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.
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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.