In what is one of the most anticipated matchups of the season, we will get the opinions of the Manning brothers — Peyton and Eli — as well as a number of special guests. As always, the ManningCast promises to bring light entertainment to Monday Night Football with fun and insightful football knowledge.
Who Will Appear on Tonight’s ManningCast?
The ManningCast has had a host of famous names appear to watch Monday Night Football from the world of celebrity, football, and beyond since its inception. From Kevin Hart, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Snoop Dogg, to Roger Goodell, Russell Wilson, and Marshawn Lynch. But who is appearing tonight?
Caitlin Clark is a college basketball guard for Iowa and becomes the first active college athlete to join the broadcast.
She is the all-time leader in points in Iowa basketball history. Clark was the National Player of the Year last year and has the potential to go No. 1 overall in the 2024 WNBA Draft.
The star basketball player is a three-time All-American and had a standout year in 2022. Clark averaged 31 points per game on her way to guiding the Hawkeyes to the national championship game, where they lost to LSU 102-85.
Clark will appear on the ManningCast as a dedicated Chiefs fan. She has previously interacted with Kansas City QB Patrick Mahomes on X, formally known as Twitter.
Speaking to Chad Leistikow on Hawk Central Radio, Clark said, “Patrick has DM’d me on Twitter before, like, I’m a big fan of you. I’m going to try to come to a game.”
Expect the brothers and Clark to discuss her future, this current college basketball season as well as her fandom of the Chiefs.
It’s also expected that Michael Vick will join the ManningCast on Monday night to watch if his previous team, the Eagles, can avenge their Super Bowl loss.
Vick played quarterback in Philadelphia for five seasons between 2009 and 2013 and started 40 games. He was the first overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft selected by the Atlanta Falcons before moving to the Eagles in 2009. Vick made four Pro Bowls in his NFL career.
It’s likely that Vick will talk about his experience in Philly, as well as his thoughts on both starting quarterbacks, Mahomes and Jalen Hurts. With Eli, Peyton, and Vick all former NFL quarterbacks, their thoughts on tonight’s QB matchup could be interesting.
It was announced late on Monday that Mark Wahlberg will also be joining the ManningCast alongside Caitlin Clark and Michael Vick.
Wahlberg is a New England Patriots superfan and one of their most famous supporters. But, Wahlberg does have a soft spot for the Eagles and the city of Philadelphia.
In the past, Wahlberg has also spoken about how he would like to see the Eagles win. Speaking to the Not Just Sports Podcast from PodcastOne presented by Rich Eisen and Suzy Shuster before Super Bowl LII (which faced Wahlberg’s beloved Patriots against the Eagles) he said “How excited I am that the Eagles are in the Super Bowl, having played Vince Papale, having played an Eagle, having become an honorary Philadelphian, been welcomed by the Philadelphia fans as one of their own. I have made five movies in Philadelphia and I predicted the Eagles would make it to the Super Bowl.”
Wahlberg was named an “honorary Philadelphian” by former Philadelphia mayor Mike Nutter for his role in the film “Invincible” – a biopic about the life of former Eagles wide receiver Vince Papale, who Wahlberg played. No doubt Peyton and Eli will be chatting to Waklberg about his role and his honorary title.
How To Watch the ManningCast
The ManningCast is available to watch during Monday Night Football and can be found on ESPN2.
- TV Channel: ESPN2
- Stream: ESPN+ and FuboTV
ESPN will show the game broadcast on its flagship channel with the ManningCast on ESPN2 from 8 p.m. ET. The ManningCast is also available to stream on ESPN+.
There are another three ManningCast’s scheduled for the remainder of the 2023 season:
- Week 13: Bengals at Jaguars
- Week 15: Chiefs at Patriots
- Wild Card Weekend: To be determined