Booger McFarland and Joe Tessitore have been told they’re out at Monday Night Football after two seasons, according to reports Saturday.
Replacements will come from within ESPN and decisions have not been made as to who will succeed Tessitore and McFarland, both of whom will remain in “prominent roles” at ESPN, the website The Athletic reported.
The New York Post reported that Tessitore will continue as ESPN’s lead boxing announcer and on ABC’s show Holey Moley. He also is expected to return to college football announcing in some capacity, the Post said.
McFarland, a Bucs defensive lineman from 1999-2006, is expected to have a prominent NFL studio role, the Post reported.
Steve Levy on play-by-play and analysts Dan Orlovsky, Louis Riddick and/or Brian Griese remain the favorites as the Monday Night Football replacements, the Post said.
Next season will mark the fourth different Monday Night Football booth in the past five years.
McFarland and Tessitore were the main figures the past two years. In 2018, McFarland whizzed around in the Booger Mobile, while Tessitore and briefly retired tight end Jason Witten handled the booth. When Witten returned to the Cowboys for the 2019 season, ESPN went with McFarland in the booth with Tessitore.
Information from the website Sports Media Watch was used in this report.