The clock is ticking down on an outstanding broadcasting career. Tom Jackson, a mainstay of ESPN’s NFL coverage for 29 years, is hanging ’em up. The former Denver Broncos star is retiring on the cusp of the 2016 NFL season; his final assignment at this weekend’s Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrinement weekend in Canton, OH.
Jackson joined the Worldwide Leader in 1987, co-hosting its Sunday pregame show then known as NFL GameDay. Later that year, he and Berman teamed on NFL PrimeTime, which became a Sunday night staple until 2005. The show’s affable tone and the hosts’ unforced camaraderie helped drive PrimeTime to become the top-rated studio program on cable.
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