Former NFL head coach emerges as replacement for Drew Brees on Notre Dame, Sunday Night Football, per report
NBC appears to have a candidate in the mix to replace Drew Brees, who recently left the network as an analyst on Notre Dame games, and Sunday Night Football.
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Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that NBC is eyeing Jason Garrett, the former Cowboys head coach and Giants offensive coordinator, to replace Brees as the game analyst on Notre Dame football and possibly on its prime time NFL pregame studio show, “Football Night in America.”
Garrett, 56, is already working with NBC on its USFL coverage. He has been teamed with Jac Collinsworth, who could be Garrett’s partner on the Fighting Irish games, according to sources.
Brees teamed with Mike Tirico last year to call Notre Dame, while also calling two NFL games and working as part of the Sunday night studio show. Tirico has been promoted to be the play-by-play voice of “Sunday Night Football” in place of Al Michaels.
Speaking of Brees, he’s reportedly in the mix to be FOX Sports’ No. 2 game analyst, as he prefers calling a game over studio work.
Garrett was fired last year as the Giants’ offensive coordinator by then head coach Joe Judge. Since he left the Giants, Garrett was also rumored as a possible candidate for the Duke head coaching job that eventually went to Mike Elko, the former Texas A&M defensive coordinator.