The Oakland Raiders, who will become the Vegas Raiders by 2020, have reportedly agreed to a three-year deal with legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The newspaper reported that Musburger, 79, has agreed to a three-year contract with the team, which is scheduled to move to Las Vegas by 2020. Musburger currently lives in Las Vegas and has spent the past year-plus as the lead broadcaster of the Vegas Stats & Information Network.
Mark Davis released a statement Thursday thanking longtime announcer Greg Papa:
“The Raiders organization would like to thank Greg Papa for his two decades of service to the Silver and Black.. He wasn’t just given the job.. He earned it.. With intense preparation Greg was always ready for the call.. Just as my generation remembers Bill King and “Holy Toledo”.. The Raider Nation will remember Greg Papa and “Touchdown Raiders”.. We wish Greg and his family the best in whatever the future brings..”
Musburger is one of the most prominent names in sports broadcasting, having spent 17 years with CBS and 27 years with ESPN and ABC. He’s long served as a play-by-play broadcaster for NFL and college football games, calling several national championship games for ABC and ESPN over the past decade.
Musburger retired from ABC and ESPN in early 2017.
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