Longtime NFL reporter Chris Mortensen says he’s stepping away from ESPN after three decades

Longtime NFL reporter Chris Mortensen says he’s stepping away from ESPN after three decades

Chris Mortensen is stepping down as our senior NFL insider and Mort made an announcement on Twitter today.
He said,
quote,
excited about another season,
but it’s time to reveal after my 33rd NFL
draft in April.
I made a decision to step away from ESPN to focus on my health,
family,
and faith.
The gratitude of humility is overwhelming.
It’s not a classic retirement.
I’ll still be here talking
ball.
It’s just time.
God bless you all.
Adam Scepter is buddy replied,
writing,
there has been no greater honor than to work with and learn from a man on ESPN’s Mount Rushmore.
He has been an exemplary,
husband,
father,
friend,
and coworker.
He paved the way in this
industry.
He is a legend.
Thank you for all you did for ESPN and so many more.
Love you.
And I’ll just add,
in a moment here,
you know,
Mort is one of those people that when you think about just
valuing your co-workers,
which is something that’s really important to me to do,
especially at the
years and years ago.
I was a reporter.
I was trying to cut my teeth in this industry and Mort was
so kind to me for absolutely no reason other than the fact that he is a kind man and a wonderful person.
He endorsed my credibility and paved a lot of way for me.
Mort just really always rooting you on and
thankful for the support that you’ve shown me and to all of us here on this show.
Mort is a good man.
I think
Mort is one of those people that you try to emulate when you get into this industry because it’s cut
throat and it’s tough like a lot.
And he never wavers from kind of the things that he believes in the
things that he deems important.
He was always wanting to chop it up and talk ball.
I think my favorite
thing about Mort was like,
when I would say something and I’m relatively new in this world would say something
that he disagree with like he would retouch me.
Yeah,
he’d be like,
what are you talking about?
So I just think
his authenticity and kind of being such a good man was something that was super gravitating.
Yeah,
Mort,
Keep calling and out.
That’d be nice for you to do.
And it wouldn’t happen that much.
Yeah,
the good thing is still you can chop it up with Mort on Twitter.
I’m sure he’s going to be super
engaged in all the games.
Good man.
Love you,
Mort.
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