Arguably three of the biggest names in all of sports media are all looking like they will become the LeBron, D-Wade, Bosh Free Agency class of media personalities. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, and Adam Schefter, along with The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania will all be TOP media free agents this Summer of 2021.
While ESPN holds an exclusive negotiating window to retain Schefty and Woj, said sources, the network intends to put on a full-court press to keep them both according to executives familiar with the network’s plans. It may also have the right to match outside offers. Of which there will be many.
The Athletic, recently purchased by the New York Times for $550 million, and other potential suitors will certainly be vying for these three special talents. I wouldn’t sleep on Pro Sports Extra either by the way.
In what will certainly be the most exciting and memorable Media Personality Free Agent class in recent or future memory, we will all be on the edge of our seats as the three decide just where they will decide to take their talents to.