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Report: Jesse Palmer Re-Signs With ESPN After FOX Tried To Poach Him

Jesse Palmer has re-upped with ESPN after FOX Sports reportedly tried to poach him.

The former Florida and New York Giants quarterback has been a mainstay at the Worldwide Leader since 2007, after a stint at FOX.

He is reportedly shifting into a new role for the upcoming season, however.

Palmer, who had been calling games for the SEC Network, will instead provide halftime and post-game studio analysis for ESPN.

According to the Sporting News report, Palmer chose to stay at ESPN after FOX came after him to serve as an NFL color commentator.

Jesse Palmer has agreed to remain with ESPN after being hotly pursued by Fox Sports, sources tell Sporting News.

The college football analyst signed a seven-figure, multiyear contract to remain at ESPN, sources said. His previous contract with the network was set to expire in July.

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Fox tried to hire him as an NFL game analyst for the 2017 season; he would have joined an analyst stable that already includes Troy Aikman and newcomer Jay Cutler.

Palmer will also continue to do special assignments with ABC's Good Morning America. According to Sporting News, his work on the show is under a separate deal than the one with sister network ESPN.

[Sporting News]