The Post Route

Football People
We're three former SB Nation NFL staffers—Ryan Van Bibber, Sarah Hardy, and Christian D'Andrea—making another go at it on our own with The Post Route, a regular email newsletter all about the NFL.
Created 25 Aug 2020
  • The 7 NFL teams that have given us the most to talk about in free agency
    28 Mar 2022
    Somehow, the NFL has gone several days without making waves, its longest stretch all month. At least as of the time I’m writing this. That will surely change soon, especially since Will Smith slapping...
  • Let's unpack the NFL's biggest pre-free agency moves
    14 Mar 2022 2 0
    If you read my last newsletter, you’ll know I hid a little puzzle that was meant to serve as a hint to the next topic I would write about. A couple hours after that newsletter landed in your inbox, th...
  • The NFL’s gambling problem
    08 Mar 2022
    As sports gambling has become more legal across the U.S., leagues have embraced what they had previously opposed. More than any other sports league, though, the NFL’s 180 on gambling felt particularly...
  • The franchise tag storylines worth following this year
    01 Mar 2022 3 0
    The franchise tag window has been open for a week, and no teams have made a move yet to lock down a free-agent-to-be for the 2022 season. But it’s not unusual for most of them to wait until closer to ...
  • The 5 stupidest stories of the NFL offseason (already!)
    22 Feb 2022 3 0
    The NFL offseason is just over a week old. So far, no big trades have happened. The NFL Combine is set for next week, with a few hiccups along the way. Starting today, teams can begin using the franch...
  • Our final thoughts on the 2022 NFL coaching cycle
    17 Feb 2022 4 0
    Quick note: Due to both personal reasons and the NFL offseason beginning, we might be a little more sporadic with the newsletters. They’ll still be delivered straight to your inbox, just maybe not thr...
  • A very millennial Super Bowl
    14 Feb 2022 2 0
    It was clear all night, from the hip-hop halftime show to the commercials paying homage to The Sopranos, Austin Powers, and The Cable Guy, that my generation was the target audience for this year’s Su...
  • Our lock solid Super Bowl 56 picks (in which we each take a different team)
    11 Feb 2022 2 0
    Due to a personal matter, we were unable to send out a Wednesday newsletter this week. We’re back today with our final game pick of the 2021-22 NFL season. Super Bowl 56 is already different from each...
  • What the NFL can learn from the Pro Bowl
    07 Feb 2022 4 0
    I’m probably more forgiving of the Pro Bowl’s shortcomings than most. I think the players do feel honored to earn the distinction of “Pro Bowler,” and I think they legitimately enjoy each other’s comp...
  • 8 starting quarterbacks who may (or may not) be traded soon
    04 Feb 2022 2 0
    Last year at this time, Matthew Stafford and Jared Goff swapped teams when the Rams sent their young quarterback (and some draft picks) to Detroit in exchange for the guy who, 12 months later, would l...
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