Today we get news that the second Barber twin will be trying his hand in television. Ronde Barber who retired this year after 16 seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, is reportedly headed to Fox Sports. His brother Tiki had a stint at NBC on Football Night in America, the Today Show and a host on MSNBC during the 2008 Olympics. Instead of trying to become the next Matt Lauer like Tiki, Ronde appears to be staying in his expert field of football.

According to The Big Lead, Barber will be an NFL analyst for Fox. His role has not been defined, but his agent told TBL, “Ronde is excited to be joining the network.” Expect to see Ronde analyze games for the NFL on Fox, appear on Fox Sports 1 and perhaps a few other Fox platforms. 

Ronde does have experience being in the media as he and his brother Tiki co-hosted a show for Sirius NFL Radio. We will find out soon whether he will form a new NFL on Fox announcing team or be solely a studio analyst

UPDATE: Awful Announcing has learned that Barber will be a game analyst for the NFL on Fox.

[The Big Lead]

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