is a sportswriter and columnist from San Francisco. He launched his career working for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat covering the San Francisco 49ers and Golden State Warriors from 1990 to 1994. He also covered the 49ers for the Sacramento Union and served as a correspondent for Pro Football Weekly and The Sporting News.
In 1994, he began working at Sports Illustrated, eventually becoming the publication’s senior writer. As the magazine’s lead NFL writer, he authored stories for Super Bowls XXIX through XLI and personal profiles of famous sports figures. He has also written articles for Rolling Stone and GQ.
At the beginning of the 2007 NFL season, Silver began writing for Yahoo! Sports, leaving in August 2013 to become a reporter/columnist for NFL.com and analyst for NFL Network programs.