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