Former Atlanta Falcons and Seattle Seahawks head coach Jim Mora joined NFL Network as an analyst prior to the start of the 2010 season.
Mora can be seen alongside former Super Bowl-winning head coach Brian Billick on Mondays during the season on The Coaches Show, providing a breakdown of the biggest storylines and decisions behind the final scores of Sunday’s matchups from a head coach’s perspective.
In addition, Mora was also part of NFL Network’s analyst team at Super Bowl XLV and the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.
In his first interview as a broadcaster last season, Mora conducted an exclusive 1-on-1 sitdown with his former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick on the Emmy-nominated NFL GameDay Morning. The powerful conversation, called ‘the best interview in TV this year’ by Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, marked the first time the two have spoken face-to-face since their departure from Atlanta.
Prior to joining NFL Network as a weekly analyst in 2010, Mora contributed to the Network’s wall-to-wall coverage from Super Bowl XLIV and the 2010 NFL Scouting Combine.
In addition to his work with NFL Network, Mora served as a game analyst for the NFL on FOX in 2010 alongside fellow NFL Network cohort Charles Davis.
Mora brings 26 years of NFL coaching experience to NFL Network, including four years NFL head coaching experience at the helm of the Atlanta Falcons (2004-2006) and the Seattle Seahawks (2009-2010).
In his rookie season as head coach of the Falcons, Mora guided the team to an 11-5 record in 2004, becoming just the eighth rookie head coach in NFL history to win 11 games. Atlanta went on to capture the NFC South title and earn an appearance in the NFC Championship game for only the second time in franchise history. The Falcons defense improved from a 32nd league ranking in 2003 to No. 14 overall the next season, fueled by a league-leading and franchise record 48 quarterback sacks.
Mora joined the Falcons from the San Francisco 49ers where he spent seven seasons from 1997-2003, including the latter five as defensive coordinator. In his last two seasons with San Francisco, the 49er defense finished no worse than fourth in the NFC versus the run and in 2003, produced 42 sacks to tie for second in the conference.
As the son of former Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints head coach Jim L. Mora, Jim E. Mora joined his father’s staff in New Orleans in 1992 as the secondary coach, where his defensive expertise begin to take shape.
Mora’s coaching career began in 1984 at the University of Washington where he joined the coaching staff as a defensive assistant under Don James following a three-year playing career as a walk-on linebacker. In 1985, Mora broke into the NFL with the San Diego Chargers where he spent seven seasons, advancing from the league’s first quality control coach to defensive backs coach.
Outside of his role as a broadcaster, Mora and his wife Shannon, founded the Jim Mora Count on Me Foundation in 2005 which strives to support children in need by affording them the opportunity to realize their potential and dreams, help create more stability in their lives, support advocacy for children, and support channels that allow children to have a voice.