The Manning brothers are coming back to the grill – just in a different way.
Over the next three seasons, Peyton and Eli Manning will host an alternative Monday Night Football show called “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli,” which will air on ESPN2 and ESPN +. The Brothers will broadcast 10 games in each of those years for a total of 30.
Their lineup will debut on ESPN’s “Monday Night Football MegaCast” on September 13 with the Las Vegas Raiders and Baltimore Ravens contest, which includes a traditional ESPN and ABC show; the Manning brothers on ESPN2; “Between the Lines” programming on ESPN +; and a presentation in Spanish on ESPN Deportes.
The Manning Brothers will provide “an analysis in the moment, a global dialogue about the NFL, a knee-jerk reaction” and a historical perspective with “iconic NFL stars, current athletes and celebrities who are expected to join each week,” according to A press release.
“Providing multiple viewing options for Monday Night Football for the next three seasons continues our innovation efforts and provides additional value to our fans,” said Jimmy Pitaro, President of ESPN and Sports Content. “Peyton and Eli will bring a different approach, deepening the conversation on bigger and bigger topics while focusing on the game, much like fans do when watching with family and friends. “
Here are more details on Peyton and Eli Manning’s commentary on Monday Night Football.
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Why Peyton and Eli Manning are on “Monday Night Football”
On July 19, 2021, ESPN announced that Peyton and Eli Manning would join Monday Night Football for comment, a development that has been sought after since Peyton Manning retired in 2015.
Since July 2019, Peyton Manning has hosted Peyton’s Places, a show that revisits iconic moments in NFL history with former players, coaches and other key figures in football and culture, and “Detail,” in which he broke down the current NFL quarterbacks since late 2018 ”on ESPN +. However, he refused to host Monday Night Football for several years, including reported travel-related reasons, potentially criticizing Eli Manning during his playing career and his view that he could be an NFL owner. or a front office leader.
Now that Eli Manning has retired and Peyton Manning has been involved in the broadcast for several years, the partnership seemed more likely to happen.
“This partnership with ESPN and The Walt Disney Company reflects an ongoing and shared commitment to providing fans with fun and innovative content,” Peyton Manning said in a press release. “ESPN + has been a great partner for Omaha Productions [Manning’s production company] As we’ve built the The Places franchise and we’re excited to co-create a new MegaCast format that will have something for everyone. “
Peyton and Eli Manning each said in an interview with Fox Sports 1’s Colin Cowherd, that they would break down moments all over the pitch in their commentary.
“When you play quarterback you don’t just know the quarterback’s position, you know what the receivers and the offensive line are supposed to do, you know each defense, where they’re supposed to be lined up and the rules and covers, “Eli Manning said.” So quarterback, you have to know every position, so we can break it down. “
How To Watch The Manning Brothers MegaCast
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” will air simultaneously on ESPN + and televised on ESPN2. According to Pro Football Talk, Peyton and Eli Manning will be the sole hosts of their commentary, with each former player broadcasting remotely.
Viewers can watch “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” via ESPN2 on their respective cable service of fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial. ESPN + offers several subscription options, which can be viewed below.
|Product||Global price as of August 13|
|ESPN + monthly subscription||$ 6.99 / month|
|ESPN + annual subscription||$ 69.99 / year|
|The Disney Bundle with Hulu Ad-Supported||$ 19.99 / month|
|The Disney Bundle with Hulu No-Ads||$ 13.99 / month|
|UFC PPV standalone||$ 69.99 each|
|UFC PPV Package (UFC PPV & ESPN + Annual)||$ 89.98, then $ 69.99 / year|
|UFC PPV & The Disney Bundle||$ 83.98, then $ 13.99 / month|
2021 Monday Night Football Program
- Start time: 8:15 p.m. ET
- TV channel: ESPN
- Direct: ESPN app
ESPN has been home to “Monday Night Football” since 2006, and for the first time in some time, the network will keep its broadcast team united. Steve Levy, Louis Riddick and Brian Griese will begin their second year as MNF presenters at a three-man booth. The “Monday Night Football” games can be streamed through the ESPN app or through fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.
Monday Night Football games featuring the Manning Brothers are marked with an asterisk. The MegaCast will be available for a total of 10 matches during the 2021 season.
|Week 1||September 13||Las Vegas Raiders vs. Baltimore Ravens *|
|Week 2||September 20||Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions *|
|Week 3||September 27||Dallas Cowboys vs. Philadelphia Eagles *|
|Week 4||October 4||Los Angeles Chargers vs. Las Vegas Raiders|
|Week 5||October 11||Baltimore Ravens vs. Indianapolis Colts|
|Week 6||October 18||Tennessee Titans vs. Buffalo Bills|
|Week 7||25 october||Seattle Seahawks vs. New Orleans Saints|
|Week 8||November, 1st||Kansas City Chiefs vs. New York Giants|
|Week 9||November 8||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Chicago Bears|
|Week 10||November 15||San Francisco 49ers vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 11||22 november||Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New York Giants|
|Week 12||29 november||Washington Football Team vs. Seattle Seahawks|
|Week 13||December 6||Buffalo Bills vs. New England Patriots|
|Week 14||December 13||Arizona Cardinals vs. Los Angeles Rams|
|Week 15||December 20||Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings|
|Week 16||December 27||New Orleans Saints vs. Miami Dolphins|
|Week 17||January 3||Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cleveland Browns|