One of the best broadcasting crews in the business is going pro. ESPN’s Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will make their NFL broadcasting debut during the first “Monday Night Football” game of the season, the network announced Monday.
Fowler and Herbstreit have been ESPN’s top college football broadcasting team the past couple seasons. With the college season in limbo, the pair will get at least one shot at calling an NFL game together. The team will be in the booth when the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the New York Giants on “Monday Night Football” on Sept. 14. That game is the first of a Monday night doubleheader.
ESPN’s new “Monday Night Football” team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will call the second game — which features the Tennessee Titans against the Denver Broncos. ESPN confirmed that crew — which also includes Lisa Salters and John Parry — in a statement Monday.
Fowler, 57, said he was excited to make his NFL debut with Herbstreit. Fowler also mentioned it could be a busy weekend for him.
Excited to start 25th season w/ @KirkHerbstreit w/our #nfl debut! Dropping into #MNF booth for @steelers @Giants 9/14. (Yeah it’s finally official). Huge plot lines in that game, just a day after the @usopen finals weekend. Very grateful to call that trifecta of events!
— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) August 17, 2020
The “Monday Night Football” game between the Steelers and Giants will take place a day after the U.S. Open. Fowler has called games at the event in the past, and it sounds like he’ll fill that role again. It’s also possible Fowler and Herbstreit will call an ACC game Sept. 12.
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