ESPN is still in the midst of massive layoffs, but they are also making a big change for the upcoming 2023 NFL season.
Andrew Marchand of The Post report on Tuesday that Chris Fowler will replace Steve Levy as play-by-play announcer on the network’s second MNF team.
Prior to ESPN’s hiring of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman a year ago, Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit served as the #2 team behind Levy, Brian Griese, and Louis Riddick. However, Griese left ESPN last year, and Levy and Riddick teamed with Dan Orlovsky to call a handful of MNF games.
Fowler will continue in his role as ESPN’s lead college game-caller. He recently signed a new deal with ESPN, per Marchand.
This will make it the second-straight season Levy loses a MNF assignment.
It’s not yet known who will team with Fowler this year. He’ll be calling as many as five of those games – three weeks will feature different games on ABC and ESPN, the Week 18 doubleheader returns, and ESPN also has an international game streaming on ESPN+.
For ESPN, Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit have called college football games, including the National Championship.
In accordance with a new agreement, ESPN will start broadcasting 23 regular-season games annually in 2023.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.