Who are the ESPN NFL halftime commentators?

Who are the ESPN NFL halftime commentators? Are they the same as those included on Monday Night Football Countdown?

The ESPN NFL halftime commentators consist of the same panel as those who break down the game during Monday Night Countdown. With a wide array of analysts currently manning the ESPN booth, who exactly are the ESPN halftime commentators this year?

Who are the ESPN NFL halftime commentators in 2021?

The ESPN halftime show is currently hosted by Suzy Kolber. She is joined by NFL legends Randy Moss, Steve Young, and Booger McFarland as analysts.

Suzy Kolber

Kolber has been the host of ESPN’s Monday Night Football lineup since 2015. She was one of the original anchors of ESPN2 when it launched in 1993. After a somewhat brief stint with FOX Sports, Kolber rejoined ESPN and has been a mainstay for the television network. She has held a number of positions from sideline reporter to host of NFL 32 (now NFL Insiders).

Randy Moss

Moss is no stranger to NFL fans. He played in the league for 14 seasons with several teams, including the Minnesota Vikings, Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots, Tennessee Titans, and the San Francisco 49ers. He is considered one of the greatest wide receivers of all time and was actually a part of two of PFN’s Greatest Wide Receiving Corps of All-Time (2007 Patriots and 1998 Vikings).

In July 2016, Moss joined ESPN as an analyst, appearing on both Sunday NFL Countdown and Monday Night Countdown.

Steve Young

Young is a former QB who played in the NFL for 15 seasons, primarily with the San Francisco 49ers. In PFN’s Greatest QBs of All-Time article, Young was voted as the seventh-best QB in the history of the sport. He fell right behind Drew Brees but ahead of Roger Staubach. Young won the Super Bowl three times during his playing career.

Young began full-time with ESPN back in 2001. He served as an analyst on ABC’s Super Bowl XXXIV (2000), XXXVII (2003), and XL (2006) pre-game shows, teaming with Chris Berman for the first two Super Bowls and with Berman and analysts Michael Irvin and Tom Jackson in 2006. He joined Monday Night Countdown in 2006.

Booger McFarland

McFarland played in the NFL as a defensive tackle for eight seasons with both the Tampa Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts. He was a first-round selection by the Bucs in 1999. He won the Super Bowl twice during his NFL career.

After retiring from the game, McFarland hosted a number of radio shows while joining the SEC Network and ESPN on a part-time basis. In 2018, McFarland became a color analyst for ESPN’s Monday Night Football telecasts. He was part of a panel that included Joe Tessitore and Jason Witten. Unfortunately, after much criticism, ESPN decided to revamp their lineup for the 2020 season, and McFarland moved to an analyst role.

Who else appears on the halftime show?

Another mainstay of ESPN’s halftime show is NFL Insider Adam Schefter. Schefter regularly appears during the break to provide news and rumors from around the league. Schefter officially joined ESPN as an analyst in 2009.

ESPN NFL halftime commentators now include the Manningcast

This year, there is a new alternative way to watch ESPN’s Monday Night Football. The Manningcast is broadcasted on ESPN2 and includes Eli and Peyton Manning doing everything from color commentary to analysis throughout the game. The brothers also speak to guests throughout each contest.

Although this is not a version of the show that airs on a weekly basis, it has quickly become a fan favorite.

Ryan Gosling is the Chief Written Content Officer for Pro Football Network. Follow him on Twitter: @ryangoslingPFN