ESPN has unfortunately swung and miss several times this offseason as they never got a chance to offer Tony Romo a deal, got turned down by Peyton Manning again, and then lost out on Drew Brees as well for its Monday Night Football gig.
That doesn’t mean they are just gonna sit around and weep about it.
The Worldwide Leader is not only considering some in-house options, but they reportedly are also looking at two former NFL players.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post is reporting that ESPN has its sights set on former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner and former wide receiver Nate Burleson.
“On the analyst side, ESPN will internally consider Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese, while looking outside at NFL Network/Westwood One’s Kurt Warner and CBS/NFL Network’s Nate Burleson, according to sources.”
They have also 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.
The 2020 NFL regular season is still several months away, but the network would their team in place and ready to go well before then.
In the end, it could all be for not as the coronavirus could mess with the season just as it has done for every other major sports league around the country and the world.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.