NFL Network Good Morning Football host Kay Adams is one of the budding on-camera stars in the industry. Naturally, that means she has ESPN’s attention.
“GMF” is a pretty fun sports alternative to the standard ESPN and FS1 shows. Adams currently hosts alongside Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt.
ESPN has seen plenty of upheaval in recent years. Adding a young up-and-comer like Adams could be a real boon to the network, has she has showed plenty of versatility at NFL Network, as well as football-centric roles at DirecTV and NBC Sports Network. She has also contributed on long-running entertainment show Extra.
According to a report by Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Kay Adams to ESPN could happen.
The note is in a longer column, which begins with Mike Francesa’s recent ratings on the New York City airwaves.
The NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football” has won some acclaim, but it may lose one of its hosts. Sources say Kay Adams is in talks with ESPN about moving to its network. Adams hosts “Good Morning Football” with Nate Burleson, Peter Schrager and Kyle Brandt. One source said Adams would be brought to ESPN to work on fantasy football broadcasts. However, she could be an interesting addition in Bristol with ESPN’s new morning show “Get Up!” potentially undergoing changes at some point down the road.
There have been rumors that Michelle Beadle could be moved off of Get Up!, as the big ESPN investment into the morning space has not rated well early on. Adams certainly has morning show experience.
Along with that note, is another about ESPN’s football analyst pool. Former UConn quarterback and long-time NFL back-up Dan Orlovsky is reportedly joining the network.
Sources say that former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky has agreed to be a football analyst with ESPN. The job, according to one source, would be more college football studio, but with some NFL as well. Orlovsky played his college ball near Bristol, at UConn. He was on four NFL teams during his 10-year career, spending the most time with the Lions. CBS, among others, also talked with Orlovsky about a job.
Orlovsky is most famous for once accidentally taking a safety by stepping out the back of the end zone while avoiding a pass rush, as a member of the Detroit Lions. He did play for a decade, to his credit, last serving as a member of the Los Angeles Rams practice squad.