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Josh McCown to join ESPN as studio analyst after announcing retirement

Josh McCown

Josh McCown is joining ESPN as a studio analyst after announcing his retirement.

ESPN’s Bill Hofheimer tweeted the news on June 17.

In an official ESPN statement, McCown said he is excited to make the transition from football to the broadcast booth.

I was born in East Texas where, from an early age, life was football. I have been fortunate to play professionally for 17 years and be around so many amazing players, coaches, and organizations.

I am excited to make the transition into broadcasting with ESPN which will allow me to still be involved with the game I love. I look forward to bringing ESPN viewers the unique insights that I have gained throughout my career.

Josh McCown didn’t have to wait too long to make his broadcasting debut. This will take place at 1:30 p.m. ET on “NFL Live.” McCown will also appear on “SportsCenter,” “Get Up!” and more shows, per ESPN.

The 39-year-old McCown announced his retirement on Monday after 17 years in the NFL. He made it official on “The Players Tribune” website (via ESPN’s Rich Cimini).

I guess it goes to show that you don’t always get to choose your own path. But looking back, I’m proud of how my career has gone. I don’t shy away from the journeyman label. I embrace it, full force.

The Arizona Cardinals made McCown the 81st pick of the 2002 NFL Draft. He threw for 17,707 yards and 98 touchdowns for 10 different teams in his NFL career, per ESPN.

Congratulations to Josh McCown on his new career as an NFL analyst on ESPN.

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