Despite a weekend of negative news, Peyton Manning is still in high demand.
CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC would all like to add the former Tennessee quarterback to their on-air staffs for NFL broadcasts, according to a report by AwfulAnnouncing.com’s Ian Casselberry.
Manning hasn’t offered any insight into his future plans. He hasn’t even announced if he will retire from the NFL after leading the Denver Broncos 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Manning, 39, just completed his 18th season in the NFL and has dealt various injuries recently, including a foot injury that forced him to miss six games this season..
There has been plenty of speculation about Manning’s future after his football days are over. A career in broadcasting is certainly a possibility. There has also been talk that Manning could join an NFL team in a front office role like Broncos’ general manager John Elway. The Tennessee Titans have made a push to hire Manning, according to Sporting News reporter Bob Hille. Manning also has close ties to the Cleveland Browns, where longtime University of Tennessee booster is the team owner.
Manning was named in a report that surfaced on Saturday outlining his involvement in a sexual assault allegation while a student at Tennessee, which created a strong internet stir over the weekend. The allegations could impact Manning’s potential broadcast career, as some of these networks may feel reluctant to pursue the NFL veteran depending on what transpires from the documents.