Monday Night Football: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman sign multiyear deals with ESPN – What We Know!

BRISTOL, Connecticut — Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, who’ve teamed collectively for 20 NFL seasons within the broadcast sales space, have signed multiyear agreements to hitch ESPN as the brand new voices for Monday Night time Soccer, it was introduced Wednesday.

The duo, who each have been inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame, can even contribute content material to ESPN+.

“When you’ve gotten the chance to herald the enduring, longest-running NFL broadcasting duo, you are taking it, particularly at a time after we are on the cusp of a brand new period in our increasing relationship with the NFL,” mentioned Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports activities Content material. “The NFL continues to ascend, and we now have extra video games than ever earlier than, offering extra alternatives for Joe, Troy and our deep roster of commentators.”

In 2022, Buck and Aikman will match the legendary broadcasting duo of Pat Summerall and John Madden with their twenty first season collectively within the sales space.

Buck and Aikman have referred to as six Tremendous Bowls, surpassing all different pairings/cubicles apart from Summerall and Madden.

“The whole lot about Monday Night time Soccer, together with the printed, set the usual for the trendy NFL expertise,” Buck mentioned in an announcement. “My earliest recollections of strolling round soccer stadiums are tagging together with my dad as he referred to as Monday Night time Soccer on radio.

“To return to the stadium on Monday nights with Troy — who I’ve the utmost consolation with and confidence in — and start a brand new chapter, for us and ESPN, has me enthusiastic about this season and our future.”

Lisa Salters, Monday Night time Soccer’s longest-tenured sideline reporter, will return for her eleventh season on the collection.

ESPN’s new staff will make their regular-season debut on Sept. 12.

Aikman, who gained three Tremendous Bowl titles because the quarterback of the Dallas Cowboys, was inducted into the Professional Soccer Corridor of Fame in 2006; Buck entered the Corridor in 2020 with the Pete Rozelle Radio-Tv Award.

“The chance to be a voice on Monday Night time Soccer, including to its legacy and being part of the way forward for the NFL on ESPN, has me motivated and reflective,” Aikman mentioned in an announcement. “As a child in California, the voices of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell, and my mother’s private favourite, Don Meredith, echoed all through our lounge every week.

“Joe and I are humbled to be a part of that very same custom that has existed for greater than 50 years throughout generations of soccer followers. I’m wanting ahead to the following a number of years with ESPN and all our new teammates.”

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