NFL Network Adds Theismann To 'Thursday Night Football' Booth


NFL Network has added Joe Theismann to its primetime booth.
The former Super Bowl-winning quarterback with the Washington Redskins and veteran broadcaster will join Bob Papa and Matt Millen on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football, when the pro football league's in-house service kicks off its schedule on Nov. 11, with the Baltimore Ravens visiting the Atlanta Falcons.
Theismann, who led Washington to a Super Bowl XVII triumph and an appearance in the championship game the following year, made his first broadcast appearance in 1985, calling Super Bowl XIX alongside Frank Gifford and Don Meredith on ABC. In 1988, Theismann became a staple in the broadcast booth for ESPN's Sunday Night Football for the next 16 years, followed by a stint on the network's Monday Night Football telecast.
"Joe is one of the premier analysts in the business," said Eric Weinberger, executive producer NFL Network, in announcing the hire. "With Joe joining Matt, we have two former Super Bowl-winning players who had long and distinguished playing careers before making successful transitions into broadcasting. Joe will add his strong opinions and analysis to a booth that already features two men who live and breathe NFL football. We are sure there will be great debates and entertaining analysis on our games this season."
"It's great to be back in the booth and joining Matt and Bob on NFL Network's primetime games," said Theismann. "We have a great schedule of games and I can't wait for them to begin."