ESPN is continuing their pursuit of former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning to replace Jason Witten in the broadcast booth.
Peyton Manning continues to gain interest from ESPN. The former quarterback of the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts is reportedly being pursued by the television station to call Monday Night Football games.
This is coming after Witten decided to unretire and go back to the Dallas Cowboys. Manning has been retired from the National Football League since winning the Super Bowl after the 2015 season.
The question is, would Manning be interested in taking the job? At this point, it does not appear that he wants anything to do in that capacity. It would make sense that he would want to stay retired and continue to spend time with his family.
Preparing for NFL games is a lot of work. You have to put in many hours to get ready to call games. After spending seventeen years in the league as a player, it would absolutely shock me if Manning goes into the booth this soon after retiring.
When it was reported that Witten was heading back to the Cowboys, OddsShark provided the odds of who would replace him in the broadcast booth. The favorite at the time? None other than Peyton Manning.
This is not the first time Manning has been linked to a position regarding the league. When the Denver Broncos had an opening at their head coaching job, Manning was one of the names that fans brought up for who would be named the team’s next head coach.
The idea of Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth is intriguing. Any company would be lucky to have him calling games. I’d be all for it. Unfortunately, I just do not believe that the future Hall of Fame quarterback will be the person that replaces Witten.
I sincerely hope I am wrong, though.