The Adam Schefter Podcast
Balancing Life & Football w/ Bill Cowher : 6/21/21
Adam starts off this week's podcast by reading some of the nice comments he received after his interview with Greg Olsen. He also talks about some of the franchise players looking to sign long term deals in the next few weeks. After that, Adam is joined by former head coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Bill Cowher, who reflects on his life and career in the NFL. Bill also shares details on his new book and what he is looking forward to in the future with broadcasting and other opportunities.
Happy Father's Day Greg Olsen! : 6/14/21
Adam starts off this week's episode with some news around the league; including Le'Veon Bell's recent comments directed towards Andy Reid. Then, he is joined by former NFL TE Greg Olsen who details the journey of his son, TJ, receiving a heart transplant earlier this month. Lastly, Adam closes the show with a few notes ahead of Father's Day!
A Trip Down Memory Lane : 6/7/21
Adam starts off this episode by recapping some of the biggest news from this weekend; including the latest on WR Julio Jones. Then, Adam is joined by former ESPN host Kenny Mayne as he reflects on his 27 years with ESPN and what the future holds. Kenny also comments on his viral soundbite from his interview with Aaron Rodgers.
A Sit Down With Alex Smith : 6/2/21
Adam starts off this week's podcast with a quick breakdown of where we are in the Aaron Rodgers saga and updates us on the Julio Jones trade timeline. Then, Adam is joined by former #1 overall pick and former NFL QB Alex Smith to talk about his career, his recovery, and his opinion on the Aaron Rodgers situation.
Working With Athletes : 5/24/21
Adam starts off this week's episode with the latest news around the league including the most recent comment from Julio Jones. Then, he is joined by actor Kevin Miles, who details what it's like to work in commercial shoots with athletes such as Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rodgers. Lastly, Adam closes the show with what he believes is the biggest story from this weekend.
The Most Anticipated Regular Season NFL Game: Brady vs. Belichick : 5/17/21
Adam starts off this week's episode with a few updates from around the league. Next, NBC Sports' Mike Tirico joins the show to preview some of the most intriguing matchups after the NFL season schedules were released. Mike also shares some insight and perspective on the Aaron Rodgers situation, his career journey, and more.
Addressing The Rumors : 5/11/21
Adam starts off this week's episode addressing the rumors surrounding the timeline of his Aaron Rodgers story. Then, he is joined by ESPN's Matt Hasselbeck to recap all of the latest NFL news, including but not limited to: the leagues most intriguing QB's, Brady and Gronk still loved by Boston, and getting to know Trevor Lawrence. After that, Pittsburgh WR Juju Smith-Shuster joins the show to update us on his busy offseason schedule and resigning with the Steelers for another year.
An NFL Draft Recap w/ Behind the Scenes Stories : 5/4/21
Adam starts off this week's episode by touching on the quarterbacks of the NFL post Draft Weekend including the Aaron Rodgers news. Then, ESPN NFL Draft Experts Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay join the show to recap this weekend's picks, look ahead to next year's draft, and share some behind the scenes draft stories! Adam wraps up with a note on Najee Harris joining the Steelers.
Draft Preparation w/ Urban Meyer: 4/26/21
Adam starts off this week's episode by reminiscing on the greatest NFL Draft soundbite while also previewing what might happen with this year's top 10 picks. Then, Adam is joined by the man who holds the number 1 overall pick, Jacksonville Jaguars HC Urban Meyer. Urban shares what the process has been like and what he's looking forward to about this year's draft. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins the show to offer some stats and information behind the presumed top 10 picks.
Your 2021 NFL Draft Host: Mike Greenberg : 4/20/21
Adam starts off this week's episode by paying homage to Alex Smith who has announced his retirement. Then, he is joined by ESPN's Mike Greenberg (a.k.a. Greeny) who talks about what it will be like to host this year's NFL Draft. Lastly, Adam wraps up with a discussion on Trevor Lawrence's recent comments.
Young Quarterbacks. Matching Tattoos. And More! : 4/13/21
Adam starts off this week's episode addressing the retirement of Patriots WR Julian Edelman. Then, he sits down with former NFL QB and current NBC analyst Chris Simms who says he would pick QB Zach Wilson over QB Trevor Lawrence in this year's NFL Draft. Chris also details the story behind his matching tattoo with Kyle Shanahan and explains what he learned coaching for the Patriots. Lastly, Adam wraps up with stories from his time at the 2021 Masters.
Who You Beefin' With? : 4/5/21
Adam starts off this week's episode with a reaction to the most recent news of the Jets trading Sam Darnold. Then, he is joined by Alabama RB Najee Harris who starts off his interview with a bang! Najee tells Adam all about his drive from Texas to Alabama for Pro Day, who he hopes drafts him, and Najee even reacts to a few Draft Reports sent to us by Mel Kiper Jr, and Todd McShay. Lastly, Adam is joined by ESPN's Mina Kimes to recap the April Fool's Day Prank that Adam played on Mina last week.
Ask Adam w/ Bucs GM Jason Licht : 3/30/21
Adam starts off this episode by recapping the latest news around the league: including the trades that took place to adjust this year's NFL Draft lineup. Next, Adam hands over the microphone to Tampa Bay Buccaneers GM Jason Licht who asks Adam a few questions in our new twist on Ask Adam! Lastly, Adam is joined by the new cornerback for the New York Giants, Adoree Jackson as he explains what the month of March has been like for him with signing a new contract and balancing school work.
Learning From Past Mistakes w/ Josh Gordon : 3/23/21
Adam starts off this episode by recapping the New England Patriots' free agency moves. Then, he sits down with former Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon who opens up about past mistakes and how he's learned to prioritize what is most important to him. He also discusses how far he's come personally and what he hopes to do with his life and career moving forward. Then, Adam is joined by current Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne who talks about how life comes full circle as he has also learned from past mistakes and how he can now pay it forward. Kendrick also discusses his hopes for next season playing under Bill Belichick.
Free Agency Week Has Arrived : 3/15/21
Adam starts off this week's episode with a funny story regarding free agency. Then, he is joined by both free agent guard Kyle Long and free agent tight end Jonnu Smith as they're preparing for free agency week looking to solidify deals. Lastly, Adam wraps up with a few thoughts on the week ahead and the potential new deals across the league.
Jalen Hurts Joins the Show : 3/8/21
Adam starts off this week's episode by highlighting the 3 quarterback situations that are the most pressing as we approach the start of the new league year. Then, Adam is joined by Eagles QB Jalen Hurts as he gives his thoughts on the Carson Wentz trade, what to look forward to next season from the Eagles, and which of his former Alabama teammates entering this year's NFL Draft will make big waves in the league. And lastly Adam wraps up with a reflection on the one year anniversary of the start of the pandemic.
Catching Up With JJ Watt : 3/2/21
Adam starts off this week's episode by walking through the possible outcomes for the league's most intriguing QB trade possibilities. Next, Adam sits down with Arizona's newest defense end JJ Watt to understand how he is feeling now that he is officially a Cardinal. JJ also tells Adam about his decision process and what made him choose Arizona over anywhere else.
An Unexpected Convo w/ Tim Tebow : 2/24/21
Adam starts off this week's episode by recapping the Carson Wentz trade and highlighting the other offseason news and potential trades. Then, Adam is joined by ESPN's Tim Tebow to originally discuss this year's QB draft class, Urban Meyer's future in Jacksonville, and stepping away from his baseball career. But, Tim also shares all the details surrounding his long-time passion and what's been taking up most of his time. Lastly, Adam wraps up with a look back on a story he covered at the beginning of his career.
New Beginnings w/ Falcon's GM Terry Fontenot: 2/15/21
Adam starts off this episode by previewing some of the offseason quarterback moves. Then, he is joined by the new Atlanta Falcons GM Terry Fontenot to discuss his hiring process and what the future holds for the Falcons. Lastly, Adam wraps up by discussing all of the biggest offseason news thus far including Urban Meyer and the criticism he has received.
Reflecting On Greatness: 2/10/21
Adam starts off this week's episode with a breakdown of Tom Brady's Super Bowl career. Then, he is joined by Bucs GM Jason Licht and Bucs Director of Football Administration Mike Greenberg to recap the Super Bowl win. Jason and Mike even share the funny story of how they signed Tom Brady to the Bucs during a pandemic. Lastly, Adam is joined by the legendary broadcaster James Brown who has covered 10 Super Bowls in his career.
A Football Conversation with Cris Collinsworth : 2/2/21
Adam starts off this podcast by diving into Deshaun Watson's situation. Then, he sits down with NBC sportscaster and owner of Pro Football Focus, Cris Collinsworth. These two friends talk everything from "insider information" about life in football to previewing Super Bowl LV. Then, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins the show to preview this weekend's Super Bowl matchup. And lastly, NFL trailblazer Jennifer King joins Adam to discuss becoming the leagues first full-time black female assistant coach.
