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Chargers Daily Links: There will be a new MNF crew in 2020

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Late last week, it was reported by Richard Deitsch of The Athletic that Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland would not be returning to ESPN’s Monday Night Football booth for the 2020 season.

Deitsch also noted that the replacements will come from within ESPN and that Tessitore and McFarland will remain in “prominent” roles with the company.

I’m a little surprised that ESPN is choosing to replace both when it was pretty clear that the only weak link was McFarland, whom on a weekly basis was criticized for his lack of nuance and surface-level analysis. While he has improved, it was apparent he didn’t have the “it”-factor when it comes to thriving in the booth. I’ve always loved Tessitore and his vacancy is unfortunate, but ESPN seems dead set on starting fresh with the new MNF crew.

As of now, no decisions have been made yet nor have we heard many hints at who it could potentially be.

Chargers News:

Jason Reed ranks every first-round linebacker that the Chargers have drafted (Bolt Beat)

Alexander Insdorf goes game-by-game and predicts the Chargers’ 2020 record (Bolt Beat)

Gavino Borquez reports on Hunter Henry officially graduating from Arkansas (Chargers Wire)

Gavino Borquez ranks the toughest opponents on the Bolts’ 2020 schedule (Chargers Wire)

Jason Hirschhorn discusses Anthony Lynn’s rank on Rotoworld’s NFL coaching rankings (Sports Illustrated)

NFL News:

Rob Goldberg highlights the deteriorating relationship between Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels (Bleacher Report)

Kristopher Knox gives each NFL team a letter grade for their entire offseason (Bleacher Report)

Gary Davenport names one breakout player for every team in the NFL (Bleacher Report)

Mike Florio discusses why teams need to pay good quarterbacks sooner rather than later (Pro Football Talk)

David Newton reports how Christian McCaffrey and his brothers are staying in football shape (ESPN)