Rachel Nichols Preps For NFL Season With CNN Special

By Brian Flood 

CNN’s Rachel Nichols will host Pro Football Previewa half-hour special airing this Sunday at 3:30 p.m. ET. Pro-Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino will be joining her and the program will feature interviews with Peyton Manning, Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll and the NFL’s first female coach – Arizona Cardinals’ Jen Welter. Nichols, of course, will also be discussing the big news surrounding “Deflategate.”

Nichols and Marino will also dive into the fantasy football phenomenon, provide a virtual reality report from training camp and give viewers top team rankings and predictions for the playoffs and Super Bowl.

“We conceived of the special a while ago, as a look-forward to the football season. After all, the NFL isn’t just popular among sports fans, it’s popular, period – of the 50 most-watched shows last fall, 45 were NFL games! But it’s turning into a real newsy show as well, with everything that’s been going on with Tom Brady and Roger Goodell. And my cohost is Hall of Fame quarterback Dan Marino,” Nichols told TVNewser. “I mean, who else would you want to sit around and discuss everything Tom Brady with, than one of the best quarterbacks of all time?”