Jerry Brewer

Washington, D.C.

Sports columnist

Education: Western Kentucky University, BA in Print Journalism

Jerry Brewer is a sports columnist at The Washington Post. He joined The Post in 2015 after more than eight years as a columnist with the Seattle Times. During his career, he also has worked at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., The Orlando Sentinel and The Philadelphia Inquirer. He approaches sports journalism with a mantra: "The game is not the story. The game is a platform to tell a story." Through sports, Brewer chronicles the ups and downs, virtues and flaws, of humans whose lives play out before thousands of fans. He sees sports as riveting to the imagination and enlivened by the za
Latest from Jerry Brewer

The Taylor Heinicke experience is nerve-racking, but it’s giving Washington a chance

The play of Washington's quarterback alternates between thrilling and disastrous, but it's been good enough to lead his team on a four-game winning streak.

December 5, 2021

The NBA’s newest trend keeps stars in street clothes and demeans the game

John Wall has become a costly emblem of the NBA’s confounding and increasingly popular way to handle tricky work situations.

December 4, 2021

Franchise quarterbacks have built a high standard that they’re failing to meet this season

The Cowboys' Dak Prescott has joined Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes as quarterbacks who are experiencing unusual struggles.

November 27, 2021

How ’bout them Cowboys? America’s Team is loved, hated and tricky to figure out.

For Dak Prescott and the Cowboys, legitimacy comes only after steadiness.

November 24, 2021

Cam Newton, a diminished athlete but a maturing adult, is still impossible to ignore

The NFL discards QBs like Cam Newton. He's auditioning to change that history.

November 19, 2021

The cost of the NFL adding an extra game is already starting to show

The best teams aren’t just losing; they’re coming undone in preposterous fashion.

November 13, 2021

The Rams offer Odell Beckham Jr. a chance to win — and to repair his reputation

The all-in Rams don’t need Odell Beckham Jr., so the burden to make it work falls on him.

November 12, 2021

The Browns’ win Sunday proved it: Baker Mayfield and Odell Beckham Jr. are better apart

Cleveland scored a decisive win Sunday, providing a reminder that Mayfield plays better without Beckham. But for the Browns, will that be enough?

November 7, 2021

Aaron Rodgers, starting QB for the unvaccinated, is really just looking out for No. 12

The Packers’ star quarterback, a self-proclaimed ‘critical thinker,’ instead reveals himself as rigid and fueled by ego.

November 5, 2021

Aaron Rodgers continues to adapt. To win another Super Bowl requires a finishing touch.

As Aaron Rodgers and the Packers enter a measuring-stick game at Arizona, they are depleted but on a six-game winning streak. Are the makings there for another run to the Super Bowl?

October 28, 2021