Cris Collinsworth Hoping Jets or Giants Flexed into Sunday Night

John Healy
May 11, 2020 - 5:02 pm

Cris Collinsworth has been waiting way too long for football in New York (New Jersey) on Sunday night.

It has been a while since the NFL on NBC announcer has called a regular season game at MetLife Stadium, and he sounds just as fed up with the state of football in the Greater New York City area as Jets and Giants fans do. 

In an innocent tweet on Sunday, Collinsworth expressed his desire to return to New York for Sunday Night Football, something that he has not done since 2016 and will not do in 2020 unless either the Jets or Giants are flexed into the primetime slot.

Collinsworth quote-tweeted Pro Football Focus, which was giving out draft grades and settled on a B+ for the Jets.

“Hoping we flex into a @SNFonNBC game in New York this year,” he tweeted. “It has been way too long.”

The last Sunday Night Football game at MetLife was on Dec. 11, 2016 when the Giants defeated the Cowboys in a 10-7 victory. The Jets, on the other hand, have not hosted a primetime game on Sunday night since Nov. 13, 2011, when they were crushed, 37-16, by the New England Patriots.

The outlook for both the Jets and Giants this season continues to look rough, and unless one or both of the teams find some surprising success, it does not seem likely they would get flexed into the later Sunday night games.

Perhaps 2021 will open those doors instead.