While he’s not expressed much interest in joining the broadcast booth, Peyton Manning has 10 million reasons to give it some additional thought.
According to Michael McCarthy of the Sporting News, both ESPN and FOX Sports are willing to pay the soon-to-be Pro Hall of Fame quarterback a salary of $10 million annually to call NFL games in 2018. No analyst has ever been paid as much to call NFL games.
ESPN is currently searching for a Monday Night Football analyst to replace Jon Gruden, while FOX Sports has acquired the Thursday Night Football package and is looking for a big name to headline the change to a new network.
Manning is believed to be more interested in joining an NFL front office than calling games, so it will be intriguing to see if these figures change his mind moving forward. However, based on the money the former Colt and Bronco QB has earned during his playing and advertising career, money isn’t likely to be the ultimate factor when it comes to his next career choice.