LOS ANGELES– (Staff Report from Official News Release) – Premium television network EPIX and NFL Films today announced a star-studded lineup of regular contributors for the weekly series NFL: The Grind, which premieres on September 11 at 9pm ET. The diverse lineup of some of the most impactful voices in professional football in the past twenty years – each tied to a storyline they are passionate and knowledgable about – will take fans inside some of the new stories of professional football as the NFL 100 season progresses.
Included on the initial contributors list will be Pro Football Hall of Famers Brett Favre, Charles Woodson and Terrell Owens, along with legendary stars DeMarcus Ware, Chad Johnson, Clinton Portisand Michael Vick, all of whom will be on the road meeting with and documenting some of the unique and never before told stories of coaches, players and personnel around the NFL.
“Our goal with NFL: The Grind is to present fans with deeper insight and a more unique point of view of storytelling than they have seen during the NFL season. These legendary personalities will bring insight, access and perspective to the stories they will be part of that can’t be manufactured; it will be authentic, real and passionate as they have walked in the shoes of the athletes and coaches they will be talking to, and have gone through the up’s and down’s of a career on the gridiron themselves,” said EPIX president Sean Wright.
“No one knows the NFL like it’s former superstars, and we’re excited to bring these NFL legends back to where they feel most comfortable – onto the sidelines, into the locker rooms and up close and personal with ‘The Grind’ of the 2019 NFL season,” said Ken Rodgers, NFL Films Vice President, Senior Coordinating Producer.
Hosted by Rich Eisen, NFL: The Grind will run for 17 episodes throughout the entirety of the 2019 NFL season and will serve as both a weekly destination for the final word on the week in football, as well as an up close and personal, inside look at life in the NFL – on and off the field – across the endurance test that is the NFL season.