Report: ESPN targeting current NFL QB for 'Monday Night Football' role
ESPN has been trying to lure Peyton Manning into the broadcast booth for years now, ever since the legendary quarterback retired.
The network also reportedly tried to land Tony Romo from CBS this offseason, but he re-signed with CBS instead.
Now, according to Outkick the Coverage, ESPN is going after a current NFL quarterback for the lead analyst role — New Orleans Saints star Drew Brees:
Outkick has learned ESPN has made an eight figure offer to current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to become the network’s Monday Night Football lead analyst. Brees’s ascendance to the Monday Night Football booth would begin as soon as he retires from the NFL.
Of course, Brees is returning for the 2020 NFL season, so this reported deal wouldn’t start until 2021 at the earliest.
Will Brees jump at the opportunity to go straight into broadcasting? We’ll see what happens.