ESPN Expected to Make Offer for Pat McAfee to Lure Him Away from FanDuel
ESPN is looking to take a popular talent away from FanDuel. According to the New York Post, ESPN is
ESPN is looking to take a popular talent away from FanDuel.
According to the New York Post, ESPN is reportedly interested in making a play for popular podcasts and sports personality Pat McAfee and is currently considered a favorite to land McAfee’s super-popular show. ESPN executives are willing to work with McAfee if it makes sense and can make money, per the report.
Earlier this year, reports circulated that McAfee was considering walking away from his $120 million, four-year deal with FanDuel, stating that McAfee had a “lot of new problems” that he needs to figure out.
It’s worth noting that McAfee recently tweeted a photo with Disney CEO Bob Iger, and during the Monday edition of his show, McAfee teased that he was up to something and said that an announcement would be coming in the next 10 days or so.
That timeline matches up for the announcements regarding the upcoming Disney programming, currently scheduled for May 18th.
McAfee has a working relationship with WWE, but there is currently no word on when he will make his return to WWE programming, where has both served as a commentator and as an in-ring performer as well.
Back in September of 2022, McAfee announced that he would be taking a break from his WWE duties for a role with ESPN’s College GameDay.