Brett Favre. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
Michael Hiestand, USA TODAY Sports
Brett Favre, once thought of as a likely star NFL TV analyst, will get a big on-air audition Sunday before Super Bowl XLVII is played between the San Francisco 49ers and Baltimore Ravens in New Orleans.
Says NFLN executive producer Eric Weinberger: "We've been trying to get Brett into our shows for awhile. We're thrilled he's ready to do it."
On whether NFLN would like to add Favre on-air permanently, Weinberger says, "We'd love to get Brett's perspective as often as we can. But we're taking this one show at a time."
NFL Network, which has an 8½-hour pregame show, will use Favre as an analyst on its NFL GameDay Morning, which begins at 9 a.m. ET.
Favre retired after the 2010 season and has been mostly quiet. A three-time MVP, he won his only Super Bowl in New Orleans in 1997 when the Green Bay Packers beat the New England Patriots 35-21.
Favre told the Associated Press in an email that it will "be great to reconnect with NFL fans around the Super Bowl."
Favre will be on the broadcast with host Rich Eisen and former players Marshall Faulk, Kurt Warner and Deion Sanders.
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