Netflix has launched a new docuseries titled “Quarterback,” featuring an inside look at the lives of three NFL quarterbacks during the season.
In its inaugural season, the show followed Kansas City Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes, Minnesota Vikings’ Kirk Cousins, and former Atlanta Falcons/current Philadelphia Eagles’ quarterback Marcus Mariota. The series garnered favorable ratings, accumulating a total of 21.4 million hours viewed.
However, Hall of Famer Peyton Manning, one of the creators in partnership with NFL Films through Omaha Productions, has encountered challenges in recruiting a new set of quarterbacks for the upcoming second season.
Julian Sancton of The Hollywood Reporter revealed, “But despite the success of the eight-episode series and support from its stars, the creators — Hall of Famer Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions in partnership with NFL Films — have struggled to get another group of quarterbacks to sign on for the second iteration before the league kicks off its regular season Sept. 7.”
Manning acknowledged the difficulty, stating:
“I think maybe some guys are thinking that it is going to be a distraction, even though I told a couple of them, ‘I guarantee you’ll win the Super Bowl like Mahomes if you do it.’ ”
Several starting NFL quarterbacks, including Jalen Hurts of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys, Lamar Jackson of the Baltimore Ravens, Daniel Jones of the New York Giants, and more, have declined participation in the show.
With the onset of the 2023 regular season just around the corner, Manning is indeed facing a tight timeline to secure quarterbacks for the second season.
If anyone can pull it off, it’s the Sheriff.