t looks like we’ll have to wait a little bit longer to see former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth. The 43-year-old reportedly turned down ESPN’s offer to become an analyst on “Monday Night Football,” according to the New York Post’s Andrew Marchand.
“The overriding factor was whether Manning finally wanted to enter the broadcast booth and commit to the weekly schedule in the fall,” Marchand wrote. “The answer remains no.”
ESPN has been trying to fill its hole on “MNF” for some time now, and the network reportedly tried to trade for NBC’s Al Michaels but ultimately was turned down.
Broadcasting has actually paid its biggest employees well over the past few years. Tony Romo recently signed a 10-year, $180 million deal to remain with CBS and has become a fan favorite in the broadcast booth.
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By Erin Walsh | Last updated 3/23/20