Three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt agreed to a multi-year contract to appear on CBS Sports, the network announced Thursday.
Per CBS Sports, Watt will serve as an NFL studio analyst across the network’s various platforms beginning this upcoming season.
“We are thrilled to welcome J.J. to the CBS Sports family and add one of the greatest defensive players of all time to our team,” David Berson, president of CBS Sports, said in a statement. “As he steps off the field after a Hall of Fame career, J.J. brings deep passion, unique insights and opinions from today’s NFL. We think fans will love what J.J. brings to our coverage.”
Watt, 34, announced his retirement from the NFL in December after 12 seasons.
A five-time All-Pro and five-time Pro Bowl honoree, Watt also was named to the Pro Football Hall of Fame All-2010s Team.
“I love the game too much to be away from it entirely,” Watt said in a statement. “I’m very excited to be joining CBS Sports to contribute across all their NFL shows and platforms, including working alongside and learning from JB (James Brown), Coach (Bill Cowher), Boomer (Esiason), Phil (Simms) and Nate (Burleson) this fall. Hopefully fans will enjoy insights and knowledge I’ve gained over my 12 years in the NFL and if we’re lucky, we’ll share a few laughs along the way as well.”
Watt inadvertently provided a few chuckles while revealing the news on Twitter.
After mistakenly telling his followers that he got a job at “CVS,” Watt quickly posted another video and turned his hat around.
“A little pro tip out there for anybody starting a new job. Don’t screw up the announcement,” Watt said. “It’s not a good way to start your first day on the job — especially if that job is at a global network with millions and millions of viewers, hundreds of Emmys — you just want to start off on a better foot.
“I will be working at CBS this fall, the key was on the hat the whole time.”
–Field Level Media