Netflix's 'Receiver' series to follow 5 NFL players, including George Kittle, Justin Jefferson, Deebo Samuel

Davante Adams and Amon-Ra St. Brown will also be featured in the series

The eight-episode Netflix series follow last year's

Netflix is jumping back into the NFL as they announced its latest sports docuseries "Receiver," which will feature the 2023 seasons of Davante Adams of the Las Vegas Raiders, Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings, George Kittle and Deebo Samuel of the San Francisco 49ers and Amon-Ra St. Brown of the Detroit Lions.

The eight-episode series, which is being produced by NFL Films, 2PM Productions and Peyton Manning's Omaha Productions, will premiere this summer. "Receiver" follows last year's "Quarterback" series that featured the 2022 seasons of Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs, Kirk Cousins of the Minnesota Vikings and Marcus Mariota of the Atlanta Falcons.

The change from following quarterbacks to receivers in the second season was not the original plan. There was hope that "Quarterback" would have a new set of signal-callers to document for a second season, but there was a lack of interest from players to sign on for the project.

“I think maybe some guys are thinking that it is going to be a distraction, even though I told a couple of them, ‘I guarantee you’ll win the Super Bowl like Mahomes if you do it,'" Manning said in September.

There should be a good amount of interesting content in each of the eight episodes considering the receivers chosen for the next season.

Samuel and Kittle helped lead the 49ers to Super Bowl LVIII where they fell to Mahomes and the Chiefs.

Adams posted his fourth straight 1,000-yard receiving season as the Raiders struggled to an 8-9 record and made a midseason coaching change.

St. Brown finished third in the NFL in receiving yards (1,515) as the Lions not only made the playoffs for the first time since 2016, they won a postseason game for the first time since 1991 and reached the NFC championship game.

Jefferson battled injuries that caused him to miss seven games, but still recorded 1,000-plus receiving yards as the Vikings missed the playoffs. There was also speculation about his future with his name bubbling up in rumors ahead of the trade deadline as well as whether he will sign an extension to stay with the franchise.

Netflix is going back to the sports market against following the success of previous series like "Quarterback," "Formula 1: Drive to Survive" and "Full Swing," among others. It was also announced in February that the company will follow the Boston Red Sox during the 2024 season to get an inside look at a major league team over a 162-game season.