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

Patrick Mahomes’s Chiefs outlast Bills to earn a spot in AFC championship game

The Chiefs and Lions secured their spots in the conference championship games.

January 21, 2024

The Ravens’ defense held its own as Lamar Jackson worked his magic

Baltimore’s defense may lack the star power of years past, but it held the Texans without an offensive touchdown to help the Ravens to the AFC title game.

January 21, 2024

49ers survive scare from Packers to reach NFC championship game

Baltimore used a dominant second half to roll past Houston, while San Francisco went down to the wire against Green Bay but escaped.

January 20, 2024

Raiders hire Antonio Pierce as their coach, removing the interim tag

Pierce led the Raiders to a 5-4 record as their interim head coach this season following the firing of Josh McDaniels in November.

January 19, 2024

Bill Belichick will have second interview with Atlanta Falcons

The Falcons have moved aggressively and are regarded as the early favorite to hire Belichick, who left the Patriots last week.

January 18, 2024

Jerry Jones says the Cowboys will retain Mike McCarthy as head coach

Owner Jerry Jones will keep McCarthy for next season, even after the team’s latest playoff disappointment and with Bill Belichick and Mike Vrabel available.

January 17, 2024

Mike Tomlin tells Steelers players he plans to remain their coach

The Steelers’ Mike Tomlin is under contract through next season, but there has been speculation about trade interest from other teams.

January 16, 2024

Eagles’ collapse concludes with listless playoff loss to Buccaneers

The Buccaneers rolled to a 32-9 win over the Eagles to wrap wild-card weekend. The Bills topped the Steelers, 31-17, in the first half of Monday’s doubleheader.

January 15, 2024

Bill Belichick interviews with Atlanta Falcons for coaching job

It is the first known interview for Belichick with another NFL team since he parted ways last week with the Patriots after 24 seasons and six Super Bowl titles.

January 15, 2024

Cowboys’ shocking loss leaves Jerry Jones to ponder Mike McCarthy’s status

Bill Belichick and Mike Vrabel are available if Jones decides to fire McCarthy after what he called the most painful playoff loss of his Cowboys ownership.

January 15, 2024