Randy Moss
ESPN analyst Randy Moss smiles on set during the MNF broadcast prior to the NFL game between the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium on September 25, 2017. (Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images)

Who Should Replace Jon Gruden on Monday Night Football?

Randy Moss, Andrew Hawkins and Steve Young are leading candidates to fill Gruden's spot.

Jon Gruden has exited the Monday Night Football booth in favor of the Raiders job, and SB Nation has suggested some candidates to replace him. First, there’s the popular in-house candidate: Randy Moss. The once-divisive player is a no-doubt-about-it Hall of Famer and a beloved part of ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown team. Former 49ers great and long-time commentator Steve Young is a conventional possibility. There’s also Andrew Hawkins, who had a far less illustrious career as a receiver than Moss, but now runs ESPN’s Snapchat show with aplomb. SB Nation also suggests Beth Mowins, who as a play-by-play announcer is unlikely to get the job as a color commentator. Nevertheless, Mowins has been calling college football for more than a decade and became the first woman since 1987 to call an NFL game this season.

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