Jac Collinsworth, son of NFL broadcaster Cris Collinsworth, has been with ESPN since 2017. According to a new report, there’s a chance we’ll see him working with his father in some capacity.
Collinsworth is reportedly leaving the Worldwide Leader for NBC Sports. At ESPN, he served as host for primarily NFL programming. That could continue at NBC, where his father is the color commentator for Sunday Night Football.
This will be a return to NBC for the younger Collinsworth. Before moving to ESPN, he was a sideline reporter for the network’s Notre Dame broadcasts. At ESPN, he worked on Sunday NFL Countdown, hosted NFL Live, and hosted coverage on the new ACC Network.
The Big Lead‘s Ryan Glasspiegel and Bobby Burack broke the news. Per the write-up, it is expected that he may also contribute to the network’s Olympics coverage, which is attractive for many broadcasters.
Collinsworth was a candidate to be a future host of not just NFL Live but down the road Countdown. It's likely that ESPN will be revamping NFL Live this offseason — it needs a lot more oomph — and there will be opportunities for others to seize. https://t.co/P1th4r5BKU
— Ryan Glasspiegel (@sportsrapport) February 27, 2020
As Glasspiegel notes, this add to a shakeup with ESPN’s NFL coverage. Jac Collinsworth was expected to be in line for bigger roles with the network.
This would've been a real shocker a year ago. Jac Collinsworth had real momentum at ESPN. I was told he'd be a candidate for several potential NFL openings down the road.
One year later, he's off to NBC.https://t.co/UiAnKwZGYc
— Bobby Burack (@burackbobby_) February 27, 2020
He has not yet confirmed the move, but with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo coming up (assuming they don’t face issues with the spread of coronavirus), he could make the jump soon. Collinsworth worked for NBC during the last Summer Olympic Games in Rio back in 2016.