NFL reportedly didn't like Sean McDonough on 'Monday Night Football'

The New York Post's Andrew Marchand reported on Twitter that Tessitore will replace him.

The NY Post is reporting that Joe Tessitore will be Monday Night Football's new play-by-play man. According to his ESPN bio, Tessitore joined ESPN in 2002 and he's best known for calling college football and college basketball games, as well as boxing matches. He will no longer call Monday Night Football. He reportedly will become just the sixth person to serve as the play-by-play for "MNF", following in the footsteps of Keith Jackson, Frank Gifford, Al Michaels, Mike Tirico and McDonough. "Being the "Voice of Monday Night Football" was one of the great honors of my life, but I am grateful for the opportunity to return to the unique traditions, rivalries and pageantry of college football and to tell the stories of the participants".

So the move of Sean McDonough from play-by-play duties on Monday Night Football to college football represents an obvious demotion.

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ESPN released a statement Friday night, announcing McDonough's return to calling college games after two years in the MNF booth. "Sean is a highly-skilled broadcaster who brings great passion, energy and work ethic to every game he calls".

With the popularity of Tony Romo this past season on CBS, who was able to predict what offenses and defense were going to do, Manning would be seen as another quarterback that would serve the same goal. Well, it appears Peyton Manning is out of the running.

  • Tabitha Byrd