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Report: Peyton Manning turns down Fox, ESPN for TV analyst jobs

Posted at 11:07 AM, Mar 28, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS -- Peyton Manning will spend another year out of the broadcast booth. 

The former Indianapolis Colts quarterback has turned down both Fox and ESPN to be their NFL analyst, according to a report by the New York Post.

The New York Post reported that Manning first turned down ESPN, then further considered Fox. 

Fox chased Manning after spending $3.3 billion for a five-year deal to air the NFL Thursday night games. 

ESPN is considering Greg Olsen, Kurt Warner, (also a former Colts QB) Matt Hasselbeck, Louis Riddick, Randy Moss, and others. The New York Post had previously reported that ESPN was prepared to "back up the truck" and give Manning a large salary for commentating work. 

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Since retiring from the NFL in 2016, Manning has golfed with President Trump, fished with Dierks Bentley, hosted the ESPYs, and been in even more commercials.

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