ESPN struck out on getting Tony Romo and Peyton Manning, and would have to wait a year or two to see if Drew Brees would be willing to take the Monday Night Football job. In the meantime, the Worldwide leader in sports appears to be leaving no stone un-turned in its search to improve the show, even reportedly considering the idea of moving its top college football broadcast duo to the NFL.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported ESPN has floated the idea of taking the duo of Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler to “Monday Night Football.”
“ESPN has put the idea of moving its college team of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit back on the table, but is wary of creating a problem with its national championship duo. They can’t be ruled out, though, just yet.”
ESPN reportedly made an eight-figure offer to Drew Brees in hopes that the New Orleans Saints quarterback will commit to a role with “Monday Night Football” after he retires, but nobody has a clue of when that might be.
Marchand also added that ESPN is also considering several internal candidates including Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky.
Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland aren’t fan favorites, with complaints coming by the thousands every Monday Night broadcast. It got a tad better last season with the departure of Jason Witten, but ESPN still has a long road to go.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.