As fans we have the same expectations for television analysts as we do for athletes: Be prepared, perform under pressure and entertain us.
While painful TV personalities can detract from the coverage of any sport, NFL football in particular requires intelligent insight to fully understand and appreciate the intricacies of the game.
With 22 players moving on every snap and a camera that only follows the ball, there’s a ton of information happening every play that even the most diehard fan can’t possibly pick up.
That’s why watching a game with a truly insightful X’s and O’s analysts like Chris Colinsworth or seeing a QB expert like Jon Gruden break down a quarterback can completely change your perception and enjoyment of the sport.
Unfortunately the NFL TV landscape is littered with incompetent and unlikable analysts, who don’t add and often detract from your football viewing experience.
Here is my top 5 list of the league’s worst recent TV personalities.