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How to Choose the Right NFL Speaker for Your Event

For Americans, football is much more than a sport. It’s a way of life. Those who are truly passionate about the game know that it teaches both athletes and spectators that through hard work, anything is possible. It also conveys the importance of discipline and the value of getting back up when you’ve been knocked down, of leadership and teamwork and how anything is possible when everyone on a team is working towards a common goal.

Football players are excellent motivational speakers for these reasons. As dedicated professional athletes, they have faced adversity, pushed themselves beyond their limits and understand that success requires sacrifice.

Additionally, many of our NFL speakers have overcome challenges off the field as well. From the difficulty of balancing both a relationship and a career to the trials of parenting, finances, mental health and personal development, we can find and athlete to match the theme of your event for most any topic.

But before making your final decision, we recommend considering the following points when searching for a NFL motivational speaker for your next engagement:

The Speaker’s Background

Are you looking for a NFL speaker from a specific team or with ties to your state or community? Are you on the hunt for a football player motivational speaker who has experienced poverty to speak at your local homeless shelter fundraiser? Or an athlete that has a history of promoting the importance of education who can speak to your students?

At Sports Speakers 360, we are proud to offer the most extensive roster of NFL speakers of any sports talent booking agency. Thus, we can help you identify presenters who have the experience you are looking for— whether it’s professionally or personally.

The Speaker’s Availability

There are several factors to consider with regard to an athlete’s availability. The first is to remember that the more renowned a football motivational speaker is, the busier their schedule is likely to be. Also, a former NFL player motivational speaker will have a less demanding schedule than a player who is currently on a team. So, if you’re looking to hire one of our most recognized players, booking well in advance is key.

Another factor to be aware of is the flexibility in scheduling the date of your event. If the date of your engagement is set in stone, it may be more challenging to secure your first-choice athlete. However, if you are planning your event far enough in advance that you can opt between two or three potential dates, it will be easier for one of our NFL speakers to accommodate your schedule.

Lastly, it would be wise to contemplate how you can make your offer more appealing to your potential hire. Our NFL speakers are more likely to agree to a speaking opportunity if the price of travel, meals, and/or accommodations will be covered. Additionally, if your event benefits an organization or a particular group of people, communicating that information along with your goals may pique your chosen speaker’s interests.

The Speaker’s Strengths

It is important to remember that each NFL speaker has their own unique style and methods of presenting. Some of our current and former football player motivational speakers are great at commanding large audiences and energizing venues full of people while others prefer more intimate settings. Some are comfortable giving a keynote while others prefer a moderated interview format. Depending on your needs, we can help you select the perfect fit.

How Sports Speakers 360 Makes Hiring an NFL Speaker the Easiest Its Ever Been

One of the aspects that sets our sports talent booking agency apart from others in the industry is the longstanding, professional relationships we have with our NFL speakers.

As one of the leading speaker bureaus and sports talent agencies in the United States, we pride ourselves on providing effective and professional services and solutions to our clients. We work diligently to bridge the gap between both parties, going above and beyond to ensure a smooth and convenient hiring experience for all involved.

Furthermore, we have a fantastic team of speaking engagement coordinators who can assist you with the following:

  • Coordinating speaker arrival times and other scheduling needs
  • Contract negotiations
  • Speaker photo and bio
  • Logistical requirements (laptop for slideshow or video presentations, microphone preferences, directions to the venue, on-site contact information, security requirements, green room needs, etc.)
  • Identifying the ideal speaker for your special occasion

If you need assistance with duties other than those listed above, we encourage you to reach out to one of our friendly customer service representatives today. We are always happy to provide specialized assistance whenever possible.

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Archie Manning

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$30,001 - $50,000

A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Archie Manning played for the New Orleans Saints from 1971-1982 and collegiately at Ole Miss. He is the father of Eli and Peyton Manning. 

Barry Switzer

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$30,001 - $50,000

Barry Switzer is a retired football coach who led the University of Oklahoma and Dallas Cowboys. He is one of three coaches to win both an NCAA national championship and Super Bowl. 

