Marcus Spears is staying put at ESPN. Ahead of Spears’ debut on “Monday Night Countdown,” the Worldwide Leader announced a new deal with the analyst.

Spears has been with ESPN since 2014. The announcement does not reveal the length of his new deal, but notes it extends his tenure beyond 10 years. Spears will continue to appear on ESPN shows “Get Up,” “First Take,” and “SportsCenter” as an NFL analyst.

Spears is a familiar face to SEC football fans. A Baton Rouge native, Spears played for Nick Saban at LSU from 2001-04, helping the Tigers win the BCS national championship. Spears was a first-round NFL Draft pick in 2005 and had a 9-season career as a defensive end.

After retiring from the NFL, Spears got into television. Spears was one of the original personalities on the SEC Network, which launched in 2019. Spears was featured on “SEC Nation,” the network’s traveling pregame show, and was a one-time co-host of “Thinking Out Loud.”

Ahead of the 2020 football season, Spears shifted into an NFL analyst role at ESPN. The “Monday Night Countdown” crew will be broadcasting live from MetLife Stadium at 6 p.m. ET ahead of the Buffalo Bills vs. New York Jets on “Monday Night Football” at 8 p.m. ET.