Mike Tanier
The Messenger Sports Writer | Analytics Expert
Mount Ephraim, New Jersey, United States

Mike Tanier has covered the NFL for The New York Times, Football Outsiders, Bleacher Report, The Messenger and other outlets over the past 20 years. He's one of the co-authors of Aaron Schatz's FTN Football Almanac (formerly Football Outsiders Almanac), as well as the novel Long Snapper's Blues. He recently launched the Too Deep Zone Substack, where he mixes stats and analysis with off-the-wall humor. Tanier is also a former high school math teacher. He's the father of two nearly-grown sons, hails from Greater Philly and is America's poet laureate of Aaron Rodgers jokes.