After he retired as a three-time Super Bowl champion, Mark Schlereth joined ESPN and became a mainstay on their studio and radio shows for over a decade. In 2017, Schlereth moved over to Fox and started working as an NFL game analyst.

After being with Fox for two years, Schlereth revealed on Twitter that he has signed a three-year extension to remain with Fox while noting that he turned down a “generous offer” to return to ESPN.

Even though he signed his extension several weeks ago, this is the first time the public was aware of Schlereth remaining with Fox. Schlereth has been paired with Dick Stockton in the two years he has done live NFL games on TV. Several people, including former ESPN colleagues David Lloyd and Trey Wingo, responded and wished Schlereth well.

Schlereth was amazingly open and candid revealing how he came to his decision. Schlereth was professional in showing his appreciation to ESPN for their offer and interest, but in the end, he wanted to call live NFL games and that’s a benefit that Fox can more easily provide. It seems like for what he wants to do in his broadcasting career, Fox is a perfect fit for Mark Schlereth and he’ll be with them for at least the next three years.

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7 thoughts on “Despite ‘generous offer’ from ESPN, Mark Schlereth announces he is staying at Fox

  1. Remember when this site used to have “Straight Outta Stockton” as the NFL-themed cousin to the Pam Ward Chronicles? Those were good times. Way back when this site wasn’t afraid of offending anyone.

  2. ESPN could have offered him the lead analyst spot for the NFL on ESPN Radio package. Then he’d be doing almost twice as many games as he is now. Radio might be a pay cut from tv though.

  3. Remember when this site used to have “Straight Outta Stockton” as the NFL-themed cousin to the Pam Ward Chronicles? Those were good times. Way back when this site wasn’t afraid of offending anyone.

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