Todd McShay has COVID-19, off draft broadcast

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ESPN analyst Todd McShay will not appear on the broadcast of the NFL draft, he revealed today.

McShay has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be participating in the show.

“I’m so sorry to tell you I won’t be working the NFL Draft this year,” McShay wrote on Twitter. “I’m home recovering from coronavirus. For now, I just want to say I miss you all — my teammates at ESPN who have been incredibly supportive, my friends in the league, and the fans who have made the Draft what it is today. I also want to assure you I’ll be back, thanks to the tireless work of healthcare workers and first responders. You are truly our nation’s heroes.”

ESPN and NFL Network are jointly televising the draft, while ABC is televising a separate broacast. McShay had been scheduled to be part of the ABC show.

24 responses to “Todd McShay has COVID-19, off draft broadcast

  1. This sucks as I genuinely like to here him and Kiper banter back and forth during the draft.

  2. It will be nice talking about football, but I don’t think any football will be played this year.

  3. That is a terrible bit of news to hear. Hopefully McShay doesn’t get seriously ill from COVID and he beats it and makes a full recovery, it is beyond alarming how many people this virus has affected.

  4. Good dude. Sorry to hear it, hope he’s better soon. He is very well informed and adds a lot to the broadcast.

  5. I kind of thought I wasn’t a huge McShay fan, but I’d probably cut off my left hand to be living in a normal world and watching him on ESPN tonight, covering a normal draft.

  6. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    April 23, 2020 at 1:58 pm
    I thought everyone was going to be at home.
    ———
    Wow, um, I think he knows that we’re all home bud. He said he can’t work the draft (while at home, as we all are).

  7. I love hearing Mel Kiper say “Todd, Todd, Todd” and them arguing back and forth is always good TV.

  8. Please don’t bring up any of this guys from Good Morning NFL. Those guys are horrible.

  9. How did he catch it this late in the game? Has he not been quarantining himself? Social distancing?

  10. Get well soon Todd but this illustrates another reason why the season needs to be delayed until vaccine is found.

  11. Rick Spielman is a Magician says:
    April 23, 2020 at 1:58 pm
    I thought everyone was going to be at home.
    ——
    Agreed. ESPN is considered an essential business?
    Where is the outrage about McShay violating the stay at home law?

  12. “How did he catch it this late in the game? Has he not been quarantining himself? Social distancing?”

    You can still get exposed just going to the grocery store. As of a few days ago there were over 100 cases in my town in northern Rhode Island. Every time I have to go out and get something I wonder if the wrong person has recently breathed on something I’m buying, the keypad for the card, etc.

  13. FAKE NEWS! “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” “The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power … to inflame the CoronaVirus situation.” “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”

    So, McShay get off your ass and go to work. Mr. Trump has a “hunch” you will be fine.

  14. laxcoach37 says:
    April 23, 2020 at 3:50 pm
    FAKE NEWS! “It’s going to disappear. One day, it’s like a miracle, it will disappear.” “The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, is doing everything within its semi-considerable power … to inflame the CoronaVirus situation.” “We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China, and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.” “Looks like by April, you know, in theory, when it gets a little warmer, it miraculously goes away.”

    So, McShay get off your ass and go to work. Mr. Trump has a “hunch” you will be fine.

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    but but but he banned travel from china and and and more people die from car accidents!

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