Report: Brett Favre Auditioned For ‘Monday Night Football’ And Here’s How It Went

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre reportedly auditioned for a spot on “Monday Night Football” and it didn’t go well, according to the New York Post Tuesday.

Sources told the outlet that the 48-year-old veteran was brought in for auditions with ESPN to possibly be an analyst on the popular football program. But has since been notified that he’s no longer under consideration after the tryouts weren’t “great.”

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrates a Packers touchdown during the NFL's NFC Championship football game against the New York Giants in Green Bay, Wisconsin, January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson (UNITED STATES) - GM1DXBXDXVAA

Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre celebrates a Packers touchdown during the NFL’s NFC Championship football game against the New York Giants in Green Bay, Wisconsin, January 20, 2008. REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

However, there is no word yet on whether Favre was even interested in the job.

Other names who have surfaced for upcoming auditions for the top spot include Jason Witten, Greg Olsen, Kurt Warner, Booger McFarland, who is currently a college football analyst, and Rex Ryan, who works on “Sunday NFL Countdown.”

The network is looking to fill Jon Gruden’s spot who left to go back to coaching with the Oakland Raiders for the 2018 Season.

Fellow Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning was reportedly also approached for the lead gig but was not interested and declined. On Monday, the former Indianapolis Colts player said that just being a “fan” of the game is enough for him right now. But he did not completely close the door on the idea of being a broadcaster.

“I don’t want to be a critic at this point,” Manning explained. “I still do too many commercials.”

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