New Head Coaches & Quarterback Questions : 1/26/21
Adam starts off this week's episode by addressing the quarterback questions: which quarterbacks are we certain will keep their job? Which quarterbacks are likely to be traded? Adam dives into all of that before he is joined by the new head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, Brandon Staley. Adam and Brandon discuss life leading up to this opportunity and what Brandon is expecting to do in the future. Lastly, ESPN's Kimberley Martin joins the show to talk about a few other head coaching hires and what issues arise from the hiring process.
Ending Chapters & Starting New Ones : 1/19/21
Adam starts off this week's episode with a breakdown of the news surrounding Deshaun Watson and the Texans. Next, Adam is joined by former Chicago Bears DC Chuck Pagano as he has announced his retirement from the NFL. Chuck tells us what this decision was like and what the future holds for him. After that, the owner and president of the Buffalo Bills, Kim Pegula, calls in to share the excitement felt in Buffalo. Kim explains how Bills Mafia has been waiting for this opportunity for a long time. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins Adam to preview this weekend's conference championship games.
Celebrations In Cleveland (feat: Louis Riddick) : 1/12/21
Adam starts off this episode with some perspective on hiring NFL general managers. Next, ESPN's Louis Riddick joins Adam to recap the Cleveland Browns' victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers and what this win means for the city of Cleveland. They also talk NFL QB needs around the league and Louis' experiences in the MNF booth this past season. Then, former Browns QB Bernie Kosar sheds some more light on what the Browns have accomplished and what their future holds. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan helps to preview this upcoming weekend's divisional playoff matchups.
Frank Gore Is Open To Playing His 17th NFL Season : 1/5/21
Adam starts off today's podcast with COVID-19 news from Cleveland. Then, he gets into fake news and NFL firings/hirings. After that, New York Jets RB Frank Gore sits down with Adam to talk about playing next year in what will be his 17th NFL season. They also discuss the future of Sam Darnold with the Jets and who might win this year's Super Bowl. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins the show to breakdown the 6 Wild Card matchups this weekend.
The Future of Trevor Lawrence : 12/21/20
Adam starts off the final episode of 2020 with a recap of the New York Jets vs. Los Angeles Rams Week 15 game that seemingly cost the Jets the #1 overall pick in the 2021 draft. Next, former GM of the Jets Mike Tannenbaum joins us to breakdown what this means for both the Jets and now the Jaguars who are projected to be the franchise that gets Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence. And then, we will hear from the #1 overall pick himself, Trevor Lawrence, who talks everything from remembering this season with his team to where he believes he'll end up next year. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins us to breakdown the upcoming 2021 NFL draft class and more.
Injury Update: Burrow, Barkley, Bosa, & More : 12/14/20
Adam starts off this podcast with a few notes from Week 14 ahead of the Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns MNF matchup. Next, the surgeon who operated on Rams' Nick Bosa, Giants' Saquon Barkley, and most recently Cincinnati's Joe Burrow, Dr. Neal ElAttrache, joins Adam to discuss return to play. Dr. ElAttrache also touches on COVID-19 in relation to certain injuries across professional sports. Then, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins us to preview Week 15's most exciting matchups. And lastly, Adam is joined by the Senior NBA Analyst for Establish the Run, Mike Gallagher, to discuss Adam's favorite topic: fantasy basketball.
NFL Coaching Carousel and Potential Candidates : 12/7/20
Adam starts off this episode with the most recent NFL coaching news from the New York Jets; along with some other Week 13 hot topics. Then, 49ers DC Robert Saleh calls in to discuss how the team is adjusting after relocating to Arizona and what his thoughts are on potentially becoming a head coach next season. After that, former Seahawks DC Kris Richard shares his thoughts on interviewing for open head coaching positions and what he can bring to the NFL coaching table. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins us to discuss Week 14's most enticing matchups.
The NFL Chopping Block : 12/1/20
Adam starts off today's episode by recapping the *still developing news* of Week 12 with job firings, delayed games, team displacements, and more. Then, former NFL HC Jim Caldwell joins Adam to discuss the NFL firing process and what he's been doing since his last head coaching job. After that, ESPN's Evan Kaplan calls in to highlight the most exciting matchups of Week 13.
Week 12: Wins, Losses, & Lessons Learned : 11/23/20
Adam starts off the podcast by answering: Will the Pittsburgh Steelers remain undefeated? Next, former Houston Texans GM Rick Smith joins the show to share what he's been going through over the last 3 years and what his hopes are for returning to the NFL. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins Adam to preview this week's Thanksgiving matchups as well other major storylines for Week 12.
Women In Football : 11/17/20
Adam starts off this podcast by recapping some of Week 10's most interesting moments. Then, former CEO of the Oakland Raiders Amy Trask calls in to discuss women in football after the Miami Marlins hired Kim Ng as the first female general manager. After that, interim head coach for the Atlanta Falcons Raheem Morris calls in to discuss how he is preparing to play the New Orleans Saints. Lastly, Evan Kaplan joins the show to preview Week 11's most exciting matchups.
Talking Life, Love, and Tom Brady with Jim Gray : 11/9/20
Adam starts off this week's podcast with insight into how COVID-19 has impacted each team around the league. Then, broadcaster Jim Gray calls in to talk about everything from his interview with Muhammad Ali at 18 years old, to what it is like working with Tom Brady. Next, Evan Kaplan joins Adam to preview the great matchups of Week 10. Lastly, Adam wraps up the show with a few thoughts from this weekend.
NFL Trade Deadline & Joe Montana Offers Advice : 11/3/20
Adam starts off this week's podcast with all of the NFL trade deadline news from around the league. Then, former legendary NFL QB Joe Montana joins Adam to talks everything from admiring today's top quarterbacks to a potential career comeback. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan calls in to preview the great matchups of Week 9.
Setting Cowboys Fans Straight : 10/27/20
Adam starts off the podcast with news regarding Antonio Brown and how it benefited his Fantasy Football team. Next, NFL agent Mike McCartney joins Adam to explain how he is often mistaken for Head Coach of the Dallas Cowboys Mike McCarthy on Twitter. Then, Buffalo Bills TE Tyler Kroft and his wife Alexa discuss with Adam how the birth of their first child likely spared Tyler from getting placed on the COVID-19/reserve list. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan calls in to preview Week 8's most exciting matchups.
Happy National Tight End Day To George Kittle : 10/20/20
Adam starts off the podcast with news from Miami about QB Tua Tagovailoa. After that, Adam is joined by 49ers TE George Kittle to talk everything from Panda Express to navigating this uncertain season. Next, former Michigan WR Nico Collins talks about his decision to opt out of this season. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins Adam to preview the great Week 7 matchups.
Dak Prescott Will Come Back Stronger Than Ever : 10/13/20
Adam starts off the podcast by addressing some of the most recent NFL news around the league. Then, television personality Jim Cramer joins Adam to discuss everything from Dak Prescott's injury to fantasy football advice. Next, former Philadelphia Eagles LB Connor Barwin calls in to share his perspective on Dak Prescott's injury and Dak's timetable to return. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins Adam to preview the great QB matchups of Week 6.
Eric Ebron Says The Steelers Are Prepared For Anything : 10/6/20
Adam starts off the podcast with some insight into the breaking news that took place throughout the weekend with positive COVID-19 tests around the league. Then, Steelers TE Eric Ebron joins Adam to discuss unexpectedly getting a Week 4 BYE and how the Steelers are handling it. Next, former Cincinnati Bengals LB Reggie Williams talks with Adam about designing the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida that currently hosts the NBA Bubble. Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan calls in to preview the great QB matchups of Week 5.
Emergency Pod: First COVID-19 Crisis : 9/29/20
Adam sits down to explain the current situation the NFL is faced with after several Tennessee Titans players have tested positive for COVID-19. Adam spells out what that means for the Minnesota Vikings, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the rest of the league moving forward.
Ryan Fitzpatrick Loves Paying It Forward With Tua Tagovailoa: 9/29/20
Adam starts off the podcast with some insight into the Kansas City Chiefs' success. Next, he sits down with Miami Dolphins starting QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to talk everything from teaching Tua Tagovailoa to being a Dad to 7 children. Then, Adam offers some analysis of the injuries surrounding the San Francisco 49ers. After that, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins the show to discuss major storylines heading into Week 4. Lastly, Adam wrap's up with a funny story about Matthew Berry and Chris Berman.
QB Talk & Injury Reports : 9/22/20
Adam starts off the show with a funny family story as well as his major takeaways from Week 2. Then, former NFL running back CJ Anderson calls in to discuss his retirement and the many injuries from Week 2. Next, ESPN's Evan Kaplan joins the show to preview the major QB matchups in Week 3 and what to expect in those games. After that, Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt calls in to talk season projections and staying healthy. Lastly, Adam closes the show with his final thoughts on what to expect heading into Week 3.
