HATTIESBURG, MS – JULY 11: arrives for a memorial service for former NFL quarterback Steve McNair on July 11, 2009 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. (Photo by Dave Martin/Getty Images)
2:06 PM 04/17/2018
Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre reportedly auditioned for a spot on “Monday Night Football” and it didnt go well, according to the New York Post Tuesday.
Sources told the outlet that the 48-year-old veteran was brought in for auditions with ESPN to possibly be an analyst on the popular football program. But has since been notified that hes no longer under consideration after the tryouts werent “great.”
Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre passes in the first quarter against Seattle Seahawks during their NFC Divisional NFL playoff football game in Green Bay, Wisconsin, January 12, 2008. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson
However, there is no word yet on whether Favre was even interested in the job.
Other names who have surfaced for upcoming auditions for the top spot include Jason Witten, Greg Olsen, Kurt Warner, Booger McFarland, who is currently a college football analyst, and Rex Ryan, who works on “Sunday NFL Countdown.”
The network is looking to fill Jon Grudens spot who left to go back to coaching with the Oakland Raiders for the 2018 Season.
Fellow Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning was reportedly also approached for the lead gig but was not interested and declined. On Monday, the former Indianapolis Colts player said that just being a “fan” of the game is enough for him right now. But he did not completely close the door on the idea of being a broadcaster.
“I dont want to be a critic at this point,” Manning explained. “I still do too many commercials.”