NFL Network’s Kyle Brandt has inked a multi-year deal with Omaha Productions, the production company owned by Peyton Manning, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The deal includes a podcast that will be on ESPN’s platforms, called Kyle Brandt’s Basement.
Standout @KyleBrandt has signed a multi-year deal with Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions.
“Kyle Brandt’s Basement” premieres Monday 8/8 on ESPN digital platforms. @KBbasement
Brandt tested with Peyton and Eli for MNF, which led to the deal.https://t.co/6esD6rahGa
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 2, 2022
Brandt also teased a new project on Tuesday, which seems separate from Schefter’s scoop about the podcast. His comments about the executive producers sure seem to be in reference to Peyton and Eli Manning, though.
I’m announcing a new project tomorrow.
Exec Produced by some of the greatest players in NFL history.
Featuring the best player in the NFL today.
Talk soon, friends. ? pic.twitter.com/765CwfxYGf
— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) August 2, 2022
Brandt auditioned to host the ManningCast last year, as Schefter mentioned in his tweet.
Back in June, ESPN announced a deal with Omaha to create a podcast lineup, with six shows initially announced. Brandt’s show will add another NFL-themed offering to the library, and I wouldn’t be surprised if more podcasts will be added in the coming weeks.
I’d assume Brandt’s standing at NFL Network remains unchanged, especially given the wholesale (and well-publicized) overhaul of Good Morning Football last month, with Jamie Erdahl and Jason McCourty coming in. If there’s a change, news will surely trickle out.