ESPN has reportedly chosen its Monday Night Football broadcast team for the 2020 NFL season. Now, the network could be setting its sights on the Super Bowl.
After striking out on top free-agent talent Peyton Manning and Tony Romo earlier this offseason, ESPN tabbed a three-man broadcast team with Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick. With the network’s immediate future secured, it is now looking ahead to the future with the NFL.
After the NFL completed its new 10-year collective bargaining agreement with the players’ union, it turned its focus to negotiating new television contracts with major networks. The league already struck an agreement with Amazon for Thursday Night Football and marquee games like Monday Night Football and the rights to broadcast the Super Bowl could be next.
Currently, per CNC, ESPN is paying the NFL approximately $2 billion per year to broadcast all Monday Night Football games. However, their contract with the league expires after the 2021 season.