The Pat McAfee Show is heading to ESPN in a new bumper deal for the former NFL star.
As first reported by the New York Post, McAfee has signed a new multimillion-dollar, multi-year deal with ESPN. Although the financial specifics are unknown, it is believed that the deal will net McAfee eight figures per year.
The new agreement will see McAfee leave behind his current deal with FanDuel, which is worth $120 million. The popular sports personality was in the second year of that four-year agreement.
Despite the new deal, The Pat McAfee Show will remain on YouTube, but will also appear on ESPN and ESPN+. McAfee already has a relationship with ESPN, featuring on “College GameDay” following a spell as an announcer on WWE SmackDown.
McAfee first appeared with WWE in 2018, eventually getting into a feud with then-NXT star Adam Cole. The former Indianapolis Colts star then became a permanent part of the SmackDown announce team in April 2021. McAfee left the role in September 2022 to link up with ESPN, although he has continued to make special appearances.
The 36-year-olds most recent WWE outing came at WrestleMania 39 when he made an unannounced appearance to wrestle The Miz.
Hello beautiful people…
We appreciate and love you all.. together we've truly changed the game.
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— Pat McAfee (@PatMcAfeeShow) May 16, 2023
Pat McAfee And Wife Samantha Recently Welcomed Their First Child
It has been quite the few weeks for McAfee who became a father for the first time on May 4th following the birth of his daughter.
McAfee and now-wife Samantha got engaged in February 2019 before marrying on August 1st the following year.