Peyton Manning explains why he has yet to accept a broadcasting job
Ever since he retired from the NFL, former Tennessee star Peyton Manning has been courted by major networks for broadcasting gigs.
So far, he hasn’t ended up in the booth, but that doesn’t mean we’ll never hear his voice calling NFL games in the future.
As you can see in the clip below, Manning discussed his future on the “Rich Eisen Show,” saying he’s taking it on a year-by-year basis:
He's been courted (reportedly) with millions, so will we see Peyton Manning in the broadcast booth anytime soon? pic.twitter.com/Hcn0nBf0Kv
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) May 26, 2020
“I haven’t said ‘no’ forever,” Manning told Eisen. “I’ve said ‘no’ to this year. This just doesn’t feel like the right time. I hate sort of having this sort of check-with-me-next-year type deal, but that’s really how I have approached this chapter. I believe in taking it a year at a time. That’s kind of what Eli’s doing. …
“I don’t really have a 5-year plan or a 10-year plan. I hear people say that. I loved playing football. I loved everything about it. I’ve just tried to ease into this second chapter by keeping myself busy, keeping myself stimulated, creating a lot of time for my family and to do some things I haven’t had a chance to do. I love watching the games. I love going to games. … It’s just not in the cards for me right now.”
For those who would love to hear Manning calling games, this is a good sign. Perhaps in another year or 2, Manning will be ready to join the broadcast booth.