Tony Gonzalez Starts New Career With CBS Sports
Tony Gonzalez’s post-football career is looking bright as it was just announced that he will be replacing two legends on the re-tooled CBS Broadcast.
As part of the announcement, long time analysts Dan Marino and Shannon Sharpe will no longer be apart of the broadcast. That makes the panel for the 2014 season James Brown, Bill Cowher, Boomer Esiason and the newcomer Gonzalez.
In a statement by CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus,
“Having just stepped off the playing field, Tony brings a fresh and insightful perspective.”
“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.”
Gonzalez retired this season after being a part of a disappointing Atlanta Falcons 4-12 team. He had 859 yards and eight touchdowns on the season.