Peyton and Eli Manning are trending on social media following Wednesday's big news about Troy Aikman and ESPN's Monday Night Football.
Earlier on Wednesday, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reported that Aikman is on the verge of landing at ESPN.
Aikman’s deal is not completed yet, but there is an expectation that it will be finalized. Aikman has also been courted by Amazon.
The exact figures of Aikman’s deal are not yet fully finalized, but for him to leave Fox it is expected to be comparable to or exceed Tony Romo’s 10-year $180 million deal with CBS.
Aikman could be paired with Al Michaels at ESPN, giving Monday Night Footballarguably the top broadcasting team in the NFL.
What does that mean for the Manningcast, though?
ESPN's Peyton and Eli Manning entertained viewers throughout the 2021 season. Hiring Aikman and Michaels could pull viewers away from that broadcast.
Of course, the main Monday Night Football broadcast is clearly the premier telecast in ESPN's mind.
What would you be more likely to watch - Al Michaels and Troy Aikman or Peyton and Eli Manning?