The Jets will appear on ESPN’s Monday Night Football twice this season — Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills and Week 9 against the Los Angeles Chargers. We’ve known that for months now. What we just found out this week is that both of those games will also have the alternate ManningCast option for fans.
“Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” is returning for a third season and they unveiled their schedule for 2023 this week with a promo video that included “auditions” for a third host that included many NFL players and coaches such as Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins and the Jets’ new best friend in Broncos head coach Sean Payton along with other well-known personalities including DJ Khaled, actress Reese Witherspoon and LSU gymnast Livvy Dunne.
You could say the auditions for a third ManningCast host did not go as expected. pic.twitter.com/dDfdblWpVm
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Former quarterback Tom Brady also made a cameo appearance at the end in a waiting room when the Mannings couldn’t find anyone “perfect” for the job.
At the end, the schedule of games for the Mannings was revealed and both Jets’ games made the list. So now Jets fans will have the option of the Mannings or Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.