BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Ray Lewis will get at least one more dance, making for a very spirited purple Monday around Maryland.
Adam May has a closer look at the legacy of the Ravens linebacker.
Lewis makes more than $5 million a year playing for the Ravens, and after retirement he could see a lot more money.
Lewis is one of football’s biggest stars. With retirement just around the corner, everyone wants to know what’s next.
“ESPN is on the verge of hiring Ray Lewis as an NFL commentator, si.com reported through multiple sources,” said Sarah Walsh of ESPN, reporting on rumors.
After the game, more evidence suggests there is a deal: Lewis spoke to ESPN first– breaking tradition of speaking to the network that aired the game.
ESPN reporter: “You built this place. How does it feel?”
Lewis: “It’s humbling. I know so many people, you know?”
Jeff Millman is with GKV, one of Maryland’s biggest ad agencies.
“I know the rumor is that he’s going to ESPN,” Millman said. “I don’t know what they’re gonna do with him really.”
He’s behind a commercial that aired during the game.
Millman believes we’ll see Lewis doing a lot more commercials.
“An association with Ray Lewis could be pretty powerful, particularly against a younger demographic,” Millman said.”His pay day has yet to come.”
Lewis’ Old Spice commercial is definitely a classic. He also has a Visa commercial out right now that shows the softer side of the linebacker.