After one former NFL player got the boot, another one has landed a spot on ESPN’s revamped signature football show, “Sunday NFL Countdown.” The New York Post reports that Tedy Bruschi, a Super Bowl champion as a linebacker with the New England Patriots, has been promoted to the job.
The move comes just weeks after another NFL player, Charles Woodson, got the boot from the show after a three-year run.
The Post cites sources saying Bruschi, who has been at ESPN for almost a decade, will step up to the show starting this fall.
“ESPN executives are still gameplanning as they reimagine the program’s format. There still could be additional changes to the main team,” The Post reports. ESPN wasn’t commenting.
The report notes that Bruschi “has had to prove himself with reps on ‘SportsCenter’ and every show imaginable. If you look at how ESPN has created many of its stars — Kirk Herbstreit, Jay Bilas and Dick Vitale — is it often via putting them through its system. With this move, the network is hoping Bruschi continues his rise.”
Here’s a clip of Bruschi in action on ESPN a little more than a year ago …