Chase Young Will Never Forget His NFL Debut: 9/15/20
Adam is joined by the Washington Football Team's Rookie Defensive End Chase Young to talk about his first NFL game without fans. Then, ESPN's Ed Werder calls in to discuss what things are like reporting on games under this season's circumstances. And lastly, Evan Kaplan discusses all the major storylines heading into Week 2.
The 2020 NFL Season Is Days Away! : 9/7/20
Adam starts off by addressing all of the recent NFL news... most notably at the QB position. Then, he talks with the full Monday Night Football crew of Louis Riddick, Steve Levy, and Brian Griese about getting the MNF job and what this season will look like for them. Next, Adam catches up ESPN fantasy expert Field Yates as they give you last minute fantasy draft advice. And lastly, Adam brings you all of the most interesting NFL storylines heading into the season with ESPN's research specialist Evan Kaplan.
Spilling All Fantasy Football Draft Secrets! : 8/31/20
Adam starts off this week's episode with news out of Jacksonville, Florida regarding Leonard Fournette (1:23). Then, Adam talks with Denver Bronco's Safety, Justin Simmons, about social injustice and it's impact on the NFL. (9:01) After that we get into all the fantasy football tips and tricks you need before your draft with Evan Silva and Adam Levitan of Establish the Run. (24:10) But, the fantasy talk doesn't stop there. After that, Adam is joined by Pete Bommarito who trains NFL players in the offseason. Pete offers exclusive insight on who should have a huge season. (1:01:04) Finally, Adam closes this week's episode with some big NFL Labor Day weekend moves. (1:12:53)
Who Should You Draft In Fantasy Football? (ft: Matthew Berry & Mike Clay) : 8/24/20
Adam is joined by Fantasy Focus Footballs Matthew Berry and Mike Clay. The three have an in depth discussion of their favorite fantasy players, who theyre drafting, and what their fantasy expectations are for this season. Then, former Cowboys' WR Drew Pearson calls in to discuss the Pro Football HOF, his famous 2017 NFL Draft Speech, and more.
Should We Play College Football?: 8/17/20
Adam is joined by one of the new hosts of ESPN's morning radio show, Keyshawn Johnson. Keyshawn tells us that he thinks there should NOT be a college football season; he also breaks down how he believes college athletes should be paid. He even tells us who the better player is: him or his nephew, Saints' Michael Thomas. (5:31) Lastly, Adam talks with former DE for the Miami Hurricanes, Greg Rousseau, about his decision to opt out of this CFB season. (38:48)
NFL Live's New Host: Laura Rutledge : 8/10/20
Adam is joined by the new host of NFL Live, ESPNs Laura Rutledge. The two talk Lauras career journey that led to this accomplishment on top of being two of the most clumsy ESPN employees. Next, Adam talks with fantasy football expert, John Hansen, who offers his advice as we head into the 2020 fantasy football season.
Mike Golic Reflects On His Outstanding Career : 8/3/20
Adam is joined by ESPN's Mike Golic as he reflects on his 22 year career in ESPN Radio after airing his final episode last Friday August 31st 2020. The two reminisce in some of Mike's favorite career memories and Mike shares his advice on job seeking, family matters, and more. Next, Adam talks with the Los Angeles Rams' trainer Reggie Scott about preparing for this upcoming season.
Bill Polian's Dine and Dash : 7/27/20
Adam talks with former NFL General Manager, Bill Polian. He shares a funny story about Bill and his time on ESPN's campus. Then the two talk about this upcoming football season and Bill shares his insight on how he believes everything will unravel in the coming months. (5:35) After that, Adam chats with New Orleans Saints' Punter and member of the NFLPA executive committee, Thomas Morstead. Thomas shares his experience preparing for this season as well as his reaction to the Miami Marlins COVID-19 news. (40:11)
Emmanuel Acho Shares His Wisdom: 7/20/20
Adam is joined by Emmanuel Acho who dives into the inspiration, motivation, and future plans for Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man. The two discuss Achos past and where he is headed with all of his success in the future. (5:08) Then, Katie Camlin, the Beer Manager at Plaza Liquor in Kansas City, joins Adam to talk about how she was the first to report Patrick Mahomes mega deal. (35:38)
Is This Adam Schefter? : 6/29/20
This week, Adam opens the podcast with the news of Cam Newton's signing. Next, Adam is joined by his friend and well-known comedian Frank Caliendo who attempts to perfect his Adam Schefter impersonation. Frank shares how he creates his famous impressions, his most memorable celebrity stories, and more. (5:08) Then, Adam talks with Giants' linebacker Lorenzo Carter who tells us what he's doing to bring about educational equality. (47:51)
The Current State of Affairs : 6/22/20
Adam opens the podcast with some news regarding the Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott. (1:22) Then, Adam is joined by CNN Reporter, Omar Jimenez who recounts the events that took place the morning of his arrest in Minneapolis a few weeks ago. (6:37) Lastly, Adam talks with the Minnesota Vikings' co-defensive coordinator, Andre Patterson, about his career in football as well as the impact of our country's current events on the Vikings' organization. (35:39)
A Global Timeout : 6/15/20
This week Adam moderated an ESPN #OneTeam Speaker Series, which are seminars that bring in athletes and celebrities to address Boys and Girls Clubs during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adam was joined by former Bill's HOF wide receiver Andre Reed and former Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz. The two offer insight into the challenges they have faced with diversity and equality. (7:09) Adam also talks with the NFL's Executive VP of Football Operations, Troy Vincent, who offers his stance on Colin Kaepernick and how the league is making necessary changes in light of social injustice. (28:51)
Continuing the Conversation with Doc Rivers : 6/8/20
Adam is joined by Los Angeles Clippers' Head Coach, Doc Rivers. The two talk everything from racism, to protesting, to the lessons Rivers' father taught him growing up. Later, they dive into the lectures Rivers gave to a few NFL teams this offseason and who he thinks the Chicago Bears will pick as their starting QB.
A Time Of Change : 6/2/20
Adam is joined by ESPN's Marcus Spears to talk about what is going on in our country today. (2:22) Then, Adam talks with the NFL's Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Allen Sills, who says he is absolutely optimistic we will be playing football in 2020. (29:30)
Football Is Essential : 5/26/20
Adam starts this weeks episode with a bit of news on Jerry Jones and the Cowboys. (00:38) Then, he is joined by the NFLPA's Executive Director, DeMaurice "De" Smith who comments on the state of the league, the return of football, and the NFL CBA. (6:35) Next, the team physician for the University of Michigan and the Detroit Lions, Dr. Asheesh Bedi, comments on what it has been like to work with injured athletes during this time. (35:58) Lastly, we close with a segment of Ask Adam. (53:26)
New NFL Face Masks? : 5/18/20
Adam is joined by Steelers RB James Conner, who talks about training in quarantine, expectations for this upcoming season, and his new book. Then, we hear from Dr. Thom Mayer who says players may be recommended new helmets and face masks for this upcoming season that would help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Lastly, we close with an Ask Adam segment where Adam answers fans' questions.
Backyard Haircuts : 5/11/20
Adam is joined by ESPN Analyst Louis Riddick. The two discuss staying busy and active during the pandemic as well as what this upcoming NFL season might look like. Next, NFLPA's Medical Director Dr. Thom Mayer calls in to give us a medical update. Lastly, we close with Ask Adam where Adam answers a handful of your questions and shares a few personal stories!
Todd McShay's Battle With COVID-19: 5/6/20
For a special edition of The Adam Schefter Podcast, Adam is joined by ESPN Draft Analyst Todd McShay for the first time since Todd announced he was diagnosed with COVID-19. Todd discusses what he's been dealing with for the last few weeks as well as what missing the NFL draft meant to him. We are very happy Todd is feeling healthy again; we wish him and his family all the best.
