Former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is currently the favorite to replace Jason Witten at ESPN, according to OddsShark.
We may soon see former Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning back in NFL stadiums come week one of the NFL season.
Amid the news of Jason Witten announcing he is unretiring and playing for the Dallas Cowboys in 2019, OddsShark provided odds for who will replace Witten at ESPN. One of the names listed is none other than Peyton Manning.
Not only is Manning one of the names on the list, he is the favorite to land the job.
It is a surprise to me that Manning is considered, let alone the favorite, to be considered for the job. I just don’t know if he would want to get back into football in any capacity at this time.
Manning has not completely gone away from football, however. During the 2018 season, he provided analysis on some plays that happened during the course of the year. You could tell that he still has the love for the game.
I personally think that Manning would be a phenomenal addition to the broadcast booth. He is incredibly knowledgeable in terms of the game of football. Take Tony Romo into account: Romo went straight from being with the Dallas Cowboys to calling games. Romo has ended up being my favorite announcer in all of football.
That could change if No. 18 decides he wants to take a shot at doing the same. Manning has been in a bunch of commercials while in retirement, but also during his playing career. He is obviously not camera shy and it shows.
ESPN would be getting a very knowledgeable person if Manning decides he wants to become an announcer. It would be incredible.
What say you, Broncos Country? Would you like to see Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth at ESPN?