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Peyton Manning Turned Down Another Ridiculous Broadcast Offer

Peyton Manning in a press conference.

ENGLEWOOD, CO - MARCH 07: Quarterback Peyton Manning reacts as he announces his retirement from the NFL at the UCHealth Training Center on March 7, 2016 in Englewood, Colorado. Manning, who played for both the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos in a career which spanned 18 years, is the NFL's all-time leader in passing touchdowns (539), passing yards (71,940) and tied for regular season QB wins (186). Manning played his final game last month as the winning quarterback in Super Bowl 50 in which the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers, earning Manning his second Super Bowl title. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

It appears one of pro football's greatest pitchman isn't ready for primetime just yet...

Peyton Manning was a pretty decent quarterback, and for that reason, multiple networks have been aggressively trying to ink the future Hall of Famer to a lucrative broadcasting deal.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Manning recently turned down an offer from FOX to become their lead game analyst after the network reportedly spent a staggering $3.3 billion for the rights to 11 games per season through 2022.

Marchand is also reporting CBS's success with Tony Romo last season is believed to be another reason for the intense interest in Manning. Manning is seen as one of the most sought-after former NFL players who could transition to broadcasting with both FOX and ESPN vying to sign him to a deal to join their coverage.

The 42-year-old previously declined ESPN's offer to fill the void left by Jon Gruden as their lead color commentator on Monday Night Football.

According to Marchand, as ESPN searches for Gruden's replacement, the network is considering the likes of Greg Olsen, Kurt Warner, Matt Hasselbeck, Louis Riddick and Randy Moss. Brett Favre is also in the mix as a long shot.

Manning will be eligible for the pro football Hall of Fame in 2021.