ESPN has officially announced the hiring of its new broadcast team for Monday Night Football.

Play-by-play man Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman will become the new crew of ESPN’s coverage of Monday Night Football. The two have worked together in the broadcast booth for the last 20 years.

“When you have the opportunity to bring in the iconic, longest-running NFL broadcasting duo, you take it, especially at a time when we are on the cusp of a new era in our expanding relationship with the NFL,” said Jimmy Pitaro, Chairman, ESPN and Sports Content.  “The NFL continues to ascend, and we now have more games than ever before, providing additional opportunities for Joe, Troy and our deep roster of commentators.”

Lisa Salters will continue to work as the sideline reporter for ESPN Monday Night Football and John Parry will be the officiating analyst.

“Everything about Monday Night Football, including the broadcast, set the standard for the modern NFL experience,” Buck said. “My earliest memories of walking around football stadiums are tagging along with my dad as he called Monday Night Football on radio. To return to the stadium on Monday nights with Troy – who I have the utmost comfort with and confidence in – and begin a new chapter, for us and ESPN, has me excited about this season and our future.”

“The opportunity to be a voice on Monday Night Football, adding to its legacy and being a part of the future of the NFL on ESPN, has me motivated and reflective,” Aikman said. “As a kid in California, the voices of Frank Gifford, Howard Cosell, and my mom’s personal favorite, Don Meredith, echoed throughout our living room each week. Joe and I are humbled to be part of that same tradition that has existed for more than 50 years across generations of football fans.  I am looking forward to the next several years with ESPN and all our new teammates.”

Buck and Aikman will have their first Monday Night Football call on Sept. 12, 2022.