On Wednesday, ESPN announced the signing of former Baltimore Ravens superstar Ray Lewis to a whole new type of team starting Aug. 1. The future Hall of Famer and two-time Super Bowl champion Lewis will be joining ESPN’s broadcast team for Sunday NFL Countdown as well as Monday Night Football.
Lewis expressed his excitement to join the Worldwide Leader, in an ESPN press release, via SB Nation, “ESPN is such a big part of how fans watch and experience sports, especially the NFL, so I’m excited to join their team. I’m ready to bring the same level of passion to this next phase of my life as I brought to the field during my years as a player. I can’t wait to work with my new teammates, many of whom I’ve already known for years.”
For those of you who may have forgotten to watch the Super Bowl this year — or any NFL weekend for the last decade-plus, for that matter — Lewis is extremely outspoken and has never really met a camera that he did not like.
Thus, the move to bring Lewis to the ‘Mothership’ comes as no surprise. He will not be doing the Monday Night Football announcing from the booths. Instead, he will appear every week, on site, with Stuart Scott, Steve Young and Trent Dilfer.
Lewis will also appear on the aforementioned Sunday Night Countdown, the network’s annual Super Bowl coverage and will even be making a guest appearance on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike in the Morning each week.
For those of you who may have been worried about not getting your Ray Lewis fix now that he is done strapping on the ole’ shoulder pads, rest easy.
ESPN has got you covered, with three helpings of Ray Ray a week, and that’s more than folks got of him during his career.