The most sought after free agent in the broadcasting world is already off of the board with Tony Romo remaining with CBS. With Romo no longer available, Peyton Manning is likely a target for ‘Monday Night Football’ as an analyst.

While some people were going to bed on Friday night, Romo agreed to a deal with CBS that turned some heads. The former quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys re-signed with CBS with a contract that will net him $17 million annually. As a result, Romo has become the highest-paid NFL analyst in history.

On the other hand, ESPN is considering multiple options for ‘Monday Night Football’. During the 2019 season, ESPN deployed a booth on Monday nights that featured Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland. But after seeing the negative reviews from fans, ESPN is looking to find someone that can provide a spark in the booth.

Without a doubt, Manning is going to be someone that ESPN is going to express interest in. The future Hall of Famer has been retired from the NFL since 2015 and has constantly been rumored as a candidate to become an analyst.

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It’s important to note that Manning already has a featured show on ESPN+ called ‘Peyton’s Places’. The reasoning for the show was for Manning to travel and speak to former players that were crucial to the history of the NFL.

Throughout Manning’s playing career, he was known to be an extremely intelligent player. In addition, Manning is an extremely charismatic character, making him a perfect candidate as a commentator. After seeing what Romo received from CBS, Manning may be a bit more interested in joining the booth in 2020.