Football Done Right

Setting the Record Straight on the Coaches, Players, and History of the NFL


By Michael Lombardi

Read by Dan Woren

Read by Michael Lombardi

Read by Jim Nantz

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Former NFL general manager and three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi takes readers on the ultimate journey through the NFL's history to present his calls on the greatest players and coaches the sport has ever seen. 

From Monday Night Football to Super Bowl Sunday, the NFL is a dominating force in the lives of millions of fans who tune in and passionately cheer for their favorite teams. And when the games are over, the conversation is just getting started. Who's the greatest player of all time? Which coaches truly shaped the game we known and love today? What was the most unforgettable game? Why is professional football such an undeniable part of our culture? 

Three-time Super Bowl winner Michael Lombardi has done it all—from scout to executive to coach—and now he sets the record straight on these questions and more. With Football Done Right, Lombardi tackles all aspects of the sport, discussing the best of the best. He channels his 35+ years of experience with the NFL into an all-encompassing celebration of the game. More than just ranking the giants of the league, Lombardi shows how and why each affected the game. Mixing first-person, in-the-locker-room experience with little known history and hard stats, Lombardi makes a definitive case for the most influential coaches and the best players, and also offers an insider look to how drafts and trades operate behind the scenes and honoring the sportscasters who played an essential role in popularizing the sport. Both a full history of the sport and a comprehensive re-imagining of the Football Hall of Fame to honor every deserving athlete and coach, Football Done Right will change the way you watch, discuss, and debate the gridiron.

  • “A master class in the history, philosophy, and art of football from a man who has seen it all.” 
    Bill Belichick, Head Coach of the New England Patriots
  • “The stories in Football Done Right reveal who made the NFL into the greatest league on Earth. Michael Lombardi has had success at every level of the league and this love letter to the game is a must read.” 
    Pat McAfee, Host of The Pat McAfee Show on ESPN and Former NFL Player
  • “For the past 40 years, Michael Lombardi has had a front row seat to football history, working for and advising legendary men such as Bill Walsh, Al Davis and Bill Belichick. Now he has packaged all the greatness he observed into this gift of a book.”
    Adam Schefter, ESPN Senior NFL Insider

On Sale
Sep 5, 2023
Hachette Audio

Michael Lombardi

About the Author

Michael Lombardi is a former general manager and three-time Super Bowl-winning executive, having spent thirty-five years working for the New England Patriots, San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders, and the Cleveland Browns, and has the distinction of the being the only person to make it to the Super Bowl with legends Bill Walsh, Al Davis, and Bill Belichick in a single career. He is the best-selling author of Gridiron Genius and appears on the top-ten sports podcast GM Shuffle in addition to hosting the daily show The Lombardi Line on the VSIN podcast network. He has appeared as a draft analyst and on-air talent for CBS Sports, Showtime, and the NFL Network, among others. He has written extensively for numerous print and digital media platforms, including and Sports Illustrated

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