Mike Mayock is expected to be promoted to the NFL Network’s lead analyst position for its Thursday Night Football games this season. But Mayock says that’s not a done deal yet.
Asked on the Dan Patrick Show whether he’ll be working Thursday nights on NFL Network this season, Mayock said, “Nothing’s official yet, so I guess we’re just going to have to wait and see.”
When Patrick followed up, Mayock insisted that he hasn’t been officially hired.
“I don’t know,” Mayock said. “Nothing’s official yet.”
Our guess is that the only thing keeping the Mayock hiring from becoming “official” is that the NFL is waiting for the right time to make the announcement. Mayock is NFL Network’s best analyst, and it would be dumb not to put him in the booth on Thursday nights.