Former NFL coach John Fox is set to join ESPN as an NFL analyst this upcoming season.
The network announced the hiring Tuesday, adding that Fox will make appearances on NFL Live, SportsCenter and ESPN Radio.
“The opportunity to join ESPN and stay involved with football is a privilege. While I was honored to coach in the NFL for 28 years, I’m looking forward to this new adventure sharing my experiences and passion for the game with ESPN’s viewers,” Fox said in a statement.
Fox, 63, last coached the Bears from 2015-17 after having head coaching stints with the Broncos from 2011-14 and Panthers from 2002-10.
“Obviously, with the stuff that happened last year, I want to continue to work on myself. I want to communicate better, and not let certain stuff get to me. I want to continue to strive to be better every day.”
Barkley compared his skillset to Dallas’ Ezekiel Elliott and Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell, two of the NFL’s best pass-catching backs.
That five game stretch starting with Philly and closing with three straight road games is going to decide how this season goes for New Orleans. Why They’ll Go Over Pretty simple: they’re just a really good football team. The Saints went 11-5 last year and never had a shot of winning in the first two weeks of the season. They played the Vikings and Patriots, both very good teams, but they were force-feeding Adrian Peterson the ball and telegraphing when they would run and when they would pass.
Peterson was released by Arizona in the offseason and has since been searching for a new contract. Payton said Tuesday that the Saints are currently not looking to add a veteran back to their roster, but at some point they could be open to re-signing Peterson.
“Absolutely,” Payton said about potentially adding Peterson (via NFL.com). “That would be a part where, if all of a sudden we decided, ‘Hey, we’re going to look at additional players that are on the street.’