Peyton Manning isn’t taking his talents and stature to the broadcast booth in the near future.
As networks pursued the all-time great quarterback to end the broadcasting side of the sport, Manning has declined overtures. The latest update on Manning’s decision-making process in his post-career life: Turning down Fox Sports’ offer to become one of the faces of its new Thursday Night Football slate, per the New York Post.
Peyton Manning will not become the lead game analyst on Fox’s new Thursday night package, sources told The Post on Tuesday. Manning’s decision caps a fruitless two-network pursuit for one of the most sought-after former NFL players.
Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, whom The Post reported tried out for ESPN’s Monday Night Football, also is a possibility. He impressed Fox with the game he called last year during a bye week. Olsen could continue playing.
Manning has been rumored to be interested in an ownership or front office role. Perhaps that’s part of the reason for turning down this gig.
I don’t know how much more clearly I can say it, I don’t want him to be traded, Mara said Tuesday, via the New York Post. I want him to be a Giant. I can’t say it’s a 100 percent guarantee it Jerseys China will happen. Can’t say that about any player.
So why won’t the front office put an end to the rumor and innuendo, stating without equivocation that Beckham is off the table in trade talks
There’s no harm in having people call you, Mara offered.
Appearing on Up to the Minute Live, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Giants are indeed listening to offers for Beckham — and there have been Wholesale Jerseys Cheap several such calls already this week.