New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie probably imagined his 2017 shaking out a lot differently. In one scenario, he would have been president. In another, the three-term governor would have taken on a new and powerful role in President Trump’s administration. But as they say, when one bridge is blocked, another one opens. And so Christie now might find himself with a new plan, one that has nothing to do with politics.

According to, Christie is a possibility to replace outgoing sports talk radio host Mike Francesa at New York’s WFAN.

“I would certainly at least want to consider [Christie],” said Mark Chernoff, the station’s program director and vice president of its parent company CBS Radio New York this week. “If he’s interested and we’re interested, it’s worth pursuing.”

Christie has been able to try out his sports talk chops several times already. He has made more than 10 appearances on WFAN’s “Boomer and Carton” show in the past year, including one last month when he stopped by to rant about Eagles fans being “generally angry, awful people.”

Christie, who fancies himself a fan of New York teams, as well as the Dallas Cowboys, dabbled in sports television, too. Most recently, he appeared on SportsNet New York, where he declared the Phillies “suck” before repeating his hatred for Philadelphia’s fan base. This time they were “angry, bitter” and made going to games at Citizens Bank Park unsafe for “civilized people.” In other words, he is probably fit for the New York job.

With that in mind, however, Chernoff told that Christie is not the only candidate in the running. In fact, there are “plenty of candidates,” Chernoff said, without giving away any other names.

Christie has not commented publicly on the prospect of taking over for Francesa when the host retires at the end of 2017, but he did express interest in getting into broadcasting last week during his SNY-TV appearance.

“As my son said — he said, ‘I can’t believe I’ve been listening to you talk about sports my entire life and that someone might actually pay you to do that.’ He said, ‘I can’t imagine how great that would be for you,’ ” Christie said last week (via “And so, yeah, that’s certainly one of the things that I hope I’ll have a chance to consider when I get out and stop being governor.”