Richard Deitsch of The Athletic reports that ESPN is replacing the “Monday Night Football” team of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland for the 2020 season.
According to Deitsch, plans to promote successors from within, but no decisions have been made at this point on who will be elevated to the Monday night booth.
Deitsch adds that both Tessitore and McFarland will remain in prominent roles at ESPN.
One report mentioned that ESPN explored the possibility of trading for long-time NBC broadcaster Al Michaels, but nothing ever came of the report.
Some names that have come up as potential internal options for ESPN include Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Dan Orlovsky. One other possibility tossed out would be for ESPN to promote their college team of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit to the “Monday Night Football” booth.
Barry Jackson has confirmed that Levy getting serious consideration for the play-by-play role with Orlovsky and Riddick among potential analyst candidates. Although, Jackson says ESPN is no rush to make a decision.