Veteran NFL writer Jim Trotter joined NFL Media in April of 2018. He serves in a multitude of roles for NFL Network and NFL.com. Trotter previously worked at ESPN, where he covered the NFL nationally since 2014 and contributed on multiple platforms. His primary focus was on long-form storytelling, including pieces on Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Atlanta Falcons standouts Julio Jones and Matt Ryan, and new Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins. Trotter also reported extensively on player activism and social justice. From 2007-14 Trotter was a senior writer at Sports Illustrated, where his work included an in-depth look at the rebuilding of the Oakland Raiders after the passing of iconic owner Al Davis and the media's coverage of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor's death. Prior to Sports Illustrated, Trotter spent 18 years with The San Diego Union-Tribune, among them eight seasons as the lead beat writer for the San Diego Chargers and four as a national NFL columnist. Trotter's work also includes two books on the late Pro Football Hall of Fame linebacker Junior Seau, including Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon (2015). Currently, he is co-authoring a book with Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald. Trotter has been a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee since 2007 and currently is president of the Pro Football Writers of America. The Howard University graduate currently lives in San Diego.