Some of us more “senior” alumni remember the time when all our NFL games were televised only on Sunday afternoons on one network. Those days are long gone.

A new twist to NFL game coverage begins this week with the advent of Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. The Chargers-Chiefs game is scheduled for an 8.20 PM ET kickoff but only the fans in Los Angeles and Kansas City will be able to see the game on over-the-air television. The rest of us will need to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video.

The highly-respected CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus has been a close observer and television partner of the league for more than a quarter century. “There really is nothing like the NFL,” McManus says. “There’s a story about the NFL 365 days a year.”

The increasingly widespread media coverage of NFL football has benefitted many NFL alumni who have been hired for TV networks to connect better with their audiences.

Below is a partial list of the alumni who appear on national network pregame shows and game telecasts & game broadcasts. It does not even include those retired players who host local radio & TV shows, podcasts or are active on social media.

CBS Game Telecasts:
–Tony Romo
–Trent Green
–Adam Archuleta
–James Lofton
–Jay Feeley
–Tiki Barber

CBS Pregame Show:
— Boomer Esiason
— Bill Cowher
–Phil Simms
–Nate Burleson

CBS Pre-Pregame Show:
–Thomas Davis
–Kyle Long

Fox Sports Game Telecasts:
–Greg Olsen
–Daryl Johnston
–Mark Schlereth
–Jonathan Vilma
–Mark Sanchez
–Robert Smith

Fox Pregame Show:
–Terry Bradshaw
–Howie Long
–Michael Strahan

Fox Pre-Pregame Show:
–Tony Gonzalez
–Michael Vick
–Charles Wooden

NBC Game Telecasts:
–Cris Collinsworth

NBC Pregame Show:
–Tony Dungy
–Jason Garrett
–Rodney Harrison
–Chris Simms

ESPN Game Telecasts:
–Troy Aikman
–Dan Orlovsky
ESPN Pregame Show
–Robert Griffin III
–Randy Moss
–Booger McFarland
–Alex Smith
–Steve Young
Amazon Prime Video Pregame Show
–Tony Gonzalez
–Ryan Fitzpatrick
–Richard Sherman
–Andrew Whitworth

NFL Network Pregame Show:
–Michael Irvin
–Kurt Warner

Westwood One Radio Broadcasts:
–Kurt Warner
–Mike Golic
–Ross Tucker
–Tony Boselli