By Kevin Hickey
Former Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning is likely enjoying the retired life but that doesn’t mean networks won’t do what they can to get him in the broadcasting booth.
Though there hasn’t been any interest from Manning to join the booth, ESPN and Fox Sports are reportedly willing to pay $10 million per year for his services, per Michael McCarthy of Sporting News.
The longer Peyton Manning plays hard to get, the more ESPN and Fox Sports are willing to pay him, sources tell Sporting News. Both networks are so hungry for Manning to call their respective “Monday Night Football” and “Thursday Night Football” games that they’re willing to pay him up to $10 million annually.
It isn’t clear how Manning feels about joining the booth after retiring, similarly to how former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo took the league by storm in 2017 with his analysis.
Manning is likely enjoying retirement and it remains to be seen how he feels about joining the broadcast booth and if the reports are true, that’s a hefty salary to walk away from.
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