Listen up, Kelly Ripa ... your on-air war with Michael Strahan could have a happy ending ... 'cause another NFL star says he's willing to take Strahan's spot in the host chair ... for a fraction of the price.
The NFL star is Eddie George -- whose career is on fire right now ... especially after crushing it as the lead role in the Broadway run of "Chicago The Musical." Plus, he's been doing TV work pretty consistently since leaving the NFL.
So, when we got Eddie and his wife out in L.A., we asked if he'd be interested in taking Michael's place ... and putting an end to the most vicious celebrity beef since Big & Pac.
Long story short, Eddie's DOWN -- and says something that'll be music to the producer's ears ... I'M WAY CHEAPER!