'Biggest Loser' to feature Drew Brees, Tim Tebow, and Eric Dickerson for NFL-themed episode -- EXCLUSIVE

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Are you ready some football on The Biggest Loser? The Oct. 4 episode of NBC’s weight-loss competition series will feature appearances by a handful of NFL players, including New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, and Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson, EW has learned. Some of the athletes will be seen competing against the contestants in a throwing contest, while others help the pound shedders with their “Last Chance Workout” before that week’s weigh-in. “It’s not just some great athlete coming out and saying ‘Hey, look at me!’” says BL exec producer Todd Lubin. “We actually get to their stories — and these NFL guys have unbelievable stories. Drew had a major debilitating injury, came back and won a Super Bowl, so his message was, ‘Whatever the adversity is, you’ve got to fight through it.’” Lubin also quips: “It’s a good chance to get the men to watch Biggest Loser alongside their wives.”

The show has previously featured such NFL stars as Steve Young, Jerry Rice, Kurt Warner, and Rod Woodson. The season 12 premiere, with new trainers Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince, airs Sept. 20.

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  • Melissa in CA

    I’m a HUGE football fan, but I am SO done hearing about Tim F’ing Tebow!!! Between that and no Jillian this season, I think I’m going to give up Biggest Loser.

    • Andrea

      Tim Tebow is a great guy. Let me guess your a Cowboys fan. lol. or Raiders. You don’t respect talent and a good role model all in one than you must be a fan of one or the other team.

      • Melissa in CA

        His character does not make him a great pro football player.

    • RK

      Huh? One episode where Tebow is one of 3 football players will make you stop watching?

    • nunnya

      I’m sick of him too. I don’t care how great a guy he is.

    • Jon

      Since most people don’t think he has any business being on a professional football field (no, I’m not one of them), they should be happy he’s involved in something he knows. Ever see the workouts Tebow does? I think even the trainers on this show would vomit from doing them. This guy is a physical freak. He could probably teach these overweight people quite a bit about staying in shape.

      • Stephanie

        I agree with you! Tebow is super crazy about working out so he is the perfect guy for this! I am actually a fan of Tebow though, he is a great player

    • ANGEL

      SO SORRY TO HEAR THAT YOU ARE TIRED OF HEARING TEBOW’S NAME BUT I HATE TO TELL YOU THAT YOU WILL BE HEARING ALOT MORE ABOUT HIM CAUSE HE WILL BE THE STARTING QB FOR DENVER AFTER THEIR BYE WEEK. TIM HAS BE AN INSPIRATIONAL PERSON TO EVERYONE. I DONT KNOW WHY ANYONE WOULD HAVE ANYTHING BAD TO SAY ABOUT HIM. HE IS A CHRISTIAN AND IS SOMEONE WHO LOVES TO HELP EVERYONE. SO WHO CARES IF YOU STOP WATCHING THE BIGGEST LOSER CAUSE TIM TEBOW IS ON THE SHOW? HE GOT WHERE HE IS CAUSE HE HAD FAITH AND HE KNEW THAT OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST WOULD TAKE HIM WHERE HE IS NOW. YOU NEED TO KEEP PRAYING TOO AND STOP WORRYING ABOUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE. I LOVE TIM TEBOW AND I WAS HAPPY TO SEE THAT HE WAS ON THE SHOW TO HELP MOTIVATE THE CONTESTANTS. TIM TEBOW IS THE GREATEST IN MY EYES…..MAYBE YOU SHOULD PICK UP HIS BOOK THROUGH MY EYES AND READ IT, THEN MAYBE YOU WILL GET AN UNDERSTANDING ABOUT HIM. GOD BLESS YOU MELISSA FROM CA.

  • Nathan

    Can the Broncos please just cut Tebow already so we can stop (hopefully) hearing about him, he’s become the Kim Kardashian of guys.

    • Andrea

      That was a little funny. Don’t hate.

    • heather

      that’s just stupid. the kardashian’s go out looking for attention, tebow’s just trying to do his own thing and unncessary attention get’s placed on him. don’t be a hater cuz he makes more $$$ than u!

    • Stephanie

      Yeah why is everyone one hating on Tim Tebow!? At least he worked hard to get somewhere, not like the Kardashians who got lucky with a tv show to make them famous

  • Patty

    Willing to give Biggest Losser a fair chance! But Bob a d Jullian just clicked with viewers. It will be hard for anyone following! Hope Its a Great and exciting season! P.s. I don’t do football soooo know ideal who theses guys are!

  • Andrea

    I love that they are adding more football. My hubby and I both watch the show together and I am very excited to see such great role models like Tim Tebow. If I was luck enough to be picked for the show that would be such an inspiration to have someone like that there. I’m excited just to watch the show. Not to excited about Jillian being gone but the trainers don’t make the show good, the contestants do. Good luck to all in the battle or struggle to lose weight

  • BruceMpls

    I wish they had found someone other than overpaid athletes who don’t contribute to anything but them selves and tv ratings who actually might care about losing weight and becoming healthy.

    • Ryan

      Yeah, they don’t contribute anything. It’s not like Tebow started a charitable foundation, or went to work in his parent’s mission during summers or anything like that. Just another selfish football player….

  • CAROL

    No offense to anyone but if Jillian isn’t going to be on the show it’s really not worth watching it. I guess I will now have Tuesday free to watch something else.

  • The R

    Awww snap!!! These boys don’t have a thing on the baddest QB. The real passer (QB) can be found getting paid over here

  • Anna

    If you’re sick of hearing about him, don’t take it out on him. He’s not the one that keeps talking about himself, it’s the media. He is a great guy and a great role model and being on this show has nothing to do with his football skills.

    • Heather

      Thank you for finally saying something that makes sense. He didn’t ask for this and he’s probably sick of it too.

    • ANGEL

      THANKS ANNA FOR TELLING THOSE CRAZY PEOPLE THAT THEY DONT NEED TO TAKE WHAT THE MEDIA IS SAYING ABOUT TIM TEBOW OUT ON HIM. I LOVE TIM TEBOW AND I THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE MORE PEOPLE LIKE HIM IN THIS WORLD. HE IS A GREAT GUY AND HE BELIEVES THAT GOD HAD GIVEN HIM A PURPOSE IN LIFE AND HE IS THE ONLY PERSON THAT KNOWS WHAT THAT IS. ABVIOUSLY IT IS PLAYING FOOTBALL, LEAVE TIM TEBOW ALONE PEOPLE AND STOP HATING CAUSE GOD DONT LIKE PEOPLE WHO JUDGE OR HATE ON OTHERS.

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