The former NFL punter is walking from a $120 million contract with FanDuel to bring his show to the Disney company
Leaving a little bit of the in-field news in the NFL, we are going to talk now about a former player who is making success after his retirement. The former Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee is joining the ESPN next fall, according to the New York Post. He is bringing his show, “The Pat McAfee Show” to the Disney company with him.
By joining ESPN, Pat McAfee is walking away from a four-year, $120 million contract with FanDuel. The former player is only in the second year of this deal. But if the rumours are true, he is going to be making a lot more money now.
The exact amount of the new deal is not official and hasn’t been fully disclosed. However, the numbers will reportedly be higher than $100 million per year. McAfee, 36, is expected to be at Disney Upfronts this Tuesday to sign the contract, according to a person close to the situation.
ESPN didn’t comment on the rumours. They are in the midst of a 7,000 people layoff. Because of that, it wouldn’t make much sense for them to justify those layoffs and spending this much money on a single deal. However, ESPN executives believe that bringing the show to their platforms would make a lot more money for the company than they would be spending.
The Pat McAfee Show
This is a popular sports and entertainment podcast hosted by former NFL player Pat McAfee. The show offers a unique blend of sports commentary, comedy, and engaging storytelling. With McAfee’s charismatic personality and quick wit, the show provides a refreshing and entertaining perspective on current sports events, including football, wrestling, and other major sports.
It features a mix of interviews with notable athletes, celebrities, and influential figures, alongside McAfee’s insightful analysis and humorous anecdotes. Known for its energetic and lively atmosphere, “The Pat McAfee Show” has gained a dedicated fan base due to its engaging content and the host’s ability to entertain and inform.