“ESPN is such a big part of how fans watch and experience sports, especially the NFL, so I’m excited to join their team,” Lewis said in a statement. “I’m ready to bring the same level of passion to this next phase of my life as I brought to the field during my years as a player. I can’t wait to work with my new teammates, many of whom I’ve already known for years.”
The man players called “Mufasa” will also appear weekly on ESPN Radio’s Mike and Mike program.
“Ray is a tremendous addition to our NFL roster and he will have an immediate impact on our coverage,” said ESPN executive vice president of production John Wildhack. “One of the most accomplished players in NFL history, fans will be drawn to his knowledge, experience and, of course, the passion he always exudes for the game.”