NBC apparently has a “secret plan” to replace Chris Collinsworth with “Drew Brees” on “Sunday Night Football” – BroBible
NBC apparently has big plans for Drew Brees.
Just last week, the Saints QB announced his retirement from the NFL in an Instagram video with his children.
Now that Brees is done with football, he can prepare for his new career as a broadcaster and if things go well next year he could see himself climb the ladder at NBC pretty quickly.
During an appearance on Colin Cowherd’s podcast, media insider Andrew Marchand said he believes NBC is secretly planning to replace longtime broadcaster Chris Collinsworth with Brees in the near future if the former Saints QB proves he can handle the job.
“Yeah, 100 percent you should read this.” “NBC won’t say that, but NBC is doing something smart, if you bring Brees in, he does Notre Dame, see if he’s good, and then you can get up for him.” . But I think it can be pretty quick if he’s good because that’s kind of a new team and then they can work towards the next Super Bowl with Drew Brees and Mike Tirico. “
“I have to see how Brees is doing. I think there’s a very good chance this Super Bowl doesn’t exist, NBC has it next year, but in the next four years Tirico and Drew Brees would be the people. ”
It’s worth noting that NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood told Sports Illustrated’s Jimmy Traina that despite hiring Brees, he has no plans to replace Collinsworth anytime soon.
Via Sports Illustrated
“Cris is still one of the best to ever do and we plan to keep him in this chair for a long time.”
Marchand is pretty much done with his coverage so I would trust him if he thinks Brees could replace Collinsworth pretty soon.