Earlier this week, the "NFL Monday QB" debuted on the CBS Sports Network, and at 10 p.m. Wednesday on the NBC Sports Network, the season premiere of "NFL Turning Point" will feature a miked-up Mike Vick from Sunday's game in Cleveland.
As we noted last week in this space, thanks to the expanded 13-game Thursday night schedule on the NFL Network that begins with Bears-Packers this week, football fans will never have to go more than two days in a row without seeing a game on TV.
So many games, so many shows, so much analysis, all taking advantage of the extraordinary popularity of professional football.
Frankly, you wonder, is there a former player or head coach out there who doesn't have a job analyzing football on some outlet?
It frankly can be enough to give you a headache, but amid all of the noise, there's one voice I look to forward to hearing every week.
And that's Bob Costas at halftime on NBC's Sunday night coverage.
Costas, to me, offers a perspective that most others don't even consider and will generally give you a seasoned, well-reasoned, well-thought-out analysis on any topic.
He's also a decent play-by-play guy (still working baseball games for the MLB Network) and perhaps the best studio host in the business — witness his most recent effort in London for the Summer Games.
I don't agree with everything he says.
I didn't agree that Penn State should have voluntarily shut down football or the NCAA should have given the program the death penalty, as he suggested.
However, at the same time, I thought he did a fair interview with Joe Posnanski, the author of the book on Joe Paterno, a book that has been widely criticized by many in the national media.
While pressing Posnanski and not allowing him much leeway, Costas did it fairly and let the author explain himself in a very lengthy interview on the "Costas Tonight" show.
But Costas also excels on the concise halftime commentaries every Sunday night, and I thought he was excellent again on Sunday night in his tribute to Art Modell.
But Costas added: "That's a lasting part of Modell's story, but even if this falls on deaf ears in Cleveland, it's not the only part because here's what else is true: For decades, Art Modell was one of the most significant and influential figures in the NFL, a chief architect of the television deals and strategies that made it America's most popular and profitable sport.
"From his earliest days in the league a half century ago, Modell was a progressive on racial issues — his hiring of Ozzie Newsome as the league's first black GM, only one indication. He was well known for his philanthropy and for his winning way with a story or a joke, and to the end, he was a man who treated players and employees like family."
Costas acknowledged that Cleveland will probably never forgive Modell, but revealed other sides of his story — sides that may have been overlooked by many just trying to get out a sound bite.
Costas is certainly not the only reason NBC's "Sunday Night Football" is No. 1 in prime-time television. Sunday's Steelers-Broncos game, by the way, drew 27.57 million viewers and set ratings records for NBC.