Earlier this year, Troy Aikman agreed to become one of the new voices of Monday Night Football on ESPN. On Friday, it was reported that his partner from FOX, Joe Buck, will be joining him.
Joe Buck is leaving Fox Sports to become new voice of Monday Night Football at ESPN, per @AndrewMarchand pic.twitter.com/KYluT5Tffl
— B/R Gridiron (@brgridiron) March 11, 2022
Joe Buck Is Getting PAID
Back in 2020, Tony Romo set a new standard for football analysts’ salaries. The former Dallas Cowboys quarterback, and Wisconsin native, signed a 10-year $180 million deal with CBS. Since then, top analysts have benefitted from salaries never before seen in their field.
When Troy Aikman agreed to leave FOX, he left behind what would have been a nice pay raise for him. However, when the terms of his deal with ESPN became public, it was clear to see why he left. Aikman signed a five-year deal worth $92.5 million. His $18.5 million per year deal is just a tad higher than Romo’s annual salary.
Joe Buck, too, is leaving FOX behind for more money. Buck was scheduled to make approximately $11 million this season for FOX. His new deal with ESPN will pay him between $12 million and $15 million per season.
It will be interesting to see if Buck is limited to just Monday Night Football with ESPN. In 30 years on FOX, Buck also called the World Series every year.
In Case Packers’ Fans Are Wondering…
The 2022 regular season television schedule has not been announced. However, the Packers played just one Monday Night Football game in 2021. That was Week Two against the Detroit Lions.
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