ESPN desires Peyton Manning– however the future Hall of Popularity quarterback is playing hard to get.
Manning refused a deal from ESPN to work as the “Monday Night Football” color analyst according to a report from Andrew Marchand of the New York City Post:
“Sources say the overriding factor was whether Manning finally wanted to enter the broadcast booth and commit to the weekly schedule in the fall. The answer remains no. Manning has declined to be an ‘MNF’ analyst on multiple occasions, turning down basically every network since he retired from the NFL in 2016.”
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While this isn’t the first time Manning has actually refused ESPN– and other networks– it is the greatest deal he has declined, per Marchand.
Marchand reports that ESPN’s deal to Manning might have topped Tony Romo’s record-10- year, $140 million CBS offer, if it integrated his “MNF” wage with his ESPN+ shows “Peyton Places” and “Detail.”
Previously this month, Front Office Sports reported that ESPN was preparing to deal Manning a wage someplace in the series of $18 million to $20 million per year.
In spite of searching for their replacements, the network has actually not parted methods with existing “MNF” play- by-play analyst Joe Tessitore or analyst Booger McFarland, who both gotten heavy criticism in their novice year on the broadcast.