The millions of viewers who tuned in to The Match II on the weekend were reminded of Peyton Manning's skills on the microphone. The retired quarterback helped draw a record audience to a cable telecast of a golf event.
Manning has been pursued for broadcasting roles with multiple networks, most recently by ESPN for its Monday Night Football package, but the future Hall of Famer has yet to jump to the booth. However, he hasn't ruled out a future turn.
"I haven't said 'no' forever. I've said 'no' to this year," Manning said Tuesday on "The Rich Eisen Show."
"It just doesn't feel like the right time. I hate ... having this sort of 'check with me next year'-type deal, but that's really how I've approached this chapter. I believe in taking it a year at a time."
The two-time Super Bowl champion said he doesn't have a five- or 10-year plan for his retirement but is instead focusing on keeping himself busy and stimulated.
With that, he's not quite ready to analyze and critique football games for a living.
"Just not in the cards for me right now, but can't really say never forever," Manning added.