Here's Who Will Replace Sean McDonough In 'MNF' Booth

Report: Peyton Manning turns down offer from ESPN as Monday Night Football analyst

Report: Peyton Manning turns down offer from ESPN as Monday Night Football analyst

He called college football games for ESPN/ABC from 2004-15.

With longtime color analyst Jon Gruden already gone from ESPN as head coach of the Oakland Raiders, the network has named Joe Tessitore as the iconic series' new play-by-play announcer, the New York Post reports. He'll continue calling the CFP national championship on ESPN radio, along with important college basketball games and other events.

FOX's Thursday night schedule includes 11 games, while ESPN televises 19 Monday night game.

Tessitore will replace Sean McDonough, who is reportedly moving back to college football broadcasts for ESPN after two seasons in the network's top NFL play-by-play role.

Manning has been a hot commodity in the National Football League broadcasting circuit, with ESPN looking to replace lead MNF analyst Jon Gruden, now the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. College football fans will be upset that he's switching over.

According to Deitsch, McDonough will be a very busy man in his new position, broadcasting both college football and basketball.

"Over the past two years, as I watched college football on television, I realized how much I missed it", said McDonough in the statement.

"Sean is a Hall of Fame broadcaster and person", added "MNF" producer Jay Rothman.

McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000, following an earlier stint from 1989-1995.

That means MNF will have a brand-new booth this upcoming season.

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