Nate Burleson in line to host Super Bowl after reaching new level

Nate Burleson is a crossover star to guess on as a result of he’s extra expert as a TV performer than he was as a soccer participant.

That is just not meant to be disrespectful about his profession as an NFL receiver. After all, spending 11 years in the league is spectacular. But with the Lions, for instance, he was the No. 2 possibility after Calvin Johnson, who was inducted into the Hall of Fame this previous weekend.

On TV, nevertheless, Burleson is shortly turning into Megatron. One day, he’ll doubtless lead a Super Bowl broadcast.

Burleson was named Wednesday as a host of “CBS This Morning.” He will stay as an analyst on the community’s “The NFL Today,” whereas including extra duties on Nickelodeon, which can also be owned by ViacomCBS.

For good measure, he’ll nonetheless seem on NFL Network once in a while.

Burleson has not but reached Michael Strahan’s heights. The former Giant is on the extra standard “Good Morning America” and “Fox NFL Sunday.” But Burleson has an opportunity to do extra — and possibly even grow to be greater than Strahan.

CBS, in accordance to sources, already views Burleson because the inheritor obvious to “The NFL Today” host James Brown. Brown, 70, has given no indication that he plans to retire quickly, however when he does, Burleson is anticipated to step to the lead chair.

That is critical as a result of, apart from the weekly present, it will imply Burleson would host a Super Bowl.

Nate Burleson
Nate Burleson

Burleson will nonetheless be on NFL Network once in a while, however will now not seem every day on the enjoyable and standard, “Good Morning Football.” He won’t be simple to change.

He known as the “GMFB” crew of Peter Schrager, Kyle Brandt and Kay Adams, a household. To those that watched them constantly, it appeared that they had grow to be mates.

A few names that doubtless can be thought of to change Burleson on “GMFB” are DeAngelo Hall and Andrew Hawkins, in accordance to sources.

Whoever will get the job may have to be as dedicated as Burleson and the crew. Morning reveals are just for individuals who really need to be on TV. Burleson did it, and now could be shifting to a bigger morning stage.

Nate Burleson spent 11 seasons in the NFL.
Nate Burleson spent 11 seasons in the NFL.

With CBS, Burleson may also do extra of the Nickelodeon video games that led to so successful throughout final yr’s wild-card exhibiting. Burleson’s authenticity, which shined by on that broadcast, is what is going to doubtless make him a morning success.

Burleson had a pleasant NFL profession. One yr, he even had 1,000 yards receiving. But he was a possession man.

The new deal means, nevertheless, that on the TV stage, Burleson is a No. 1 possibility and he simply moved to one other level.

The Premier League will kick off Friday in its remaining yr of its present contract on NBC. The community has been utilizing the soccer league to enhance its Peacock subscriptions, however it would absolutely have main competitors to hold the rights from ESPN+, Paramount+, Amazon Prime Video and community TV. NBC paid a reported $1.3 billion for six years on its present deal.

That quantity is anticipated to skyrocket and the need to proceed airing the Premier League was seen as a big motive why NBC didn’t retain the NHL.

For the subscription platforms, the Premier League is essentially the most precious amongst soccer as a result of it’s weekly from August by May, that means subscribers can be retained — in all probability in most circumstances — for a complete yr.

The Premier League’s depth additionally is protected against a scenario that ESPN finds itself in after Lionel Messi this week left Barcelona to signal with Paris Saint-Germain.

ESPN simply signed a long-term cope with La Liga and, if Messi had remained with Barcelona, you could be assured that his face would have been throughout ESPN promoting the beginning of the season. Instead, there isn’t any Messi and far much less buzz.

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