The voice of Sam Rosen is synonymous with preseason Bears football, but the team has decided to go in a different direction behind the mic in 2018.
Phil Rosenthal of the Chicago Tribune reports the Bears will replace Rosen with ESPN’s Adam Amin and NFL Network contributor Kyle Brandt. Both will work with Jim Miller, who quarterbacked the Bears from 1998-2002 and has been Rosen’s sidekick/color analyst in the past.
Amin will be the preseason play-by-play voice of the Bears when the team squares off against the Bengals, Broncos, and Chiefs. Brandt will fill in for the team’s fifth preseason game against the Bills on August 30 because prior commitments will have Amin elsewhere. Remember, the Bears’ first preseason game – the Hall of Fame Game – will be carried by NBC. You can often hear Amin on ESPN, where he calls college football and basketball. Amin also has NFL, MLB, and NBA experience under his belt.
And it looks like he’s ready to embrace the opportunity ahead of him:
— Adam Amin (@adamamin) May 31, 2018
Same for Brandt:
Thrilled. I’m gonna be shot out of a cannon. https://t.co/kOwwGt5Va1
— Kyle Brandt (@KyleBrandt) May 31, 2018
Brandt is a fixture on the NFL Network as a co-host of the network’s Good Morning Football program. He recently popped up as a co-host doing interviews at the Bears Care Gala along side NFL Network/GMFB teammate Kay Adams.
A new broadcast team in the booth will get ample opportunity to talk about new faces on the field. And there is something about that which feels so right. It’s a new era of Bears football everywhere you look.