Charles Woodson out as ESPN shakes up Sunday NFL Countdown
After three years, ESPN has decided to part ways with analyst Charles Woodson as they aim to shakeup “Sunday NFL Countdown.”
Following Chris Berman’s forced departure, the show has struggled with its format and viewership. Sam Ponder took over as the primary host, with ex-New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, retired quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, and Hall of Famer Randy Moss serving as the main analysts.
After news of Woodson’s firing hit, he took to Instagram to thank ESPN and his co-hosts for the opportunity.
“I wanted to send a quick thank you today to the Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN,” Woodson said via Instagram. “It’s been a wonderful three years, been a blast, I’ve learned a lot, had a lot of fun, gained some great friends.”
The New York Post reports that while Woodson was dismissed, no other cast members have been fired to date.