Brees said recently, while talking about his game against the Colts that he’s got a plan to join Fox Sports if he decides to retire. NFL fans are hopeful that the report is true, because if it is it’s kind of cool. For the past 5 years, the guy has been the best play-by-play commentator in the NFL (he joined the channel in 2013). He’s very excited to sign with NBC Sports.
Rams QB Case Keenum has received offers from several other NFL teams.
This is the same Keenum who has been calling NFL games for CBS as well as ESPN since 2006 when he was with Fox Sports. He was a first round pick of the Eagles in 2012 and was rumored a few years ago to be on the verge of signing a deal after he was waived by the Saints. That is the reason why the contract negotiations never ended up and he eventually signed a nice contract which will make him the highest paid broadcaster in the NFL (at least outside the NFL itself). Here is an article by John DePetro and Pete Prisco which quotes Rams Executive Vice President Rich McKay on Keenum. “Our expectation is that Case is going to do very well in Seattle because of his success with Seattle,” McKay tells The Hardball Team. “When his play starts coming across the top of that broadcast it really pays off.”
Falcons President Rich McKay: “Case has the unique skill set and passion to be a wonderful broadcaster both on the air and behind the microphone.”
Keenum received the offer from Fox Sports but turned it down, according to The Hardball Club. And for those of you who are too young to know that not all NFL teams are run by billionaires or run on a huge salary cap, there has long been speculation that someone like Keenum was better suited to call the NFL than any of the bigger networks. He’s been around the sport long enough that he has been able to make a name for himself in the broadcasting world by producing some of the most entertaining segments. As of the late 1990s, he and his FOX colleagues produced two of the most popular games on CBS and his best game was always the Week 7 game between the San Diego Chargers and Dallas Cowboys.