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Shannon Sharpe attends SiriusXM at Super Bowl LIII Radio Row on January 31, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.
(Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

 

During his days in the National Football League, Shannon Sharpe was one of the best and most impactful players of his generation.

He was a guy who was ahead of his time and whose style of play and heavy involvement in the passing game wasn’t usual for tight ends, paving the way for many more to come after him.

Now, he’s trying to do the same in his next endeavor.

Sharpe has been a quick riser as a TV personality and sports analyst.

That’s why it’s not much of a surprise to see that ESPN has signed him to a multi-year contract extension, as they announced on their ESPN PR account on Twitter.

Sharpe will reportedly have an expanded role on their signature show, First Take, as well as become a more prominent figure in their programming.

Shannon Sharpe joined ESPN months ago after years of partnership with Skip Bayless.

The two had multiple infamous run-ins during their show, Undisputed, up to the point where he pushed to be bought out and take his talents away from the network.

It didn’t take long before Stephen A. Smith, who had replaced Bayless as First Take’s main host, picked up the phone and reached out to him to make sure he landed on his feet, all while making the most of his charisma and input.

Clearly he is a great fit there, and the worldwide leader in sports coverage wants to have him tied to the network for many more years to come.

The post ESPN Announces New Contract Extension With Shannon Sharpe appeared first on The Cold Wire.

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