The Season with Peter Schrager

The Season with Peter Schrager

Peter Schrager of NFL Network and FOX Sports invites listeners to the table where the big NFL conversations are happening. He empties his notebook each week and is joined by a deep guest list of decision makers, power brokers, and celebrity football fans.

Episodes

April 2, 2024 50 mins

April is here and it’s NFL Draft month! First, Peter shares some stories of March Madness, from Kansas City Chiefs super fan Caitlin Clark, his son’s Yahoo! tournament bracket, and potential NFL prospect DJ Burns. Peter is joined by Jim Nagy, Executive Director of the Reese’s Senior Bowl, to discuss Burns’ NFL prospects as the 2024 NFL Draft looms just a few weeks away. They explore the history of NFL teams scouting and drafting co...

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We’re back! And there’s plenty of news to cover and dissect. Peter breaks down the Justin Fields trade, why Pittsburgh GM Omar Khan pulled off quite a savvy maneuver, and what it means for Chicago. Peter also discusses why saying goodbye to Saquon Barkley, as rough as it may seem, ended with an elite 25-year-old pass rusher— and why that’s a more than acceptable tradeoff if you’re NYG. Then, Rams GM Les Snead joins on extremely sho...

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Peter recaps his first few days in Indianapolis at the NFL Draft Scouting Combine, including multiple dinners in one night, the secret spot of Combine week, and plenty of gossip and rumors around the league. He, then, discusses why Caleb Williams and JJ McCarthy are both such fascinating QB prospects.

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Peter starts the podcast with a Combine preview, explaining the "art" and the "science" of Combine week, and how it's so much more than just the drills you see on TV. Then, he welcomes 4-time Super Bowl champion Steve Spagnuolo to the show. "Spags" talks about being the only coordinator in NFL history to win 4 different Super Bowl titles, why the NFL's youngest defense in the league was able to rise to the occasion time and time ag...

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Christopher "Mad Dog" Russo joins Peter for a wide-ranging conversation on the lost art of appreciating football history, Super Bowl pregame shows, the crafting of a memorable "morning after" monologue, and his thoughts on racket sports and the pickleball and padel crazes currently taking America by storm. Then, Peter gives his official Super Bowl prediction. 

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Standup comedian Dan Soder is a die-hard 49ers fan, dating back to his childhood spent as the lone 49ers fan growing up in Denver in the 1980's and 1990's. Soder and Schrager go deep on 49ers fandom, the emotional roller coaster of the 4 years between San Francisco Super Bowl appearances, and what it's like going to the official team party of the Super Bowl loser. Soder is childhood friends with Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel, a...

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Peter takes us through his weekend, traveling to and attending the AFC Championship Game with his 7-year-old Ravens fan son. Then, he gets into the Lions’ loss and why Dan Campbell’s decision-making and the heated discourse around it was such a long time coming. Peter goes into the coaching carousel and offers his thoughts on some of the remaining vacancies. Then, Peter has on Brian Basloe, CEO of Concierge Live, and one of the top...

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Peter starts the show recapping another heartbreaking finish to a season for Buffalo, Tampa Bay’s curios clock management handling on Sunday, and Marquez Valdes-Scantling’s big redemption game. Then, Peter grapples with his ties to both teams in the AFC Conference Championship and revisits his preseason prediction for the Super Bowl. Next, Peter is joined by comedian, Baltimore native, and Ravens super fan, Stavros Halkias. Stavros...

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Peter starts the podcast with an analysis on the chilling ends to the Eagles' and Cowboys' seasons, an appreciation for the brain trust behind Detroit’s rise from the ashes, and an emptying of the notebook on all things coaching firings and hirings. Then, two days removed from a heartbreaking loss in Detroit, Rams OC Mike LaFleur sits with Peter to discuss an incredible 2023 Rams offense, Puka Nacua’s record breaking rookie season,...

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NOTE: This episode originally aired July 11, 2023.

Lions GM Brad Holmes had to take an unorthodox path to his current position as GM, but used the life lessons obtained along the way to empower him on his journey. Holmes discusses his time as an Enterprise Car Rental employee, his work as a media relations intern with the Atlanta Hawks, and the many mentors who urged him to keep going. He also takes us through the first round pick...

