There’s been quite a little bit of broadcaster movement this offseason, with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman leaving Fox Sports for ESPN, Al Michaels joining Amazon Prime and Kirk Herbstreit adding an NFL gig, amongst other things.
While all of those moves were various degrees of surprises, the next news can be essentially the most stunning.
Wealthy Eisen, the face of NFL Network, is reportedly set to hit broadcasting free agency.
“Wealthy Eisen, The Original Face Of NFL Network, Is Poised To Hit Free Agency,” Michael McCarthy reports.
From the report:
Eisen’s contract expires before the kickoff of the brand new 2022 season, said sources. He was the network’s first talent hire in June 2003, paving the best way for the official launch of the league’s 24/7 network in November, 2003.
Eisen signed a four-year contract extension with NFL Network in August 2018 that took him through the summer of 2022, in keeping with The Athletic.
Eisen leaving NFL Network can be pretty shocking. He’s the face of the network, anchoring coverage of varied events.
“Holy crap, of all of the off-season announcing moves, this one often is the biggest if it got here to be. RIch IS NFL Network they usually must back up the truck for him. Nevertheless it’s a recent landscape & I could see him wanting a reduced schedule too. Crazy times,” one fan tweeted.
“WOAH,” one other fan added.
Will we see Wealthy Eisen making a move, too?