Fox Sports has parted ways with football analyst Brian Billick after six years, sources tell The Big Lead. Billick’s contract was up, and Fox Sports decided not to renew it.
A Fox Sports spokesman confirmed the news to The Big Lead Sunday afternoon. “We simply decided to move in a different direction. We appreciate all of Brian’s contributions over the years at Fox.”
In January 2013, Billick and play-by-play announcer Thom Brennaman called a playoff game. In January 2014, Fox instead went with the up-and-coming pair of Kevin Burkhardt and analyst John Lynch.
It’s unclear what the next step will be for Billick, who won a Super Bowl as coach of the Baltimore Ravens. He turned 60 in February, but last coached in 2007. One possible landing spot is the NFL Network.