A New Chapter For Everyone : 5/4/20
Adam is joined by former 49ers OT Joe Staley. The two talk about Joe's career playing in the NFL, his decision to retire, and what's ahead. (2:14) Next, Adam talks with Andy Dalton about signing with the Dallas Cowboys. Andy also touches on his times in Cincinnati and what he'll remember most.23:49) Then, Adam welcomes the NFLPA's Medical Director, Dr. Mayer, who shed a positive light on what this upcoming NFL season might look like. (34:41) Lastly, we wrap up with an Ask Adam segment (54:24) and Adam shares the commencement speech he made this past weekend! (1:01:14)
NFL Draft Recap : 4/28/20
Adam is joined by ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. and NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah. The three recap this past weekend's NFL Draft and take a look ahead to next years draft. (4:43) Next, Adam talks with Bill Belichick's significant other Linda Holliday. The two talk about Bill and Linda's dog, Nike, and why he was sitting in Bill's seat on-air during the draft. (32:11) Lastly, we close with a segment of Ask Adam. (47:31)
The Cincinnati Tag Team: 4/21/20
Adam is joined by presumptive #1 overall pick in this years NFL draft, Joe Burrow. The two talk expectations for this season and Joe's conversation with Peyton Manning this past weekend. (5:31) Adam also talks with the man who has the #1 overall pick, Cincinnati HC Zac Taylor. The two talk everything from Joe Burrow to draft weekend set up. (14:03) Lastly, we close with an Ask Adam segment. (27:42)
Drafting From Home : 4/14/20
Adam is joined by the GM of the Atlanta Falcons, Thomas Dimitroff, to talk through what it will be like drafting from home. Dimitroff says he's "calm and welcoming" of a virtual draft. (3:54) Next, Adam's speaks with ESPN's Trey Wingo who will be hosting this years draft. Trey jokes with Adam about previous draft experiences and how different this experience will be. (23:21) Lastly, we get a quick medical update from the Medical Director for the NFLPA, Thom Mayer. (53:21) We end this weeks episode with an Ask Adam segment where Adam answers fans' most pressing questions.(1:09:38)
A Virtual NFL Draft: 4/6/20
Adam is joined by Buffalo Bills GM, Brandon Beane, to discuss the new virtual NFL Draft and what complications may arise. Then, Adam gets personal with former ESPN broadcaster Bob Ley as the two share stories surrounding the current state of sports and the world we are living in today. Adam also welcomes in Doctor Thom Mayer for the second week in a row to give us a medical update in relation to the NFL. Lastly, we close the show with an Ask Adam segment, that will become a regular segment moving forward, where Adam answers his fans' most pressing questions!
Will We Have An NFL Season?: 3/30/20
Adam is joined by the Medical Director for the NFL Players Association, Thom Mayer who shares insight into how the NFL is coping with the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Mayer answers some of our most pressing questions as football fans including whether or not we will have an NFL season in 2020. Then, Adam welcomes media analyst Michael Lombardi who talks about how front offices are getting ready for a draft without having a lot of information. Lastly, Arizona Cardinals' Defensive End Chandler Jones joins the podcast to talk about how last week he donated 150,000 meals to food banks in Arizona and New York.
TB to TB: 3/23/20
Adam is joined by the NFL's Chief Medical Officer, Allen Sills. The two discuss the COVID-19 outbreak and the impact it has had and will continue to have on the NFL. Then, former Tampa Bay Buccaneer and current Fox Sports Analyst Ronde Barber joins the show to discuss Tom Brady, the future of the Bucs, and more.
The NFL Never Stops : 3/16/20
Adam is joined by ESPN's Chris Mortensen to discuss everything from how the Corona Virus has impacted the NFL to major NFL free agency storylines. He also talks with Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Shaq Barrett about leading the NFL in sacks last year and his thoughts heading into next season.
Shocked and Stunned : 3/9/20
Does ESPN's Jeff Darlington still stand by his statement that he would be "shocked and stunned" if Tom Brady remained a New England Patriot? Adam and Jeff dive into the Tom Brady free agency storyline. Then, Chargers' HC Anthony Lynn joins the show to comment on his quarterback situation and what free agency will look like for the Chargers. And finally, we flip the script with Lions' HC Matt Patricia who stops by to ask Adam his hard hitting questions.
Assault. : 3/2/20
Adam is joined by Barstool Sports' Big Cat and PFT from Pardon My Take. The three dive into Adam's famous "Assault." tweet. They also get to the bottom of the Trey Wingo Bear Story. Adam even offers to join journalistic forces with PFT's dog, Leroy.
Hanging with the Champs: 2/25/20
Adam is joined by Kansas City Chiefs' GM Brett Veach as they chat about winning the Super Bowl, when he knew Patrick Mahomes was special and more. Plus, ESPN's Field Yates talks about the combine
Taysom Hill & QB Rumors: 2/18/20
Adam talks with Saints' restricted free-agent Quarterback Taysom Hill about the breaking news surrounding Drew Brees' return to the Saints in 2020. He also talks with Jeff Darlington about where Teddy Bridgewater and Tom Brady could most likely end up. Lastly, Adam talks XFL with D.C. Defenders' Quarterback Cardale Jones.
Love & Football : 2/11/20
On this Valentine's Day episode Adam is joined by Fox Sports' Joe Buck and his wife ESPN's Michelle Beisner-Buck. They chat about how the two love birds met, what their plans are for this Friday, and everything in between. (2:16) Adam also talks with NFL Network's Rich Eisen where he chimes in on the Joe/Michelle love story. Eisen also comments on the future of Tom Brady and other NFL news. (38:25)
The Kansas City Chiefs Are World Champions!: 2/4/20
Adam is joined by the Kansas City Chiefs' OC Eric Bieniemy. The two recap the Chiefs' Super Bowl win. Bieniemy also explains why Patrick Mahomes is a special player and offers a look into preparing for next season. (2:41) Adam also talks with ESPN Reporter Lisa Salters who remembers her friend Kobe Bryant and shares with us what she experienced after hearing the heartbreaking news. (24:35)
Let's Talk Super Bowl LIV: 1/28/20
Adam is joined by San Francisco 49ers CEO Jed York where the two talk about the process of hiring 49ers HC Kyle Shanahan. (2:33) Also, former Philadelphia Eagles President, Joe Banner joins the conversation to talk about Andy Reid and what it would mean to see him win on Sunday. (20:16) Finally, ESPN Analytics Guru Evan Kaplan previews the upcoming Super Bowl weekend. (37:10)
Welcome to the Hall of Fame: 1/21/20
Adam chats with Pro Football Hall of Fame President David Baker who is the man who informs every person if they have been selected into the HOF and became a viral hit after informing Jimmy Johnson and Bill Cowher of their HOF selection on national television. Then, Executive Director of the Reese's Senior Bowl Jim Nagy chats with Adam about the Senior Bowl and who are the top prospects that will be playing this weekend and most likely hearing their name called in the upcoming NFL draft(29:30)
NFC Championship: A Family Rivalry : 1/14/20
Adam chats with Dan Marino about playing host to the Super Bowl and how he almost didn't finish his career with the Dolphins. Plus Matt & Mike LaFleur will coach against each other this weekend in the NFC championship. Adam talks with their parents about the family rivalry. (16:45) Finally, Evan Kaplan previews the upcoming championship weekend. (35:55)
Matt Rhule, Carolina Panthers HC: 1/8/20
Adam Schefter chatted with new Carolina Panthers' Head Coach Matt Rhule about why he picked the Panthers, his conversation with Cam Newton and who his OC might be.
Jerry Rice, Lorenzo Alexander & More: 1/7/20
Adam chats with Jerry Rice about the 49ers back in the playoffs and who is the best WR in the game. Then, Bills' linebacker Lorenzo Alexander discusses why now was the right time to retire (21:30). Finally, Evan Kaplan previews the divisional round of the playoffs (41:30)
Hot Seat Szn: The NFL Coaching Carousel: 12/20/19
Black Monday, the day after the final Sunday in the NFL's regular season, is when head coaches often transition from the hot seat to the unemployment line. And it's approaching quickly. But what lands coaches on the hot seat in the first place? ESPN NFL Insider Dan Graziano joins Mina Kimes to discuss how coaches wind up with job insecurity, and how they can avoid the chopping block.
Coaching Rumors: 12/17/19
Adam Schefter chats with Baylor head coach Matt Rhule about turning around the Baylor program and dealing with coaching rumors in the NFL. Then, Todd McShay chats about Chase Young, Joe Burrow and Justin Herbert (23:00). And Ravens' Ronnie Stanley explains why he knew this year's team was special before the season started (35:50). Finally, Evan Kaplan joins Adam to chat about the upcoming week and playoff talk (46:20)
Riverboat Ron: 12/10/19
Adam is joined by former Panthers' head coach Ron Rivera as he discusses what happened a week ago when he was fired. Plus, he gets into what he wants for his future and his thoughts on Cam Newton's future. Then, Seahawks' OC Brian Schottenheimer chats about what's working for Seattle's offense and what it's like coaching Russell Wilson (19:30). And finally, Evan Kaplan to preview the upcoming weekend (35:00).
Justin Tucker on his game winning field goal: 12/4/19
Adam Schefter chats with Ravens' kicker Justin Tucker about his game winning kick on Sunday and what the pressure is like for a kicker. Plus, what "Big Trusss" means.
Big Trusss: 12/3/19
Adam Schefter chats with Ravens' kicker Justin Tucker about his game winning field goal and postgame press conference. Plus, former Buckeye and Dallas Cowboys' linebacker Bobby Carpenter on OSU beating Michigan and what's going on with the Cowboys (18:50). And, Evan Kaplan previews the upcoming week (35:15)
Happy Thanksgiving: 11/26/19
Adam chats with Jags' Calais Campbell about his career, coaches he's played for and what he is thankful for. Then, Jets' Kelvin Beachum talks with Adam about the things he is doing off the field. Finally, Evan Kaplan previews this upcoming weekend
Get a Grip! NFL QB Secrets to Handling the Pigskin: 11/22/19
It seems so basic. And yet, it can reveal so much - how an NFL quarterback holds the ball. ESPN Senior Writer David Fleming talked to some of the league's top signal callers to find out their preferences, their quirks, and the unique stories behind their grips.
