The 2021 NFL season saw the return of both Peyton and Eli Manning — not on the field but in the booth, where the brothers teamed up to deliver an alternate “Monday Night Football” broadcast. Commonly referred to as the “ManningCast,” the ESPN2 production became a regular topic not only for its celebrity duo but for the apparent curse it put on weekly player guests.
As the 2022 season draws near, is the “ManningCast” set to return? And, if so, how many games will the Manning brothers be on the air? Here’s everything you need to know:
Will the ManningCast return in 2022?
Yes. “Monday Night Football with Peyton and Eli” is scheduled for a second season this year. Like 2021, the “ManningCast” will be available during 10 different games.
Which games will the ManningCast cover?
Here’s the lineup, per ProFootballTalk:
- Week 1: Broncos at Seahawks
- Week 3: Cowboys at Giants
- Week 4: Rams at 49ers
- Week 7: Bears at Patriots
- Week 8: Bengals at Browns
- Week 9: Ravens at Saints
- Week 13: Saints at Buccaneers
- Week 14: Patriots at Cardinals
- Week 15: Rams at Packers
- Wild Card Weekend: TBA Monday night game
How can I watch the ManningCast?
All 10 “ManningCast” games will be broadcast on ESPN2, while four will also appear on ESPN+. Subscribe to fuboTV (try for free) for streaming access to ESPN throughout the season.
Will the ManningCast also return in 2023?
That’s the plan. ESPN originally struck a three-year deal with Peyton Manning’s Omaha Productions company to produce the “ManningCast,” but that deal got a one-year extension in February, meaning Peyton and Eli are contracted to run the show through the 2024 NFL season, covering 10 games per year.