Colts owner Jim Irsay has promised a “great tribute” of former Colts quarterback Peyton Manning.
According to WISH-TV, the tribute will come in the form of a video played when the Broncos are introduced.
As we explained on Friday, Manning won’t be individually introduced. By league rule (which was adopted fairly recently), the visiting team now must be introduced as a group.
The video is expected to be fairly short, and the Broncos believe, we’re told, that it will have no impact on Manning’s pregame preparations, which are notoriously meticulous.
Other pregame distractions aren’t likely, since Manning spends limited time on the field before a game. Unlike plenty of other players, Manning enters the field only when he’s fully dressed in his uniform, as part of the structured warmups.