Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis may be retiring after this season, but he won’t be unemployed for long. Lewis is reportedly close to signing on with ESPN and will join the Monday Night Football team.
According to the Jan. 3 story posted on SI.com, the Ravens linebacker is close to signing a multi-year contract with ESPN. "Lewis is expected to have a significant role on the network's Monday Night Countdown program. As with most ESPN NFL talent, Lewis would also be featured on multiple platforms, including ESPN Radio."
Before Lewis begins his career behind the mic, he has some unfinished business on the field when the Ravens host the Colts on Sunday in the AFC Wild Card round.
Lewis intends to suit up and play for the first time since tearing his triceps two months ago in this Sunday's wild-card game, saying: "There is no reason for me to not play."
Lewis plans to enjoy retirement, especially having more free time to spend with his children. Undoubtedly Lewis will be watching his son, Ray Lewis III, who will be a freshman running back/defensive back next season at his Alma mater, the University of Miami.