Former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski has signed a new five-year deal as an analyst with ESPN.
But here’s the shocker: Jaws will no longer be part of the Monday Night Football broadcast team. ESPN will go with a two-man booth consisting of Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden. That’s great news. Now we can spend less time listening to Jaworski break down the X’s and O’s of the game and more time hearing Gruden pontificate over what makes every…single…god…damn…player on the field so AWESOME.
“This guy, let me tell ya, nobody loves the game more than (insert obscure name here).”
Here’s an excerpt from an ESPN press release announcing the move:
Ron Jaworski has signed a five-year extension with ESPN for a new, expanded multiplatform NFL analyst role that includes appearances on Sunday NFL Countdown, Monday Night Countdown, NFL Matchup, NFL-branded specials, Mike & Mike in the Morning, Pardon the Interruption, and other platforms and shows throughout the year. Also, ESPN’s Monday Night Football will have a new two-person commentator team for the first time during the 2012 NFL season with Mike Tirico and analyst Jon Gruden.
Bad move, ESPN. Bad move.