Sunday NFL Countdown is ESPN’s premier NFL pregame studio show on Sundays. And we’ve grown used to seeing familiar faces, such as Keyshawn Johnson. But it appears we’ve seen the last of Key at ESPN. According to SI, the two are parting ways as the network has decided not to renew his contract.
Johnson appeared to have good chemistry with the rest of the crew, and is very comfortable in camera. Perhaps it has more to do with just what we see on-air. Either way, if he’d like to continue being an analyst, I don’t think he’ll have a tough time finding work elsewhere.
SI.com has learned that Keyshawn Johnson will not be returning to ESPN following the conclusion of his contract, which ends at the end of this NFL season. Johnson joined ESPN in 2007 as an NFL studio analyst on the same day he announced his retirement from the National Football League. He had appeared on various ESPN and ESPN Radio programs over the years including ESPN’s highest profile NFL studio show. The network opted not to renew his contract.