The last few weeks have been absolutely crazy in the sports media world due to NFL broadcasters hitting free agency and potentially changing networks. The next up on that list might be Erin Andrews, whose contract is about to be up according to the New York Post's Andrew Marchand.
As Marchand points out, Fox has the Super Bowl next year and it could have an entirely new broadcast team. Troy Aikman is off to ESPN on an enormous deal, Joe Buck could be let out of his contract to join Aikman on Monday Night Football and now Andrews could bolt for greener pastures.
Marchand contends Fox wants to retain Andrews, and that certainly might happen, she also might opt to find a new home after a decade at the network. Here is a look at three potential destinations if she decides to leave.
Andrews could return to where it all started at ESPN. She came to prominence on College GameDay and worked at the network from 2004 to 2012 when she joined Fox Sports. Lisa Salters was recently re-signed and is expected continue as the network's Monday Night Football sideline reporter, but there is plenty of space for Andrews at the four-letter. The network could work her into MNF in some capacity, and she could float at the network in various other roles. She's a versatile talent and could do far more than just sideline reporting.
Andrews could immediately replace the departed Michele Tafoya as NBC's sideline reporter for Sunday Night Football. While Kathryn Tappen is in line to replace Tafoya, signing Andrews could change that. On top of working on SNF, Andrews could take on a prominent role in NBC's Olympics coverage. There are plenty of other premium projects she could work on for the network, from the Triple Crown to the Indy 500. If she wanted more variety in the events she covered, NBC makes a lot of sense.
Amazon reportedly has its eyes on former Andrews colleague Kirk Herbstreit as its lead analyst for Thursday Night Football. It wouldn't be shocking if the streaming giant went after Andrews for a sideline reporter role on TNF. If that happens she would likely be free to pursue other projects with other networks outside of doing the weekly games. In a deal with Herbstreit, he would reportedly still be allowed to cover college football for ESPN and ABC. Andrews could work out a similar compromise.