Ryan Michael: Pro Football Analyst, Statistician, Player Interviewer, Creator of the Quarterback Score (QBS)

Since October of 2008, Ryan has published over 500 articles that have been read by over 1,000,000 people. He's interviewed NFL icons the likes of Terrell Owens and Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Fran Tarkenton. His work has been featured on the front page of NFL.com and referenced on NFL Network and ESPN television programming. His work been featured and cited on AtlantaFalcons.comESPN.com, SI.com, NBCSports.com, CBSSports.com, Forbes.com and NESN.com. Ryan has also provided statistical analysis for the Arena Football League in his "AFL Legends Spotlight" articles—covering the NFL/AFL careers of Kurt Warner and Eddie Brown.

Ryan has provided statistical-breakdowns and analysis for SB Nation's:

Contact for professional inquiries:

Site: www.quarterbackscore.webs.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/theryanmichael

YouTube: www.youtube.com/ryanmichaelQBS

Email: [email protected]


List of notable athletes Ryan has interviewed:

Article Archive:

07/12/19: QBS Interview with Former Falcons Wide Receiver Brian Finneran

07/02/18: QBS Interview with Rams 2x Pro Bowl Quarterback Marc Bulger

07/01/18: QBS Interview with 2001 Heisman Trophy Quarterback Eric Crouch

06/24/18: QBS Interview with 1969 NFL MVP Quarterback Roman Gabriel

06/19/18: QBS Interview with Former Chiefs Quarterback Damon Huard

06/04/18: QBS Interview with Former Texans Linebacker Jay Foreman

05/07/18: QBS Interview with Former Pro Bowl Quarterback Jim Everett

04/21/18: QBS Interview with Former Dolphins Quarterback Jay Fiedler

04/08/18: QBS Interview with 2x All-Pro Running Back Larry Johnson

04/10/17: QBS Interview with Former Purdue Running Back Akeem Shavers

12/31/16: MVP for Ryan, Another Silver Medal for Brady, Another Record for Brees and a First Time for Rodgers

12/25/16: QBS Interview with Former Pro Bowl Quarterback Gus Frerotte

01/23/16: What They're Not Telling You About Brady vs. Manning

11/18/15: Peyton Manning: the Struggles, the Injuries, the Records

09/12/15: 2002: The Season Tom Brady Really Did Do "More with Less"

08/26/15: QBS Interview with Caleb Hanie

07/30/15: Peyton Manning's Historic Pace Prior to Injuries Sustained in 2013 and 2014

07/23/15: Do NFL Rules Really "Favor" Offenses?

05/10/15: Tom Brady Was At His Best After "Spygate" and Before "Deflategate"

04/10/15: Charlie Conerly: Hall of Fame Caliber Resumé with Giant Accomplishments

02/01/15: Tom Brady: Win or Lose, Legacy Not Defined by Super Bowl XLIX

01/12/15: The Nonsense in Overreacting to the Conclusion of Peyton Manning's 2014

01/02/15: QBS2 Comparison: Peyton Manning vs. Andrew Luck (First Three Seasons)

11/20/14: 2014 MVP Race: Argument for Peyton Manning Over Aaron Rodgers

11/09/14: Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: Completion Percentage and ANY/A

11/04/14: Aftermath of Manning vs. Brady XVI: Less Publicized Records, Rankings and Statistics

11/01/14: Looking Back on Peyton Manning's November 30th, 2003 Performance vs. the Patriots

10/31/14: The Majority of Hall of Fame Quarterbacks Select Peyton Manning Over Tom Brady

10/28/14: While Fans, Analysts Debate: Tom Brady Proclaims Peyton Manning the "Greatest of All-Time"

10/21/14: Exposing the Efforts to Diminish the Significance of Peyton Manning's Touchdown Record

10/19/14: Using QBS Grading to Compare Peyton Manning and Brett Favre's Touchdown Marks

10/14/14: Revisiting Philip Rivers' MVP-Caliber Season in 2013

10/04/14: Ranking Pro Football Hall of Fame Quarterbacks Using the QBS System

10/04/14: The New England Patriots Should Give Terrell Owens a Call

09/27/14: The Significance of Peyton Manning's "One Minute Drill" vs. Seahawks in Super Bowl Rematch

09/16/14: What it Will Take to Break Peyton Manning's 2013 Single-Season Production Records

09/01/14: Has Peyton Manning's Performance Blinded Drew Brees About Late 30's Potential?

08/18/14: Tracking the History of NFL Passing Records

08/17/14: Quarterbacks Who Led the NFL in Passing Yards and Touchdown Passes in the Same Season

08/14/14: Should Warren Moon Have Won the 1990 NFL MVP Instead of Joe Montana?

