Drew Brees stepped down as an announcer for NBC after one season. The network is reportedly looking at former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to replace him.
After announcing his retirement from the NFL, former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees became an analyst for NBC. He worked on “Football Night in America” and called Notre Dame Fighting Irish football games alongside Mike Tirico. But after one year, Brees and NBC parted ways, leaving the network with a vacancy.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, NBC is looking to former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to replace Brees for Notre Dame games and potentially the “Football Night in America” show.
NBC reportedly looking at Jason Garrett to replace Drew Brees
Garrett is already working for the network as a commentator for the USFL.
A former NFL quarterback, Garrett made the jump to coaching in 2005. After becoming the interim head coach of the Dallas Cowboys in 2010, Garrett was promoted to full-time head coach in 2011. Following the 2019 season, the Cowboys parted ways with Garrett.
In his 10 years as head coach, Garrett accumulated a 85-67 record in the regular season, and a 2-3 record in three playoff stints. He was named Coach of the Year in 2016.
After his Dallas tenure, Garrett joined the New York Giants as their offensive coordinator in 2020. The offense was stagnant during Garrett’s time with the team, and he was fired midway last season.
When it comes to who will replace Brees, Garrett is a name to keep an eye on, according to Marchand.