Randy Moss’ newfound broadcast career will continue with a move from one major network to another.
ESPN announced Monday it officially has hired Moss to serve as an analyst on the network’s “Sunday NFL Countdown” and “Monday Night Countdown” shows. The legendary wide receiver also will appear during ESPN’s Super Bowl week coverage.
Moss entered the world of broadcasting shortly after being released by the San Francisco 49ers in 2012, joining FOX Sports 1 as an analyst on “FOX Football Daily.”
The Big Lead reported back in May that ESPN was going to sign Moss and part ways with Ray Lewis and Moss’ former teammate, Cris Carter. The network hasn’t made any official announcements regarding Lewis or Carter, but it’s likely someone is getting the ax with Moss now in the picture.
Moss, 39, made a reputation for himself as the game’s most talented and colorful players. He earned six Pro Bowl nods over 16 NFL seasons and was a bona fide superstar on the Minnesota Vikings before playing for five different teams over his last nine seasons.
Moss also set the single-season record for receiving touchdowns (23) with the New England Patriots in 2007 and is second on the NFL’s all-time receiving touchdowns list behind only Jerry Rice.
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