ESPN officially announces hiring of Joe Buck and Troy Aikman for Monday Night Football
ESPN has made a huge splash in the sports broadcasting world.
After weeks of rumors that FOX’s top NFL duo, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, would be leaving FOX for the Worldwide Leader, the news became official on Wednesday.
As you can see below, ESPN put out a press release announcing multi-year deals for Buck and Aikman to take over as the Monday Night Football broadcast team:
The veteran broadcasters will become the new voices of @ESPNNFL's Monday Night Football
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) March 16, 2022
“Everything about Monday Night Football, including the broadcast, set the standard for the modern NFL experience,” Buck said in a release. “My earliest memories of walking around football stadiums are tagging along with my dad as he called Monday Night Football on radio. To return to the stadium on Monday nights with Troy – who I have the utmost comfort with and confidence in – and begin a new chapter, for us and ESPN, has me excited about this season and our future.”
Aikman said he also looks forward to working for a legendary brand:
“The opportunity to be a voice on Monday Night Football, adding to its legacy and being a part of the future of the NFL on ESPN, has me motivated and reflective,” Aikman said. “As a kid in California, the voices of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell, and my mom’s personal favorite, Don Meredith, echoed throughout our living room each week. Joe and I are humbled to be part of that same tradition that has existed for more than 50 years across generations of football fans. I am looking forward to the next several years with ESPN and all our new teammates.”
ESPN has the iconic voices it has been looking for now for its MNF broadcasts. We’ll see how long Buck and Aikman stay with the network!