ESPN Announces Decision On Jesse Palmer: Fans React

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For 15 years, former Florida and NFL quarterback Jesse Palmer has been a mainstay of ESPN's football staff.

In the midst of a massive turnaround, ESPN has made a final call on Palmer's status with the company.

On Friday, ESPN announced that they have re-signed Palmer to a multi-year contract extension.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed,

But ESPN said they look forward to seeing Palmer, along with ESPN analysts Joy Galloway and Matt Barry, "for years to come."

ESPN probably had to fight hard to make sure Palmer stayed with them.

Palmer has been getting roles in big shows all over the media for the better part of a decade,

Notably as the host of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.

As a result, Palmer's ESPN fans and co-workers alike are happy to have her back.

Barry himself congratulated Palmer, while others made Bachelor/Bachelorette-themed jokes about the move.

Jesse Palmer played four seasons in Florida, during which he had 3,755 passing yards under Steve Spurrier.

He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fourth round of the 2001 NFL Draft.

and in the second round of the 2001 CFL Draft by the Montreal Alouettes.

Palmer appeared in just eight games, choosing the NFL over the CFL,

Throwing for 565 yards and three touchdowns before being cut in 2005.

Palmer began his media career when he was still playing, appearing on Season 5 of The Bachelor in 2004.

But he really made his bones in broadcasting, settling first with Fox, then the NFL Network, and eventually ESPN.

The worldwide leader in sports is delighted to have Palmer back.