According to the SPORTING NEWS Palmer chose to stay at ESPN after FOX came after him to serve as an NFL color commentator.
Jesse Palmer has agreed to remain with ESPN after being hotly pursued by Fox Sports, sources tell Sporting News.
The college football analyst signed a seven-figure, multiyear contract to remain at ESPN, sources said. His previous contract with the network was set to expire in July.
Fox tried to hire him as an NFL game analyst for the 2017 season; he would have joined an analyst stable that already includes Troy Aikman and newcomer Jay Cutler.
Palmer will also continue to do special assignments with ABC’s Good Morning America.