1. Now retired NFL quarterback and newly hired NBC football analyst Drew Brees spoke to the media Wednesday afternoon about his new gig.
Brees will call Notre Dame games with Mike Tirico, work in studio for Football Night in America and help with the network’s Olympics coverage. But NBC isn’t paying Brees just to call Notre Dame football games. The assumption is that Brees will move into the Sunday Night Football booth at some point to replace Cris Collinsworth.
Naturally, NBC Sports executive producer Sam Flood pumped the brakes on this narrative yesterday.