Beginning on Sept. 2, Brandon Marshall will make his television debut on "Inside the NFL" as a football analyst breaking down games from the previous week.
Showtime general manager Stephen Espinoza called it a "longshot" to find an active player willing to join the panel, but according to a report, Josh Pyatt, an agent, knew the Bears wide receiver was interested.
"From our perspective, having Brandon is a no-brainer," Espinoza said. "He's articulate, intelligent and he's one of the best players at his position. ... For instance, the [change in pass interference rules] is going to be a big issue this year. Now we're able to get the perspective of a current player on it. It's a huge boon to the show."
The show will air every Tuesday, which often lands on off-days for NFL players. Marshall will reportedly fly to New York on Tuesday mornings, tape the show, and return back home that same evening.
On days he will not be able to attend — weather issues, team commitments, etc. — Marshall will conduct the show via satellite.
“Brandon has made it clear that his performance on the field is No. 1, 2, and 3 priority,” Espinoza said. “We’re clear on that as well. All deference will be given to his team obligations.”