He might be leaving the gridiron, but Ray Lewis isn’t wandering too far away from the game.
Sources tell Richard Deitsch of SI.com that Lewis is on the verge of signing a multi-year contract with ESPN.
At the Worldwide Leader, the future Hall of Fame linebacker will have a “significant” role in the network’s Monday Night Countdown program, as well as other platforms like ESPN Radio.
No formal announcement is expected until the Ravens’ season ends — and Lewis formally retires.
Deitsch’s sources say that Lewis and his representatives scoured various NFL broadcast networks during this past season.
Like most high-profile players who’ve called it quits, the 37-year-old Lewis is transitioning to the next chapter of his life. His love of the sport is keeping him close to the action, however, and he’s a natural fit for television. Lewis’ oozes passion each time he speaks, which should make for entertaining — yet informative — TV.