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Report: CBS offered Peyton Manning Tony Romo’s job before record-breaking deal

February 10, 2017; Pebble Beach, CA, USA; Peyton Manning hits his tee shot on the 10th hole during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

CBS made news this past week after signing former NFL quarterback and current broadcaster Tony Romo to a record deal that will pay him $17 million annually.

According to Andrew Marchand of the NY Post, that did not come before CBS actually offered fellow former NFL great Peyton Manning the job.

The report notes that Manning was offered between $10 and $12 million annually. He was not decisive in making a decision, leading to network handing Romo a whopping new deal.

Manning has received interest from multiple networks as a potential announcer since retiring from the NFL following the 2015 season. He’s also been bandied about as a potential front office guy.

With ESPN looking to change up its broadcast of “Monday Night Football,” Manning becomes a realistic option for the four-letter network. That’s for sure.