ESPN announced it has signed commentator Trent Dilfer to a multi-year contract extension, ending rumors that his eight-year run at the network was coming to an end.
The New York Daily news reported last month that Dilfer was "likely done at ESPN" and Dilfer responded to rumors that he may be in line for a job with the San Francisco 49ers by saying," I'm focused on my broadcasting opportunities." However, he did not specifically refer to ESPN, furthering speculation that he was considering going elsewhere.
"A lot of stuff gets said that isn't true," Dilfer told TheMMQB.com on Sunday. "I've been under contract with ESPN and I am still under contract with ESPN."
Dilfer told the website that in addition to his "Monday Night Countdown" duties, he will join "NFL Countdown" to work alongside Chris Berman, Charles Woodson and former Seattle Seahawks teammate Matt Hasselbeck, who joined the network after retiring this offseason.
"The Sunday morning thing is new for me," he told TheMMQB.com. "I'm excited to be working with the new guys, Matthew Hasselbeck, Charles Woodson - and still working with Chris Berman.
"Is it any different? I like changing things up, I like doing different things and this will be one more thing I'll get to do."