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

Strong women gave us a compelling World Cup. Weak men obscured it.

Luis Rubiales is going to get fired as Spain’s soccer president. The indictment is how long it’s taking.

August 29, 2023

Birmingham’s Rickwood Field is the best kind of monument: A real one

With a restoration on tap before next summer’s MLB game, the legendary stadium delivers history unvarnished.

August 27, 2023

Remember Bishop Sycamore? In new film, fake school shows its real scars.

In the new HBO documentary “BS High,” a high school football joke is revealed as a tragedy that left real victims behind.

August 23, 2023

HBO cameras flatter Aaron Rodgers. What if his new look is real?

If Aaron Rodgers is engaged and refreshed, he could offer stability to his new franchise, helping lead the Jets out of the darkness.

August 10, 2023

Realignment bulldozed the Pac-12. Sadness and pain are all that’s left.

The Conference of Champions was no match for the constant chaos of college football.

August 8, 2023

The problem for NFL running backs

Running backs used to be among the most famous — and best-paid — players in football. But the game has changed and so has their status. Today on “Post Reports,” what that means for the sport and these players — and how they might be able to change it.

August 3, 2023

Greed and ambition have killed college football’s regional charm

College football's ongoing push for conference relalignment has left the Pac-12 dangling, jeopardizing football's identity for an entire part of the country.

July 31, 2023

After Joe Burrow scare, Bengals have clear edict: Show him the money

Joe Burrow's calf injury should serve as a call to action for the Cincinnati Bengals and their notoriously frugal owner.

July 28, 2023

NFL running backs can’t beat the system, so they must change the game

It's up to a new breed of hybrid running backs to restore their position's status by making a massive impact as soon as possible.

July 25, 2023

Megan Rapinoe’s incandescent career changed more than women’s soccer

USWNT star Megan Rapinoe helped create a new prototype for female sports icons: audacious, unapologetically competitive and not afraid to offend.

July 21, 2023