On-air Talent

Joe Theismann

Game Analyst


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Former Washington Redskins and Super Bowl-winning quarterback Joe Theismann is in his third season with NFL Network.

Theismann returns this season as an analyst on Playbook, the most comprehensive X's and O's football show on television expanding to four days a week in 2010. Each week, Theismann can be seen alongside Sterling Sharpe, Brian Baldinger, Brian Billick, Matt Millen and Rodney Harrison providing insight into the upcoming weekend matchups. He also frequently appears on No Huddle, NFL Network's exclusive weekly roundtable show.

As a veteran NFL broadcaster, Theismann brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise on what goes on inside the huddle. Last season, he joined the Thursday Night Football broadcast booth, with play-by-play voice Bob Papa and analyst Matt Millen for NFL Network's live telecast of eight regular season primetime games. His first experience in the broadcast booth came in 1985, calling Super Bowl XIX alongside Frank Gifford and Don Meredith. In 1988, Theismann became a staple in the broadcast booth for ESPN's Sunday Night Football for the next 16 years, followed by a stint on the network’s Monday Night Football telecast. In 2011, Theismann also served as an analyst for the Washington Redskins preseason game broadcasts.

Following a standout college career at Notre Dame that included finishing second to Jim Plunkett in the 1970 Heisman Trophy voting, Theismann began his professional playing career with the CFL's Toronto Argonauts in 1971, where he played three seasons before making the move to the NFL with the Washington Redskins. Theismann led Washington to its first championship in Super Bowl XVII and an appearance in Super Bowl XVIII one year later. He earned league MVP honors in 1983 and still holds the Redskins franchise record for most career passing attempts (3,602), career passing completions (2,044) and career yards (25,206).

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