Legendary NFL quarterback Brett Favre discusses the headline news happening around the NFL and his thoughts each week on the games, teams, and players. Following the 2010 season, Favre stepped away from the NFL having played 302 games. His 6,300 completions and 10,169 were NFL records. He finished with 71,838 passing yards and 508 TD passes. He was recognized with 11 career Pro Bowl selections and honored as a three-time First Team All-Pro by the Associated Press, Pro Football Writers Association, and The Sporting News.
The Former NFL quarterback was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the sixth round (194th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Gradkowski played for 6 NFL teams and was also a member of the St. Louis Rams, Cleveland Browns, Oakland Raiders, Cincinnati Bengals, and Pittsburgh Steelers. He attended college at the University of Toledo. Hear Gradkowski on The SiriusXM Blitz Thursday's from noon to 3pm Eastern.
Torry Holt is a Super Bowl champion, 7-time Pro Bowler and one of the greatest wide receivers of all time. Torry joined SiriusXM in 2017 to co-host “The Opening Drive” on SiriusXM NFL Radio and contribute to SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio.
A former offensive lineman for the New York Giants, David Diehl brings his playing experience into the radio booth every Wednesday on the Opening Drive with Bob Papa. He started on the Giants o-line on both their 2008 and 2012 Super Bowl championship teams.
Two-time Super Bowl Champion Torrey Smith established himself as a leader both on and off the field during his decorated eight-year career in the NFL.
The Baltimore Ravens drafted Smith in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft after a stellar career at the University of Maryland. After his time with the Baltimore Ravens (2011-2014), he played with the San Francisco 49ers (2015-2016), the Philadelphia Eagles (2017), and the Carolina Panthers (2018). Honors include: holding the Ravens' team records for the most receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns by a rookie; ranking highest in the NFL for yards-per-catch average (2015); and 2 Super Bowl wins (Ravens 2012 & Eagles 2017).
Smith’s accomplishments off the field are equally impressive as on the field. Nominations include: Walter Payton Man of the Year (3x), NFLPA Byron “Whizzer” White Award (2x), 49ers' Athletes in Action/Bart Starr Award, and the NFL Sportsmanship Award. He received the 49ers' Garry Niver Good Guy Award as the player distinguished for his professionalism and cooperation with the media. Smith and his wife, Chanel, founded the Torrey Smith Family Fund with the mission of assisting the communities in which they have been fortunate enough to live and work. TSFF is determined to leave the world better than they found it.
Smith's passion to learn and create a lasting impact goes well beyond the field and his non-profit. Smith interned for the late Maryland Representative Elijah Cummings (2013), earned his MBA at the University of Miami, is an active Board Member of the Players Coalition, and successfully lobbied for the Clean Slate Act in Pennsylvania. Lastly, Torrey and Chanel have been ambassadors for BARCs (Baltimore Animal Rescue Center) since arriving in Baltimore.
Hopkins was selected in the first round of the 1993 NFL Draft and played left tackle for 13 seasons in the NFL for the Houston Oilers/Tennessee Titans. He played in Super Bowl XXXIV, was a two-time Pro Bowler and made All-Pro in 2000. He announced his retirement from football on June 14, 2006. Along with Steve McNair, he was the last player left from the Houston Oilers.
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The former Notre Dame quarterback was drafted in the first round of the 2007 draft by the Cleveland Browns. He spent seven seasons with six different teams in the NFL and currently spends time as a college and NFL analyst. Hear Quinn on The SiriusXM Blitz Monday through Wednesday from 11am to 3pm Eastern.
Polian was the President and Vice Chairman of the Indianapolis Colts from 1997 through 2011. In 24 seasons as a general manager with Indianapolis, Carolina and Buffalo, Polian’s teams made five Super Bowl appearances and he’s a six-time winner of the Executive of the Year award. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2015.
Mark spent 16 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as an executive, including serving as their General Manager from 2009-2013. Prior to joining the Buccaneers, he spent time in the Kansas Chiefs Personnel Department and is a graduate of the University of Kansas. Hear Dominik on The SiriusXM Blitz Friday's from noon to 3pm Eastern.
