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Chris Mortensen is an award-winning journalist and one of the most respected and accomplished reporters covering the National Football League today. A senior NFL Insider, Mortensen joined ESPN in 1991. He regularly appears on “NFL Live,” “Sunday NFL Countdown,” “Monday Night Countdown,” “SportsCenter” and other programs. Mortensen also contributes to ESPN’s annual Super Bowl week and NFL draft coverage, and his work regularly appears on ESPN.com.
Honored by the Professional Football Writers of America (PFWA) in 2016 with the prestigious Dick McCann Award for his long and distinguished contribution to pro football, Mortensen has covered every Super Bowl since 1985 with the exception of Super Bowl 50, when he was forced to take a leave of absence after being diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer. Even while undergoing treatment, Mortensen broke one of the biggest news stories of the NFL offseason when his report in March 2016 confirmed that future Hall of Famer Peyton Manning would retire after 18 NFL seasons.
Today on the podcast, Jade McCarthy talks with Mort about covering the 2021 NFL Draft and shares incredible stories from those he’s covered in the NFL the past 30 years who have lived lives of faith in Jesus. You’ll hear Mort’s recollections in covering people like Joe Gibbs, Reggie White, Deion Sanders, Tony Dungy, Jim Kelly and others.
DJ with a little exaggeration but I can tell you I wouldn’t be as strong in my faith without his Dad, @davidjeremiah, one of the great renown pastors whose Bible teaching was instrumental in leading me to the Lord. That’s how we met. I win on that one. 🙏🏻 https://t.co/H9ll5neLtP
— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 25, 2020
– Chris Mortensen’s journey of faith from 2019
– Jade McCarthy, NBC Sports Boston Commentator
– Sam Ponder, ESPN NFL Host
– Matt Hasselbeck, Former NFL Quarterback