The Sports Business Journal says ESPN is trying to woo two-time Super Bowl champion Peyton Manning to join their Monday Night Football broadcast team.
Manning has hosted two different shows on ESPN’s Plus streaming service but has turned down ESPN for a major broadcast position in the past.
Word is that CBS Sports wanted Manning, too.
As time went on without a commitment from Manning CBS Sports decided to extend former Cowboy Tony Romo’s contract for more than $17 million.
It’s also being reported that ESPN is trying to pair Manning with the legendary Al Michaels to create a super duo in the booth.
It’s said that ESPN may be trying to trade, yes trade, for Al Michaels to get him in the MNF booth with Manning.
Michaels is currently under contract with NBC until 2022 where he does Sunday Night Football with Chris Collinsworth.
We know Romo can handle the broadcast booth; do you think Manning would be better or worse than Romo?
Which other former NFL QBs would you like to see host Monday Night Football?