ESPN shuffles Sean McDonough out of 'Monday Night Football' booth

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Play-by-play voice Sean McDonough has signed a new multi-year extension and will rejoin ESPN's college football team this fall.

Manning has decided that if he becomes an NFL TV analyst, it will be on Fox's new Thursday night package and not on ESPN's "Monday Night Football", sources told The Post. He has also called National Football League games for ESPN Radio since 2013. Of course, McDonough's partner in 2017, Jon Gruden, has already traded in his microphone for a headset to return as head coach of the Oakland Raiders.

McDonough has been with ESPN since 2000, following an earlier stint from 1989-1995. "Sean is a highly-skilled broadcaster who brings great passion, energy and work ethic to every game he calls".

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The NY Post is reporting that Joe Tessitore will be Monday Night Football's new play-by-play man.

McDonough had served as the announcer on MNF for two seasons. It turns out, ESPN will be replacing more than just their analyst. He has called multiple sports in his career, including marquee events such as the World Series, NCAA Final Four, and the Olympics.

According to Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch, McDonough and ESPN mutually agreed that he would return to college football broadcasts after two seasons on the call.