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Joe Buck to Leave Fox Sports for ESPN

Buck Joins Longtime NFL Partner Troy Aikman for 'Monday Night Football'

As reported on Friday by the New York Post‘s Andrew Marchand, Joe Buck is expected to exit Fox Sports for ESPN, where he will become the play-by-play announcer of “Monday Night Football.”

The 52-year-old Buck had been with Fox Sports since 1996 and has called twenty-four MLB World Series and six Super Bowls.

Buck had one year remaining on his contract with Fox at $11 million, but was let out early as a courtesy gesture for his long tenure with the company.

ESPN’s deal with Buck is rumored at five years and within the range of $60-$75 million.

Buck joins Troy Aikman at ESPN in the booth for “Monday Night Football.” The duo had been calling NFL games together for Fox since the 2002 season. Last month, Aikman signed with ESPN for a five-year, $92.5 million contract.

The NFL added ESPN/ABC to the Super Bowl rotation in the latest TV deals. They’re scheduled to have the Big Game in Feb. 2027 and Feb. 2031. For each season in this decade, ESPN also has two marquee games in Week 18 plus a Monday Night Wild Card game.

Buck is also expected to be involved in producing ESPN+ projects, but no indication yet if he’ll be a part of the outlet’s baseball coverage.