Why Kirk Herbstreit, Chris Fowler are announcing Chiefs vs. Broncos in Week 18

The duo of Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call an NFL game in lieu of college football on Saturday for the Chiefs vs. Broncos.

Fowler and Herbstreit often team up to announce college football games during the season. In the last week or so, they called the semifinal game of the college football playoff between Michigan and Georgia, and the Rose Bowl between Ohio State and Utah. The duo will then convene the college football championship game in Indianapolis on Monday, January 10.

This will be the second time Fowler and Herbstreit have called an NFL game together. In the 2020 season, the pair called the Steelers vs. Giants in Week 1 together.

Why are Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit announcing Chiefs vs. Broncos?

On December 14, 2021, ESPN announced that Fowler and Herbstreit would call up one of their Saturday doubleheader games in Week 18 for the NFL with Laura Rutledge reporting from the sidelines.

The first NFL game that Fowler and Herbstreit worked together in 2020 was met with praise from most fans. So when another opportunity opened up for the college football duo to call an NFL game, ESPN offered the two of them the role.

ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” regular team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters and John Parry will work the second game on ESPN on Saturday between the Cowboys and Eagles.

Will Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit call an NFL playoff game?

Fowler and Herbstreit are working to advertise ESPN. This season’s playoff games will air on NBC, ABC, CBS and ESPN.

Whether or not Fowler and Herbstreit will call a playoff game this year is unknown. However, if ESPN only broadcasts one game, for example, then your normal announcing team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, and Lisa Salters will likely be working on the game.

How long have Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit worked together?

Fowler and Herbstreit began calling football games together in 2014, working solely for college football matchups until they called their first NFL game in 2020. Since then, this is only the second NFL game they’ve worked together. . They are best known for calling up most of ABC’s Saturday night college football shows.

However, the couple have worked simultaneously for more than 25 years. Fowler began his broadcasting career on ESPN in 1988 while working as a secondary reporter for college football. In 1990, he began organizing College GameDay. Herbstreit joined ESPN in 1995 as a supporting reporter, just two years after he finished his college football career at Ohio State. Herbstreit joined College GameDay in 1996.