Peter King, The Mmqb Podcast



"The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is the ultimate destination for all things pro football. Led by one of the most influential storytellers in all of sports media, three-time American Sportswriter of the Year Peter King, "The MMQB Podcast with Peter King" is an access-driven experience that brings fans into the locker room, the press box and the front office with the biggest influencers in professional football. Fans can listen in on in-depth conversations with the biggest names in football that they haven't heard before to get a fresh, new and intimate experience on Americas most popular sport.


  • Rick Gosselin, NFL writer; Steve Keim, Arizona Cardinals GM

    26/07/2017 Duration: 46min

    This week Peter sits down with Rick Gosselin, 43-year veteran NFL beat man and Hall of Fame voter, and Arizona general manager Steve Keim. Gosselin talks about the Cowboys' fate if Zeke Elliott is suspended, the offense/defense disparity in the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and reveals his surprise team to challenge New England. Keim discusses the perception that his team's Super Bowl window is closing, why the 2017 team is more fit to contend than the 2016 team, and the newness of the NFC west with two young and unproven offensive coaches running the Rams and Niners.

  • Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post Gazette; Cian Fahey, writer and author

    21/06/2017 Duration: 01h04min

    This week Peter sits down with veteran Pittsburgh Post Gazette Steelers writer Ed Bouchette and Cian Fahey, an Irish writer who wrote a new book about quarterback play in the NFL.

  • A Special Father's Day Book Club podcast

    07/06/2017 Duration: 01h13min

    Michael MacCambridge, author of "Chuck Noll: His Life's Work.", Lucy Kalanithi, widow of New York Times bestselling author and neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi, author of "When Breath Becomes Air." and Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn

  • Colin Kaepernick's Future; London Calling the League

    17/05/2017 Duration: 01h08min

    On this week's episode, Peter King debates the reasons for Colin Kaepernick's unemployment with The MMQB's Albert Breer. Peter also talks about the NFL's London future with Mark Waller, VP of international development for the NFL. Waller explains why the European time zone is great for the NFL's audience in Asia, shares his one doubt about putting a team in London, and speculates when we might expect to see a franchise across the pond.

  • Ed Werder, former ESPN reporter and Jed York, CEO San Francisco 49ers

    03/05/2017 Duration: 01h05min

    Peter King talks to former ESPN reporter Ed Werder and 49ers CEO Jed York. Werder details his quiet outrage on being laid off by ESPN and what the ESPN layoffs mean for the future of the journalism business. He explains why he changed his Twitter handle to @EdWerderRFA and talks about the stigma of getting laid off. Jed York on how his new John Lynch/Kyle Shanahan team did in their first draft, on being a lightning rod for angry 49er fans, and on what went wrong in his fiery relationship with Jim Harbaugh.

  • Special Draft Episode: Mike Mayock, NFL Network Draft Analyst

    25/04/2017 Duration: 57min

    NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock on what he'd do if he were the Browns at number one, on the mysteries of this draft, on how Steve Sabol changed his life, and on the draft he had to drop out of because he lost his voice.

  • Kirk Cousins and Tim Tebow

    19/04/2017 Duration: 01h34min

    Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins on his contract situation, on his love of reading and what he tries to get out of reading, his relationship with former GE chairman Jack Welch, and on how he’s made a career of fighting to prove himself and so he doesn’t mind playing on a series of one-year deals. Tim Rohan of The MMQB interviewed Tim Tebow in his minor-league baseball home of Columbia, S.C. ... Rohan on what he found spending time with Tebow at spring training, in his Jacksonville hometown, and in Columbia. Tebow on why he has taken up baseball, how long he is giving the minor-league life a chance, and what he plans to do with his life.

