Tony Romo recently received a 10-year, $140 million deal to stay on with CBS and it made him the highest paid sports analyst in TV history.
It looks like that will be short lived.
ESPN is reportedly wants Peyton Manning so bad for its “Monday Night Football” coverage that the Worldwide Leader is preparing to offer Peyton $18 to $20 million annually to serve as its lead analyst.
“Tony Romo could have the shortest reign ever as the highest-paid sports TV analyst in history.
ESPN is preparing to offer Peyton Manning a record $18 million to $20 million a year to serve as lead analyst for “Monday Night Football,” sources tell Front Office Sports.
If so, that would eclipse Romo’s new multi-year contract from CBS Sports that will pay him $17 million annually.
The 43-year old Manning met with ESPN executives over the last few days, sources said. The two-time Super Bowl winner with the Denver Broncos and Indianapolis Colts has an existing business relationship with ESPN, hosting the 30-episode “Peyton’s Places” documentary series on ESPN+.”
Manning has been offered the job before, but he had no interest in calling games while his brother was still playing. Eli Manning retired this offseason, so things have changed considerably.
Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported earlier today that ESPN is also hoping to pair Manning with legendary play-by-play man Al Michaels, who is set to step down from NBC Sports in 2022.