Drew Brees will not return to NBC after a season as a studio analyst, according to a report from New York PostAndrew Marchand.
Marchand reported that the decision between Brees and NBC seemed to take on a different role as a color commentator, while the network wanted him to be an analyst for. Football Night in America.
With Cris Collinsworth still working as a color commentator on Sunday Night Football with new full-time play-by-play announcer Mike Tirico, there aren’t enough games available for Brees to call.
Marchand’s report also says the network once saw Brees as Collinsworth’s successor as a color commentator on SNFbut it no longer sees him fit for the role after a subpar performance in the Bengals-Raiders playoff game last season.
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Now that Brees is a media free agent, there is the potential for him to move to a rival network where he has a much better opportunity to settle on a role calling game.
Fox signed Tom Brady to a deal last week as their top color commentator when he finished playing. Will Brees be able to occupy that role while Brady prepares for another season with the Buccaneers?
While his future is not with NBC, Brees clearly has no shortage of options as he plans his next step in broadcasting.
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