According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, former NFL punter Pat McAfee is joining ESPN. Since retiring from football in 2017, McAfee has been both a football and WWE analyst.
His role at ESPN will see him part of the Thursday night college football announcing team with Adam Amin and Matt Hasselbeck. Hasselbeck is a former teammate of McAfee’s from the Indianapolis Colts.
For our brand: Pat McAfee, who considered a return to the NFL, will contribute to ESPN this season as a color analyst on Thursday night college football primetime games, as well as make regular appearances on Get Up. McAfee and Matt Hasselbeck are teammates again on Thursdays.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2019
Could the McAfee hire be a sign that he could be part of XFL broadcasts once the league beings play in February of 2020? He has already worked several PPV’s for the WWE network, and Vince McMahon owns the XFL.
McAfee has worked for Barstool Sports, Fox Sports, and WWE before joining ESPN. He will not be exclusive to ESPN. As part of his agreement, he is allowed to continue working with other media outlets. His ESPN debut will take place Aug. 29 when UCLA plays Cincinnati.
Ladies and gentlemen… I’m the luckiest dude on earth.— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 29, 2019
Thursday nights are about to be a GREAT time on @ESPN with @Hasselbeck, @AdamAmin, and @MollyAMcGrath.
We’re just getting started beautiful people… pic.twitter.com/klS64uDFqe
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