Michael Silver is an American sportswriter and television analyst for NFL Network and NFL.com. He previously worked for Sports Illustrated and Yahoo Sports. Silver began his career as a sports writer and columnist for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, where he covered the San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors from 1990-94. He also covered the 49ers for the Sacramento Union and served as a correspondent for Pro Football Weekly and The Sporting News. Silver began work at Sports Illustrated in November 1994, eventually becoming a senior writer there. He was one of the magazine’s lead National Football League writers, having authored game stories for Super Bowls XXIX through XLI and personal profiles of famous sports characters. He has also written articles for Rolling Stone and GQ. Silver joined the Yahoo! team at the beginning of the 2007 NFL season. In August of 2013 Silver started writing for NFL.com.