Now that ESPN has removed Ron Jaworski from the Monday Night Football broadcast booth, it could be a sign that they’re positioning themselves to lure Peyton Manning if he were to decide to retire before this season. At least that’s what Bob Raissman of the New York Daily News is speculating, and I can’t disagree with him.
Once ESPN announced the removal of Jaworski, I was stunned because as smart as Jon Gruden is, Jaworski is tougher with his analysis of players, whereas Gruden loves everyone because he doesn’t want to burn bridges if he does end up coaching again in the NFL.
At the end of the day, if Manning doesn’t retire this season, ESPN has put themselves in the position to try and get him into the booth as soon as he announces his retirement. This is a typical ESPN move and shouldn’t surprise anyone.
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