Eli Manning already owns two Super Bowl MVP awards and a pair of championship rings. Now the former Giants quarterback and New Jersey resident can add an Emmy Award to his trophy case.
The ManningCast, ESPN’s alternate Monday Night Football broadcast hosted by Manning and his older brother, Peyton Manning, earned the Sports Emmy for Outstanding Live Series this week. The retired signal-callers now anchor the series, which offers a more casual and comical vibe than the standard sports broadcast.
The #SportsEmmys Award for Outstanding Live Series goes to Monday Night Football with Peyton & Eli (@espn @espnplus) [Omaha Productions]. @OmahaProd pic.twitter.com/Q8hpMrUk1d
— Sports Emmys (@sportsemmys) May 25, 2022
While the ManningCast took home hardware, the brothers leading the show did not win individual Emmys.
The 46-year-old Peyton, who starred under center for the Colts and Broncos, was nominated for Outstanding Personality/Sports Event Analyst. NBC’s Cris Collinsworth won that award. Eli, 41, was nominated for Outstanding Personality/Emerging On-Air Talent. That went to ESPN teammate Malika Andrews.
The ManningCast will return in 2022 after ESPN announced an extension with the siblings in February. Longtime announcer Joe Buck and former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman will take over the network’s main Monday Night Football broadcast.
Eli spent his entire 16-year career with the Giants from 2004-2019. He helped Big Blue win Super Bowls XLII and XLVI. A four-time Pro Bowler, Manning’s No. 10 jersey was swiftly retired in 2021. He also took a job with the Giants’ front office after hanging up his pads.Click here to leave a comment