Peyton Manning tops poll of most favorable sports media personalities
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Peyton Manning is beloved both on and off the football field.

The former quarterback was deemed the most popular sports personality in a new poll conducted by Morning Consult, as he received a 79 percent favorable rating from the 565 self-described "avid sports fans" who were surveyed compared to an 11 percent unfavorable rating. Tony Romo also landed in the top 10 with a 69 percent favorable rating along with a 17 percent unfavorable rating.

Manning has been pursued by ESPN and other networks for an NFL analyst role since retiring from his playing career in 2015, but he's yet to accept a job. He did, however, team up with ESPN+ on an NFL version of Kobe Bryant's analysis series "Detail" and a documentary series called "Peyton's Places."

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