- Michael C. Wright, ESPN Staff Writer
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CHICAGO -- Cable network Showtime announced Thursday that Brandon Marshall will serve this season as an analyst on “Inside the NFL,” and Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman is perfectly fine with the receiver balancing the new job with football.
Marshall consulted with Trestman before making the decision to work at Showtime.
“I trust Brandon,” Trestman said after Thursday night's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. “I trust him to make a decision that was in the best interest of the team first. I know Brandon, and I know he’ll do that. I have complete faith the team will always come first.”
Marshall will serve as an analyst alongside former NFL safety Ed Reed, Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms along with new host Greg Gumbel.
“Football has always come first for him,” Trestman said of Marshall. “I believe he’ll work it out to where it won’t distract him from doing his job.”