NBC hires Jason Garrett as analyst for Football Night in America
NBC Sports has hired former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett as an analyst for Football Night in America, the network said Tuesday.
Garrett replaces Drew Brees on the most-watched studio show in esports. He will be working with host Maria Taylor and analysts Tony Dungy and Chris Simms in Studio 1 at NBC Sports’ International Broadcast Center in Stamford, Connecticut. Co-host Jac Collinsworth and analyst Rodney Harrison will continue to anchor FNIA’s coverage from the gaming side, while PFT’s Mike Florio will continue to cover the day’s news.
Garrett is currently making his broadcast debut as a game analyst alongside play-by-play voiceover Jac Collinsworth on NBC’s USFL coverage.
“I’m truly honored and excited to join Football Night Team and continue my broadcasting career with NBC Sports, who have been fantastic to work with at the USFL,” said Garrett. “I intend to share my lifelong passion for football and use my experience as both an NFL coach and quarterback to try to explain the game and break down the matchups for our audience every Sunday night. I can’t wait to get started.”
Garrett was the Cowboys head coach for 9 1/2 seasons, going 85-67 in the regular season and 2-3 in the postseason and was named 2016 NFL Coach of the Year. He was the Giants’ 26-game offensive coordinator the last two seasons.
“Jason has always been a good listener at our NFL production meetings with the Cowboys,” said Sam Flood, executive producer of NBC Sports. “His insight and intellect are a winning combination. We’re excited to add him to the FNIA team. In his short stint as an analyst on our USFL broadcasts, he already breaks down plays in an inviting style that provides unique insight into a play’s “why”: Why did it work? Why did it fail?”
NBC Sports also announced Matt Casey as lead producer on Football Night. Casey worked on FNIA for 14 years in various capacities, most recently as co-producer. He also co-produced NBC Sports’ Super Bowl LVI pre-game show in February.