Monday Night Football’s annual pursuit of Peyton Manning had a familiar ending this week.
According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, the former Broncos quarterback turned down the sports network’s latest pitch to bring him to the MNF booth, once again denying a television network’s attempts to get him in a broadcast booth.
In recent weeks, ESPN had made a play to pair Manning with Al Michaels for Monday night games, but NBC wasn’t willing to part with the veteran sportscaster who still has two years remaining on his current contract.
The Disney-owned sports network also reportedly tried to poach Tony Romo from CBS, but that ended with the former Cowboys QB signing a long-term deal with his current employer worth $17 million annually.
Manning has produced other shows for ESPN+, including “Peytyon’s Places” and “Detail,” but Marchand reported he was unwilling to commit to the weekly scheduled MNF demands.