Ex-Giants coordinator Jason Garrett is back on the NFL as a TV analyst

Former New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees’ loss could be ex-New York Giants offensive coordinator Jason Garret’s gain.

The New York Post’s Andrew Marchand reports “NBC Sports has replaced Jason Garrett as Drew Brees as the game analyst on Notre Dame and is in the studio for ‘Football Night in America.'”

Garrett may not have the highest ceiling, but he has a higher floor. I can’t really imagine him being bad at this job. He will have things to say. Of course, how much he says will depend on how badly he wants to coach again. At 56, he could make a pretty good career if he lands in the Notre Dame gig and the NFL pregame show. This combo was earmarked for Brees with a real possibility of replacing him one day with Cris Collinsworth as NBC’s No. 1 NFL game analyst. That seems far off right now for Garrett – heck, he doesn’t even have a job yet – but if he does get a bite of the apple, and if he does really well, it could be very sweet.


Marchand reported last month that Brees was done at NBC just one year with the network.

The decision seemed mutual as Brees preferred doing games over the “Football Night in America” ​​studio show, and NBC didn’t have many NFL games to offer him. NBC Soured on Brees’ potential after originally believing he could develop into the heir apparent to Cris Collinsworth’s “Sunday Night Football” games.

NBC Sports’ Peter King reported “There is a chance FOX could throw a lifeline and put him on one of its broadcast teams. … It’s still possible but unlikely that Brees could keep his Notre Dame analyst job. … If he doesn’t find a home playing network at home, he could choose to continue in the lesser Notre Dame role and not in the NBC Sunday night studio. “

As for the 56-year-old Garrett, the former Dallas Cowboys head coach who was fired by the Giants in less than two seasons in East Rutherford, he has been spending the spring as an analyst on NBC’s coverage of the USFL.


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