ESPN’s Monday Night Football will kick off the 2017 NFL season with an updated red carpet open featuring even more star players than a year ago. The slideshow above highlights the players who filmed with ESPN this offseason and will be part of the open.
It will debut Monday before ESPN’s season-opening MNF doubleheader – New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings (6:55 p.m. ET) followed by Los Angeles Chargers vs. Denver Broncos (10:15 p.m.). After week 1, the open will air at 8:15 p.m. ET when ESPN kicks off its weekly MNF telecast.
ESPN’s in-house Creative Services group – led by senior director of motion graphics Mike “Spike” Szykowny and creative director Lucas Nickerson – created the open with Motomo Studios and Mindcastle.
For more details on the open and a list of players visit here.