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

Packers agree to trade Aaron Rodgers to Jets

Rodgers leaves the Packers after 18 seasons, four MVP awards and a Super Bowl title.

April 24, 2023

Quarterbacks — trades, standoffs and prospects — are the talk of the NFL

Four or five quarterbacks are likely to be chosen in the NFL Draft's first round Thursday. The Jets continue to try to complete their trade for Aaron Rodgers.

April 24, 2023

NFL suspends Jameson Williams, four other players for violating gambling policy

Williams and Stanley Berryhill are suspended for six games each. Quintez Cephus, C.J. Moore and Shaka Toney are suspended indefinitely.

April 21, 2023

Attorneys ask Roger Goodell, owners to bar Daniel Snyder from suing accusers

Attorneys who represent more than 40 team employees made the request in a letter to Goodell, asking him to make that a provision of the Commanders sale.

April 19, 2023

NFL finds no major issues with Josh Harris’s terms; other hurdles remain

Questions pertaining to legal indemnification for Daniel Snyder and the league and the results of Mary Jo White's investigation of the Commanders must be resolved.

April 18, 2023

Damar Hamlin plans to return to NFL, says his ‘heart is still in the game’

Hamlin was medically cleared to return to football, and he shared that doctors had diagnosed commotio cordis as the cause of his cardiac arrest.

April 18, 2023

Terms of Josh Harris’s Commanders deal sent to NFL for informal review

The review of the $6.05 billion preliminary agreement with Daniel Snyder is not part of the official ratification process.

April 17, 2023

Jalen Hurts agrees to NFL’s richest deal with Eagles

The quarterback becomes the league's highest-paid player by agreeing to a five-year, $255 million contract extension with Philadelphia.

April 17, 2023

Approval of Commanders sale isn’t a formality, but NFL owners want deal done

Despite some disappointment about the $6.05 billion price and possible concerns about indemnification and the structure of the bid, the owners hope to ratify the sale.

April 14, 2023

Josh Harris group has tentative deal to buy Commanders from Daniel Snyder

The agreement, worth about $6 billion, remains unsigned and would have to be approved by the NFL's other team owners.

April 14, 2023