Michael Strahan played 15 seasons for the New York Giants in lots of high-stakes situations, including two Super Bowls. But he told Jimmy Fallon on “The Tonight Show” Monday that co-hosting “Good Morning America” is a bigger pressure cooker.
“That is the hardest, most challenging job I’ve ever had,” the Pro Football Hall of Fame defensive end said, which you can see in the video below. “Football challenged me mentally and physically but this, just the overall pressure of it, you feel it a lot more than I ever felt on a football field.”
Strahan said the gig at first was “more intimidating” than when he walked in to the Giants locker room for the first time.
Strahan’s morning show career hasn’t always gone smoothly. He said in 2019 that he and Kelly Ripa, his co-host on “Live with Kelly and Michael,” stopped speaking when he left the show for “GMA.”
But he seems to be in a good place now.
“It’s not something that I can say I aspired to do, but now I absolutely love it,” Strahan told Fallon.