Peyton Manning Trying to Poach Bill Belichick for New Job

Bill Belichick is on the verge of partnering with Peyton Manning for the next stage of his career.

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What the future holds for former Patriots head coach Bill Belichick continues to be one of the most intriguing storylines around the NFL as we head into the offseason. The future Hall of Famer was a candidate for head coaching vacancies this winter, interviewing with the Atlanta Falcons, but couldn't land himself a gig after 24 seasons with the New England Patriots.

That doesn't mean, however, that Bill Belichick sweepstakes are over. In fact, it is in full swing; except this time it's for the studio instead of the sidelines.

According to Andrew Marchand of The Athletic, the six-time Super Bowl champion might be joining forces with an old nemesis: Peyton Manning.

NFL News: Peyton Manning Trying to Sign Bill Belichick

Peyton Manning has a media entertainment company named Omaha Productions. He has partnerships with athletes across sports and has a close relationship with ESPN where he does an alternative broadcast to Monday Night Football.

The reporting suggests that Manning's idea is to team up with ESPN to create a "Manningcast" type of show where Belichick and former Alabama coach Nick Saban are the broadcasters.

Belichick has a long list of suitors in the media. CBS and NBC are meeting with the 71-year-old, as well as Pat McAfee, who has stated his intention to sign Belichick for his show.

Marchand's sources said that Belichick has no interest in being part of a weekly Sunday studio show.

One of the complications here is the understanding that Belichick wants to return to coaching at the earliest opportunity. Any deal made with Belichick carries the risk of him leaving when an opportunity arises. Considering how lucrative of a deal it would require to bring him on in the first place, networks might shy away from taking that risk.

That's why a partnership with Manning is interesting. Belichick spent his coaching career teamed up with the greatest quarterback of all time on the field. Now he has a chance to partner with the second-greatest off the field in the next stage of his career.

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