Coverage of the 2018 NFL season will look significantly different next season.
Jon Gruden is the head coach of the Oakland Raiders. Sean McDonough is headed back to college football. Instead, Joe Tessitore will become ESPN's Monday Night Football play-by-play announcer.
But ESPN isn't the only network going through changes.
Dan Patrick has decided he no longer wants to be a part of NBC's "Football Night in America," according to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post.
From his report:
Dan Patrick will not be back as the lead host on NBC’s primetime pregame show, “Football Night in America.”
Patrick told The Post he recently made the decision. He said that NBC offered him a new, five-year-deal in December, but, at 61, he said he did not want to make a commitment.
“I didn’t want to do it and not love doing it,” Patrick said.
Mike Tirico is the favorite to land the opening created by Patrick's decision to leave the program.
Marchand also reported that Dan Patrick wants to continue his radio show, and is close to a new deal with AT&T and DirecTV for the next three years.