23 August 2016

2016 NFL on CBS Announcers

As approach the 57th season of the NFL on CBS, we have just got our eyes on the announcers that CBS Sports will be utilizing this season. And if you were expecting some big-league wholesale changes from last season, you will be disappointed.

So without further ado, let's take a look at the announcers for the NFL on CBS in 2016.

NFL on CBS Schedule

Jim Nantz, Phil Simms, Tracy Wolfson
Ian Eagle, Dan Fouts, Evan Washburn
Greg Gumbel, Trent Green, Jamie Erdahl
Kevin Harlan, Rich Gannon
Spero Dedes, Solomon Wilcots
Andrew Catalon, Steve Beuerlein, Steve Tasker
Tom McCarthy, Adam Archuleta
Carter Blackburn, Chris Simms

As you can see, I wasn't lying when I said that there would not be any major changes. In fact, there is only one change and it is with the so-called H-team with Carter Blackburn replacing Brian Anderson alongside Chris Simms. Considering that that crew only gets a handful of games at most a year, it isn't that big of a deal. That said, I do like Simms and would like to see him work more games than he does. And Blackburn is very solid if a bit unspectacular.

Another addition is Brad Nessler who will call select games as well. Nessler, of course, joins from ESPN and will be the secondary SEC announcer behind Verne Lundquist, and he will succeed him next year. Nessler is no stranger to the NFL on CBS as he did some games in 1990 and 1991 before joining ESPN.



  1. Brad Nessler will do select games as well

    1. Good catch, read over him in the release. Thanks.

    2. Yep I wish he was doing more games just for this year idk what his role for the SEC on CBS will be this year I couldn't see him calling games on CBS Sports Network

    3. The weeks that SEC on CBS has the doubleheader, Nessler will call the first game - like Blackburn last year. Verne calls the second game.

  2. Nessler should be calling games every week this year until he takes over SEC games. What a waste of talent this year!

  3. Hi Ben
    In my opinion CBS has a more solid crew than FOX with better quality announcers (Burkhardt and Myers excepted). I would possibly replace Ian Eagle with Kevin Harlan but their narratives make more comfortable listening and unlike FOX, CBS rarely has an "agenda", or so it seems to me. Only my opinion of course...

  4. Replies
    1. Must be focusing on Baseball & the Postseason & will likely have a bigger role for the NBA on TNT now that they will do 2 games a week starting in January & of course will do College Basketball as well

    2. I think Nessler will slide into the top 4 announcer teams for college basketball (NCAA regional).

    3. They didn't announce that Nessler would be doing the tournament when they announced he was joining the network so I don't think it's a certainty that he will work the tournament, and we also know that Verne is still doing the tournament.

    4. If Nessler was to do the tournament I think he'd replace Carter Blackburn cuz he wasn't good last year

  5. Nantz & Simms have Jets / Benegals week 1. Interesting / different choice!

  6. Would not be surprised if Nessler does a game or two for Tommy Mac until the Phillies season is done as McDonald is the Phils TV play by play.

  7. The 5, 7, and 8 crews sometimes have a sideline reporter certain weeks.