  • Robert Klemko & Jenny Vrentas (The Great Super Bowl Jersey Caper) and John Urschel, Baltimore Ravens

    12/04/2017 Duration: 01h07min

    The MMQB writers Jenny Vrentas and Robert Klemko talk about their groundbreaking story this week on the stolen Tom Brady jersey, on the crazy web of law enforcement and collectors who caught the jersey thief, and how this incredible story also has tentacles into a former New York Giants running back. Ravens guard John Urschel on the challenges of his second career (mathematics as an MIT Ph.d student), on how he got ridiculously good at math at an early age, and on the diametrically different careers he has chosen--math and pro football.

  • Dan Quinn, Head Coach Atlanta Falcons and Chris Ballard, GM Indianapolis Colts

    05/04/2017 Duration: 57min

    Atlanta Falcons coach Dan Quinn on living with the worst loss of his life in the biggest game of his life, on his belief in MVP quarterback Matt Ryan as a player and as a leader, and on why his youth-dominated defense could make this a contender for years. Indianapolis rookie general manager Chris Ballard on the road to becoming an NFL GM after turning down chances in the past, on why he wanted to take a job with a team in the midwest, on the pressure to build a strong team around Andrew Luck, and on what Colts owner Jim Orsay said to him to convince him to take the job.

  • Chairman of the NFL Competition Committee Rich McKay, Head Coach of the Oakland Raiders Jack Del Rio and San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy

    29/03/2017 Duration: 01h06min

    Peter King talks to NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay, Oakland coach Jack Del Rio and San Jose Mercury News columnist Mark Purdy. McKay talks about centralizing replay and taking the final say on replay out of the hands of the referee on the field. He explains why the public should trust a VP of Officiating (Dean Blandino) who has never been an NFL official, and he discusses the fate of the 10-minute overtime period. Del Rio grew up a Raider fan and remembers his personal sadness when the team moved. He explains his 30 percent rule that he’ll use with his team about Las Vegas, and his plan to deal with the distraction of the news on his Super Bowl-contending team. Purdy talks about the weirdness of the Raiders playing in Oakland for at least two years as lame ducks, how the move actually happened, and the future of football in San Francisco and Oakland.

  • BONUS POD - Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League

    24/03/2017 Duration: 41min

    Goodell talks about the length of games, admitting that it also drives him crazy. He explains different options the NFL is considering to help decrease all the down time in television broadcasts and talks about a new proposal to make overtime periods just 10 minutes, instead of 15, and how that will help player health and safety and introduce more strategy to the game. He also discusses the potential of centralized replay and announces that there will be some full-time officials at the start of the 2017 season, the beginning of a gradual buildup with the goal of having the referee of each crew as a full-time official.

  • Bill Polian, Hall of Fame GM and Jon Robinson, GM Tennessee Titans

    22/03/2017 Duration: 01h19min

    Peter King talks to Hall of Fame general manager Bill Polian and Tennessee general manager Jon Robinson. Polian discusses the Hall of Fame voting process and his anger that former commissioner Paul Tagliabue was kept out of the Hall. Polian also talks about on life on TV. Robinson looks ahead to the 2017 draft and his team’s aims, and the health of quarterback Marcus Mariota after his 2016 season was cut short by a broken leg. As a Tennessee native, he gives his take on the Titans breaking into a strong college-sports market.

  • Cris Collinsworth, NBC Sports and Rick Maese, Washington Post

    15/03/2017 Duration: 01h09min

    Peter King talks to NBC Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth and Washington Post reporter Rick Maese. Collinsworth talks about replacing John Madden (twice) and why felt he had to get a law degree in the middle of his career. He explains why the Patriots are so good, and discusses the future of his new venture Pro Football Focus. Washington Post reporter Rick Maese talks about his story on the unchecked explosion of painkiller use in the NFL and why Toradol is the painkiller of choice for current players. He also discusses the future of the NFL’s effort to control painkiller usage.

