Ray Lewis may be retiring at the end of the 2012-13 NFL season. But, he won’t be out of work for long. Source say that the Ravens linebacker will be signing a multi-year contract with ESPN as soon as the season ends. He’ll likely be used as an analyst on “Monday Night Countdown” as well as on other NFL-related ESPN shows.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who will retire at the end of this season, is close to signing a multiyear contract with ESPN, according to a published report.
Lewis is expected to have a significant role on “Monday Night Countdown” while being featured on numerous platforms, multiple sources told SI.com. An ESPN spokesperson declined comment when contacted Thursday morning.
According to the report, Lewis and his representatives met during the season with several NFL broadcast networks.
Lewis announced Wednesday that he will retire at the end of the season, closing one of the greatest careers in NFL history.
He intends to play for the first time since tearing his triceps two months ago when the Ravens host the Colts in Sunday’s wild-card game, saying: “There is no reason for me to not play,” according to The Baltimore Sun.
There’s been no official word from ESPN yet about the contract that’s reportedly in place. But, seeing as how they’re running the story about it on ESPN.com right now, it sounds like it’s pretty much a done deal at this point. Can’t wait until it’s official.