday. Rypien... More »

Wife of NFL QB Had Lucky Break During Brain Surgery

It relates to an 'abnormal vein'

(Newser) - An "abnormal vein" threw a kink into Kelly Stafford's brain surgery Wednesday, stretching the procedure from an expected six hours to 12, but thanks to a neurosurgeon, the wife of Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is now in recovery mode, per the Detroit Free Press . "Now I... More »

Tom Brady: This Is What's 'in My Nightmares'

The New England QB opens up in interview

(Newser) - Despite a bout of illness this weekend, Tom Brady manages to lead one of the NFL's most fearsome teams—maybe because he knows what to avoid. The New England Patriots quarterback opened up about his fears when taking questions from California firefighters during an interview earlier this week, 247... More »

QB's Gruesome Injury Came Exactly 33 Years After a Famous One

Joe Theismann saw Alex Smith's leg snap

(Newser) - Former Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann was horrified when current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith broke his leg in Sunday's 23-21 loss against the Houston Texans—especially when he realized it was 33 years to the day since he suffered the same gruesome injury . Theismann was watching from a suite at... More »

Texas Superintendent in Hot Water Over Black QB Quip

Lynn Redden says he thought it was a private message

(Newser) - An East Texas school superintendent who wrote "You can't count on a black quarterback" on a Facebook post publicizing a Houston Chronicle article says he thought he was replying to a private message. Lynn Redden is superintendent of the Onalaska Independent School District in the Piney Woods, about... More »

Washington State QB Dead in Apparent Suicide

Tyler Hilinski was 21

(Newser) - After backup Washington State quarterback Tyler Hilinski missed practice, police went to his Pullman apartment Tuesday to do a welfare check. They emerged with grim news: The 21-year-old was found dead of a gunshot wound to the head, and USA Today reports a suicide note was found at the scene.... More »

NFL Has a New Highest-Paid Player in History

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford gets 5-year contract extension for $135M

(Newser) - On Monday, per NFL.com , the Detroit Lions "started gathering the money bags." That's because they decided to break out the checkbook to retain star quarterback Matthew Stafford in a contract extension that runs through 2022. The 29-year-old's new salary over that five-year period: $135 million,... More »

Kaepernick to Start First NFL Game This Year

San Francisco 49ers QB's reaction: 'Let's go'

(Newser) - Colin Kaepernick is in the news again, though not for anything related to his national anthem protests . Kaepernick will be the San Francisco 49ers' starting quarterback for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills—a role he hasn't held since last November, NFL.com reports. The controversial player has... More »

Peyton Manning to Retire

Decision to be announced Monday

(Newser) - Peyton Manning has informed the Denver Broncos he's going to retire, in a decision set to be announced Monday, a person with knowledge of the decision tells the AP. The source says the quarterback and the team were still working out details of an announcement. Chris Mortensen of ESPN... More »

Jets Linebacker Busts His Own QB's Jaw in Fight

Quarterback Geno Smith needs surgery, and the puncher is out of a job

(Newser) - It can be brutal to be a Jets fan: Linebacker Ikemefuna “IK” Enemkpali "sucker-punched" starting quarterback Geno Smith today during a locker room argument and busted his jaw, coach Todd Bowles says. Smith will be out six to 10 weeks, meaning he might miss the season opener. It'... More »

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