Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year JJ Watt has agreed to a multi-year contract to appear on CBS Sports, the network announced Thursday.
According to CBS Sports, Watt will serve as an NFL studio analyst on the network’s various platforms beginning this upcoming season.
“We are thrilled to welcome JJ to the CBS Sports family and add one of the greatest defensive players of all-time to our team,” CBS Sports President David Berson said in a statement. “JJ brings deep passion, unique insight and opinion to today’s NFL as he steps off the field after a Hall of Fame career. We think fans will enjoy what JJ brings to our coverage.”
Watt, 34, announced his retirement from the NFL in December after 12 seasons.
A five-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl honoree, Watt was also named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-2010 Team.
“I love the game too much to be away from it completely,” Watt said in a statement. “I’m very excited to join CBS Sports and contribute to all of their NFL shows and platforms, working with JB (James Brown), Coach (Bill Cowher), Boomer (Esiason), Phil (Simms) and Nate And that includes learning from them. (Burleson) this fall. Hopefully fans will enjoy the insight and knowledge I’ve gained over my 12 years in the NFL, and if we’re lucky, we’ll have some laughs along the way will share.”
Watt inadvertently elicited a few laughs when revealing the news on Twitter.
After accidentally telling his followers that he got a job at “CVS,” Watt quickly posted another video and changed his hat.
Watt said, “A little professional advice for anyone starting a new job. Don’t delay the announcement.” “It’s not a good way to start your first day on the job – especially if that job is on a global network with hundreds of millions of viewers, hundreds of Emmys – you just want to start off better.
“I’ll be working at CBS this fall, Keys had the hat on the whole time.”
–Field Level Media