Report: Peyton Manning turns down broadcast opportunities for 2018 season
This offseason, both FOX and ESPN heavily pursued former Tennessee QB Peyton Manning to fill spots in their broadcast booths.
However, the two-time Super Bowl champion will remain retired, as he won’t appear on either Thursday Night Football or Monday Night Football.
According to the New York Post, Manning has turned down both opportunities and will not be on television this fall:
Peyton Manning will not become the lead game analyst on Fox’s new Thursday night package, sources told The Post on Tuesday. Manning’s decision caps a fruitless two-network pursuit for one of the most sought-after former NFL players.
Based on Manning’s credentials (and his great personality), this won’t be the last we hear of him being connected to the broadcast booth.
He’ll have whatever opportunity he wants when he decides to take the next step of his career, but for now, he seems to be enjoying retirement (and making the occasional Nationwide commercial).