- Booger McFarland and Joe Tessitore will not be returning to the ESPN Monday Night Football broadcast crew.
- Louis Riddick (+225) and Dan Orlovsky (+225) have the shortest odds to be the next two members of the ESPN Monday Night Football broadcast commentators.
- ESPN did try to trade with NBC for the contract rights to Al Michaels.
LOS ANGELES — ESPN has made it no secret that they have been trying to shake up their Monday Night Football broadcast booth after offering Tony Romo a lucrative contract and then offered Peyton Manning even more money for the same job.
The previous Monday Night Football crew of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will no longer be apart of the broadcast.
ESPN is going to have a new Monday Night Football booth. Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland will not return, via sources. The successors will be internal. No decision has been made yet. Both Tessitore and McFarland will remain in prominent roles at ESPN.
— Richard Deitsch (@richarddeitsch) May 9, 2020
ESPN has yet to name who will be the commentators for the 2020 season will be but before they do so placing a bet on the odds could be worth the dice roll.
Odds To Broadcast For Monday Night Football
- Louis Riddick +225
- Dan Orlovsky +225
- Pat McAfee +300
- Steve Levy +300
- Kurt Warner +550
- Peyton Manning +650
- Matt Hasselbeck +950
- Adam Amin +1200
Louis Riddick & Dan Orlovsky have the shortest odds to be in the Monday Night Football broadcast booth for Week 1 at +250.
They’ve been rumored to be the favorites as ESPN will promote from within to fill the vacancies in their Monday Night Football crew.
Outside of Riddick and Orlovsky, there are still some underdog legal betting options that could hit on this prop.
Steve Levy (+300)
Steve Levy has been at ESPN for a long time it seems as he was once “the” anchor on SportsCenter and has also been a part of the network’s NHL broadcasts.
Levy’s experience could be why ESPN taps on him to lead the Monday Night Football booth out of the despair of the viewers.
The +300 odds on Levy to be in the booth are one of the best value bets on the NFL odds board for this prop and should be taken with full confidence.
Kurt Warner (+550)
Kurt Warner is a dark horse candidate to be placed in ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast booth for Week 1.
Warner has been on the NFL Network and ESPN before and is a liked commentator among viewers.
The +500 odds on Warner joining the booth are the fifth shortest on the odds board. Since Warner already has a media job it gives him the inside track to receiving the promotion which is one reason to take his odds over Pat McAfee’s shorter +300 odds.
Notable Monday Night Football Matchups This NFL Season
- Week 3 – Kansas City Chiefs vs. Baltimore Ravens (-2)
- Week 10 – Minnesota Vikings vs. Chicago Bears (pk)
- Week 11 – Los Angeles Rams vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (-3.5)
- Week 12 – Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles (-2)
- Week 13 – Buffalo Bills vs. San Francisco 49ers (-7)
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