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 49ers looked bad and still won. It’s exactly what they needed.

San Francisco entered Saturday with an 0-30 record under Kyle Shanahan when trailing by at least five points at the start of the fourth quarter.

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

How will we remember this Michigan football team? As champions.

In a 34-13 domination of Washington, Michigan left no doubt to conclude a season smothered in doubt.

January 9, 2024

College Football Playoff highlights: Michigan beats Washington to claim national title

The top-ranked Wolverines claimed their first national title since 1997 with Monday night’s win over the No. 2 Huskies in Houston.

January 8, 2024

Want to understand Jim Harbaugh? Go back to the start.

Jim Harbaugh’s first big call was a preview of what was to come and a glimpse of a different side of the man.

January 8, 2024

Did you forget how good Washington once was? The Huskies remember.

After so much frustration and false hope, Washington football finally belongs again.

January 6, 2024

Grimy, maligned Michigan puts defiance aside to focus on greatness

Grimy, maligned Michigan put aside defiance over self-inflicted wounds to focus on success on the field. Against Alabama, it showed.

January 2, 2024

Rose Bowl highlights: Michigan beats Alabama in OT to reach first CFP title game

The Wolverines are headed to the College Football Playoff championship game for the first time after Monday’s overtime win over Alabama.

January 1, 2024

The rock amid the chaos of Michigan’s College Football Playoff march

The Wolverines’ undefeated season includes two wins over top 10 teams — both of which were authored by Sherrone Moore.

January 1, 2024

These backup QB stories have been fun, but it’s starting to hurt

What’s missing from the NFL season stretch run? For starters, starters.

December 23, 2023