First Edition Available NOW & Includes Interviews with Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers, Tony Romo, Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles & Former New York Giants HC Ben McAdoo
“I’d love to play to 40. I just think that number means a lot.” – Rodgers
“I learned I need to handle players, and work with players, better. Take Odell Beckham Jr. I needed to be better for him personally, as a coordinator and head coach.” – McAdoo
“Football Morning in America” Will Post Every Monday Morning Exclusively on NBCSports.com
STAMFORD, Conn. – July 16, 2018 – Peter King’s new Monday morning NFL column “Football Morning in America” debuted this morning exclusively on NBCSports.com. The first edition of the column included interviews with Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, Philadelphia Eagles QB and Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles, a look at the NFL’s officiating shakeup, Tony Romo‘s next step toward a golfing future, and a new section titled, “What I’ve Learned” with a football personality talking about life lessons and football, which included a conversation with former New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo.
Highlights from the first edition of “Football Morning in America” include:
- Rodgers discussing his age, upcoming contract, ‘Shark Week’ and meeting the Dalai Lama:
- “I’d love to play to 40,” Rodgers told King. “I just think that number means a lot. Obviously, Tom [Brady] is kind of rewriting the book. Brett [Favre] had a good season when he turned 40. My goal is be able to move like I do or close to how I do and still be able to do that at 40.”
- Romo on golf, his broadcasting career, the balance of both and whether he had thoughts about playing last season;
- “I don’t think I ever said that, or thought that,” Romo told King. “I think you feel like you can still play—I think everybody when they’re done feels that way. But my time has passed. I’m comfortable.”
- Foles discussing the possibility of a return to the bench after winning Super Bowl MVP;
- And King’s thoughts on recent Hall of Fame inductee Terrell Owens, Buffalo Bills RB LeSean McCoy, and DeMarco Murray, who retired over the weekend.
Read the rest of the column here.
A new “Football Morning in America” will post every Monday morning exclusively on NBCSports.com. It was announced in May that King signed an exclusive agreement with NBC Sports Group that included writing a weekly Monday morning NFL column for NBCSports.com; making regular appearances on NBCSN’s and NBC Sports Radio’s PFT Live with Mike Florio; and continuing to contribute to Football Night in America, the most-watched studio show in sports.
Beginning July 21, King will resume his popular NFL training camp tour, filing his column from the road each Monday, and providing video or written reports from team to team throughout the preseason. His first stop will be to Chicago Bears camp in Bourbonnais, Illinois.