With Rich Eisen leaving NFL Network’s Total Access and the teams of Andrew Siciliano and Kara Henderson (Monday through Thursday) and Scott Hanson and Lindsay Soto (Friday and Saturday) replacing him, there’s a little bit more to the story.
Per a media source with knowledge of the situation, NFLN made a run at ESPN’s Trey Wingo. He ultimately decided to stay put in Bristol.
Wingo does a great job of weaving through the topics of the day on NFL Live, and he anchors portions of ESPN’s draft coverage and other events.
Thinking long term, Wingo’s non-move makes sense. Eisen will be the top dog at NFLN until he leaves the network. At ESPN, Chris Berman will serve as the king of the NFL coverage for as long as he’s there. It therefore makes more sense for Wingo to position himself to have a shot at replacing Berman, who is considerably older than Eisen.
UPDATE: NFL Network spokesman Dennis Johnson told PFT via e-mail that NFLN had no comment regarding the report.