NFL news and conversations are always a source of hot topics. There’s news to be had even in the off-season. There’s always something to discuss about football. From new players to statistics, to weekly results, to referee conflicts, to debates on “who is greatest,” the sport has a lot to offer.
It’s hard to keep up with everything related to football. It’s especially important for those who don’t get to watch SportsCenter and Around the Horn all day. Podcasts provide the same type of analysis that you would see on television, but with greater accessibility. Podcasts are perfect to listen to when driving, at the gym, or cleaning the house.
Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other digital platforms offer so many ways to discuss football. It’s easy to become lost. We’ve got your back, whether you want to stay up-to-date with the latest football news or just need something in the background as you do your touchdown dance. We’ve compiled 6 NFL podcasts just for football lovers. Helmets and pads are not mandatory.
“The Stinkin’ Truth podcast” with MarkSchlereth
Mark Schlereth, who has played in three Super Bowls and 12 years of football experience on the field, brings his perspective from his podcast. The episodes are usually 30 minutes long, so they’re more bite-sized than a deep dive. Schlereth usually picks a topic for each week and shares his expertise on it. This podcast is great if you want to spend a few moments to better understand one issue. Schlereth is not afraid to speak his mind and the listeners benefit from it.
“Tape Heads”, with Dan, Scott, and
The film breakdown of a football match is incredibly important. It is impossible to fully understand a play by watching the instant replay. A game film can be reviewed and analyzed again and again with 22 players watching every play. Former quarterback Dan Orlovsky and former assistant general managers Scott Pioli, as well as journalist Bob Wischusen, can help. They break down the major plays twice a week and keep listeners up to date on all the happenings around the league.
Collen Wolfe, Erica Tamposi, and “Split Ends”, Collen’s new album.
Colleen Tamposi and Erica Wolfe have been deconstructing the NFL every week for sports enthusiasts since the start of 2021’s football season. This pod was created by the NFL and iHeartRadio in collaboration. It also shows how the NFL is committed to getting more women involved in football. Split Ends invites players and journalists to join the dynamic of its hosts. The pair can make you laugh as they discuss important, and “unimportant”, NFL-related stories. We hope Split Ends will continue to grow, as Wolfe and Tamposi do not shy away from bringing in social and political issues if necessary.
Matt Verderame & Marman & More “Stacking the Box”.
By stacking the box, a team of football players is bringing their players nearer to the ball. This is a classic “run the Ball” offense strategy and it’s also a good way to slow down the running. Listeners of this Fansided product will benefit from a sense of history and a deeper understanding of the sport. Top analysts on the podcast are not afraid to discuss controversies as well as more normal happenings. The pod also offers weekly updates, which is great if you feel out of touch.
The Mina Kimes Show featuring Lenny
It’s a fact that football is both a sport and a business. The investigative journalist Mina Kimes is also a football fan. We love that the icon worked at both ESPN and Bloomberg. Kimes (and occasionally Lenny, Kimes’ dog) join us for a weekly recap of what’s going on in the league. The topics range from COVID-19 concerns to “What is the best time to play or watch a game?”
Gregg Rosenthal with Dan Hanzus, Marc Sessler and Gregg Rosenthal.
Each week, around the NFL is broadcast by NFL.com. It brings ESPN to you. This podcast is hosted by three journalists and features the usual recaps, breakdowns, and previews that you’d expect of an official podcast. This podcast is special because it serves as a hub for all NFL podcasts. It’s great for promoting different viewpoints and generating more conversation. Subscribers get to hear episodes of other podcasts within their network. You can feel as if you are talking about sports with different voices. Podcasts are great because they make us feel as if we’re part of the action.
The Pat McAfee Show with Pat McAfee
Pat McAfee, former Indianapolis Colts kicker, and punter, ranks seventh on our list. The Pat McAfee show, like many other podcasts in our list is presented by an ex-professional in the NFL. This gives listeners a deeper understanding of current events and controversies surrounding the game. McAfee’s podcast is available on his website and the Pat McAfee Youtube channel.
Skip and Shannon Undisputed with Skip Bayless & Shannon Sharpe
In September 2016, Skip Bayless and Shannon Sharpe, former Denver Broncos tight ends and Baltimore Ravens tight ends respectively, joined forces to provide football fans with a variety of sporting entertainment. Viewership of the show has steadily increased over time, largely because of Skip Bayless’ hot take and Shannon Sharpe’s heated sports debates.