The man who was recently proclaimed the greatest player in NFL history has a new job.
Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated reports that Jerry Rice, the former 49ers, Raiders and Seahawks wide receiver who came in first in NFL Network’s ranking of the Top 100 players of all-time, is ESPN’s newest NFL analyst.
Rice will appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter and Audibles, on which he’ll work with his former 49ers quarterback Steve Young. He starts on September 15.
Although Deitsch’s report was published Monday afternoon, there was no mention of Rice’s new job when he appeared on ESPN Radio on Tuesday morning.
As we previously noted, Rice offered some harsh comments about Randy Moss in that radio appearance. If he’s consistently that candid, and if he’s regularly willing to call out players who don’t work hard, he’ll be a welcome addition to ESPN’s staff.