Former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has reached new heights in sports broadcasting. He decided to move the Pat McAfee Show to ESPN and leave a four-year deal worth up to $120 millions with FanDuel. Why would he give up a four-year deal worth $120 million to move his show to ESPN?
ESPN and Pat McAfee reached an agreement to move McAfee’s show to the ESPN Network. Pat McAfee’s show will be moved to ESPN in the fall, and former Colts kicker will contribute to other ESPN programs and digital platforms. He will continue to be the analyst for the network’s College GameDay.
We do not take that lightly and will work hard to make sure this is a success, in describing moving his show to ESPN. We don’t take it lightly, and we will work hard to ensure that this is a successful ,” McAfee stated in a statement regarding moving his show from CBS to ESPN. All parties agree that it is time for some sports stooges to have fun in Indiana’s Thunderdome.
The move to move the show from a censored to an uncensored platform is not liked by fans and followers. Why would Pat McAfee leave his $120 million contract and risk losing his fans to join Disney’s sports network?
Pat McAfee loves a larger audience
The Pat McAfee Show has a small audience, despite being very popular on Youtube. McAfee would get a lot more attention and fans if he moved to a larger network, such as ESPN.
McAfee made it clear he owns creative control over the show and that he only has to lower the number of F words he uses in the show.
According to the New York Post, the former Colts kicker is also considering a salary of around eight figures. He would then be able compensate any financial loss that he may suffer from leaving FanDuel.
The Pat McAfee Show will be moving to ESPN in the fall
Pat McAfee became a dad recently when his wife Samantha McAfee had their daughter. The birth of his child may have played a role in his decision.
The 36-year old media personality has always dreamed of becoming a big name in the media. He will not miss out on the chance to work for the largest sports network in America.
The Pat McAfee Show will still move to ESPN Network in the fall. The Pat McAfee show will air weekdays, on ESPN, ESPN+ and ESPN YouTube. McAfee will be joined by his entire team including former Green Bay Packers Linebacker AJ Hawk.