We already know that ESPN and FOX would both love to have Peyton Manning in their broadcast booths this fall, but it remains to be seen if the two-time Super Bowl winner is even interested in that.
However, if he does decide to give announcing a try, he’ll have plenty of options, and now we know what FOX would like to do with the Tennessee legend.
According to the New York Post, FOX wants to use Manning on Thursday nights, and could perhaps even appear on a playoff game:
Fox has some major plans for Thursday, which begin with the top NFL TV free agent this offseason, Peyton Manning. The broadcast network is competing with ESPN’s “Monday Night Football” to try to lure Manning for its Thursday night game telecasts. If Manning decides to call games, he would give either Monday or Thursday a little extra shine.
Fox is expected to be able to offer Manning a playoff game, as the NFL will soon make it official that it is switching the one wild-card game ESPN had to FOX, which the Sports Business Journal previously reported. Besides the postseason game, Manning could be enticed by a studio role when the playoffs and Super Bowl come around, if he desires even more prominence.
Manning has kept things close to his vest since retiring from the NFL, so no one is quite sure what he is planning to do.
However, he’d be a welcome voice on either ESPN or FOX.