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Report: Tom Jackson Likely Leaving ESPN After 28 Years

Longtime NFL analyst Tom Jackson is likely leaving ESPN after a 28-year run at the network, according to a report from the New York Daily News' Bob Raissman

">July 26, 2016

Per Raissman, the 65-year-old Jackson is "weighing his options." By the sound of the News' report, the decision to exit Bristol would be Jackson's and not ESPN's. 

“He’s still weighing his options,” an NFL TV source said. “This will be Tommy’s call. It’s up to him . Tommy’s driving the train on this one. The situation is fluid.”

The source said Jackson,65, has been contemplating his TV future for quite awhile.

Another industry source said the odds of Jackson returning to ESPN are long.

“My guess is he is going to leave,” the source said.

Jackson has been a staple on ESPN's NFL Countdown and NFL Primetime broadcasts. Prior to joining ESPN, Jackson played for 14 seasons with the NFL's Denver Broncos from 1973-86, making three Pro Bowls.