Former Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett made his NBC football debut during the preseason’s Hall of Fame game and NFL fans weren’t feeling him.
Garrett was tapped to replace Drew Brees who left NBC over the summer to spend more time with his family after a rough first year in the booth.
Via Yahoo Sports
NBC Sports has picked former Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett to replace Drew Brees as an analyst on “Football Night in America,” the network announced Tuesday.
Brees departed NBC after one season of working as a Sunday night analyst and color commentator for Notre Dame games. His exit was reported last month and confirmed earlier this week by NBC Sports chairman Pete Bevacqua, who said Brees wanted to spend more time with his family in retirement.
Garrett has been working for NBC as an analyst on USFL games since April, though he apparently has not closed the door on a return to coaching.
During his first appearance, Garrett awkwardly told the same story twice during a rain delay, yelled into the microphone, and annoyed fans.
Shouts to Jason Garrett for telling the same story twice in a hour. Great start
— Andrew (@ascannell52) August 5, 2022
Yes. Smart money says he tells the story again at halftime & post game.
— Matt Bellner (@MattBellner) August 5, 2022
Sorry.. I don't like Jason Garrett on this broadcast at all. The guy just yells into the mic.. even when he's 3 inches away from Tony Dungy and talking to him. Take a Xanax dude. It's only the preseason
— Jon Linder (@LinderShowMiami) August 5, 2022
Is it just me or is Jason Garrett yelling into the mic every time he speaks 😭
— Noah – Good Powerplay SZN🌵 (@NFDevils25) August 4, 2022
THIS IS ME TYPING LIKE JASON GARRETT IS TALKING TONIGHT
— “Reasonable” Kevin Tompkins (@ktompkinsii) August 4, 2022
Host: Trevor Lawrence has a chance to take a big leap this year
Jason Garrett: He does & let me tell you, one day in 1954 in a parking lot near Monmouth Beach NJ my uncle was in high school & he saw Trevor's dad running backwards on the beach and he was carved out of stone and
— Warren Sharp (@SharpFootball) August 4, 2022
Someone tell Jason Garrett this story is way too long for live TV.
— Wyatt 🥃 (@WyattB_FF) August 5, 2022
Turn on football for the first time in 170 days and Jason Garrett is on my screen 🤮 pic.twitter.com/XSIOHdzUhF
— 👨🏻💼 (@MarchyGOAT63) August 5, 2022
— Adam Stanley (@aputzer1) August 5, 2022
Just turned on the Raiders-Jags game. There is a weather delay and Jason Garrett is giving analysis.
Rough start to the 2022 NFL season.
— Thomas Casale (@TheTomCasale) August 4, 2022
It’s still the preseason, so Garrett has a lot of time to figure the TV stuff out, or else he’ll be out like Brees after the season.