Peyton Manning has a decision to make about his future, and the former Tennessee quarterback is reportedly close to making it.
According to The Sporting News, Manning will likely decide this week if he will serve as a color commentator on Fox Sports’ Thursday Night Football broadcasts this fall.
Manning reportedly has a “soft” deadline last Friday to decide if he’d be heading for a television career, per The Sporting News.
Manning’s 18-year NFL playing career came to an end when he retired after the 2015 season. Now, the former Vols standout may be heading back to the league in a different role, a transition that former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo made last season when he joined Fox Sports.
It was rumored that Manning could succeed Jon Gruden as the color commentator on ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast, but Manning passed.
“Thursday is more appealing [to Manning]. It’s only 11 weeks ,” a source told The Sporting News. “It should have a better game schedule than Monday Night Football. It leaves his weekends free, too — which is important.”
Manning is an all-time great quarterback who had a successful career playing for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, following his collegiate career at Tennessee.
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