Details on ESPN Reaching Out to Peyton Manning to Replace Jon Gruden on MNF

Networks have been trying to get Peyton Manning on TV since he retired, but he has stuck to commercials for now. SI talked to ESPN about trying to bring him in for Monday Night Football and here is what they had to say.

The white whale for all NFL television rightsholders is Peyton Manning, who has not shown any interesting in broadcasting so far. Asked whether the network would reach out to Manning on the remote chance he was interested, Druley said that Manning is aware of ESPN’s interest but nothing beyond that at this time. “We like Peyton Manning,’ Druley said. “And we would be foolish not to talk him.”

No comment from Peyton at the moment.