ESPN Reportedly Wants to ‘Trade’ For Al Michaels to Pair With Peyton Manning on ‘Monday Night Football’

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After losing out on Tony Romo, ESPN has a new dream team in mind for the Monday Night Football booth: Al Michaels and Peyton Manning. According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, ESPN is attempting to acquire Michaels from NBC Sports, where he still has two years remaining on his contract. Manning would be available, but the former quarterback has said he’d only join an announcing booth in the right scenario.

Michaels, who is considered one of the best in the business, could prove to be a good mentor as Manning transitions to a broadcaster. The future Hall of Famer already has an ESPN+ series “Peyton’s Places” and is a well-known personality from his commercials, although he’s yet to join an announcing booth after retiring in 2015.