In The Trenches: 11/19/19
Adam is joined by Marcus Spears to chat about the Myles Garrett incident, why Tua Tagovailoa won't drop out of the first round and more. Plus, former NFL offensive lineman TJ Lang went after Myles Garrett on Twitter and he explains those tweets (28:50). And, Evan Kaplan joins the show to preview week 12 in the NFL (44:50)
Fantasy, Meet Reality: A Running Back Breaks Out, Then Disappears: 11/14/19
When New England running back Jonas Gray took the field vs. the Indianapolis Colts five years ago, no one could have predicted the incredible outburst of scoring that would land him national attention, and even a magazine cover. Nor could anyone have predicted how quickly that success would disappear, through a series of mishaps. ESPN senior writer Liz Merrill tells Mina Kimes the story of an underdog, his big shot, and how players might always be one step away from glory - or obscurity - in the NFL.
From the UPS to the NFL: 11/12/19
Oakland's Erik Harris went from undrafted to the star of Thursday night football, with two interceptions and he chatted with Adam about his journey that included working at UPS, working at a chip factory and the CFL. Plus, #AskAdam and a preview of week 11 with Evan Kaplan
NFC West Showdown: 11/5/19
The undefeated 49ers and Seattle Seahawks face off this week on MNF and Adam caught up with San Francisco's new weapon, Emmanuel Sanders about what it was like being traded and getting up to speed with the offense. Then Adam chats with Seattle's rookie receiver DK Metcalf about learning from the vets and the difference from living in Mississippi to Seattle. And finally, Evan Kaplan previews the upcoming week
Trade Deadline Day: 10/29/19
Adam breaks down the trade deadline with Chris Mortensen and discuss why there weren't many trades made today. Then, Bill Belichick won his 300th game on Sunday and Adam chats with Bernie Kosar who won Belichick's first game as a coach and they talk about what makes Belichick one of the best coaches ever. And finally, Evan Kaplan joins the show to discuss the first half of the season and look ahead to the second half
Rams GM Les Snead and Scott Pioli: 10/22/19
Before discussing the Patriots' acquisition of Mohammed Sanu with league consultant and former GM Scott Pioli (23:14), Adam talks to current Rams GM Les Snead about the decision to trade Marcus Peters and why the Rams traded away the assets they did to get Jalen Ramsey. Plus, "Ask Adam" (18:04).
Lambeau Leap: 10/15/19
Adam chats with ESPN NFL Analyst and former NFL coach Jack Del Rio about life as a coach, the advice Tony Dungy gave him and why the Broncos didn't draft Russell Wilson. Plus, #AskAdam returns and he chats about his Lambeau Leap on Monday Night Football. Finally, former offensive line coach Paul Alexander talks about his health scare and why there's been a drop in great offensive line play the last few years
Seahawks receiver Tyler Lockett has a poetry book coming out and he discusses his mental health, his virginity and other things that impacted his writing. Plus Rex Ryan on what it's like to be fired and why he doesn't like Antonio Brown. And Evan Kaplan joins Adam to breakdown week 6
It's A Wrap In The AFC: 10/1/19
Steve Young calls it "a wrap in the AFC" and discusses why it's easier for QB's now than when he played. Plus, what he likes about Tua Tagovailoa and how impressive it is from Tom Brady to play with guys almost half his age.
Challenge to Bills Mafia: 9/24/19
Bills' safety Micah Hyde chats with Adam about preparing to play the Patriots and his challenge to Bills Mafia. Plus, former NFL GM Mike Tannenbaum talks about how teams handle situations like Antonio Brown and Jalen Ramsey (14:20). And, Evan Kaplan previews week 4 with Adam (28:00)
Chis Godwin, Tampa Bay WR: 9/17/19
Tampa Bay receiver Chris Godwin joined Adam Schefer on his podcast to chat about the fast start he is having to the season and what he's seen out of Jameis Winston.
Torrey Smith, Chris Godwin & Evan Kaplan: 9/17/19
Torrey Smith talks about retiring and what the game of football provided him and his family (5:20). Tampa Bay WR Chris Godwin talks about the fast star to this season (39:50) and Evan Kaplan joins Adam to break down week 2 (48:50)
Randy Moss, Roy Firestone & Evan Kaplan: 9/10/19
Randy Moss talks about what it's going to take for Antonio Brown to work in New England and what he told the star receiver. Plus, Evan Kaplan on week 1 & Roy Firestone
Rob Gronkowski, Steve Levy, Kevin O'Connell: 9/1/19
Rob Gronkowski shares the story of his first time using CBD oil, how it helped to change his life for the better and if Tom Brady could entice him to play football again. Plus, Steve Levy on calling MNF and Redskins' Offensive Coordinator Kevin O'Connell
Andrew Luck's Retirment, Cooper Kupp & Pete Bommarito: 8/25/19
Adam Schefter shares his thoughts on Andrew Luck's surprise decision to retire before the 2019 NFL season. Plus, Rams WR Cooper Kupp on his return to football after an ACL tear in 2018 and Pete Bommarito of Bommarito Performance on who he thinks is poised to have a big NFL season.
Steelers RB Rocky Bleier's Return To Vietnam: 8/18/19
ESPN's Tom Rinaldi, Jon Fish and former Steelers RB Rocky Bleier discuss "The Return," a documentary about the 50 year anniversary of Bleier being wounded in the Vietnam War.
Matthew Berry, Evan Silva & Adam Levitan: 8/11/19
Senior ESPN Fantasy Analyst Matthew Berry stops by to talk about the ESPN's Fantasy Football Marathon and shares some of his sleepers for 2019. Plus, Evan Silva and Adam Levitan from EstablishTheRun.com stop by for more fantasy talk.
Pat McAfee and Brian Banks: 8/5/19
ESPN analyst Pat McAfee talks about coming to ESPN, the crew he gets to work with and his iconic TD call from last years' Lions-Packers game. Plus, Brian Banks discusses the movie coming out about his life where he was falsely accused of committing rape and spent over 5 years in prison.
Champ Bailey & Chris Harris: 7/28/19
NFL Hall of Famer Champ Bailey talks about what is induction into the HoF means to him, the toughest guy he faced in his career and which current NFL CB mirrors his play style. Plus, Broncos CB Chris Harris on his relationship with Bailey, what it was like going undrafted out of Kansas and the best WRs in the league to match up with.
Tedy Bruschi and Kenny Golladay: 7/22/19
For the first time since suffering a stroke on July 4, ESPN's Tedy Bruschi talks with Adam Schefter about the events leading up to his stroke, how he recognized the symptoms, and how his recovery is progressing. Plus, Lions WR Kenny Golladay talks about making it in the NFL after going to a small school, his impressions of rookie TJ Hockenson and what fantasy managers can expect from him.
Gould, Keyshawn & Stanback: 7/16/19
Schefter talks with 49ers K Robbie Gould about his new multi-year extension. Plus, Keyshawn Johnson on why Michael Thomas deserves to be the highest paid WR in the NFL and former WR Isaiah Stanback on fighting Type-1 diabetes with his daughter.
Ty Law & JuJu Smith-Schuster: 7/8/19
Adam Schefter talks with future Hall of Fame CB Ty Law about his induction into the HoF, the role his grandfather played in his life and NFL career and his post-NFL success as a businessman. Plus, Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster talks about his recent trip to England, which Steelers WR is going to step up for fantasy players in 2019 and how he uses video games as a way to relax.
My Wife Left Me But The Pack Is Back: 6/26/19
Mina and Adam Schefter take a closer look at the NFC North and discuss the offseason changes made by the Packers (4:44), Lions (17:01), Bears (41:47), and Vikings (49:14). Plus, Mina asks Adam who would play him in a movie and why his news breaking tweets don't have a name like Adrian Wojnarowski's do?
Marrone & Ramsey: 6/24/19
From the Jaguars' practice facility, Adam Schefter sits down with Doug Marrone (:34) & Jalen Ramsey (19:57) to discuss their respective offseasons, trying to bounce back from a disappointing 2018 campaign and more.
Rodgers & Douglas: 6/17/19
Adam Schefter talks to NFL Films' Ken Rodgers about the selection of the Raiders for "Hard Knocks" (:54). Plus, Jets GM Joe Douglas (30:48) & a tribute to Pat Bowlen (51:30).
Winston & Shepard: 6/10/19
Adam Schefter talks to Jameis Winston about his budding relationship with Bruce Arians, how he's matured recently, Gerald McCoy going to Carolina & more (:39). Plus, Giants WR Sterling Shepard on filling the OBJ void (13:45) and your #AskAdam questions (27:10).
Marvin Lewis: 6/3/19
Adam Schefter talks to Marvin Lewis about his role at Arizona State, whether he'd be interested in a return to the NFL & much more (:44). Plus, your #AskAdam questions (21:49).
