On Wednesday, recently retired NFL receiver Julian Edelman announced that, as part of a larger deal between his Coast Productions and ViacomCBS, he would be joining the cast of Inside the NFL this fall.
— Inside the NFL (@insidetheNFL) April 21, 2021
Coast Productions previously created a doc on Edelman called 100%: Julian Edelman that aired on Showtime in June of 2019.
When it returns later this year, Inside the NFL will be moving from Showtime to Paramount+.
The cast of Inside the NFL for the last two years featured James Brown, Phil Simms, Brandon Marshall, and Ray Lewis. While there’s yet to be an official announcement about the cast for 2021, Deadline noted that Edelman would be added to the lineup of Brown, Simms, and Marshall, with Lewis and Michael Irvin contributing.
I didn’t put too much thought into Edelman’s post-playing career plans, but it seems like the role on Inside the NFL could lead to a more traditional analyst role with one of the league’s TV partners if Edelman wanted it.