Former NFL quarterback Chris Simms, the son of Phil Simms, will reportedly add another line to a growing media resume.

The Bleacher Report analyst and podcast host will join NBC Sports and co-host PFT Live with Mike Florio, according to a report from The Big Lead’s Ryan Glasspiegel. He will reportedly also join NBC’s studio coverage for Notre Dame broadcasts.

Simms, 36, has previously done color commentary on college football games for Fox and NFL games for CBS.

Per Glasspiegel, Simms will stay on at Bleacher Report, where his role involves writing, podcasting and filming quick-hit videos in which he shares opinions very loudly.

Simms made news in April when he said on his podcast that he was not pleased with how CBS had treated his father when the network demoted him from its top game analyst role. The young Simms later walked back some of his criticism.

PFT Live airs weekdays from 6-9 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Radio and is simulcast from 7-9 a.m. on NBCSN. The format currently features Florio as the sole host, with guests checking in over the phone, as well as segments featuring producer Rob Guerrera. Simms will apparently join as another consistent voice on the show, offering his opinions on the NFL and bringing a former player’s perspective to the program. Based on his podcast and his Bleacher Report work, he seems to have the passion required in a talk radio host, as well as the willingness to take strong positions.

Clearly, NBC is high on Simms if it’s willing to give him not only the high-profile PFT assignment but also a role in its Notre Dame coverage.

Simms played in the NFL from 2004-09, serving mostly as a backup quarterback on the Buccaneers, Titans and Broncos. He then spent one year as a Patriots coaching assistant before jumping into broadcasting.

[The Big Lead]

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  • Keith P.

    I wonder what Florio thinks of this?

  • Matt Galvin

    How about Pro Sports Live to? Peter King,Tony Dungy on it to?

  • sportsfan365

    Chris Simms’ articles on Bleacher Report were complete garbage. Hope he has a producer to help him with his answers once he gets on television.

  • Respected Citizen

    “Pro Football Talk AM” (July 31-Aug. 4): 22,000 (10,000 adults 18-49)

    In a country of 100,000,000 TV households, how do you even measure something this low?

  • Larry Lawson

    Chris Simms is about as good an announcer as he was a QB, not very good. And his STUPID comment about McVay cheating was the dumbest comment I’ve seen, one dumb analyst!