Tedy Bruschi joins ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown show

Sam Cohn
July 16, 2019 - 11:34 am

With the 2019 NFL season coming up, ESPN has announced their lineups for both their Sunday and Monday pregame shows.

Among the highlights is the news that Patriots great Tedy Bruschi will be joining the network's Sunday NFL Countdown show.

Bruschi joined ESPN back in 2009 and has appeared on various shows over the years, and now gets a shot on one of its flagship shows.

Two weeks ago, on July 4, the former Patriot suffered his second stroke, but fortunately he got treatment immediately and by all accounts his recovery has gone well. This announcement can be seen as further evidence that Bruschi is expected to be just fine by the time football season begins.

Bruschi was 31 when he suffered his last stroke in 2005, just weeks after he’d won his third Super Bowl. The following season he was able to get back on the gridiron and earn the league’s Comeback Player of the Year Award.

After his first stroke, Bruschi and his wife, Heidi, started Tedy’s Team in collaboration with the American Stroke Association to raise awareness of the telling symptoms of a stroke. 

ESPN's other notable changes are former NFL safety Louis Riddick joining the Monday Night Countdown show beginning Week 2 and NFL insider Adam Schefter going on the road for the network's Monday night broadcasts as well.

Both Riddick and Schefter will still be a part of Sunday NFL Countdown in addition to their new Monday night roles.