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Fresh off his national title win for Michigan, Peter makes the thorough case for why the Los Angeles Chargers are the perfect fit for Jim Harbaugh. Then, Peter sits down for a deep dive with President of the Los Angeles Rams, Kevin Demoff. In the days leading up to LA’s showdown with the Detroit Lions, Kevin shares stories of both Jared Goff and Matthew Stafford, why this particular matchup is so special for both sides, and takes u...

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Peter kicks off the new year with NBC's Election Night and NFL Playoff Scenario Guru, Steve Kornacki. As we look to the final week of the regular season, Steve breaks down a few of the most interesting playoff paths, including the Buffalo Bills, the Minnesota Vikings, and the complicated AFC South situation. Plus, Steve breaks down the complicated tiebreakers that will decide the number 2 pick in the 2024 draft. Peter and Aaron tal...

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What a difference a week can make in the Big Apple. Peter recaps the response from last week’s podcast interview with Sean Stellato, and the current state of DeVito Mania in NYC, as well as a quick look at what the Bills and Bengals are doing in a wide open AFC. Then, ahead of the NFL’s Christmas Weekend slate of Week 16 games, Peter is joined by Mike North for a deep dive into the scheduling and broadcast details of the remainder ...

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A two guest banger of an episode! Fresh off his night in the spotlight during "Monday Night Football", Peter chats with Tommy DeVito's agent Sean Stellato about all things Tommy, Sean's life story, and becoming an Internet meme for years to come. Peter's friendship with Sean spans ten years and they discuss leaning into DeVito's Italian-American heritage, the DeVito family, and who kissed who first between Sean and Tommy's father. ...

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Peter starts this week off with thoughts on Jake Browning, the Bengals’ backup QB, and the state of the AFC playoff picture. With Jacksonville, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh all now battling with backup QBs— is there a window for Josh Allen and the Bills into the tournament, after all? Peter and Aaron discuss the current state of the Patriots and how the franchise is on the cusp of a major sea change. Connor B...

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Peter goes deep on the Panthers’ decision to fire Frank Reich eleven weeks into his first season as head coach and details what’s not only behind the decision, but what and who Carolina could be looking at next. Then, Grammy and Oscar winning rock musician Melissa Etheridge joins the show to discuss her 50+ years of being a Chiefs fan, recent run on Broadway, and her unique point of view as a rock star Chiefs fan on the celebrity c...

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Fresh off the biggest “Monday Night Football” game in years and in advance of the NFL’s first Black Friday game on Amazon, Peter welcomes Hans Schroeder, the EVP of NFL Media. Peter and Hans discuss the NFL’s bold expansion into new streaming platforms, the Black Friday game, as well as the NFL’s unique relationship with its broadcast partners, team owners, and fans. Lastly, Hans shares his personal story and how he went from inves...

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Fresh off Kyler Murray’s heroic return to the football field, Peter welcomes in his first year OC Drew Petzing. Petzing details the work Murray has done to get back to the field and his incredible performance in Sunday’s win over Atlanta. Petzing’s story is awesome; sidelined with an injury as a college sophomore, he never gave up the dream of being involved with football. Fifteen years later, he’s one of the youngest play callers ...

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Peter opens his podcast with the behind the scenes stories of both the inspiring wins from the Joshua Dobbs led Vikings and the Raiders on Sunday. Then, the day after his team’s second overall pick broke the rookie record for passing yards and touchdowns in a game, Nick Caserio joins the podcast to discuss the process behind selecting CJ Stroud in April. Houston’s GM also shares his personal story, giving up a job in finance to cha...

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Peter is joined by legendary sportscaster Dan Patrick. Dan shares stories from his history coming up at CNN Sports and ESPN, including stories of Chris Berman, Keith Olbermann, and Grant Hill. Then they go through some of Dan’s stories from being a part of the Adam Sandler cinematic universe with the likes of Dave Matthews and Nicole Kidman. And finally, Peter bookends his Celebrity Jeopardy experience, giving a behind the scenes l...

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