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Player and coach movement are not the only carousels when it comes to the NFL. Announcers also have to wonder what’s next when contracts and the season come up.
One longtime voice at CBS Sports will no longer be heard on its NFL games. Rich Gannon is out as a game analyst after 16 seasons, the New York Post reported Monday.
NEWS: After 16 seasons, Rich Gannon is out as a CBS game analyst, The Post has learned.https://t.co/iqgKKJs9p0
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) February 22, 2021
CBS has not set Gannon’s replacement just yet. The two internal candidates figure to be Adam Archuleta and James Lofton.
Before last season, CBS started to tip its hand on the 55-year-old Gannon when it split him from his longtime partner, Kevin Harlan. While CBS doesn’t officially designate its depth chart, Harlan and Trent Green did the third best game most weeks, while Greg Gumbel and Gannon received the fourth most-watched matchup.
Gannon played 18 seasons at quarterback in the NFL before moving into the booth.
Of course, the big name in play at CBS is Jim Nantz, who is seeking a big-time raise, somewhere in the neighborhood of his partner Tony Romo. The former Dallas Cowboys’ QB got a 10-year, $180 million contract before last season.