Charles Woodson once made a seamless transition from cornerback to safety, and now the future Hall of Famer is reportedly set to transition from his NFL career into a career in broadcasting.
Jason McIntyre of The Big Lead is reporting, via multiple sources, that Woodson will be taking the recently vacated spot on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown, formerly occupied by Keyshawn Johnson.
Johnson’s contract with ESPN ran out after the 2015 NFL season, and the broadcasting giant chose not to renew with the former receiver. Instead, the crew, led by anchor Chris Berman, will be inviting a legend onto its set. Woodson will now join former NFL greats Mike Ditka, Tom Jackson and Cris Carter on Sunday mornings.
For those who have followed Woodson throughout his long career, this isn’t a surprising move. He’s one of the smartest men in football, which is why his career still skyrocketed even when his body began to show signs of age. Furthermore, Woodson is very well spoken and articulates what he wants to say with ease.
In 18 seasons in the NFL, playing for the Oakland Raiders and Green Bay Packers, Woodson racked up 65 interceptions, 20 sacks and scored 13 defensive touchdowns.
No doubt his broadcasting career will look as effortless as his big plays on the field appeared to those of us watching at home.