Sal Pal: 5/27/19
Adam Schefter talks to ESPN's Sal Paolantonio about his service in the U.S. Navy, the art of the postgame interview, his connection with the 2017 Eagles and more (:40). Plus, your #AskAdam questions (34:15).
Star Power: 5/20/19
Adam Schefter talks to Darren Woodson about his final day at ESPN, lessons he's learned in his post-football career and more (:45). Plus, Cowboys LB Jaylon Smith talks about becoming one of the game's young defensive stars, making a difference in the community and much more (22:18).
Embrace The Journey: 5/13/19
Adam Schefter talks to Dan Orlovsky about his ups & downs in the NFL, the young crop of QBs in the NFL poised for success & more (:28). Plus, your #AskAdam questions (31:04).
Making The Transition: 5/6/19
Before talking to Bengals WR A.J. Green about new coach Zac Taylor, his relationship with Andy Dalton, his contract status and more (28:13), Adam Schefter talks to ESPN's Mike Tannenbaum about his time in NFL front offices, this year's NFL Draft and much more (:43).
Draft Recap: 4/30/19
Before catching up with recently retired K Sebastian Janikowski (45:08), Adam Schefter talks to Louis Riddick (:46) and Evan Kaplan (39:11) about the best and worst of the NFL Draft, criticism of the Giants and more.
The Future Is Now: 4/22/19
Adam Schefter talks to Mel Kiper Jr.& Todd McShay about their impressions of this year's draft and their favorite draft memories (:54). Plus, Evan Kaplan dives into the statistical trends (40:37) and Adam catches up with Ohio State's Dwayne Haskins (46:55) and Stanford's Bryce Love (54:46).
Blue Chips: 4/15/19
Adam Schefter catches up with top NFL Draft prospects Devin White of LSU (:49), Alabama's Jonah Williams (16:01), FSU's Brian Burns (32:17) & Christian Wilkins of Clemson (44:45).
Heavy Influence - Dorsey, Ballard, Lynn: 4/8/19
Adam Schefter talks to Browns GM John Dorsey about Cleveland's active offseason, the expectations in the city and more (:55). Plus, Colts GM Chris Ballard on his plans to take Indy to the next level (11:40) and Chargers coach Anthony Lynn on trying to keep up with the Chiefs in the AFC West, Philip Rivers' longevity and more (23:18).
Seeds Of Change - Harbaugh, O'Brien: 4/4/19
Adam Schefter talks to Ravens coach John Harbaugh (:33) and Texans coach Bill O'Brien (8:00) about the turnover on their respective rosters this offseason, the development of their bright young quarterbacks and much more.
Common Bonds: McVay, LaFleur, Shanahan: 4/1/19
Adam Schefter talks to Rams coach Sean McVay about his breakout season and a Hall of Fame prank he played on Kliff Kingsbury (:42). Plus, new Packers coach Matt LaFleur discusses his expectations for year one in Green Bay (11:31) and 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan talks about San Francisco's plans for the draft and just how close the team was to making a major splash this offseason (20:16).
Owners' Meetings Pt. 1: 3/25/19
After breaking down the impact of Rob Gronkowski's retirement with Field Yates (:53), Adam Schefter chats with Jets coach Adam Gase about Gronk, Le'Veon Bell, his expectations in New York and more (10:38). Plus, Bills GM Brandon Beane discusses Buffalo's active offseason, the Antonio Brown deal that wasn't and much more (19:36).
The Best Laid Plans: 3/18/19
Adam Schefter and Field Yates discuss the lasting impact of a wild first week of the NFL year, which included trades, massive signings, and more potential legal issues.
After discussing the ripple effects of the Antonio Brown deal with Field Yates (:47), Adam Schefter catches up with Raiders GM Mike Mayock (7:48), 49ers GM John Lynch (25:18), Chiefs GM Brett Veach (32:50) and "Pardon My Take's" Big Cat & PFT Commenter (44:30).
Indianapolis Part 1: 3/4/19
In Indianapolis for the combine, Adam Schefter catches up with Dolphins coach Brian Flores (:58), Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury (17:10) & Broncos GM John Elway (23:32).
The Next Step: 2/25/19
Adam Schefter talks to C.J. Anderson about entering free agency after resurrecting in career in L.A., Todd Gurley's health in the postseason and more (2:12). Plus, Michigan's Devin Bush talks about his combine preparation, who he models his game after and what he'll bring to an NFL squad in 2019 (24:59).
The Road Less Traveled: 2/18/19
Adam Schefter talks to Heisman Trophy winner & former NBA 1st Round pick Charlie Ward about his perspective on Kyler Murray (1:16). Plus, Patriots LT Trent Brown discusses his upcoming free agency (17:52) and your #AskAdam voicemails (32:10).
New Beginnings: 2/12/19
After discussing the Browns' acquisition of Kareem Hunts, Adam Schefter talks to new Bengals head coach Zac Taylor about his whirlwind couple of weeks, his coaching mentors and more (3:10). Plus, Adam discusses his new obsession of fantasy basketball with ESPN's Andre Snellings (15:12) and answers your #AskAdam questions (31:07).
Six String: 2/5/19
Adam Schefter talks to Damien Woody about his thoughts on another Patriots' win, his time in the N.E. organization and much more (:54). Plus, Evan Kaplan's final look at the 2018 season (20:38), "the man behind the stars" Chad Steele (32:09) and your #AskAdam offseason questions (47:26).
Welcome To Atlanta: 1/28/19
After talking to Chris Berman about his thoughts on this year's Super Bowl along with his favorite memories of Super Bowls past (:45), Adam Schefter talks to Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff about his ties to the Patriots and Rams GM Les Snead (24:24). Plus, Evan Kaplan breaks down Super Bowl LIII by the numbers (35:23) and Eagles DE Chris Long weighs in on what he sees from his two former teams in the big game (45:16).
Super Bowl Bound: 1/21/19
Before catching up with new Browns coach Freddie Kitchens (31:23), Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about the pair of instant classics in the conference title games, potential rule changes as a result of the controversial finishes in those games and more (:42). Plus, Evan Kaplan takes a big-picture look at the Super Bowl LIII matchup (23:09).
Bruce Arians, Championship Preview: 1/15/19
After a revealing interview with new Bucs coach Bruce Arians (:38), Adam Schefter breaks down the Conference Championship matchups with Evan Kaplan (13:23), and answers your questions with another edition of #AskAdam (23:40).
Age Before Beauty, Brian Orakpo: 1/7/19
After talking to former NFL LB Brian Orakpo about Wild Card Weekend and his post-football plans (:38), Adam Schefter looks ahead to the Divisional round with Evan Kaplan (18:34) and answers listeners' #AskAdam questions (26:59).
Wild World: 1/2/19
Adam Schefter talks to Chris Mortensen about the coaching carousel and Wild Card weekend (:33). Plus, Evan Kaplan gives an analytical perspective on the playoffs (23:30) and Jim Mora Jr. talks about what it's like to be a coach this time of year (32:31).
Finding A Way - Yates, Hoge: 12/17/18
Adam Schefter talks to Field Yates about fantasy heartbreak, young QBs, proving his dad wrong on Baker Mayfield and more (:39). Plus, a conversation with Merril Hoge about the Steelers' chances after their big win over New England, his fight against the war on football and more (30:41).
Admiration: Gore, Eberflus: 12/11/18
Adam Schefter talks to Dolphins RB Frank Gore about the miracle in Miami, his longevity, the young RBs he admires and more (:40). Plus, Colts DC Matt Eberflus on Indy's defensive resurgence (15:23) and Evan Kaplan on the matchups to watch in Week 15 (27:17).
Bombshells: Bieniemy, Woodson: 12/4/18
Adam Schefter talks to Chiefs OC Eric Bieniemy about how the team dealt with the Kareem Hunt situation, Patrick Mahomes stellar season, his desire to be a head coach & more (1:25). Plus, Charles Woodson on the Packers' firing of Mike McCarthy & his Heisman vote (17:05) and Evan Kaplan talks about the best matchups of Week 14 (29:02).
Hasselbeck Brothers, Sports By Brooks: 11/26/18
Adam Schefter talks to Matthew & Tim Hasselbeck about some major QB news around the NFL, the smartest coaches they ever played for and much more (:44). Plus, Sports By Brooks' Brooks Melchior on his mysterious hiatus (23:17), and Evan Kaplan examines the most notable trends from around the league (48:07).
Thankful - Saturday, Miller: 11/19/18
Before talking to Bears TE Zach Miller about his recovery from a brutal injury a year ago (19:32), Adam Schefter chats with Jeff Saturday about a wild weekend in Indy, the resurgent Colts' line, the differences between Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers as teammates and more (:44). Plus, Evan Kaplan looks ahead to a pivotal Week 12 (36:28).
