According to an article on Facebook and Twitter, it is reported that ESPN is considering putting former Indianapolis Colts punter and current College Gameday personality and podcaster Pat McAfee in the Monday Night Football booth.
The network had attempted to bring in future Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks Peyton Manning and Drew Brees, but they both rejected offers. They also offered Tony Romo, but he went on to sign a big extension to stay with CBS.
They are also currently looking internally as they’re looking to hire analysts Louis Reddick and Dan Orlovsky in the booth as well. Steve Levy is one of the likely candidates for play-by-play announcer job.
McAfee announced one NFL regular season game before with Fox, when the Detroit Lions shut out the Green Bay Packers back in the 2018 season.
It was a hit with viewers and critics alike, and had one of the best calls of the season when he called Lions kicker Matt Prater’s touchdown throw on a fake field goal.
Now imagine Pat making one of those calls for Monday Night Football for an entire season, the ratings for them would skyrocket!
In my honest opinion, YES, he deserves that spot in the booth. Also, happy birthday shoutout to Pat too, hope he’s enjoying himself today.