Who’s back at ESPN?
Who’s ready to get back into the game after a decade-long hiatus?
We’re going to start off with two guys that have already been around a while, but will likely have an opportunity to start a new season or two in 2019: former ESPN and ESPN2 analyst Joe Tessitore and former NFL Network reporter Adam Schefter.
Both are in their late 30s, and both have an interesting story.
Tessitire was the NFL Network analyst for six seasons from 2009-2011.
He played two seasons for the Packers and then played one year for the Cleveland Browns.
Schefter spent his rookie season as an analyst for the Minnesota Vikings and then had a career that saw him spend time with the Jets, 49ers and Bills.
He spent five years with the New England Patriots and two years with Tampa Bay.
They are both in their 30s and both currently on NFL Network, and they both started out with different teams and have their own stories to tell.
Tess ito, who played for the Colts from 2003-2008, joined ESPN in 2007 after spending three years with Fox Sports as an ESPN analyst.
He retired in 2011.
He has since worked for Fox Sports, ESPN and CBS Sports.
He played football in high school and at Duke University before deciding to get into the NFL.
He said he got a call from the Titans in 2010 and was given a contract to work out in Nashville.
He moved to Nashville and became a scout for the Titans.
He eventually went to Jacksonville and worked as an assistant coach there, and he was also an assistant at the University of Miami.
He then played at Michigan State from 2011-14.
He joined ESPN two years ago after a two-year stint at the NFLNetwork, where he covered the NFL draft and the Super Bowl.
He is now the host of the weekly show “Undrafted” and was the first analyst to take over for the departed Adam Schein, who joined the network in 2005.
Schein joined ESPN last year after 11 years with ESPN, where his coverage was one of the best of any network.
He will join the network as an associate producer.
Both Tessitores had NFL Network appearances as a college reporter, and Schein’s time in Atlanta included a Super Bowl win in 2008.
He also played college football at Notre Dame.
Schefter joined ESPN as an NFL analyst in 2013 and has been on NFL Live since then.
He was an NFL Network play-by-play analyst for three seasons.
He joined the show in 2013 after spending six years with NFL Network.
He currently works for Fox News.
He became a contributor in January 2017.ESPN is still searching for a new lead play-caller after former CBS Sports analyst Mike Pereira left the network to become a full-time analyst for Fox.
He left after only two years at CBS.
He rejoined the network last year, and after only four seasons there he was promoted to NFL Live.
The network has since hired him as a contributor.