Pat McAfee finally shared the big news he has been talking about on social media over the weekend.
The former Colts star and current WWE commentator is heading to ESPN as color analyst for Thursday Night college football. This opens the door up for him to take the booth for the XFL come February. It has been long speculated that McAfee would join the new league after he joined the WWE. McAfee has even stated in the past that he would be open to sitting in the booth for the XFL.
ESPN Insider Adam Schefter broke the news Monday on Twitter. McAfee confirmed the news shortly after with a video
Ladies and gentlemen… I'm the luckiest dude on earth.
Thursday nights are about to be a GREAT time on @ESPN with @Hasselbeck, @AdamAmin, and @MollyAMcGrath.
We're just getting started beautiful people… pic.twitter.com/klS64uDFqe
— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) July 29, 2019
McAfee will be calling games with former Colts teammate Matt Hasselbeck and host Adam Amin. In addition to working as a color analyst, McAfee will also make regular appearances on ESPN morning sports show Get Up.
ESPN Signs @PatMcAfeeShow to Multi-Year Deal; Will work Thursday night CFB games and appear in studio
more: https://t.co/m8T1911wym pic.twitter.com/JYInZs7ntm
— ESPN PR (@ESPNPR) July 29, 2019
McAfee called two games for Fox Sports last season. His call during his debut broadcast of Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater’s touchdown pass quickly went viral across social media.
The former Barstool employee openly campaigned for a spot on Monday Night Football, now he’ll be working for ESPN on Thursdays.
Regardless of if McAfee ends up in the booth for the XFL, we’re glad to see him moving up.