Sam Wyche, former head coach of the Cincinnati Bengals (1984-91) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers (1992-95), joined CBS Sports as a game analyst for "The NFL on CBS" in 1998.
Wyche served as a game analyst for NBC's NFL broadcasts in 1996 and as a studio analyst for "The NFL on NBC" during the 1997 season. As Cincinnati head coach, he guided the Bengals to the AFC Championship and into Super Bowl XXIII against the San Francisco 49ers in 1989. His coaching career began in 1979 in San Francisco, where he served as Bill Walsh's quarterbacks/passing-game coach. His first season with the 49ers coincided with the rookie year of Joe Montana, and Wyche is widely credited with his development.
Wyche signed as a free-agent quarterback with the Cincinnati Bengals in 1968. His NFL career as a quarterback spanned eight seasons, including three with the Bengals (1968-70), three with the Washington Redskins (1971-73), one with the Detroit Lions (1974) and a final campaign split between the St. Louis Cardinals and Buffalo Bills (1976).