How the Brandon Marshall, 'Inside the NFL' deal occurred

How the Brandon Marshall, 'Inside the NFL' deal occurred
August 29, 2014, 6:30 pm
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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.

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"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.

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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.”