Reports stunned the sports world that historic ESPN personality Chris Berman would be retiring at the end of next season.
Berman’s agent has now reportedly denied those reports:
Richard Deitsch at Sports Illustrated, who is generally pretty keyed in on these topics, noted that while Berman won’t return to Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown nor the network’s NFL Draft coverage, he hasn’t decided whether he’ll retire or not.
“According to ESPN sources, the possibility exists for Berman, 61, to have some sort of broadcasting emeritus role in 2017–18, which could include working on the network’s NFL postseason or Super Bowl coverage.”
Trey Wingo and Suzy Kolber have been tabbed as potential replacements.