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Report: ESPN Makes Big Offer To Current QB For 'Monday Night Football'

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 05: A view of the logo during ESPN The Party on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for ESPN)

ESPN has reportedly made a big, eight-figure offer to a current NFL quarterback for its Monday Night Football analyst role.

The Worldwide Leader swung and missed at two retired quarterbacks earlier this year. ESPN reportedly made big offers to Tony Romo, who chose to stay at CBS, and Peyton Manning, who decided to stay out of the broadcast booth.

Now, ESPN is reportedly targeting a current NFL quarterback. That quarterback: Drew Brees.

Outkick the Coverage is reporting that ESPN has made a big offer to the New Orleans Saints quarterback. It's reportedly good for whenever he decides to retire.

From the report:

Outkick has learned ESPN has made an eight figure offer to current New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees to become the network’s Monday Night Football lead analyst. Brees’s ascendance to the Monday Night Football booth would begin as soon as he retires from the NFL.

The 41 year old quarterback debated retirement this off-season before electing to return for at least one more year. Brees, who presently makes $25 million a year this year and is also on track to make $25 million next year, recently donated $5 million to Louisiana charities. He’s a beloved figure in the NFL and there is a nearly universal belief among television executives that he would be fantastic in the broadcast booth.

Brees agreed to a two-year, $50 million deal earlier this month. It's possible he could retire following the 2020 season, though, especially if it ends with a Super Bowl.

And while you never know how someone is going to perform as an analyst until they're actually doing it (see: Jason Witten), Brees comes off as someone who could thrive on TV.

The star NFL quarterback is one of the most-likable players in the sport, too.