Bill Cowher

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$30,001 - $50,000

Bill Cowher led the Pittsburgh Steelers to eight division titles and one Super Bowl championship in his 15 seasons as head coach. He currently serves as a NFL analyst for CBS Sports. 

Chris Berman

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$30,001 - $50,000

One of the most recognized sports broadcasters, ESPN's Chris Berman has been named National Sportscaster Of The Year six times. 

Cris Carter

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$30,001 - $50,000

Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter played in the NFL for 16 seasons for the Minnesota Vikings, Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins. He would later go on to enjoy a successful broadcasting career. 

Dick Vermeil

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$30,001 - $50,000

Dick Vermeil served as head coach of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles (1976–1982), St. Louis Rams (1997–1999) and Kansas City Chiefs (2001–2005) and coached the Rams to a Super Bowl XXXIV title. 

Donald Driver

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$30,001 - $50,000

Donald Driver is a retired wide receiver who played for the Green Bay Packers for 14 seasons. He was a member of the Packers' team that won Super Bowl XLV and retired as Green Bay's all-time leading receiver. 

Emmitt Smith

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$30,001 - $50,000

Emmitt Smith is a Hall of Fame running back and three-time Super Bowl champions who spent 13 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys and is considered one of the top running backs in NFL history. 

Howie Long

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$30,001 - $50,000

Howie Long is a Hall of Fame defensive end who played for the Oakland / Los Angeles Raiders from 1981 - 1993. He's worked since 1994 for Fox Sports as a NFL studio analyst, winning an Emmy in 1997. 

Jason Witten

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$30,001 - $50,000

Jason Witten plays tight end for the NFL's Las Vegas Raiders. He previously spent 16 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys, where he was an 11-time Pro Bowler and two time first-team All-Pro. 

Jerome Bettis

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$30,001 - $50,000

Jerome Bettis, known as "The Bus", is a Hall of Fame running back who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1996 - 2005 and was a member of their Super Bowl XL winning team. 

Jim Kelly

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$30,001 - $50,000

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly led the Buffalo Bills for 11 seasons from 1986-1996 and led them to four straight appearances in the Super Bowl from 1991-1994. 

Joe Buck

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$30,001 - $50,000

Joe Buck has won multiple Emmy Awards and handles play-by-play duties for FOX Sports' coverage of the NFL. He also works on the network's broadcast of Major League Baseball and professional golf. 

John Harbaugh

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$30,001 - $50,000

John Harbaugh was named head coach of the Baltimore Ravens in 2008. He is the winningest coach in Ravens history and led the team to a win over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. 

Matt Ryan

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$30,001 - $50,000

Matt Ryan has played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons since 2008. The four-time Pro Bowler was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2008, and MVP of the league in 2016. 

Mike Ditka

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$30,001 - $50,000

Hall of Famer Mike Ditka coached the Chicago Bears for 11 seasons from 1982-1992 and led them to a win in Super Bowl XX. He also played for the Bears as a tight end from 1961-1966. 

Ray Lewis

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$30,001 - $50,000

Ray Lewis is a Hall of Fame NFL linebacker who played for the Baltimore Ravens for 17 years and is a two-time Super Bowl champion. 

Roger Staubach

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$30,001 - $50,000

Hall of Famer Roger Staubach quarterbacked the Dallas Cowboys from 1969-1979 and led them to two Super Bowl championships. In college, he won the 1963 Heisman Trophy while playing for the Naval Academy. 

Shannon Sharpe

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$30,001 - $50,000

Shannon Sharpe is a Hall of Fame tight end who played for the Denver Broncos and Baltimore Ravens. He won three Super Bowls, two with the Broncos and one with the Ravens. 

Warrick Dunn

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$30,001 - $50,000

During his 12 years in the NFL from 1997-2008, running back Warrick Dunn played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Atlanta Falcons. Dunn won the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year award in 1997 and was three times named to the Pro Bowl.