Biggest Loser Tackles NFL-Themed Episode

NBC’s The Biggest Loser is changing the playing field during its upcoming 12th season with a pro footballer-filled installment.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees, Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow (pictured at right), and Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson are among the NFL stars set to touch down on the weight-loss competition on Oct. 4, EW.com reports. And exec producer Todd Lubin promises the athletes won’t just be there to look pretty on camera. Tebow and Co. will actually participate in challenges with the contestants, as well as aid in their “Last Chance Workout.”

“It’s not just some great athlete coming out and saying ‘Hey, look at me!’” Lubin says of the special episode. “We actually get to their stories — and these NFL guys have unbelievable stories.”

Fellow NFL stars Kurt Warner, Steve Young, and Jerry Rice have been featured in previous seasons.

The Biggest Loser Season 12 — featuring new trainers Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince — debuts Tuesday, Sept. 20 on NBC.