SJ - May 15, 2022
It was reported on Sunday afternoon that former Saints quarterback Drew Brees is out at NBC after one season. The split is said to be a mutual.
Brees was stuck in the studio working as an analyst for "Football Night in America." He was under the impression that he would eventually be a game analyst, but Cris Collinsworth isn't vacating that role anytime soon.
From Larry Brown Sports:
Brees worked primarily as a studio analyst with “Football Night in America” in his lone season at NBC. Network executives were not all that impressed and have “soured on Brees’ potential,” Marchand says. The decision to part ways was mutual.
A recent report claimed Brees is a candidate to become FOX’s top game analyst now that Troy Aikman and Joe Buck have left for ESPN. That plan seemingly hit a snag when Tom Brady agreed to a massive contract with FOX. However, Brady is playing at least one more season. That means FOX still needs another game analyst in the meantime.
Greg Olsen is the favorite to become FOX’s No. 1 analyst in 2022 alongside Kevin Burkhardt. That could open up a spot with the network for Brees, though it is unclear what would happen once Brady enters the mix.
Brady is always better than Brees at everything, even broadcasting and Brady hasn't even retired yet. It has to be tough always looking up at the GOAT.
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