March 4, 2024

James Brown will return to The NFL Today; the rest of the cast is in flux

In two days, The NFL Today on CBS will broadcast its remaining present of the season. Next yr, it may very well be a really totally different present.

At least one face and voice will stay fixed.

Andrew Marchand of reported lately that host James Brown has signed a new two-year extension. Presumably, he will proceed to host the Sunday pregame staple.

The rest of the cast round the 72-year-old Brown stays to be seen.

Via Marchand, all different full-time analysts have expiring contracts, together with Nate Burleson, who may change into the largest media free agent in all of sports activities, given his function on CBS This Morning.

Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason, and Phil Simms even have offers that conclude on Sunday.

Some believed that CBS would reboot/blow up the present, with solely Burleson staying put — and probably changing into the host as half of a a lot youthful crew. With Brown returning, who is aware of what meaning?

It factors to continuity and consistency, doubtlessly. Why maintain Brown and alter everybody round him?