CBS Sports has announced that recently retired tight end Tony Gonzalez will join the network beginning in the 2014 season as an analyst on his weekly “NFL Today” Sunday pregame show. Leaving the show will be long-time analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe.
The announcement came via press release on Tuesday morning from CBS.
“Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective,” CBS Sports Chairman Sean McManus said in the statement. “As a future Hall of Famer, we are excited for him to share his knowledge, experiences and opinions with our viewers. Tony was one of the most respected and hardworking players in the NFL and a tremendous teammate. We look forward to him bringing these attributes to CBS Sports. While we welcome Tony, we want to acknowledge Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe who have contributed greatly to the success of The NFL Today for more than a decade. Dan and Shannon are true Hall of Famers on the field and in front of the camera. As they pursue other professional opportunities, we thank them for their hard work and dedication and wish them nothing but the best.”
It’s unclear exactly as to why Marino and Sharpe will no longer be part of the CBS Network, but we’re sure to find out sooner or later the exact reason.