Longtime NFL Reporter Albert Breer is leaving the NFL Network for Sports Illustrated’s Monday Morning Quarterback. He’s expected to start his new role with Peter King’s operation sometime in May.
Appearing as a guest on the “Toucher and Rich” morning show on 98.5 The Sports Hub in Boston, Breer explained his reasons for changing employers. He said that one things he’s most looking forward to with MMQB, is having the ability to cover topics that were considered taboo at the league-run network.
“I think the best way to put it is I’ve been there five-and-a-half years and it’s a very limiting place in a lot of different ways. The rules were one way when I got there, and they’re very, very different now. And there are a lot of stories that I haven’t been able to do that I will be able to do now,” Breer said. “When I got there, there was very clearly a wall between us and the league. It was one of the first questions I asked when I left the Globe – ‘am I going to be able to do the job the way that I did it at the Globe?’ And the people that were there said absolutely. And that held true for a little while. That wall is now gone and it’s a big reason why, probably two or three months ago, I just decided we’re going to stop talking to them and we’re going to find somewhere else to go. I’m glad I found a really, really good place to go and hopefully we can do some real good stories there.”