ESPN is planning on replacing them internally and names like Pat McAfee came up quickly.
Everything seemed to be aligned perfectly for McAfee to get the job…until he spoke out about it.
McAfee, who is a regular contributor on several studio shows for ESPN and does color commentary on their primetime college football coverage, took to Twitter on Sunday and basically shot down any chance that ESPN actually offers him the job.
“Although I believe it’s a massive honor & I’d be able to help figure out how to make #MNF MUST WATCH TV for the right reasons again.. there isn’t the slightest chance in hell that I get offered that job,” he wrote.
“I’ve said if I was offered the ‘Monday Night Football’ booth, I would take it in a heartbeat,” McAfee admitted. “That is dream job, precision job A. That is a mini-Super Bowl every week. I told my people to let (ESPN) know that if this ‘Monday Night Football’ thing opens up, I would not mind being the third person — even if they want to add me with (Tessitore) and (McFarland). I’m 100 percent OK with that.”
Dan Orlovsky and Louis Riddick are reportedly two of the frontrunners for the analyst job.
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