Peyton Manning Reportedly Drawing Interest from Multiple TV Networks

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Peyton Manning Reportedly Drawing Interest from Multiple TV Networks
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Peyton Manning might not have to wait long to find a new job after retiring from the NFL on Monday afternoon.

NFL Network, ESPN and Fox Sports have expressed interest in speaking with Manning about a possible venture into broadcasting, according to Michael McCarthy of Sporting News.

"If he decides to pursue a career as a commentator, we would certainly be open to exploring that possibility with him," ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz told McCarthy on Sunday.

On Feb. 18, NFL Network spokesman Alex Riethmiller told McCarthy he was sure the network would reach out to Manning if the legendary signal-caller were to retire.

Manning made his retirement official Monday in Denver with one of the most memorable announcements in sports history, via the NFL:

During his 18-year playing career, Manning not only showed he was one of the best quarterbacks to ever play but also that he is made for television with numerous appearances on commercials and late-night television.

Other big networks such as NBC and CBS haven't expressed interest in bringing on Manning, per McCarthy, though an NBC spokesman told McCarthy the network "can discuss his future at a later time."

Manning's on-air prowess could translate well in the broadcasting booth or on pregame shows, as he would be able to use his analytical abilities to shed some light on the game to millions of fans.

As one of the greatest players ever, Manning will be welcomed with open arms by any network if he chooses to pursue a career in broadcasting.

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