Via NY Post:

Before ultimately signing Tony Romo to a contract with a full value of $180 million over 10 years, CBS offered Peyton Manning Romo’s job, The Post has learned.

With CBS’ apprehension so great about where Romo’s salary might be headed and with ESPN so eager to sign him, CBS called for an audible in the middle of negotiations.

Manning is NFL TV’s white whale, pursued by networks since he retired, but never caught. CBS looked to replace Romo with Manning as Jim Nantz’s Super Bowl partner.

Is Manning ever going to give in and get into the booth?  He couldn’t be any worse than what ESPN has been shoving down our throats over the past few years.

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