Drew Brees has reportedly agreed to join NBC Sports as commentator/analyst over ESPN once his playing days are over, Andrew Marchand of The New York Post reports.
In an attempt to fix their Monday Night Football telecast, ESPN will be forced to look elsewhere. According to sources, Brees is set to replace Cris Collinsworth on the Sunday Night Football telecast. As for Brees eventual partner on the show, Mike Tirico is already set to replace Al Michaels following the 2022 Super Bowl.
BREAKING NEWS: Drew Brees has chosen to sign with NBC Sports over ESPN, The Post has learned.https://t.co/Km6thXkZ7m— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) April 10, 2020
Brees won’t start with SNF immediately, however. He’ll begin his time with NBC as a game analyst for Notre Dame Football and a studio analyst “Football Night in America.”
Like Tony Romo, NBC is likely banking on Brees to be the next “pseudo-psychic” sensation in the broadcast booth after the former Cowboys quarterback saw his ratings rise following a string of games where he seemed to guess correctly multiple plays in a row during one of his first appearances on CBS.
Here are today’s news and links:
The newest Chargers all get together on a Zoom call with team reporter Chris Hayre (Chargers.com)
The Chargers signed XFL OT Storm Norton to a two-year deal (ChargersWire)
Alexander Insdorf predicts what the new Chargers uniforms will look like (Bolt Beat)
Joey Bosa and Derwin James land on Bleacher Reports “Top 25 under 25” list (Bleacher Report)
Chargers finish 25th in Sports Illustrated’s QB situation rankings (Sports Illustrated)
TCU’s Jalen Reagor stakes his claim as the draft’s best wideout (Bleacher Report)
QB Tua Tagovsailoa’s pro day film was leaked to media members (Sports Illustrated)
Michael Lombardi divides the last 54 QBs taken in the first round into tiers (The Athletic)