Every Sunday since 2013, football fans have been able to turn to FOX’s NFL Kickoff to get their day of NFL coverage started. With its popularity only growing the past few years, let’s take a look at who is on the 2021 panel, when the long-running show starts, and how you can watch it on a weekly basis.
Who is on the FOX NFL Kickoff cast in 2021?
When FOX NFL Kickoff debuted eight years ago, it was quite different compared to this year’s iteration. For its first two seasons, the program was hosted by Joel Klatt. He was joined by former NFL players Randy Moss, Brian Urlacher, and Donovan McNabb, who provided commentary and analysis of each week’s slate of games.
When the show was moved from FS1 to FOX, a number of changes were made to the lineup. Some of the former cast members include Champ Bailey, Tony Gonzalez, and more. With the show being moved to FOX, longtime FOX analyst Colin Cowherd joined Charissa Thompson to host this new version of FOX NFL Kickoff.
Cowherd is an American sports media personality who started his professional career with ESPN in 2003. Thompson is a television host and sportscaster who started her professional career back in 2007.
In addition to Cowherd and Thompson, here is the rest of the 2021 cast.
Michael Vick | Analyst (2017–present)
Michael Vick is a former quarterback who played in the NFL for 13 seasons. He was the first NFL QB to rush for 1,000 yards in a season and holds the quarterback rushing yards record at 6,109.
Dave Wannstedt | Analyst (2013–present)
Dave Wannstedt was the head coach of the Chicago Bears and Miami Dolphins.
Charles Woodson | Analyst (2021–present)
The Oakland Raiders drafted Charles Woodson fourth overall in the 1998 NFL Draft. He played in the NFL until 2015 and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2021.
Peter Schrager | Analyst and insider (2018–present)
Peter Schrager serves as an analyst on FOX NFL Kickoff and as a sideline reporter on FOX Sports. He is also an analyst for Good Morning Football on the NFL Network.
Cooper Manning | Contributor (2015–present)
Cooper Manning is the oldest son of former professional football quarterback Archie Manning. He is also the older brother of former professional football quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Eli Manning.
Josh Norman | Frequent guest analyst (2016–present)
Josh Norman is currently a cornerback for the San Francisco 49ers. The Carolina Panthers drafted him in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft.
Chris Myers | Postseason reporter/fill-in studio host (2013–present)
Chris Myers is a sportscaster with more than 30 years in broadcasting. He has covered the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, the NCAA Final Four, The Masters, the U.S. Open, the Triple Crown, the Olympics, and the Daytona 500.
How to watch FOX NFL Kickoff
FOX NFL Kickoff is the show that starts the network’s coverage each week. It begins at 11 AM ET Sunday mornings and is followed up by FOX NFL Sunday.
FOX NFL Sunday is widely viewed as the flagship FOX pregame show and debuted on September 4, 1994. It has been the most popular NFL pregame show for nearly two decades.