Brett Favre recently auditioned to replace Jon Gruden on ESPN’s Monday Night Football and according to the reports, he failed miserably.
The Packers legend did such a poor job that he’s no longer in consideration.
Via NY Post:
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. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, did not return a call. ESPN declined comment.
Favre likely would have been able to demand the same type of salary as Jon Gruden. ESPN was prepared to offer Manning the same $6.5 million salary as Gruden with possibly even a little room for negotiation, according to sources.
The analyst competition remains open as ESPN has lined up Rex Ryan and McFarland for upcoming auditions, sources said. Ryan, a “Sunday NFL Countdown” analyst, called a Monday night double-header game with Beth Mowins to begin last season. McFarland is a college football analyst, who was on the first week of “Get Up!”
What a shame. Could you imagine the made up words and strange things Favre would do in the booth?
Forget his ability as a broadcaster. The sideshow Favre could provide would far outweigh any of his broadcasting shortcomings.
Does everyone forget Phil Simms was once an NFL broadcaster? Nobody could be as bad as he was.