Brett Favre (as a Packer's fan, you know I love the guy) tried out for the analyst job with Monday Night Football on ESPN for the upcoming season. He got the old "don't call us, we'll call you" from ESPN after his audition...so, we know it didn't go well. More than three months have passed since Jon Gruden accepted the Oakland Raiders head coaching job, but the network does not appear close to announcing his “Monday Night Football” successor.
And while you have to think after how well Tony Romo did in his first season in the play-calling booth for CBS, any QB could walk off the field and do it. Well you’d be wrong. Because while we don’t know how future Hall Of Famer Peyton Manning would do after he seems to have turned down several large offers from FOX and ESPN, we do know how another Hall of Famer, Brett Favre, did—badly.
“Favre recently came in for one of the auditions, according to sources. Though it was unclear if Favre would even want the job, sources said he was not great during the tryout and has been told he is no longer under consideration, says a report, adding, Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, did not return a call. ESPN declined comment.”
It’s not exactly shocking that Favre submitted an underwhelming audition. He was a great quarterback and is probably a smart enough guy, but he was never quite as polished or well-spoken in front of the camera. Guess he’ll stick to those copper fit ads, while the ESPN execs in Bristol look for a better fit for “Monday Night Football.”