For weeks there has been speculation as to where longtime ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter might go if and when his contract expired. Today, he made a decision on his employment future.
On Thursday, ESPN announced that they have reached a multi-year extension with Schefter. In a statement, ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro praised Schefter for being so "dialed in" and for the impact he has on the network.
“The news cycle on the NFL has become a non-stop, year-round enterprise, and no one is more dialed in than Adam,” Pitaro said. “Thanks to his tireless work ethic and skill, Adam is constantly delivering the latest information to NFL fans who can’t get enough. He has a profound impact on ESPN shows as well as in the social media space, and we are excited to have him continue to call ESPN home for many years to come.”
Terms of the deal are not yet disclosed. But it is an exclusive deal that will keep him solely on ESPN and its family of networks.
Adam Schefter has been covering the NFL for 33 years but really became a mainstream sports personality when he joined ESPN in 2009. Since then, he's become their senior NFL insider, regularly breaking some of the biggest stories in the sport.
Schefter is a regular on programs like SportsCenter, NFL Live, Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown. He has also branched out into writing and podcasting.
Now he's set to continue his work with ESPN for many years to come.
How much money do you think Schefter got with his new contract?