  • John Harbaugh, Head Coach Baltimore Ravens and AJ Bouye CB Houston Texans

    08/03/2017 Duration: 52min

    Peter talks to Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh and the soon-to-strike-it-rich Houston cornerback A.J. Bouye. Harbaugh talks about whether he ever wishes Tom Brady would just retire, the competitiveness of his brother (Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh) and what happens when they play a family pickup basketball game. He explains why he is so staunchly defensive about Joe Flacco, and why he feels he needs to defend football so fervently. Bouye discusses how he morphed from a margin NFL cornerback to a premier one, the importance of reading in his life, and the lessons he takes from J.J. Watt. He also talks about what he plans to do with his signing bonus.

  • Combine Week: ESPN Draft Analyst Todd McShay, Draft Analyst Lance Zierlein, and Draft Analyst Chris Burke

    01/03/2017 Duration: 56min

    It's combine week, and this episode is all about getting to know the top draft prospects. Peter consulted with the experts: ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay, draft analyst Lance Zierlein, and draft analyst Chris Burke. McShay talks about his roots in scouting, the questionable quarterback crop in this draft, and why he'd over pay for Jimmy Garoppolo if he were Cleveland's GM. Zierlein discusses the mother lode of the draft— the safety position, why he loves Myles Garrett, and why this draft fits where the pro game is going. Burke talks about the blue-collar nature of the 2017 draft, what worries him about North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky, and the NFL fate of Michigan safety Jabrill Peppers.

  • Mike Greenberg, ESPN Radio Host and Mike Pereira, Fox Sports Rules Analyst

    22/02/2017 Duration: 01h30min

    On this week's episode, Peter talks to ESPN Radio host Mike Greenberg and FOX NFL analyst Mike Pereira. Greenberg talks about his TV future, his love of books and his (surprising) affection for opera. He also explains why he has such a thing for the New York Jets. Pereira, from our live podcast show in Houston, picks out the NFL rule that must be fixed and discusses the state of officiating. He also talks about how officiating gave him a focus in life, and why he wants young veterans discharged from the military to become game officials.

  • Tom Brady, 5 X Super Bowl Champion - Part 2 of 2

    16/02/2017 Duration: 39min

    This is the second part of Peter King's conversation with Tom Brady, recorded Sunday at Brady's "cabin" in Montana, a remote place where he retreats from the world. Brady talks about his future, his lifestyle, his family and his refusal to show much emotion about his four-game suspension by the NFL this season in the Deflategate scandal. And future opponents be warned, Brady isn't retiring soon. "I know next year is not going to be my last year," he said.

  • Tom Brady, 5 X Super Bowl Champion - Part 1 of 2

    14/02/2017 Duration: 53min

    This is the first part of Peter King's conversation with four time Super Bowl MVP Tom Brady, recorded Sunday at Brady's "cabin" in Montana, a gorgeous and remote place where he retreats from the world. In this episode, Brady tells the story of New England's incredible comeback and breaks down some of the most important plays. Yes, New England's Friday practice ended with a botched two point conversion... You'll see the game from Brady's point of view. Part Two of the Brady-centric podcast will post Thursday. In Part Two, Brady will talk about his legacy and his life away from the football field.

  • Josh McDaniels, Offensive Coordinator of Super Bowl Champion NE Patriots and John Lynch, GM San Francisco 49ers

    08/02/2017 Duration: 54min

    In this week's episode, Peter talks to New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and new 49ers GM John Lynch. From the interview room an hour after Super Bowl 51, McDaniels talked about the improbability of the comeback from 25 points down in the Super Bowl. He discussed the greatness of Tom Brady, and the play the Patriots invented 13 years ago that played a huge role in their fifth Super Bowl victory. Lynch talks about his unlikely road to an NFL GM job--and his understanding of the skepticism about whether he can do it. He also explains the role of Bill Walsh in his life, and the challenge of raising San Francisco after years of failure.

  • BONUS POD: Chris Berman, ESPN

    03/02/2017 Duration: 41min

    Chris Berman joins Peter King down in Houston during Super Bowl week in this bonus episode of the MMQB podcast. Listen in as they discuss the past, present, and future of the ESPN legend and share stories of Berman's long spanning career at the sports giant.

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