ESPN analyst Todd McShay announced Thursday that he will not be part of the network’s broadcast of the 2020 NFL Draft, as he is recovering from the coronavirus.
“Now, I just want to say I miss you-my teammates at ESPN who have been incredible support, my friends in the League of Arab States, as well as the fans who have been drafted what is today,”McShay wrote in a statement.
“I also want to assure you that I will be back, Thank you for the tireless work of the medical workers and first responders. You are truly our national heroes. In the meantime, I’ll be watching and I hope you will. I would also like(III)Wenger and the crew will help me with doing their part to keep(Mel)Kiper online!”
McShay has been with ESPN since 2006, has been part of the ESPN coverage of the draft, because this period of time. McShay part of the plan, ABC broadcast this year.
“ESPN’s highest priority is the health and safety of our employees. When Todd does not appear in our NFL draft telecast this weekend, I will think of him throughout the event and do our best to make him proud,”Seth Markman, ESPN Vice President, production, said in a statement. “Todd is a widely respected member of the ESPN family, and he has our continued and hope and unwavering support.”
The NFL Draft begins on Thursday(8 p.m. ET). There will be two separate broadcasts, one by ABC and the second, which will be simulcast on ESPN and NFL Network. The two broadcast from ESPN studios in Bristol Springs, Connecticut.