NBC Hires Madden as Sunday Night NFL Analyst

Jun 15, 2005  •  Post A Comment

Making its first talent hire since acquiring the rights to the Sunday night NFL package, NBC said Wednesday that John Madden has agreed to a six-year deal to serve as analyst.

He will move from his current job with ABC when the Peacock Network begins its Sunday night game coverage in fall 2006.

“John Madden is the best analyst in the history of the National Football League and in my opinion the best analyst of any kind in sports television history,” said Dick Ebersol, chairman of NBC Universal Sports and Olympics.

Mr. Madden will work on ABC’s “Monday Night Football” during the 2005 season and will appear on ABC’s broadcast of Super Bowl XL on Feb. 5, 2006.