ESPN has been hoping to add Peyton Manning to their NFL Monday Night Football broadcasting booth. Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen.
Manning has officially turned down ESPN’s massive offer, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports.
The two time Super Bowl champion quarterback isn’t ready to commit to a weekly broadcasting schedule at this time.
Marchand reports that Manning may have topped the record 10 years, $140 million deal CBS gave former Dallas Cowboy’s quarterback Tony Romo.
In just two years, Romo has become one of the best broadcasters on television. ESPN was banking on Manning to be the same.
Manning has a relationship with ESPN, doing Peyton’s Places and Detail for ESPN+. Clearly that wasn’t enough to sway Manning to expanding on that relationship.