Report: ESPN targeting Drew Brees as Monday Night Football analyst upon retirement
ESPN has been looking to bring a former quarterback into its broadcast booth for Monday Night Football coverage for the past few months now. After missing on Tony Romo and Peyton Manning, the network is reportedly zeroing in on another potential candidate.
According to Clay Travis of Outkick the Coverage, ESPN is looking to bring New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees into the broadcast booth as an analyst for Monday Night Football broadcasts. The deal would be upon Brees’s retirement from the NFL.
Brees has stated that he believes he can play at the highest level until he’s 45 years old, but that he would have to re-evaluate the situation. He’s planning to play at least one more season with the New Orleans Saints, but he could stick around for longer.
Per Travis, ESPN offered Brees an eight-figure salary to take the spot in the broadcast booth. The two sides have not yet agreed on a deal.
Earlier this offseason, it was reported that ESPN had targeted Manning and play-by-play Al Michaels to create a “superteam” in the broadcast booth. That has fallen through, however, and the network continues to explore its options.