ESPN is never gonna quit Peyton Manning, are they?
Peyton Manning is going to be hosting an NFL-themed version of Detail, and the next step is to wonder about Manning becoming a game analyst for ESPN.
Manning denied the claims then and denies now that he ever confirmed them.
Fox was reportedly willing to try and move Giants' games off Thursday night for Peyton.
The Sunday team of Buck and Aikman could wind up calling Thursday games as well.
After a long and drawn-out battle between ESPN and Fox for Manning's broadcast serves, the former quarterback reportedly won't join either network.
"Peyton is worth every penny. Advertisers love him — and the league wants this to happen."
The Panthers tight end seems likely to wind up in broadcasting. The only real question is when and for which network.
Per the New York Post, Manning has not ruled out Fox's "Thursday Night Football."
Riddick has no broadcast booth experience but is widely considered one of the sharpest football minds at ESPN.
That salary could make Manning one of the highest-paid on-air employees in sports media.
Is this the year we finally see Manning go into television?
Manning would make for a flashy choice, but might not be interested in the role.