NFL reporter Chris Mortensen made his return to ESPN for Thursday night’s first-round draft coverage, the first time he’s been on the air since the lead-up to the Super Bowl in February, according to the Washington Post.
After a several-month leave of absence to treat stage IV throat cancer, Mortensen announced last August he expected to be back on the air on a limited basis for the regular season. He hasn’t had a significant presence on television since early 2016, mostly appearing from his home on “NFL Insiders” on Fridays.
While Mortensen, alongside Adam Schefter, offered his reporting and analysis to ESPN viewers on Thursday, he was also busy tweeting.
Chiefs have traded their 1 and 3 and 1 next year for the Bills 10 spot #NFLDraft2017— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 28, 2017
DeShaun Watson's last visit w Texans. Looked Bill O'Brien in eye, said knows most important piece to championship team is HC-QB relationship— Chris Mortensen (@mortreport) April 28, 2017
Let’s hope Mortensen’s presence during the draft is a sign we’ll see more of him as the 2017 NFL season approaches.