As if we didn’t already have enough conspiracy theories swirling around Peyton Manning, now Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News posits that Number 18 may be headed to the broadcast booth. In fact, Raissman thinks that ESPN had Manning in mind recently when they fired Ron Jaworski from the “Monday Night Football” crew and left the show in the hands of Jon Gruden and Mike Tirico.
Personally, I doubt that The Network dropped Jaws with the hope that Manning would make his way from Jim Irsay’s stable of Colts, fall all the way through agency, and land out of work, looking for a gig. And then decide to head to the booth. I don’t buy it, but I guess nothing would really surprise me with the Manning saga at this point. I’m still waiting to wake up from this NFL nightmare and see Peyton lead the Colts to victory over the Houston Texans in the 2011 season opener.