Donovan McNabb is in advanced talks with Fox Sports 1 to possibly join the new TV network, two sources confirmed to Big Lead Sports. McNabb, who spent the bulk of his 13-year NFL career with the Philadelphia Eagles, was an analyst with the NFL Network last season.
McNabb’s role isn’t yet defined – which is the case for many athletes and journalists currently in talks with the network – but a source said he likely would be an analyst on the Fox Sports 1 version of Sportscenter, Fox Sports Live, which is coming in August. Yes, that is the same show that will feature Andy Roddick.
I didn’t even bother attempt to confirm the McNabb talks with a Fox spokesperson because I always get the same thing, ‘we’re talking to a lot of people,’ and then, when they’re ready to release the news (they still won’t confirm my Charissa Thompson scoop), they hand it to another outlet.
McNabb’s agent Mark Lepselter confirmed the former QB has spoken to Fox, but wouldn’t answer any other questions.
McNabb also has an NBC Sports radio show, which a source says wouldn’t be impacted if he ends up signing with Fox.
Another former athlete Fox Sports loves and is also rumored to be in talks with? Ephraim Salaam, a former 7th round draft pick who floated around to six different teams during his lengthy career as an offensive lineman.
Late Wednesday night, the Detroit News confirmed that on-air personality Ryan Field was leaving Fox Sports Detroit to join Fox Sports 1.