Peyton Manning to Host 2017 ESPYS in July
He's won two Super Bowls, hosted Saturday Night Live twice and has starred in countless TV commercials. This summer, former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning will get the chance to put his goofy charm to work for another TV gig.
ESPN announced that the two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback and five-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning will host The 2017 ESPYS sports awards live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles July 12 on ABC.
The NFL released its 2017 schedule and the Super Bowl LI champion New England Patriots will open the season at home against the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday, Sept. 7, on NBC.
"The ESPYS have been a part of my life during my entire career—I can still remember attending my very first show back in 1998 before my rookie season in the NFL," Manning says.
The ESPYS honor the past year’s best teams, players, moments and more from the world of sports, featuring appearances by luminaries of sports and entertainment. Special awards include the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, the Jimmy V Perseverance Award and the Pat Tillman Award for Service.
The 2017 ESPYS, Wednesday, July 12, 8/7c, ABC