Report: CBS tried to land Peyton Manning before re-signing Tony Romo
Ever since Peyton Manning retired from the NFL, big networks have been trying to land him as an NFL analyst.
However, the Tennessee legend has yet to bite on an offer, as he really seems to enjoy retirement thus far.
That hasn’t stopped networks from trying, though. As Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports, CBS actually tried to sign Manning to a contract before re-signing Tony Romo to a deal worth $17 million per year:
In the midst of the Romo talks, CBS offered Manning a contract that is believed to be in the range of $10 million to $12 million a year for five or six seasons, according to sources.
ESPN was expected to get into the bidding for Romo if he hit the open market, but CBS locked him up last week. However, it appears CBS was at least a little worried about ESPN’s offer, as Marchand reports.
For now, though, Manning remains in retirement. We’ll see if he eventually joins the broadcast booth or not.