Since 2021, former NFL greats Peyton and Eli Manning have been hosting a live “Monday Night Football” broadcast on ESPN2 and ESPN+. Known by its fans as “ManningCast,” the show decided to kickstart a search for a new co-host just before its upcoming third season.

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), the duo unveiled a skit showing the brothers holding an audition with other big NFL names, including Commissioner Roger Goodell, who suggested that the Mannings look outside of football for potential talent. Taking the advice, the two then brought in the likes of DJ Khaled, Mike Tyson, Stephen A. Smith, Kenan Thompson, and Lil Wayne, all of whom showed up in the clip with hilarious results. Ultimately, it was decided that there wasn’t a good fit for the third seat — especially since the idea of an additional co-host appeared to have been presented for nothing more than laughs and promotion.

Shortly after the “ManningCast” clip hit the internet, Wayne decided to share an extended version of his audition with the champion quarterbacks, complete with a minute of funny punchlines that didn’t appear in the original video. “Hi, I’m Lil Wayne, Weezy Baby, President Carter, Tunechi, Weezy F. Baby, please say the ‘Baby,’ Weezy F., please say the ‘F,’ Weezy, please say the ‘Weezy,’ please say something,” the fellow New Orleans star stated in a lengthier-than-normal name introduction. “I’m a Louisiana boy and I’m with the Manning boys, and this is the ‘ManningCast,’ and I have a family pass,” he rapped in another part of the video.

Even though Weezy F. won’t be joining the Mannings, he’d already secured a position with another A-list sports host. As previously reported by REVOLT, the Young Money veteran is now a weekly commentator alongside close friend and collaborator Skip Bayless on the FS1 show “Undisputed.”