Report: Joe Thomas auditioned for FOX job two weeks ago

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Joe Thomas retired Wednesday, but it’s apparently not the last we’ve seen of the former Browns left tackle.

Thomas appears headed to the TV studio or announcer’s booth. He had a tryout with FOX Sports two weeks ago, USA Today reports.

He made on-air appearances on ESPN’s NFL Live in January.

FOX is seeking to fill its Thursday Night Football booth after winning a five-year deal for the package. The network wants Peyton Manning, who already has turned down ESPN, for the analyst job for Thursday Night Football.

The New York Post reported that Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and retired quarterback Carson Palmer also are candidates for the job.

10 responses to “Report: Joe Thomas auditioned for FOX job two weeks ago

  1. Doesn’t surprise me. He’s a smart guy who’s always had his life in perspective. Remember: this is the same man who skipped the draft so that he could go on a fishing trip with his dad. Great competitor on the field, but I don’t think he’ll have any trouble with life after football.

  2. So Thomas will be a loud mouth for Fox. No wonder he mouthed off about Sherman’s signing. And everyone thought Sherman was the jerk. Not.

  3. I don’t understand this at all. Joe Thomas is not like most players who could potentially earn more money as a broadcaster than playing a couple more years. He was set to earn 12 million dollars next season. More money than all the NFL broadcasters put together. Not to mention the Browns are finally starting to show promise and he still grades as a top 5 tackle according to PFF. People on both sides of the political spectrum hate the media. We’re all sick of Fox and ESPN. Why would anyone want to work in a TV studio instead of being apart of an NFL team and playing the greatest sport in the world at the highest level?

  4. Perfect example: Kurt Warner. Loved him as a player but he’s just another talking head on NFL network. How many more of those guys do we need?

  5. Re: Why would anyone want to work in a TV studio instead of being apart of an NFL team and playing the greatest sport in the world at the highest level?

    Because you feel a lot better on Monday mornings working the broadcast booth.

  6. I can’t imagine being so desperate for a voice that you’d consider Carson Palmer. ZZZZzzzzzz

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