"If he ever decides [Monday Night Football] is something he wants to do, it’s going to be after Eli has finished his career and he gets a little bit further from his era of playing and maybe some of his teammates have moved on, too,” a source said. “It would have been a tough position for him this season, with the Giants being on the schedule. There is a lot of loyalty there for him and I don’t think he’d ever want to be in a position where he’d be conflicted about his analysis. It just wouldn’t have been a comfortable situation this year.”
Manning, speaking for himself, said that he hasn't yet felt the pull to be a broadcaster. Peyton told Yahoo! that he only ever wanted to be a football player and he's done that. So, anyone looking to pull in Peyton as on-air talent likely has to wait for him to be ready.
“I saw where Tony Romo said that he always knew that he wanted to be a broadcaster,” Manning said. “Well, I always knew I wanted to be a football player. That’s all I knew. I was all-in on that job. I didn’t think about anything else while I was playing. And I think that’s a good way to be. I think you’ve got to be all-in on what you’re doing.”