I alluded to this with links in the About page and the Intro post, but let me lay out for you some previous analytics work I’ve done with NFL injuries as a guest writer over at Football Outsiders. I’ve done a ton of other non-public work, but this is the work I am most proud of that I can link to.
In fall 2015 I wrote a 4-part series describing NFL injuries:
Part I introduces the series and gives an overview of the most common and severe injuries in the NFL.
Part II investigates how injury risks change over the course of a season and how they’ve trended over the last 10 years or so. It also addresses concussions and the 2011 lockout and CBA.
Part IV concludes the series by investigating how injury risks vary by position.
In 2016 I critiqued a Wall Street Journal article that erroneously claimed NFL career lengths had dropped by 50% in the last 4-5 years due to changes in the players tracked by the article’s data source (Pro-football-reference). They have done no such thing.
I also co-wrote an article for FiveThirtyEight on how difficult it is to evaluate the performance of teams in the NFL draft.