Conor Orr

Conor Orr

Conor Orr is a senior writer for Sports Illustrated, where he covers the NFL and co-hosts the MMQB Podcast. Conor has been covering the NFL for more than a decade and is a member of the Pro Football Writers of America (PFWA). He has been honored in The Best American Sports Writing, and previously worked for The Newark Star-Ledger and NFL Media. He’s an avid runner and youth sports coach who lives in New Jersey with his wife, two children and a loving terrier named Ernie.

Picking Daniels is a great start for a new ownership group and a new coaching staff in Washington.
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The NFL Draft’s Best QB Just Landed With the Commanders

Washington needs to treat Jayden Daniels like the gift that he is to this franchise, handing them the second chance of a lifetime.

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Former LSU teammates Daniels and Nabers have wagered $10,000 on the outcome of the 2024 Offensive Rookie of the Year award.
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The Jayden Daniels–Malik Nabers Bet Is Silly, but Harmless

Two former LSU teammates made a bet on the Offensive Rookie of the Year award, and it’s only a story because of the NFL’s recent marriage with gambling.

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Steelers’ Trade for Justin Fields Puts Quarterback Moves Into Focus
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Steelers’ Trade for Justin Fields Puts Quarterback Moves Into Focus

Pittsburgh’s total reshaping of its QB depth chart is an exercise in maximizing value at football’s most valuable position, and it just might work under Mike Tomlin.

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Derrick Henry Fits Into, but Will Not Transform, the Ravens’ Title Pursuit
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Derrick Henry Fits Into, but Will Not Transform, the Ravens’ Title Pursuit

Three years ago, the Titans running back could have changed Baltimore’s trajectory. Today, his signing bolsters an already contending team headed to take on the Chiefs.

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Saquon Barkley Was No Longer a Necessity for the Giants
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Saquon Barkley Was No Longer a Necessity for the Giants

The running back will go from one NFC East team to another in what is likely the most poetic departure of this year’s offseason.

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Long Live Kirk Cousins: Capitalist, Artist and Cool as Hell
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Long Live Kirk Cousins: Capitalist, Artist and Cool as Hell

In agreeing to a four-year contract with the Falcons, the veteran QB has once again maximized the open market, securing a big deal as the only sensible option left.

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Mike Tomlin’s Job Now Is Fixing the Destructive Aura of Russell Wilson
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Mike Tomlin’s Job Now Is Fixing the Destructive Aura of Russell Wilson

The Steelers’ coach clipped the wings of his 2022 first-round pick Kenny Pickett by signing the former Bronco, and now has no choice but to work on the rebrand for his new quarterback.

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Ten NFL Free Agency 2024 Predictions: Patriots Will Spend Big, Bears Anticipate QB Arrival
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Ten NFL Free Agency 2024 Predictions: Patriots Will Spend Big, Bears Anticipate QB Arrival

Forecasting which teams to keep an eye on, where big-name stars will land in the market and how a few potential contracts will materialize.

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Caleb Williams’s Parents Are Right to Be Protective During Pre-Draft Process
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Caleb Williams’s Parents Are Right to Be Protective During Pre-Draft Process

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Russell Wilson's Broncos Breakup Was Inevitable
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Russell Wilson's Broncos Breakup Was Inevitable

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Jason Kelce’s Retirement Means the Departure of an Unexpected Eagles Epicenter
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Jason Kelce’s Retirement Means the Departure of an Unexpected Eagles Epicenter

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Jets Set to Embark on Their Near-Impossible Quest to Protect Aaron Rodgers
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Jets Set to Embark on Their Near-Impossible Quest to Protect Aaron Rodgers

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