Two-time Super Bowl champion and NFL analyst Ray Lewis is bolting from ESPN according to sources that are speaking to the Sporting News. He is headed to FOX Sports and will become a league analyst for both FOX Sports and FS1.
FOX officially announced the move later in the day.
The 13-time Pro Bowler is expected to appear on all of the Los Angeles-based shows like “The Herd with Colin Cowherd”, “Speak For Yourself” and “Undisputed.”
Lewis will join Skip Bayless, Colin Cowherd, Jason Whitlock, Cris Carter and sideline reporter Erin Andrews as former ESPN employees to join FOX Sports out West. Lewis was let go by ESPN in 2016 as part of the massive layoffs the company experienced.
ESPN and FOX Sports have been fighting over talent and it looks like the L.A.-based network won this particular battle. That was only after losing out on college football analyst Jesse Palmer thanks to a reported seven-figure bid ESPN put in to keep him.