It’s the start of the fall professional sports season so it’s time for retired NFL players to make their TV debuts dissecting and reporting all the details about the game they know and love.
Reporting and offering their perspective about each game comes easy to these players, since they are well versed in football.
Viewers find it fun to watch their favorite players talk about their game.
This year, the big networks are boosting their ratings and entertaining their audiences with big names such as Petyon and Eli Manning, and Drew Brees.
The Manning Brothers On Monday Nights
Peyton and Eli Manning are sticking together to put on a show entertaining the audience with their reports on “Monday Night Football” on ESPN2.
Peyton Manning is the star of plenty of commercials but will now become a broadcaster along with being an actor.
Television networks are seeking Manning for the broadcast booth. He provides comedic relief, while knowing how to report sports as well.
The Manning brothers have agreed to report 10 alternative “Monday Night Football” games throughout the beginning of this 2021-22 season.
Traditional reporters and the ESPN crew are sticking to the original broadcast format on the main ESPN channel, while the Manning brothers will be featured on ESPN2.
The Broadcast Has Been a Hit!
In week two of their broadcast, Peyton and Eli have accumulated 1.9 million viewers.
This number is double the number of viewers who watched their broadcast week one.
Peyton and Eli have special guests on their show as well, including the popular Brett Favre and Rob Gronkowski, both Super Bowl champions.
The retired players duo has a lot of potential, and the entertainment they provide is timeless.
What About Other Retired Players Making Their Debut?
New Orleans Saints legendary quarterback Drew Brees is beginning his career in front of the camera as well.
Brees is a part of NBC Sports covering the pre-show for “Sunday Night Football” as well as analyzing football games at Notre Dame for NBC’s streaming service, Peacock.
Staying in the world of football is something that is important to Brees, “I’m part of the team now, a new team,” he told the Washington Post.
Drew Brees, Peyton and Eli, and more will be taking on these roles following in the footsteps of other NFL greats like Tony Romo.
These “not so new faces” will entertain football fans on Sundays and Mondays throughout the 2021-22 NFL season.