“I really wanted to try to take a year off and just try to gather my bearings and get settled with my family and figure out what I want to do in that next chapter,” Manning said from his home in Mississippi. “I know one thing: I don’t want to be an NFL coach. I’ve seen what our coaches do and the hours they put in, and I enjoy being with my family and enjoy coaching some of their sports teams.”
ESPN might get a Manning in the Monday Night booth after all. It’s not who they want, but who wouldn’t tune in to see what “knowledge” Eli has to share?
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