ESPN is reportedly set to announce some major NFL Scouting Combine this week, with the television coverage for the NFL Draft showcase expanding in a big way. Another network is reportedly set to televise the event.
The Ringer is reporting that ESPN is set to announce that ABC will be televising a couple of hours of the NFL Scouting Combine. The relationship between the NFL and ABC is expanding.
From the report:
On Monday, Magnus was sounding the notes of diplomatic success. In November, ESPN made a deal to put the entire NFL draft on its big-sister network, ABC. This week, ESPN plans to announce that ABC will also carry two hours of the NFL scouting combine—giving a happily nerdy NFL Network event a boost onto network TV.
ESPN executive Burke Magnus says the NFL's relationship with ABC/ESPN is growing.
“You see it,” Magnus said. “It’s this draft deal. The combine deal. There were rumors we would not retain our wild-card game. The schedule we got from these guys for Monday Night Football last year. I feel like the NFL has responded to a new day at ESPN relative to the relationship.”
The NFL Scouting Combine is set to begin on Tuesday, February 26.
NFL Network will televise the majority of the NFL Combine, though it appears ABC will be televising some of it, too.