From The New York Post
With only 13 days left before the NFL Draft , Andrew Marchand of The New Post reports that CBS has parted ways with Dan Fouts, the analyst on CBS’ No. 2 NFL pairing with Ian Eagle.
Fouts, 69, had been with CBS since 2008 but this was his second stint with the network. The Hall of Fame quarterback originally began his broadcasting career as an NFL analyst with CBS in 1988 following his 15-year career with the San Diego Chargers.
After his first stint with CBS after the Network lost the NFC package to FOX in 1993, he went on to be the sports anchor at San Francisco’s KPIX. Fouts then returned to game analysis, calling college football on ABC with Brent Musburger. He bounced between college football and NFL broadcasts, including a two-season stint on Monday Night Football.
Marchand also reported that The move with Fouts is unrelated to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy. Fouts’ contract concluded at the end of this season.
CBS is eyeing FOX analyst Charles Davis to replace Fouts and could also elevate Trent Green from its No. 3 team, according to Marchand. Fouts’ contract expired after last season, leading to the search for a new partner for Eagle.
CBS re-signed Tony Romo to call games alongside Jim Nantz on its top team earlier in the offseason, giving Romo a 10-year, $180 million contract. CBS’ No. 2 team will be thrust into the playoff spotlight next winter, as the expanded playoff format means Eagle and his new partner will call a postseason game in January.