ESPN pursued Los Angeles Rams head coach Sean McVay for a "Monday Night Football" gig? Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN spoke to Sean McVay about 'Monday Night Football' job

Over the last few years, ESPN has struggled to find the right combination of talent in the "Monday Night Football" announcer booth, as they moved on from Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland after just two seasons. ESPN reportedly will have Steve Levy, Bob Griese and Louis Riddick in the booth for the upcoming season, but during their search, they apparently reached out to Rams coach Sean McVay about stepping off the field and into the world of commentating.

The New York Post's Andrew Marchand reported that the conversations never really went anywhere, but that "ESPN executives think McVay could be a standout in the booth, somewhat like Jon Gruden." However, given the fact that McVay is still in his mid-30s and has only been coaching for a few seasons, he understandably still wants to focus on coaching for the time being.

While ESPN was once the home of the biggest names in sports broadcasting, they have fallen behind in recent years. And while they have made attempts to bring big names like Tony Romo or Peyton Manning into the booth to restore the place of "Monday Night Football" place among the top of the football broadcasting pantheon, they have not had much luck so far. 

But just because they did not get McVay this time, doesn't mean that he won't be available in the future. After all, in 10-15 years, McVay may find himself looking for a career change and perhaps the lucrative world of color commentating could lure him from the never-ending stress of coaching.

Blake Harper is a writer based in New York. He's originally from San Diego and is one of the few Chargers fans left. He doesn't believe in ties and loves elaborate celebrations. Follow him on Twitter @beezyharps 

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