Former Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli is staying in the television business.
Pioli, who was fired by the Chiefs after the 2012 season, has been hired by NBC Sports to serve as an analyst on its “Sunday Night Football” coverage this season, Sports Illustrated’s Richard Deitsch reported Monday. Pioli will also appear Mondays on NBC Sports Network’s “Pro Football Talk” show.
After leaving the Chiefs, Pioli, who still lives in Kansas City, made appearances on NFL Network, NBC Sports and Sirius XM Radio earlier this year.
“I am evaluator by nature so I wanted to spend time taking it all in to make a thoughtful decision,” Pioli told SI. “I decided this would be a great, new opportunity. Evaluating in my old job the things I did well and the things I did not do well, I certainly believe understanding the media and what their job is was something I did not do a good job of. I thought this was a good opportunity to learn and grow, and get better in a lot of different areas.”