Peyton Manning reportedly turned down an analyst position on Monday Night Football so that he wouldn’t have to cover his younger brother. 

Unnamed sources who spoke to Yahoo! Sports said that Manning didn’t want to cover Eli in the New York Giants game that is on MNF‘s schedule. 

“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.”

Looks like we’re going to have to wait for Eli to retire. 

That shouldn’t be too much longer, Eli is not exactly a spring chicken in football years. 

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