Longtime NFL reporter JIM TROTTER covers football for ESPN. He started his career in San Diego, where he worked up the ladder from preps reporter to lead NFL writer at the San Diego Union-Tribune. He then joined Sports Illustrated as a senior writer for more than a decade. Trotter has appeared on numerous national media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, ESPN, NFL Network, and The Jim Rome Show. He is also a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.