ESPN apparently isn’t surrendering hope of placing Peyton Manning within the sales space for “Monday Evening Soccer” video games this season.

Jimmy Pitaro, the community’s president, and Connor Schell, its govt vice chairman for content material, flew to Denver final week to woo the retired quarterback, in line with The Hollywood Reporter, which famous that there’s no indication what Manning’s stage of curiosity could also be.

As for ESPN, its strategy reportedly is “Manning or bust.” With Jason Witten’s resolution to return to the Dallas Cowboys after one season within the sales space, the person who co-wrote a e-book about ESPN and stays plugged into the community’s internal workings thinks there can be a two-person sales space with Joe Tessitore doing play-by-play and Booger McFarland analyzing the sport until Manning decides to provide it a attempt.

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“They’re going to have a two-man sales space until in some way Peyton modifications his thoughts,” Jim Miller mentioned on the most recent Sports activities Illustrated Media Podcast. “They’ve a relationship with Peyton due to the ESPN+ present proper now, and Peyton has thought of this. However in case you’re Peyton, what’s the upside?”

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