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Peyton Manning Reportedly Makes Decision On Fox Job

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)

NFL broadcasts in 2018 will feature a new crop of talent.

Jon Gruden left ESPN to take over the Oakland Raiders, meanwhile his partner-in-crime during the Monday Night Football broadcasts is headed back to college football. Joe Tessitore will take over the booth for MNF, but the Worldwide Leader has yet to name Gruden's replacement.

ESPN hoped to land Peyton Manning, but the former Colts and Broncos star reportedly turned down the network.

Manning was reportedly considering a $10 million offer from Fox to become part of the network's Thursday Night Football broadcasts.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, Manning has turned down that role as well.

Peyton Manning will not become the lead game analyst on Fox’s new Thursday night package, sources told The Post on Tuesday. Manning’s decision caps a fruitless two-network pursuit for one of the most sought-after former NFL players.

Manning, 41, has made it clear he hopes to go the route of John Elway and enter an NFL front office in the near future.

Fox will reportedly turn its sights toward Kurt Warner and has interviewed Joe Thomas, Jason Witten and Carson Palmer.

[NY Post]