Mark Maske

Washington, D.C.

Sports reporter covering the NFL

Education: University of Virginia, BA in rhetoric and communications

Mark Maske covers the NFL for The Washington Post. He has covered the NFL and the Washington Football Team since 1998. He previously covered baseball, the Baltimore Orioles, the effort to bring a major league team to Washington, and colleges. He had two stints as a Washington Football Team beat writer, from 1998 to 2004 and again in 2012 and 2013. He currently covers the NFL at large, focusing on league-wide issues and stories.
Latest from Mark Maske

NFL Reset: Team rankings, QB injuries that may shift the playoff picture

The impacts of the Jimmy Garoppolo and Lamar Jackson injuries. The Browns hope for better from Deshaun Watson. The Texans are truly awful. Best and worst NFL teams.

December 7, 2022

NFL Sunday takeaways: Deshaun Watson wins Browns debut amid boos in Houston

Watson made his Browns debut. Ravens backup QB Tyler Huntley took over for Lamar Jackson, who suffered a knee injury. Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a broken foot.

December 6, 2022

49ers shuffle at QB again after Jimmy Garoppolo’s season-ending foot injury

The final player chosen in this year's NFL draft becomes the third starting QB of the season for the Niners, following Trey Lance and Garoppolo.

December 4, 2022

Deshaun Watson set to make Browns debut in Houston; accusers to attend game

Watson will play his first regular-season game for the Browns Sunday in Houston. About 10 of the women who accused the QB of sexual misconduct are expected to attend.

December 1, 2022

Could Chase Young’s return be affected by the MetLife Stadium turf?

The debate over the safety of artificial turf is raging in the NFL, just as the Commanders are set to play a game on the Giants' slit-film turf.

November 30, 2022

NFL Reset: Team rankings, Aaron Rodgers’s future, catch-rule issues, NFC East

The Packers must weigh their options with Rodgers and Jordan Love. The NFL is back to wondering: What's a catch? The NFC East is resurgent. Best and worst teams.

November 30, 2022

Aaron Rodgers leaves Packers’ loss to Eagles with rib injury

The four-time MVP was replaced by Jordan Love in the fourth quarter of the 40-33 defeat in Philadelphia.

November 28, 2022

NFL Sunday takeaways: 49ers surge, Broncos struggle, Jets’ QB switch works

The 49ers ran their winning streak to four games and look like a team to be reckoned with. It just keeps getting worse for Nathaniel Hackett and the Broncos.

November 27, 2022

NFL Thanksgiving takeaways: Cowboys win OBJ Bowl, Patriots undone by mistakes

The Cowboys beat the Giants to improve their odds of signing Odell Beckham Jr, special teams blunders doomed the Patriots in Minnesota and the Bills won again in Detroit.

November 25, 2022

NFL Reset: Team rankings, Eagles’ grit, Jets’ QB dilemma, Broncos’ woes

The perseverance of the Eagles, the Zach Wilson problem for the Jets, the ever-diminishing role of Nathaniel Hackett with the Broncos, best and worst NFL teams.

November 23, 2022