ESPN, Jon Gruden Come to Terms on Five-Year Extension

ESPN has announced that it has entered into a five year contract extension with Jon Gruden to keep him broadcasting Monday Night Football (MNF).  His new deal is effective September 2012.

Gruden became part of the MNF team in September of 2009.  In his first two seasons at the mic Gruden has earned two Emmy Award nominations for Best Analyst.

“Our Monday Night Football crew is special, and to have the opportunity to continue to be a part of this team, working these big-time NFL prime time games every week on ESPN, I’m fired up,” said Gruden in a press release.

“Jon has made a remarkable transition from Super Bowl-winning head coach to one of the premier football analysts in our business.” said Norby Williamson, executive vice president, production.  “His long-term commitment to ESPN will continue to elevate our Monday Night Football presentation and we look forward to finding even more opportunities to take advantage of his passion for football and unique insights into the game.”

Over his time at ESPN Grudent has also called a number of college football bowl games for both ESPN and ESPN Radio.

Photo Courtesy ESPN

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