The Excitement Builds, Danielle Hunter: 11/12/18
After discussing the latest regarding Le'Veon Bell's holdout, Adam Schefter looks back at Week 10 and ahead towards Week 11 with ESPN's Evan Kaplan (3:44). Plus, Vikings DL Danielle Hunter discusses his breakout campaign (14:41) and Adam answers your #AskAdam voicemails (25:36).
Halfway There: Jackson, Lazor: 11/5/18
After Adam Schefter & Chris Mortensen share their thoughts on the first half of the season and look ahead to the second half (:44), Adam talks to former Browns coach Hue Jackson about how he was let go, his desire to continue coaching and more (15:59). Plus, Bengals OC Bill Lazor discusses Cincinnati's success thus far, A.J. Green's status and more (37:37).
Deadline Craziness: 10/30/18
Adam Schefter shares his thoughts on a crazy start to the week, chats with Darren Woodson about the trade deadline (7:52), examines Week 9's best matchups with Evan Kaplan (24:31) and re-visits his conversation with the NFL's new all-time leading scorer, Adam Vinatieri (34:34).
James Conner & Mitch Albom: 10/23/18
Before chatting with Steelers RB James Conner about his standout season in Le'Veon Bell's absence (10:15), Adam Schefter reacts to the Amari Cooper & Eli Apple trades with ESPN's Evan Kaplan (:55). Plus, best-selling author Mitch Albom discusses his career in and out of sports writing (20:58) and we answer your #AskAdam questions (55:41).
J.J. Watt & Thomas Davis: 10/16/18
Adam Schefter talks to Texans DE J.J. Watt about returning from several injuries, the sense of competition he has with his brothers, being an all-time great and more (:46). Plus, Panthers LB Thomas Davis discusses his return from suspension and not taking the game for granted (14:52), while Evan Kaplan dives into the most significant numbers around the league (32:47).
Hannah Storm & Andrea Kremer: 10/8/18
Adam Schefter catches up with Hannah Storm & Hall of Famer Andrea Kremer to discuss their role on Thursday Night Football with Amazon, their evolution in the industry, the industry's evolution since they started and more (:29). Plus, Evan Kaplan on the numbers that will make the difference in Week 6 of the season (35:54).
Aaron Donald, Pat McAfee: 10/2/18
Adam Schefter talks to Rams All-Pro DT Aaron Donald about the Rams' explosive offense, the league's stance on roughing the passer, Le'Veon Bell's holdout & more (:50). Plus, outspoken former Colts P and current podcaster Pat McAfee discusses his journey from the NFL to the media (11:55) & Evan Kaplan examines what to watch for in Week 5 (39:50).
Landry, Lombardi: 9/25/18
Adam Schefter talks to Browns WR Jarvis Landry about Cleveland's first win, the "Bless 'Em" phenomenon, Baker Mayfield & more (:45). Plus, Michael Lombardi discusses his life in football and working alongside legendary NFL personalities (12:35), and Evan Kaplan takes a dive into what the stats say about Week 4's biggest matchups (28:14).
Surprise, Surprise: 9/18/18
Before chatting with Broncos rookie sensation Phillip Lindsay (17:49), Adam Schefter reacts to the latest developments with Josh Gordon (:53) & Antonio Brown (4:40). Plus, Evan Kaplan joins Adam to discuss what the Gordon acquisition means for the Patriots' offense along with the best matchups of Week 3 (7:05). And, the return of your #AskAdam questions (36:40).
Initial Impressions: 9/12/18
Adam Schefter & Chris Mortensen discuss their Week 1 impressions (:28), look ahead to Week 2 (7:40) & more. Plus, Evan Kaplan examines the numbers that will be key in Week 2's biggest matchups (12:13).
Michael Rosenberg: 9/11/18
Adam Schefter talks to "The Man I Never Met: A Memoir" co-author Michael Rosenberg to discuss the process of writing the book, the life of Joe Maio and much more.
Booger McFarland & Richard Sherman: 9/4/18
After recapping a wild weekend that saw the trade of Khalil Mack and much more (:40), Adam Schefter talks to Booger McFarland about his new role on MNF (7:05) and new 49ers CB Richard Sherman about leaving Seattle, a potential work stoppage and more (38:53).
Brian Griese & Jason Robins: 8/27/18
Adam Schefter talks to ESPN's Brian Griese about his personal evolution (7:46), lessons he learned from Keith Jackson (11:30), what he thought of college teammate Tom Brady (16:18), the importance of John Elway in his life (19:02), how the game has changed in the past decade (21:14) & more. Plus, DraftKings CEO Jason Robins on the business of daily fantasy football as the laws continue to change (38:32).
Ryan Clark & Michael Thomas: 8/20/18
Before chatting with Saints WR Michael Thomas about his rise to becoming one of the NFL's elite receivers (28:49), Adam Schefter talks to ESPN's Ryan Clark about his career, his expectations for the 2018 season, his relationship with the late Sean Taylor and much more (:37).
Field Yates: 8/13/18
Adam talks to colleague and fantasy expert Field Yates about the upcoming season, the notable names he'd avoid (9:36), who'd he'd take with the top pick (19:20), the players that stand out the most in his rankings (23:30) and much more.
Melvin Gordon & Pete Bommarito: 8/6/18
Adam Schefter talks to Chargers RB Melvin Gordon about his expectations for the 2018 season, the resurgence at the running back position, comparisons to Todd Gurley & more (:45). Plus, trainer to the stars Pete Bommarito shares his insight on which players are poised for great fantasy seasons (16:06).
Randy Moss: 7/30/18
Adam Schefter talks to 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Randy Moss about his journey from poverty in Rand, WV to one of the greatest receivers in the history of football.
Louis Riddick: 7/23/18
Adam Schefter talks to ESPN's Louis Riddick about his three-phase life in the NFL, how he still critiques his film, interviewing for GM jobs around the league, his predictions for the 2018 season and more.
Wade Phillips & Terence Newman: 7/16/18
Adam Schefter talks to Rams DC Wade Phillips about his legendary career in the NFL, the best players he's coached and more (1:03). Plus, Vikings CB and former Phillips pupil Terence Newman talks about what could be his final year in the league, everything he's accomplished on the field and more (27:27).
DeMarco Murray: 7/9/18
Adam Schefter talks with free agent RB Demarco Murray about where he thinks he might end up playing this year, which teams he's already crossed off his list, the growth of Titans RB Derrick Henry and much more.
Ross Tucker: 6/25/18
Adam Schefter talks to NFL veteran and football analyst Ross Tucker about his unusual path in the game, his connection to 9/11 (6:20), his predictions for the 2018 season (26:00) and more.
Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN: 6/18/18
Adam Schefter talks to Sr. NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski about LeBron James' future (4:40), his life as an Insider (11:27), the origin of the "Woj Bomb" (26:10) and more.
Luck & Grubman: 6/11/18
Adam Schefter talks to XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck about his role with the league, Vince McMahon, his son Andrew's health and more (:42). Plus, NFL Executive VP of Business Operations Eric Grubman on his tenure with the league, what he'd say to fans of the teams that relocated during his time and much more (18:57).
Adam Vinatieri: 6/4/18
Adam Schefter talks to Colts K Adam Vinatieri about his expectations to set the NFL's all-time scoring record this season (6:06), the favorite kicks of his career (9:09), the similarities between Peyton Manning & Tom Brady (13:44), Andrew Luck's health (18:10) and more.
DeAngelo Hall & Bruce Irvin: 5/29/18
Adam Schefter talks to former Pro Bowler DeAngelo Hall about his NFL status, what could convince him to return and more (:38). Plus, Raiders LB Bruce Irvin discusses Jon Gruden's first months in Oakland, and his personal journey from being homeless to recently becoming his family's first college graduate (22:26).
Brent Musburger, VSiN: 5/21/18
Adam Schefter talks to Brent Musburger about the impact of the new gambling laws, his legendary broadcasting career, how NFL football will fare in Las Vegas and much more.
Joe Tessitore & Jason Witten: 5/14/18
Adam Schefter talks to new MNF PxP man Joe Tessitore and analyst Jason Witten about the tryout process (3:10), Witten's decision to retire (6:05), the best spot for Dez Bryant (24:00), the excitement level for the first game they'll call together (26:13) and much more.
Riley & Wilks: 5/7/18
Adam Schefter talks to Oklahoma coach Lincoln Riley about what Baker Mayfield will bring to the Browns, if he has any interest in coaching at the NFL level and more (:38). Plus, Cardinals coach Steve Wilks discusses what he likes about Arizona's roster, Josh Rosen's potential, the battle for the starting QB job and much more (17:12). Finally, the return of #AskAdam (29:31).
Kiper, McShay and A.J. Green: 5/1/18
Before chatting with Bengals WR A.J. Green about his offseason and Cincy's draft class (29:35), Adam Schefter dishes with Mel Kiper Jr. and Todd McShay about their draft grades, what to look forward to next season, the majesty of breakfast for dinner and much more (:31).
