Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre is apparently interested in getting in the broadcast booth. Unfortunately, it appears Tony Romo he is not.
Favre recently auditioned for a spot on Monday Night Football. There’s been an opening for the color commentary spot after Jon Gruden left to coach the Oakland Raiders.
While not holding open auditions, ESPN appears to be bringing in any and all contenders to work with Joe Tessitore, who is taking over play-by-play duties from Sean McDonough.
Favre recently came in for one of the auditions, according to sources. 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.
So if not Favre, then who?
ESPN is reportedly looking at former New York Jets coach Rex Ryan, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Booger McFarland, Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Hall of Fame quarterback Kurt Warner, former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck, much-travelled former safety Louis Riddick and former Cleveland Browns tackle Joe Thomas.
With the exception of Witten and Olsen, both of whom are still active players, and Thomas, who just retired, everyone else on the list besides Favre is actually currently in broadcasting.
If Favre does indeed want to get into broadcasting, he’s likely going to have to hone his craft on a smaller stage. From what we recall of his first go-round in the booth, he knew what he was talking about, but was stiff and his delivery needed work.
If he can work that out, we’d love to hear his insights.