Jason Kelce inked a deal to become a part of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown via Andrew Marchand at The Athletic (with ads):

The recently retired Jason Kelce is headed to ESPN to be part of its “Monday Night Football” pregame show, sources briefed on the move told The Athletic.

Kelce, who just retired after what is considered a Hall of Fame career with the Philadelphia Eagles, was sought after by multiple networks, but is slated to land on ESPN’s “Monday Night Countdown.”

This is a no brainer. Jason Kelce was the most sought after NFL analyst in the country.

Everyone wanted a piece of him:

Kelce and his brother, Travis, have a popular podcast called “New Heights.” Jason, 36, has been interested in media and drew interest from NBC, CBS and Amazon, among others. He and his wife, Kylie, already had a pre-existing relationship with Amazon as they did a documentary series called, “Kelce,” which followed him around during his final season. Amazon Prime Video’s Thursday Night set is already pretty packed. NBC and CBS were both interested in adding Kelce to their Sunday desks.

Big day for sports media today. CBS this morning announced Boomer Esiason and Phil Simms wouldn’t be a part of NFL Sunday programming after their contracts weren’t renewed:

Prediction: I wouldn’t be surprised if there is a sweetener in Jason’s contract for his podcast with his brother to be wrapped into the ESPN umbrella like the Pat McAfee show. I feel like with the NFL exploring an opportunity to acquire a stake in ESPN they’ll obviously want to see popular programming centered around the league. They recently signed Bill Belichick who will be on Monday’s with Pat McAfee during the NFL season and as a semi-regular guest on the Manningcast. He was also on draft coverage all weekend. We’re going to see ESPN try to gobble up all of the popular athlete podcasters and personalities they can in the next coming years.