As he heads into his second football season as a retired two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback, Eli Manning has a new television gig.
This afternoon, Manning announced he would be hosting his own college football-centric show on ESPN+ next fall. The program, entitled Eli’s Places, is similar to his brother Peyton Manning’s show Peyton’s Places, which just reupped for a third season on ESPN+ back in December.
“I am looking forward to the next College Football Season and going back to school to tell College’s Football’s story on Eli’s Places. Next fall on ESPN+” Eli tweeted earlier today.
Not surprisingly, the reaction to this announcement from the sports media world has been overwhelmingly positive.
— Dianna Russini (@diannaESPN) March 8, 2021
Eli has a nice fall job. Congrats, 10. https://t.co/85M4YFmDzP
— The Giant Insider Newspaper & Podcast (@GiantInsider) March 8, 2021
Looks like these brothers are getting along a lot better than Prince William and Harry https://t.co/Iv2VnDHRfV
— Mike Tannenbaum (@RealTannenbaum) March 8, 2021
Welcome Eli! https://t.co/lndvo4BXmc
— Jordan Raanan (@JordanRaanan) March 8, 2021
Next thing you know they're gonna give Cooper a show… https://t.co/NenT685hrx
— Miles (@5280Miles) March 8, 2021
These guys are just flat fun to watch n listen to. https://t.co/Tb3AaIfrni
— Troy Westwood (@TroyWestwood) March 8, 2021
— Scott Kemps (@S2H33) March 8, 2021
Eli has always been a presence in commercials dating back to his playing days. Since retiring, he has been showing more of his personality on Twitter.
Now, we’ll get to see him try his hand as a host and storyteller. He’ll probably do the job differently than Peyton, but ultimately be a success in his own way, which is pretty much how he approached his NFL career.