MAXX Sports Signs Donovan McNabb

MAXX Sports: We’re close on a broadcast deal for McNabb

MAXX Sports & Entertainment has signed veteran NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb for broadcast work and is close to agreeing to a network deal for the longtime Philadelphia Eagles star.

“We are on the cusp of something, but I can’t say what network it is with,” said Mark Lepselter, founder and president of New York-based MAXX. “We are exploring broadcast opportunities and we are confident that Donovan will have opportunities in the broadcasting arena.”

A 13-year NFL veteran, McNabb played for Minnesota last year before being released midseason. Lepselter declined to comment on any prospects of McNabb returning to the field this year.

McNabb is represented on the field by agent Fletcher Smith. Lepselter said he met McNabb through Smith.

McNabb previously has done on-air work in guest stints with ESPN and Comcast SportsNet.

“The networks always seem to gravitate first to guys who played the quarterback position,” Lepselter said. “I don’t think it’s a stretch to say that Donovan has as unique a perspective as anyone who has played that position.”

MAXX represents more than 40 sports broadcasters and other current and former athletes for off-the-field work, including Rodney Harrison, Jeremy Roenick and Tiki Barber. Lepselter recently negotiated a deal for former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz as an NFL game analyst with Fox Sports and a deal for former NFL wide receiver (and Indiana University quarterback) Antwaan Randle El to join the Big Ten Network as a studio host.

[SBJ]

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