NFL Total Access
Presented byMJ Acosta
Mike Yam
David Carr
Willie McGinest
Michael Robinson
Kurt Warner
Thomas Davis Sr.
Cynthia Frelund
Adam Rank
Country of originUnited States
Running time60 minutes
Original networkNFL Network
Original release2003 (2003) –

NFL Total Access is a television news program on the NFL Network.

The network treats it as the league's "show of record" and bills it as the only year-round show dedicated to the National Football League, despite the ESPN show NFL Live running year round as well.

It is also broadcast on Sky Sports at various times in the UK.

During the 2007 season, another edition of the program previewing the week's action aired Saturday evenings on MyNetworkTV.[1]

NFL Total Access was originally at the 7pm ET slot before being moved down to the 8pm ET time slot on September 2, 2013. On July 14, 2014, NFL Total Access moved back to the 7pm ET slot.


NFL Total Access is hosted by MJ Acosta. The main analysts are David Carr and Willie McGinest, but other analysts include Kurt Warner, Thomas Davis Sr., James Jones, Maurice Jones-Drew, Shaun O'Hara, Michael Robinson, Steve Smith Sr., DeAngelo Hall and LaDainian Tomlinson.


Position Name Debut Notes
Host MJ Acosta 2020 Monday-Friday
Analyst David Carr 2016 Studio Analyst
Willie McGinest 2013
James Jones 2017 Fill-in Analyst
Maurice Jones-Drew 2015 Fantasy Analyst
Analyst/Host Shaun O'Hara 2012 Fill-in Analyst/Host
Analyst Steve Smith Sr. 2017 Fill-in Analyst
Michael Robinson 2015


Position Name Tenure Notes
Hosts Bill Patrick 2003–2004 Now with NBCSN
Lindsay Rhodes 2011-2020
Scott Hanson 2018-2020 now host of NFL RedZone
Chris Myers 2019-2020
Co-Host Kara Henderson 2003–2012 Retired to get married, raise her son; replaced by Amber Theoharis September 2012[3]
Analysts Marcus Allen 2005
Brian Baldinger 2003–2016 Suspended for comments made about Ezekiel Elliott[4]
Bobby Beathard 2007
Butch Davis 2005–2006 Left to become head football coach at North Carolina
Charles Davis 2007–2015 NFL on FOX game analyst[5]
Marshall Faulk 2006 Thursday Night Football analyst and GameDay Morning analyst
Michael Irvin 2009
Steve Mariucci 2006
Mike Mayock 2003 NFL Draft Guru
Warren Sapp 2008–2014 was fired for soliciting prostitution
Jim Mora Sr. 2003
Deion Sanders 2006 On location analyst
Sterling Sharpe 2003 fill-in analyst
Tom Waddle 2007
Solomon Wilcots 2003 fill-in analyst, reporter
Rod Woodson 2003–2011 Left after accepting a job as the Oakland Raiders defensive backs coach
Seth Joyner 2003–2005 lead analyst
Lincoln Kennedy 2003–2006
Ken Norton Jr. 2003–2004
Glenn Parker 2003–2004
Dan Reeves 2003–2005
Emmitt Smith 2005 Left to participate in Dancing with the Stars
Adam Schefter 2003–2009 now with ESPN
Mike Martz 2009–2010 Left to become offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears
Reggie Wayne 2015-2022 Left to become wide receivers coach for the Indianapolis Colts
Terrell Davis 2003-2020
DeMarcus Ware 2017

Events covered by Total Access

Featured segments

This feature provides fans with an exclusive, day-by-day pass to the sidelines of the NFL.

The analysts discuss injuries, trades, signings and releases, and provide reaction.

Sometimes, usually during preseason, the show has in-progress highlights.

The special guest of that episode will give his Top 5 list for the corresponding position in football.

The show has the ability to go live to any NFL team headquarters at any time, using their "Team Cam" system, a high-quality IPTV-based video system that has been set up between the network's Los Angeles studio and each team location.

Ian Rapoport gives leaguewide updates and inside information.

Daniel Jeremiah will take a look at college football players that are either helping or hurting their draft stock. In 2007 this became a show to lead up to the draft.

Game highlights put to music near the end of the Monday or Tuesday's show

4 topics are discussed at the end of the show


See also


  1. ^ Los Angeles Times[dead link]
  2. ^ "NFL Network On Air Talent: Find Names, Profiles, & More". NFL Network: On Air Talent - Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  3. ^ "Why Kara Henderson Left NFL Network | Diamond Joe's Media Rantz". Archived from the original on 2013-01-22. Retrieved 2012-09-30.
  4. ^ "Brian Baldinger reacts to massive NFL Network suspension after calling for Eagles' bounty on Cowboys' Ezekiel Elliott". Retrieved 2017-11-06.
  5. ^ "Charles Davis | Fox Sports PressPass". Fox Sports PressPass. Retrieved 2017-11-06.