08/05/14: Comparing Manning (2004), Brady (2007), Rodgers (2011) and Manning (2013)

07/31/14: Ken Anderson vs. Phil Simms: Why Raw Numbers Don't Tell the Whole Story

07/21/14: Most Consecutive Seasons in NFL History with a QBS of 20.0 or Higher

07/18/14: Quarterback Comparison (2013): Tom Brady vs. Matt Ryan

07/16/14: John Elway and Dan Marino Proclaim Peyton Manning's 2013 Season to be the Greatest of All-Time

07/05/14: NFL Top 100: Why Aaron Rodgers at No. 11 is No Outrage

07/04/14: Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady: Why the Latter Has Not Done "More with Less"

06/26/14: Top 100 Players of 2014: Ranking the 14 Quarterbacks Who Made the List

06/20/14: Peyton Manning and the Worst Scoring Defenses to Support Teams with 13 or More Wins

06/15/14: Fran Tarkenton is Easily One of the Top 20 Players of the 1970's

06/07/14: The 49ers Reward the Inaccurate, Unproductive Colin Kaepernick with a $126M Contract

06/01/14: Postseason Comparison: Tom Brady (Championship Era) vs. Drew Brees (Playoff Losses)

05/31/14: Comparing Drew Brees and Tom Brady Using Statistics and the QBS System

05/31/14: Why Y.A. Tittle's 1963 MVP Season Ranks Amongst the Greatest of All-Time

05/24/14: Norm Van Brocklin's Place Amongst the Pantheon of Legendary NFL Quarterbacks

05/21/14: Analyzing Peter King's Ranking of Phil Simms Ahead of Y.A. Tittle in 1999

05/18/14: Johnny Unitas vs. Bart Starr: Impact of Postseason Performance on Legacies

05/18/14: Sammy Baugh vs. Sid Luckman: Impact of Postseason Performance on Legacies

05/01/14: Revisiting Peyton Manning's 2013 Performance vs. the Tennessee Titans

04/23/14: Terrell Owens Might Prove to Be a Valuable Free Agent Acquisition

04/14/14: Why Andrew Luck's Career QBS is 0.0 After His First Two Seasons

04/12/14: The Significance of Peyton Manning's 2013 AFC Championship Victory Over the Patriots

03/31/14: Greatest QBS Differentials in Super Bowl History

03/31/14: Ranking Super Bowl Quarterback Matchups By Combined QBS

03/25/14: Humiliating Results of NFL.com's 'Greatest Quarterback' Bracketology

03/21/14: NFL.com's Bracketology Botch: Greatest Quarterback of All-Time

03/18/14: Introduction to Adjusted-QBS: Aaron Rodgers in 2013

02/05/14: Analyzing Peyton Manning's Super Bowl XLVIII Performance

02/05/14: Caliber of Scoring Defenses Supporting MVP Quarterbacks

02/03/14: The Reality of Peyton Manning's Legacy After Super Bowl XLVIII

01/14/14: NFL's Twitter Account Excludes One of Tom Brady's Pro Bowl Teammates

01/09/14: Ahead of the Competition: Manning in 2013 vs. Marino in 1984

12/24/13: Peyton Manning and the Significance of Breaking Both Single-Season Passing Records

12/23/13: The Stupidity of Denver's Super Bowl Expectations

12/23/13: The Depth Behind Peyton Manning's Single-Season Touchdown Record

12/14/13: ESPN's QBR Disqualifies Tom Brady From 2013 MVP

12/03/13: Andrew Luck Continues to Disappoint in 2013

12/03/13: Peyton Manning a Clear Favorite Over Russell Wilson for 2013 NFL MVP

12/03/13: Peyton Manning: Most Games With a Passer Rating of 125.0 or Higher

11/30/13: Greatest Broncos Quarterback of All-Time: Peyton Manning or John Elway?
11/26/13: Greatest of All-Time?: Comparing Tarkenton, Manning, Unitas, Montana and Brady
11/26/13: Humiliating NFL Network Segment: Tom Brady "Better Than Ever"
11/25/13: The Nonsense in Overreacting to Manning vs. Brady XIV
11/20/13: Career QBS Comparison: Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady
11/20/13: Peyton Manning's Most Impressive Accolade: First Team All-Pro Selections
11/17/13: The Chiefs Are 9-0 in Spite of Poor Quarterback Play by Alex Smith
11/16/13: Andrew Luck Ranks 117th in NFL History in Completion Percentage
11/11/13: Comparing Peyton Manning's Playoff Resume to Other Legends
11/10/13: NFL.com's Discouraging Pro Bowl Ballot Promotion
11/10/13: What the Colts' Horrific Loss to the Rams Illustrates
10/29/13: Tom Brady's Horrendous 2013 Season Continues
10/28/13: Terrible Argument for Andrew Luck in the MVP Rankings
10/28/13: Dez Bryant and Terrell Owens vs. Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Jerry Rice
10/20/13: QBS Comparison: Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck's Sophomore Seasons
10/20/13: Brett Favre Wrong About Tom Brady's 2013 Season Being His Best
10/18/13: Comparing Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck with the QBS
10/14/13: How Overrated is Tom Brady After Week 6?
10/12/13: Exposing a Humiliating Argument in Favor of Eli Over Peyton