Brian Burke

Analytics Specialist, ESPN

Brian Burke, founder of the popular website AdvancedFootballAnalytics and one of the leading voices in NFL Analytics, joined ESPN as a senior analytics specialist in June 2015. As a member of the Stats & Information Group’s (SIG) Analytics Team, Burke is expanding upon his previous work to ensure ESPN has the best-in-class football analytics. His years of experience are also helping ESPN develop analytic tools in other sports.

Burke founded advancedfootballanalytics.com in 2007. The site includes tools such as in-game win probability graphics, 4th-down calculator, win probability calculator, NFL Draft Prediction model, and more. In addition to being the site’s primary writer, Burke has contributed to TheNew York TimesThe Washington PostSlate and other outlets. A regular speaker at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, he also previously worked as an analytics consultant for multiple NFL teams and supplied statistics and analytics insights to NBC Sports and ESPN The Magazine.