Report: NBC is targeting former Dallas Cowboys coach to replace Drew Brees in broadcast booth
NBC is reportedly pursuing a former Dallas Cowboys head coach to join the broadcast booth for Notre Dame games next season.
The network is looking into Jason Garrett for the role, according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand. Garrett could also take over as an analyst on NBC’s NFL pre game show, “Football Night in America.”
Per Marchand’s report, Garrett would be paired with Jac Collinsworth for Notre Dame games. The duo have already been working together this spring while covering the USFL.
Garrett would be replacing Drew Brees, who was the lead analyst — alongside Mike Tirico — for several Notre Dame games on NBC last season. Tirico is moving on to call Sunday Night Football on NBC, replacing Al Michaels. Brees is expected to return to the network next season.
Last month, Brees tweeted out a vague message regarding his future at NBC:
Despite speculation from media about my future this fall, I’m currently undecided. I may work for NBC, I may play football again, I may focus on business and philanthropy, I may train for the pickleball tour, senior golf tour, coach my kids or all of the above. I’ll let you know
— Drew Brees (@drewbrees) May 15, 2022
Garrett served as the Dallas Cowboys head coach from 2011-19. More recently, he was the New York Giants’ defensive coordinator before being fired in the middle of last season.
Garrett, 56, played his college football at Princeton.