Jason Garrett a candidate to replace Drew Brees on NBC

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Last month, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that retired quarterback Drew Brees was parting ways with NBC after just one year as an analyst with the network. On Thursday evening, Marchand filed a new report regarding his potential replacement: former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett:

Following his own career as a quarterback in the NFL, Garrett moved quickly through the league’s coaching ranks. After starting out as the quarterbacks coach with the Miami Dolphins, Garrett was quickly named the offensive coordinator with the Cowboys back in 2007. He added the title of assistant head coach the following season, and took over as the team’s head coach on a permanent basis in 2011.

After nearly a decade in Dallas as their head coach, he spent just over a season in New York as the offensive coordinator with the Giants. He was let go midway through the 2021 campaign. He has been working with NBC this season on their coverage of the USFL.

Garrett is known for his offensive prowess as a play-caller, and his experience as a quarterback and coach have already made for an easy transition to the booth as part of NBC’s USFL coverage. The report was quickly endorsed by Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network: