ESPN Finalizing Monday Night Football Plans

ESPN is finalizing its Monday Night Football plans with Steve Levy, Louis Riddick, and Brian Griese for the upcoming NFL season, sources tell Outkick.

Jim Miller first tweeted he heard this was the decision. Miller added that Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the Giants and Steelers game Week 1.

An ESPN spokesperson declined to comment.

Levy has been the frontrunner to call MNF for months. ESPN discussed several pairings for Levy, including Kirk Herbstreit and Dan Orlovsky, sources say. The uncertainty surrounding the upcoming college football season attributed to the delayed decision.

In May, ESPN announced Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland would not return to the booth. This decision was known around the industry months earlier.

ESPN began its search by participating in a bidding war for Tony Romo. Then moved on to Peyton Manning, and to Drew Brees for a future role. Romo re-signed with CBS, Manning said no (again), and Brees chose NBC.

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