Brett Favre, the legendary former quarterback of the Green Bay Packers, tried out to join the announcing team for ESPN’s “Monday Night Football,” but is no longer under consideration for the job, according to New York Post sports media writer Andrew Marchand.
“Favre recently came in for one of the [‘MNF’] auditions, according to sources,” Marchand writes, adding, “Though it was unclear if Favre would even want the job, sources said he was not great during the tryout and has been told he is no longer under consideration. Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, did not return a call. ESPN declined comment.”
Marchand, who for years was with ESPN, also writes: “After striking out on Peyton Manning for ‘Monday Night Football,’ ESPN has considered big names, like Brett Favre, and not as big, like Booger McFarland, while holding auditions as if it were ‘American Idol.’”
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