ESPN Announces Coverage of the 2021 NFL Schedule Release With Three Primetime Specials

ESPN will have comprehensive coverage of the 2021 NFL Schedule release on May 12 with three primetime specials beginning at 8:00 pm ET.



What’s Happening:

  • ESPN has announced coverage plans for the 2021 NFL Schedule release happening tomorrow, Wednesday, May 12.
  • Coverage of the NFL schedule release will take place across six platforms, beginning with Good Morning America announcing the Monday Night Football week 1 matchup.
  • Primetime specials will be available on ESPN2, ESPN+, the ESPN App, Facebook Twitter, and YouTube.
  • will also provide coverage of the schedule with analysis on all 32 teams.

ESPN Primetime Specials on the NFL Schedule Release:

ESPN2’s SportsCenter Special: 2021 NFL Schedule Release

  • “Monday Night Football play-by-play commentator Steve Levy will host the three-hour SportsCenter Special and be joined by his broadcast booth analysts Brian Griese and Louis Riddick, as the team will react and provide immediate thoughts on the 2021 MNF schedule, the weekly franchise’s 52nd season. The trio will also explore key matchups throughout the season for a variety of teams, as they speculate on what could be ‘Games of the Year’ and contests that could define teams’ seasons. Senior NFL Insider Adam Schefter is also part of the special and guests are likely to join, including Los Angeles Rams’ Sean McVay.”
  • The SportsCenter Special will also be available simultaneously on ESPN+.

ESPN+’s Between the Lines: NFL Schedule Release 

  • Between the Lines: NFL Schedule Release will include the cast of Daily Wager — Doug Kezirian, Joe Fortenbaugh, Tyler Fulghum, Steve Coughlin, and Anita Marks – and Fantasy Football Now including senior fantasy sports analyst Matthew Berry, host Field Yates, and insiders Stephania Bell and Mike Clay. The split Bristol-Las Vegas production will examine a variety of projections, including team wins, player’s statistics, and who may have award-winning seasons as the show focuses both on the odds and fantasy football angles of the upcoming season.”

ESPN App and digital/social channels: SportsNation

  • SportsNation, showcased on the ESPN App, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, will be fronted by Treavor Scales, Gary Striewski, and Christine Williamson, as the three personalities will give their instant reaction, favorite matchups and other immediate thoughts to the schedule release. The hour-long special will also feature multiple ESPN NFL Nation reporters who will delve specifically into specific teams’ schedules.”
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