Former Kansas City Chiefs Coach to Appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter and ESPNEWS
Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Herm Edwards is joining ESPN as a NFL studio analyst. Edwards will appear on NFL Live, SportsCenter, ESPNEWS and other programs throughout the year in addition to contributing analysis on ESPN Radio and other platforms. He is scheduled to start in mid February.
A head coach for the last eight NFL seasons, Edwards coached the New York Jets from 2001-05 and most recently the Chiefs (2006-08). He led his teams to four playoff appearances, including 2004 when his Jets squad finished with a 10-6 regular season record and advanced to the AFC Divisional Playoffs. Edwards, who also guided the Chiefs to a Wild Card berth in 2006, is one of only four NFL coaches to lead two different teams to the playoffs in his first season as head coach with those teams.
“Herm is well-liked and highly respected throughout the league, and his insights and opinions as a former coach will make a tremendous addition to our year-round NFL coverage,” said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production.
Edwards, who worked a brief stint at ESPN during the 2008 NFL offseason as a guest analyst, added: “I’m excited about the opportunity to join the ESPN team and offer my insight as a former player and head coach. I’m going to be truthful with my opinions on all the issues that take place on and off the field of play.”
Edwards, who is represented by Octagon, joined the NFL coaching ranks as a scout with the Chiefs in 1990. He was with the club for four seasons (1992-95) as a defensive backs coach and in his final year as a member of the pro personnel department before joining Tony Dungy’s staff in Tampa Bay. A native of Seaside, Calif., he served as the Bucs assistant head coach and defensive backs coach from 1996-2000.
Edwards played defensive back for 10 NFL seasons (1977-86), mostly for the Philadelphia Eagles where he recorded 33 career interceptions. He was a member of the Eagles’ Super Bowl team in 1980 and is also known for recovering the fumble by Giants quarterback Joe Pisarcik on one of the most unusual plays in NFL history, dubbed “The Miracle at the Meadowlands.”