Blue Chips: 4/23/18
Adam Schefter chats with top NFL Draft prospects Bradley Chubb (1:28), Minkah Fitzpatrick (7:42), Isaiah Oliver (17:58) and Luke Falk (25:24). Plus, the return of NFL stats maven Evan Kaplan (32:48).
Who is Baker Mayfield: 4/23/18
Marty talks with Heisman trophy winner and draft prospect Baker Mayfield about the highs and lows of his career. Plus, Ryan McGee joined Marty to chat about Mayfield.
Herbie & The Bear: 4/16/18
Adam welcomes Kirk Herbstreit & Chris Fallica to discuss their perspective on the top players in this year's NFL Draft, their role in ESPN's draft coverage and more (:31). Plus, the return of #AskAdam (21:09).
CTE, Drugs & The Hall of Fame: 4/9/18
Marty talks with Niall Horan at Augusta about his love for golf (1:55) before Jason Day stops by to chat (13:00). Plus Warren Sapp opens up on CTE and Marijuana (23:30).
Draft Prep; Jordan Palmer & Gil Brandt: 4/9/18
Adam Schefter chats with Jordan Palmer about his experiences training some of this year's top QB prospects and much more (:56). Plus, former Cowboys GM and NFL evaluation visionary Gil Brandt talks about his history in the game as well as what he sees from this year's draft class (19:06).
NFL Meetings Part 3: Shanahan, Spielman & Patricia: 4/2/18
Adam Schefter catches up with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan (:35), Vikings GM Rick Spielman (12:30) and Lions coach Matt Patricia (23:29) to discuss their respective offseasons and their goals for the year ahead.
NFL Meetings Part 2: Gettleman, Jackson & Elway: 3/28/18
Adam talks to Giants GM Dave Gettleman about NY's plans at the top of the Draft, the OBJ situation and more (:40). Plus, Browns coach Hue Jackson on Cleveland's wild offseason and their evaluation of the top QB's in the Draft (12:30). Then, Broncos GM John Elway discusses the struggles of last season, the Case Keenum acquisition and more (18:40).
NFL Meetings Day 1: Chris Ballard & Todd Bowles : 3/26/18
Adam Schefter talks to Colts GM Chris Ballard (:47) about Andrew Luck's health, the trade with the Jets, his interactions with Josh McDaniels and more. Plus, Jets coach Todd Bowles shares his perspective on the trade with the Colts, players he expects to step up this season and more (14:31).
Free Agency Recap: Field Yates & Trumaine Johnson: 3/19/18
Adam Schefter recaps the biggest moves from the first week of free agency with Field Yates (:33). Plus, new Jets DB Trumaine Johnson discusses signing with New York, getting tagged twice by the Rams and much more (26:54).
New League Year, Chris Mortensen: 3/12/18
Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen discuss a wild past week in the NFL and look ahead to what promises to be a whirlwind start to the new league year this week.
Shaquem Griffin & Allen Robinson: 3/7/18
Adam Schefter talks to former UCF LB & Draft Combine standout Shaquem Griffin about his historic performance in Indy, his goals at the next level and more (:40). Plus, Jags WR Allen Robinson discusses where he thinks he'll be playing next season, whether he'll be ready to go at the start of camp and much more (13:05).
Dion Lewis & Phil Savage: 2/27/18
Adam Schefter talks to Patriots RB Dion Lewis about his impending free agency, Tom Brady's longevity and more (:52). Plus, Reese's Senior Bowl Exec. Dir. and former Browns GM Phil Savage previews the combine and shares his thoughts on the NFL Draft (12:40).
AJ McCarron & Frank Reich: 2/21/18
Adam Schefter talks to Bengals QB AJ McCarron about his upcoming free agency, what he'll look for with his next squad and more (:52). Then, new Colts coach Frank Reich weighs in on landing in Indy and his whirlwind couple of weeks (17:18). Plus, your #AskAdam questions (33:33).
Fuller, Clement & Graham: 2/14/18
Adam Schefter talks to new Chiefs CB Kendall Fuller about the trade that sent him to KC and much more (1:08). Plus, Corey Clement (11:35) and Brandon Graham (24:01) reflect on the afterglow of the Eagles' Super Bowl title.
Brian Dawkins & Jeffrey Lurie: 2/7/18
Adam Schefter talks to 2018 Hall of Fame inductee Brian Dawkins about what the Eagles' Super Bowl win means to Philadelphia, reaching Canton and more (:45). Plus, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie talks about the people who shaped him and the OTHER NFL team he almost purchased (22:10).
Al Michaels: 1/31/18
Adam Schefter talks to broadcaster Al Michaels about his legendary career, preparing to call his 10th Super Bowl, his most memorable moments and more (1:02). Plus, a Super Bowl edition of Evan Kaplan's "Kap Hit" (35:15) and your #AskAdam questions (39:06).
Jerry Rice & Mike Vrabel: 1/24/18
Before a conversation with Hall of Famer Jerry Rice (17:24), Adam Schefter talks to new Titans coach Mike Vrabel about his career, lessons he learned from great coaches and more (:53). Plus, ESPN stats guru Evan Kaplan (26:26) and a new twist on #AskAdam (30:40).
Dick Vermeil & Paul Allen: 1/17/18
After talking to Vikings broadcaster Paul Allen about Minnesota's thrilling victory over the Saints and the NFC Championship (1:02), Adam Schefter chats with former NFL coach and broadcaster Dick Vermeil about his storied career, Jon Gruden returning to the sidelines from the booth and much more (22:37). Plus, Evan Kaplan (51:24) and your #AskAdam questions (55:41).
Sean McDonough, Cam Heyward: 1/10/18
Adam Schefter talks to Sean McDonough about his crazy weekend of games, saying goodbye to Jon Gruden and more (1:01). Plus, Steelers DE Cam Heyward on Ryan Shazier, Pittsburgh's playoff push and more (32:01). Then, a breakdown of playoff story lines with Evan Kaplan (43:01) and #AskAdam (47:06).
18-1 + 10: Tedy Bruschi: 1/3/18
Tedy Bruschi talks to Adam Schefter about his memories of the 2007 season, the pain still caused by "18-1," his recovery from a stroke and much more.
Best Of 2017: 12/27/17
Adam Schefter re-visits some of the best moments from the first year of the podcast.
Reggie Jackson: 12/20/17
After tackling the topics of the week in #AskAdam (:50), Adam Schefter talks to Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson about his beloved Steelers, his life in sports, his thoughts on Herm Edwards taking over at Arizona State and more (16:25). Plus, Evan Kaplan brings some statistical tidbits with another "Kap Hit" (54:30).
Keenan Allen & Jed Hughes: 12/13/17
Adam Schefter talks to Chargers WR Keenan Allen about his phenomenal season, the Week 15 showdown with the Chiefs and more (16:08). Plus, Jed Hughes of Korn Ferry Sports on his success facilitating coaching searches (23:43), and Evan Kaplan's "Kap Hit" on the biggest analytical stories of the week (44:07).
Julian Edelman: 12/6/17
After going around the league with #AskAdam (:38), Adam Schefter talks to Patriots WR Julian Edelman about his knee recovery, family, the state of football and much more (18:02). Plus, a dive into the numbers with Evan Kaplan (50:08).
Case Keenum: 11/29/17
Adam Schefter talks to Vikings QB Case Keenum (15:25) about his individual success and the success of the team thus far, not being named the permanent starter yet and more. Plus, another edition of #AskAdam (1:00).
John Dorsey, Former Chiefs GM: 11/21/17
After another round of #AskAdam (:45), Adam Schefter talks to former Chiefs GM John Dorsey about what he's learned about himself, KC's season and more (16:42). Plus, stat guru Evan Kaplan stops by with some interesting information on the playoff picture (45:20).
Robert Woods, Rams WR: 11/15/17
After Adam Schefter answers rapid-fire questions about the NFL and life in #AskAdam (1:20), he chats with Rams WR Robert Woods about his recent success, L.A. being in the playoff hunt and much more (17:06).
Jay Glazer: 11/8/17
Adam Schefter talks to Fox's Jay Glazer about his career path, competition in the industry, the relationships he's developed through the years, his work with MMA and more.
David Johnson & Jalen Ramsey: 11/1/17
Adam Schefter talks to Cardinals RB David Johnson about his recovery from his wrist injury, the impact of fantasy football on his life, the team's addition of Adrian Peterson and more (1:03). Plus, Jaguars DB Jalen Ramsey talks about Jacksonville's young "savage" defense, and the best players he's ever played with (17:58). Lastly, ESPN's Evan Kaplan talks about what Marcell Dareus brings to Jacksonville (36:09).
BONUS: 30 for 30 Season Two Sneak Peek: 10/30/17
Know Them From Adam shares the trailer for Season Two of 30 for 30 Podcasts, launching November 14th, as well as one of our favorite episodes from Season One, Dan & Dave.
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