New NFL Network Series 'Impact and Influence' Highlights NFL Player Causes

NFL Communications

New NFL Network Series 'Impact and Influence' Highlights NFL Player Causes

2018 Regular English

Multi-Part Series Airs on 'NFL Total Access' Starting TONIGHT Following 'Thursday Night Football'​

Series Features Chris Long, Golden Tate, Whitney Mercilus, Saquon Barkley, Ben Watson, Mike Evans & Devin McCourty

NFL Network presents a new multi-part series Impact & Influence, highlighting the important causes and community outreach initiatives of current NFL players.

The first installment of Impact & Influence premieres TONIGHT at 12 Midnight ET on NFL Total Access following the Carolina Panthers-Pittsburgh Steelers Thursday Night Football game, detailing Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long's efforts to achieve educational equity through his involvement with programs such as Summer Search in Philadelphia.

Each installment will premiere on NFL Total Access and also re-air on various NFL Network programs such as Good Morning Football and NFL GameDay Morning throughout the remainder of the season. All installments from the Impact & Influence series can be viewed digitally by visiting  

Other NFL players featured on Impact & Influence are Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate, Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus, New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley, New Orleans Saints tight end Ben Watson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans and New England Patriots safety Devin McCourty.

Provided below is a broadcast schedule:

Philadelphia Eagles DE Chris Long

Premiere: Thursday, November 8 on NFL Total Access at 12 Midnight ET (following Thursday Night Football)

Description: In 2017, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long donated his entire salary to educational equity programs as part of his Pledge 10 initiative, which went towards scholarships in his hometown of Charlottesville and different programs in the cities of St. Louis, Boston and Philadelphia. Impact & Influence tells the story of Long's involvement with Summer Search in Philadelphia, which provides an opportunity for equity in students' lives through mentorship and transformative experiences

Philadelphia Eagles WR Golden Tate

Premiere: Monday, November 12 on NFL Total Access at 6:00 PM ET

Description: In 2013, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate travelled to Afghanistan as part of a USO tour, which helped to lay the groundwork for founding the Golden Future Foundation. Through his foundation, Tate and his wife Elise Tate have worked closely with veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan to help reacclimate into civil society and provide resources for those who served

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus

Premiere: Monday, November 26 on NFL Total Access at 6:00 PM ET

Description: The son of Haitian immigrants to the United States, Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus grew up recognizing the importance of a strong work ethic and giving back to your community. Impact & Influence details the work Mercilus has done through the WithMerci Foundation, which aids special needs children in the Houston area and Haiti

New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley

Premiere: Monday, December 10 on NFL Total Access at 6:00 PM ET

Description: Rookie running and South Bronx native Saquon Barkley received a hometown hero's welcome when he was selected by the New York Giants in the 2018 NFL Draft, and since then Barkley has sought out ways to use his platform to give back. Impact & Influence connects Barkley with the members of the A$AP Mob Foundation, which is dedicated to preventing substance abuse in urban communities, to teach the young running back tools of civic and social engagement to discover what he can do to aide those who suffer from health ailments and social injustice

The installments of Impact & Influence featuring Watson, Evans and McCourty will air on NFL Network later this season, with details forthcoming.

Each installment of Impact & Influence is produced by NFL Network and Mass Appeal. Additionally, Harrison A.W. CorwinChristopher FriersonRaquel Marvez and Chris Gary​ from Mass Appeal served as directors.



NFL Media is comprised of NFL Network, NFL Films,, the NFL app and NFL RedZone.

Seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, fans turn to NFL Network to receive information and insight straight from the field, team headquarters, league offices and everywhere the NFL is making news. Launched in 2003, NFL Network gives fans unprecedented year-round inside access to all NFL events, including the Super Bowl, Playoffs, regular season, preseason, Pro Bowl, Pro Football Hall of Fame induction weekend, NFL Draft, NFL Scouting Combine, Senior Bowl, league meetings, minicamps and training camps.

For fans on the go, all NFL Network programming can be streamed live through the NFL app and via Watch NFL Network on smartphones, tablets, PCs and connected TV devices (Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, PlayStation 4 and Roku). Access is available for NFL Network subscribers of participating TV providers. For more information, go to