Weis started his professional coaching career in 1990 with the New York Giants under Bill Parcells. From 1993 to 1999, he followed Parcells to the Patriots and the Jets. Weis returned to the Patriots from 2000 to 2004 as their Offensive Coordinator, picking up three Super Bowl victories (XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX). From 2005 to 2009, he was the head coach of his alma mater, Notre Dame. Hear Weis on The Opening Drive weekdays from 7am to 10am Eastern.
As vice president of player personnel for the Cowboys from 1960-89, Gil Brandt helped Dallas grow into one of the most popular sports franchises in America. Brandt has spent the last eight years as NFL.com's main personnel guru by offering insight and commentary on players and teams.
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As a former coach, scout and front office executive for several NFL teams, Kirwan's insider knowledge of the NFL provides him with a laser-guided perspective on what's going on in the world of football. After the NFL, Kirwan became a regular contributor to CNNSI and is an NFL.com senior analyst.
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A sixth-round selection by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1994, Miller threw for 6,387 yards and 36 TDs during his nine-year pro career. Miller led the Bears to the 2001 playoffs with an 11-2 regular season record as a starter and still ranks among Michigan State's all-time passing leaders.
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Papa's broadcasting career took off after radio legend Marty Glickman mentored him at WNEW-FM in New York City. From there, Papa became a commentator and play-by-play man for Sports Channel America, 1010 Wins and ESPN, eventually winning the New York State AP Sportscaster of the Year Award in 1992.
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Alex Marvez is entering his 25th season covering the NFL as a beat writer, television reporter and author along with his work as a SiriusXM NFL Radio host for a decade-plus. He is a Pro Football Hall of Fame voter and past president of the Pro Football Writers of America. He’s usually ringing the “victory bell” with Gil Brandt on Late Hits.
Bruce Murray debuted on SiriusXM in 2006 as co-host of the Mike & Murray Show. He’s hosted The Red Zone on SiriusXM NFL Radio and The Bruce Murray Show on Mad Dog Radio. Before SiriusXM, Bruce spent 10 years at Sporting News Radio.
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Carucci's opinions pack a punch that have garnered numerous honors over his 26 seasons of covering the NFL. Carucci is the author of several books, including the bestseller Do You Love Football?!, co-written with John Gruden. Currently, he is a writer, blogger and radio host for the Buffalo News.
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After serving as an associate producer for Around the NFL on the MSG Network, Dan started the weekly publication, Jets Confidential. The weekly newspaper about the New York Jets features his "Whispers" column mdash& a must read for Jets fans. Dan also covered the Jets for New York One and MSG Sportsdesk.
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Lance Medow joined SiriusXM in 2009 and has served a variety of roles including update anchor and play-by-play announcer. He also hosts Nightcap on SiriusXM Mad Dog Sports Radio. In addition to his work for SiriusXM, Lance also serves as the Pre/Half/Post Game Host for the New York Giants Radio Network and a play-by-play announcer for Columbia University Athletics/Ivy League Digital Network. He’s also done work for ESPN Radio, MTV, MLB.com and Westwood One.
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An Emmy-nominated sports broadcaster with more than 20 years of experience, Rickard is a host on ESPN Radio and was the host of CN8’s daily sports recap show Out of Bounds. Jeff was also the voice of ESPN's Radio’s GameNight, which won him a 2006 SI.com Radio Personality of the Year award.
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Zig is a sports talk radio veteran who brings 20 years of national, local and satellite experience to the table, having covered the Buffalo Bills. Callers should bring up anything about the history of the NFL or something "Dallas Cowboys" related to really get Zig going.
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Prior to joining SiriusXM, Steve spent 18 years as the morning drive anchor and Sports Director of 1010 WINS Radio in NYC. He has also covered the NFL Draft and Summer Olympics for Westwood One and served as a sports anchor on the ABC Radio Network.