The NFL Network’s Good Morning Football has become the morning show of record for die-hard pro football fans. The crew of Kay Adams, Nate Burleson, Kyle Brandt, and Peter Schrager built the show from nothing into appointment viewing, especially during the NFL season. Adams recently left the show, but Schrager says the network has chosen a new host for next season. With several bigger names in contention, the role will seemingly go to college football sideline reporter Jamie Erdahl.
Jamie Erdahl will be the next host of ‘Good Morning Football’
Kay Adams’ departure left Good Morning Football with a major hole in the cast. When Nate Burleson left for CBS Mornings, the show was able to get by with a rotating cast of ex-NFL players as analysts.
However, moving forward without a primary host is a different deal.
GMFB has used several fill-in hosts in Adams’ absence over the summer. Rachel Bonnetta, Jane Slater, and Sara Walsh have all guest-hosted in the last few months.
Conventional wisdom had Bonnetta or GMFB weekend host Colleen Wolfe as the front-runners to take over the full-time gig. However, it now looks like the job will go to a relatively unknown CBS sideline reporter, Jamie Erdahl.
The New York Post’s Ryan Glasspiegel was the first to report this on June 21. On June 29, NFL insider and returning GMFB co-host Peter Schrager confirmed the news on the Pat McAfee Show and spoke glowingly of Erdahl:
I don’t know what’s official publically, press release-wise, but I’ve chatted with her a few times. She’s the real deal. Jamie Erdahl’s her name. She was a sideline reporter for the NFL then, of course, with the SEC, doing the No. 1 games. She’s the real deal. It’s been really cool getting to know her. The expectation is she’ll be hosting.Peter Schrager on Julie Erdahl being the next host of ‘Good Morning Football’
Schrager also alluded to “some new faces joining us,” which could mean a full-time replacement for Burleson could be in the cards as well.
Erdahl, 33, joins the show from her previous job as a sideline reporter for the SEC on CBS and March Madness. While this will be her first time hosting a national show, she does have experience in the studio covering Boston sports for New England Sports Network (NESN).