Musburger made the announcement himself Friday morning on Twitter, thanking his radio partner Lincoln Kennedy and all of the producers associated with the broadcast.
Many thanks to the @Raiders organization for fond memories. I'll miss broadcast partner Lincoln Kennedy and the radio production crew. What's next? I hear Mike Trout might step down as commissioner of his fantasy league. You never know!
— Brent Musburger (@brentmusburger) June 3, 2022
Musburger has been the Raiders play-by-play voice since 2018, replacing longtime announcer Greg Papa who now calls games for the San Francisco 49ers. After initially signing a three-year deal with the Raiders, Musburger remained in the booth for the 2021 season, but the length of his contract extension was unknown.
The iconic announcer initially retired from play-by-play broadcasting in 2017 when he parted ways with ESPN, with plans of focusing on his family’s then-newly-launched Vegas Stats & Information Network (VSiN). But one year later, he returned to the broadcast booth with the Raiders, albeit on a smaller scale than the national games he called throughout his career with CBS and ESPN.
His legendary sportscasting career spans nearly a half-century, and as he departs the Raiders booth at the age of 83, it’s reasonable to wonder if he’s called his last game. Musburger still maintains a presence with VSiN, although his family sold the company to DraftKings in 2021.
The Raiders have not made an official announcement on Musburger’s departure or possible replacement.