Kuechly, Graham, Kaepernick Comment on “Sunday Night Football” Video


In less than three weeks, regular season NFL action will return to NBC’s Sunday night lineup.

In advance of that September 7 “Sunday Night Football” broadcast, NBC confirmed details on the newest edition of its “Waiting All Day for Sunday Night” video.

Once again starring Carrie Underwood, the new video will feature contributions from eleven active NFL players. According to NBC, those players are Jimmy Graham, Colin Kaepernick, Luke Kuechly, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning, Brandon Marshall, Clay Matthews, LeSean McCoy, Philip Rivers, DeMarcus Ware and Russell Wilson.

The press release for the new video features comments from some of the featured NFL players:

Philip Rivers (on “Sunday Night Football”): “It’s great to be a part of it, it really is. My children are all old enough now, and we all sit and watch it every week.”

Brandon Marshall: “I’ve been waiting nine years to do this. It took you guys nine years, to give me a call, to finally do the open.”

LeSean McCoy: “They might want me to replace Carrie Underwood…out of all the players, I’m definitely the best singer.”

Clay Matthews: “This year they’ve got me stage diving and crowd surfing. It’s always something to look forward to.”

Luke Kuechly (on preparing): “You know what I did last night? I watched the Sunday Night Football intros from the previous couple of years, and I was like…I like that.”

Jimmy Graham on his future in Hollywood: “I need my filming career to start today. Stunt guy, only. I don’t want to talk, you know?”

Colin Kaepernick: “I wasn’t singing, I was just going along with the words…”

LeSean McCoy (while putting on his jersey for the shoot): “I don’t wanna mess up my makeup”

Written by Brian Cantor

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