Looks like Peyton Manning’s officially a no go.
Booger McFarland will join the booth for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” broadcasts in 2019. He’ll serve as an analyst alongside play-by-play voice Joe Tessitore, while Lisa Salters will work as the sideline reporter. John Parry joins the crew as an officiating analyst.
Via ESPN Press Room:
Play-by-play voice Joe Tessitore, analyst Booger McFarland and reporter Lisa Salters will make their debut as ESPN’s new NFL commentator team when Monday Night Football kicks off its 50th season this fall.
Tessitore, McFarland and Salters – joined by new Officiating Analyst John Parry – will kick off the 2019 regular season on Monday, September 9 when the New Orleans Saints host the Houston Texans (7 p.m. ET) as part of ESPN’s opening-night doubleheader.
This fall, McFarland will move from his field-level analyst position in 2018 to the booth, alongside Tessitore.
Two-time Super Bowl champion Booger McFarland joined MNF in 2018 after serving as a college football analyst for four years on ESPN, ABC and the SEC Network. Widely praised for his football insights and gregarious persona, McFarland regularly contributes to a variety of studio programs and he was part of ESPN and ABC’s NFL Draft coverage last week in Nashville.
McFarland: “I’m so excited to continue to be part of Monday Night Football, especially with the opportunity to be in booth for the 50th season, working with true professionals and friends like Joe and Lisa. We have a great slate of games and I look forward to starting our journey in Louisiana, where I was born and raised, with the Texans-Saints game in early September.”
For better or worse, we’re stuck with Booger.
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