Netflix announces new docuseries ‘Quarterback’ with NFL featuring Patrick Mahomes, Kirk Cousins, Marcus Mariota

Get ready for some hard-hitting action because Netflix is taking on football with a new sports docuseries, Quarterback.

Set to release this summer, the show will offer an inside look into the lives of three NFL quarterbacks: Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings, and Marcus Mariota of the Atlanta Falcons.

In a first-of-its-kind move, the NFL has allowed quarterbacks to be mic’d up for every game of a season. And the upcoming series will provide behind-the-scenes access to some of the biggest moments of the season.

The show will cover Mahomes’ record-breaking total offense that led to him winning the league and Super Bowl MVP awards, Cousins’ epic comeback, and Mariota’s debut as the starting quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons.

The docuseries marks Netflix’s latest addition to its lineup of sports content. The platform has already released tennis-focused series, Break Point, golf series, Full Swing, and is set to premiere the fifth season of Formula 1: Drive to Survive.

And that’s not all – Netflix has shown in the pipeline about the 2022 Tour de France and the 2022 World Cup.

However, with increasing competition in the sports-focused streaming space, Netflix will need to stay on its toes.While Netflix is taking the produced show approach, other streaming giants like Amazon are going for big-ticket live events.

Amazon has already wrapped the first year of its 11-year deal for Thursday Night Football, while Google / YouTube has won the bidding war for NFL Sunday Ticket.

Apple has premiered the second season of its pro surfing docuseries, Make or Break, and has teamed up with Major League Soccer on a new streaming service.

With its high-quality productions and focus on storytelling, Netflix is likely to take the sports streaming world by storm. While Quarterback may be a limited series for now, there’s no doubt that football fans will eagerly await more seasons of behind-the-scenes access to their favorite athletes.

From which corner of the world will you be watching Quarterback? Do let us know in the comments. 


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