Peyton, Eli Manning to lead alternate Monday Night Football broadcast

Peyton and Eli Manning will headline a new alternate Monday Night Football broadcast starting this fall, ESPN announced Monday.

The Manning-led broadcast will be shown on ESPN2 and will cover 10 games in each of the next three seasons.

ESPN will continue to air its main Monday night broadcasts on ESPN and ABC.

The Monday Night Football MegaCast will be broadcast remotely and feature other analysts, celebrities and a yet-to-be-named host.

“Offering multiple Monday Night Football viewing options for the next three seasons continues our innovation efforts and provides additional value for our fans,” ESPN chairman Jimmy Pitaro said in a statement. “Peyton and Eli will bring a different approach, delving into conversation about broader, big-picture topics while also honing in on the game, much like fans do when watching with their family and friends.”

Peyton Manning, 45, was a five-time MVP, a two-time Super Bowl winner and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021. He played for the Indianapolis Colts (1998-2010) and Denver Broncos (2012-15).

Eli Manning, 40, also won two Super Bowl championships and played his entire 16-year NFL career with the New York Giants before retiring after the 2019 season.