May 25, 2024

Peyton Manning: Bill Belichick to Be Permanent Guest on ESPN’s ‘ManningCast’ in 2024 | News, Scores, Highlights, Stats, and Rumors

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick announces he is leaving the team during a press conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, on January 11, 2024. Belichick, the NFL mastermind who has guided the New England Patriots to a record six Super Bowl titles as head coach, is parting ways with the team after 24 seasons. (Photo by Joseph Prezioso / AFP) (Photo by JOSEPH PREZIOSO/AFP via Getty Images)


Bill Belichick won’t be coaching during the 2024 season, but he will be dropping knowledge throughout the year.

During an appearance on The Pat McAfee Show on Friday, Peyton Manning revealed around the 1:25:30 mark that Belichick will be a permanent guest on the ManningCast every week during Monday Night Football on ESPN2.

According to Barrett Media, Belichick will also make weekly appearances on The Pat McAfee Show during the season. He already got his feet wet by participating in ESPN’s Draft Spectacular last month.

“I said, ‘Bill, we want you to come on. Look, we’d love to go behind the ropes on the defensive side as to kind of what the Eagles are going to have to do to stop Patrick Mahomes, right? And if you ever run out of things to say, just make fun of Eli, right? That’s always sort of a time-filler,’ and Bill doesn’t like Eli,” Manning explained. “We all know that – two Super Bowls – so it’s just a match made in heaven.”

Manning noted that Belichick will be appearing early in games as one of the first few guests in the first quarter. He said he’s excited to have Belichick bring his perspective as a defensive-minded coach to the alternate telecast.

“I can’t tell you the advantage to having a defensive coach to take the quarterback behind the ropes on that defense, it made me a better quarterback, so Bill’s gonna do that. I think the audience is going to be fascinated at how smart he is,” Manning said. “Look, you guys saw how witty he is. I watched the Draft show you guys did; it was awesome. He’s quick-witted, he’s funny and like I said, he’s brilliant when it comes to defense and offense, the guy can flat-out coach.”