The Athlon Sports 2021 Pro Football Annual heralds another season of NFL action with sideline-to-sideline coverage of all 32 teams.
Athlon's Pro Football magazine is the most complete preview available and comes in at a massive 240 pages this year. Pick up your copy at newsstands everywhere or order your copy online. There are 30 different covers to choose from!
As always, the 2021 edition features team-by-team previews from beat writers nationwide, along with player rankings, depth charts, schedules, stats, fantasy football insight, and analysis from the 2021 NFL Draft. And fans will also get a look at all the key storylines of the upcoming season with an array of features.
In "15 Things to Watch in 2021," we discuss the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' plans for defending their title behind ageless QB Tom Brady, the dysfunction in Houston, and the chances of records falling in the new 17-game schedule, among other compelling storylines.
Speaking of the newly expanded schedule, we offer a look at the impact an extra game will have on the league in our feature story "Are You Ready for More Football?" including the risk of injury and the late-season strategy that comes with the first schedule expansion since 1978.
We also shine a spotlight on franchises at the opposite ends of the NFL spectrum. In our feature story "Separate Ways," we take a look at Brady's offseason of celebration and the way that his former coach in New England, Bill Belichick, has created a roadmap for the Patriots' resurgence through aggressive measures in free agency. And there's finally hope in Jacksonville, where Urban Meyer and Trevor Lawrence are bringing a new sense of optimism to a downtrodden franchise. We analyze the Jags' immediate and long-term goals in our story "Urban Renewal."
The quarterback position continues to define the game, and in our story "QB Churn" we assess the remarkable level of turnover at the position, with teams like the Rams and Colts going all-in on their new signal-callers and draftees like Lawrence getting the keys to their new franchises.
The NFL boasts deep talent at every spot on the field, not just quarterback, and we're here to break it all down for you. In our 2021 player rankings, we rank the best of the best at each position.
We also include a Q&A with one of the game's true rising superstars. Josh Allen delivered a remarkable breakthrough season in 2020, passing for 4,544 yards and 37 touchdowns and adding eight TDs on the ground while leading Buffalo to a 13–3 record and a spot in the AFC Championship Game. Allen engages in a wide-ranging discussion of his place among the game's superstar QBs and his desire to lead the Bills to new heights.
The Athlon Sports 2021 Pro Football Annual is the most comprehensive preview available today. Get your copy now from newsstands or order online!