End Of An Era, ESPN’s Tom Jackson Retiring From Broadcasting
After 29 years at ESPN, NFL analyst and former Denver Bronco linebacker Tom Jackson is officially retiring from broadcasting.
Jackson will work this weekend's NFL Hall of Fame induction coverage before hanging up the microphone for good.
Jackson has been a heavy part of ESPN's NFL coverage, teaming up with Chris Berman for NFL Primetime, a show the duo hosted on Sunday night's during football season for 19 years. Before NFL highlight shows were active across a plethora of networks, NFL Primetime was the standard bearer for which all football highlight shows strived to be.
Jackson released the following statement regarding his decision:
"I have been blessed in my adult life to work for two companies, the Denver Broncos and ESPN, to do two things that I love – play football and talk about football.
“Having joined in the early stages of ESPN and remained with the same company for 29 years is especially gratifying. The friendships made are too numerous to mention but I know that many of them will last a lifetime. I also want to thank all the fans who supported me over the years and made my job so enjoyable. This move just comes at a time when the priority of my life is spending time with my family.”
Jackson's resume as a broadcaster is plentiful. He won a Sports Emmy twice. One for "Outstanding Studio Analyst" in 2009 and the "Best Sports Analyst Cable Ace" in 1996.
Last year, he received the prestigious Pete Rozelle Radio-Television Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame.