There has been plenty of speculation regarding Peyton Manning's future in the broadcast. It seems he is not the only former quarterback that will be making the transition in the near future.

ESPN has been looking to make a splash to their booth this offseason. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, they will be targeting free agent quarterback Philip Rivers once his playing days are over:

Sources: Besides Peyton Manning, ESPN has interest in Phillip Rivers as its Monday Night Football analyst. Rivers has said he plans to play next year.

CBS analyst Tony Romo made headlines this offseason when his lucrative payday was revealed. Romo's success has seemingly kickstarted the search for the next notable quarterback to try their hand in the booth. ESPN has already helped solidify this notion with their interest in Manning.

The prospect of Rivers making the transition from player to broadcaster is certainly an intriguing one. He has long been one of the most charismatic players in the league thanks to his passionate approach and careful use of vocabulary when it comes to trash talking. His way with words would undoubtedly make for colorful commentary while fitting ESPN's “family-friendly” mold.

Despite all the interest, Rivers has made it clear that he lans on playing in the 2020 NFL season. his top priority will be finding a new home to finish out his career following his looming departure from the Los Angeles Chargers in free agency. Fortunately, it seems he already has some plans set up for post-retirement.