ESPN, FOX aggressively pursuing Peyton Manning for broadcast booth

ESPN Has Considered Replacing Sean Mc Donough on Monday Night Football

"Manning has been approached multiple times about becoming a TV analyst since he retired, but has been reluctant", Marchand wrote. According to a report from the New York Post, the Worldwide Leader plans to "back up the truck" in order to land Manning. The reason for Manning's reluctancy to take a television gig is because he one day hopes to be a part owner of a franchise while running football operations.

The report confirms a widely held belief that Manning would be a top priority for ESPN.

James Andrew Miller, who co-authored the ESPN oral history Those Guys Have All the Fun, reported in September 2015 that Gruden had been ESPN's highest-paid employee, with an annual salary of $6.5 million. Without Gruden, a staple on ESPN's Monday night broadcasts for many years, the network can take a look at revamping the whole broadcast.

While lead play-by-player Sean McDonough is now in place, ESPN executives have considered a total reboot of their Monday night booth, sources said.

While lead play-by-player Sean McDonough is now in place, ESPN executives have considered a total reboot of their Monday night booth, sources said.

In fact, ESPN would reportedly consider bumping Sean McDonough out of his role as the lead play-by-play announcer for "Monday Night Football" if Manning preferred to work with someone else.

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Currently, Manning has yet to commit to going to the TV booth. Manning is above that.

Those jobs are for Phil Simms.

"It certainly could be a possibility", Manning said.

Peyton is hilarious in commercials, great at giving speeches and interviews, but how very bad would it be for him to get in the booth and it not be his fit?

I'd much rather get the occasional interview and the six shots a game of him sitting in the suite of the Indianapolis Colts next to Chris Ballard.

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