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Joe Buck and Troy Aikman leave Fox to host ESPN’s Monday Night Football


Fox Sports’ play-by-play announcer Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman are seen in the booth during a preseason NFL game in Miami Gardens (Fla.), Aug. 22, 2019.

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Fox will no longer be hosting Monday Night Football. The announcers team, Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, have left Fox in order to become ESPN’s Monday Night Football hosts. announced Wednesday.

After weeks of speculation, the announcement was made after the two had been calling together 20 consecutive seasons. Six Super Bowls were called together by the duo on Fox.

Buck and Aikman were also Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks with the Dallas Cowboys. They will contribute to ESPN+’s content.

“My earliest memories of walking around football stadiums are tagging along with my dad as he called Monday Night Football on radio,” Buck said, referring to his father, the late announcing legend Jack Buck. “To return to the stadium on Monday nights with Troy – who I have the utmost comfort with and confidence in – and begin a new chapter, for us and ESPN, has me excited about this season and our future.”

Aikman was back in January saidHe didn’t know where his future would take him at Fox Sports. Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, was in discussions with Amazon about Thursday Night Football.

The New York Post had reported earlier that Aikman would move to Monday Night Football. This week: the Post also reportedAikman and Buck were expected to leave Fox together.

Monday Night Football was first broadcast on ABC in September 1952.