According to a report from the New York Post, former Alabama Heisman-winning running back Mark Ingram is considering retiring from the NFL to join Fox’s Big Noon Kickoff show.
NEWS: Reggie Bush likely out at Fox Sports in contract dispute, while Mark Ingram II strongly considers retirement from the NFL to join "Big Noon Kickoff," The Post has learned.https://t.co/LJqdcDi4kY
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) June 8, 2023
The report states that one of the current hosts Reggie Bush could be out due to a contract dispute, leaving the door open for a college football legend to fill the position. Ingram is currently a free agent after a 2022 stint with the New Orleans Saints which he played in 10 games and had 301 yards. At this point in his career, Ingram is seen as a backup by a lot of teams and 2023 would be his 14th season. It can be challenging for players to hang up their cleats after many years in the league, but the 10,000 yards and 75 touchdowns Ingram has put up in his career could be more than enough for him to call it quits.
If he does ultimately decide to retire and join the Big Noon Kickoff Crew, he will be joined by Rob Stone, Brady Quinn, Matt Leinert, and coach Urban Meyer. Big Noon Kickoff started in August of 2019 and has grown rapidly since then, becoming one of the most popular college football pregame shows.