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John Elway’s giving Peyton Manning “plenty of time”

<> at SAP Center on February 1, 2016 in San Jose, California. Getty Images

Few know the position Peyton Manning is in better than his boss.

That’s why Broncos boss John Elway isn’t about to rush his quarterback for a decision about his future, before or after Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Via Troy Renck of the Denver Post, Elway said he’s in no hurry to find out whether this is Manning’s last rodeo or not.

He’s got plenty of time, whatever time he needs,” Elway said. “I think it’s never going to be a quick decision. You don’t want it to be. It’s one that’s going to change his life, . . . and it’s always a hard decision. So we’ll give him plenty of time.”

Elway said he was about “95 percent” sure he was retiring before he took the first snap of Super Bowl XXXIII in Miami. But after beating the Falcons that day, he said it still took him time to be sure.

“You never want to walk from the game you love until you really have to,” Elway said. “It all depends on what your standards are, how well you want to be able to play, how well you can play.

“Those are all questions he’ll have to answer to figure out which way he wants to go.”

Of course, no one’s really expecting anything other than retirement for Manning, especially after he told Patriots coach Bill Belichick it might be his last rodeo after the AFC Championship Game. But he’s stayed firm this week about not dropping hints, or doing anything other than staying in the moment.

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26 Responses to “John Elway’s giving Peyton Manning “plenty of time””
  1. cornerstone2001 says: Feb 3, 2016 5:12 PM

    Plenty of time……….. meaning till the day after the superbowl

  2. twomadmapper says: Feb 3, 2016 5:19 PM

    Peyton’s last Rodeo!!!!

    Sure hope he’s prepared for that first snap….

    Not like last time, starting with a safety…..

  3. jjackwagon says: Feb 3, 2016 5:21 PM

    He won’t need much time after the upcoming embarrassment.

  4. vietnambob2473 says: Feb 3, 2016 5:21 PM

    If peyton were to play extremely well in the super bowl but still lose, which is very unlikely, I could see him wanting to come back. Question is who is gonna pay him? Definitely not the broncos.

  5. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Feb 3, 2016 5:30 PM

    A win on Sunday will solidify his place as the greatest QB of all time.

  6. tindeaux says: Feb 3, 2016 5:35 PM

    yeah….’cause when they turn over to osweiler, that’s when they start to lose….

  7. akiraloco says: Feb 3, 2016 5:40 PM

    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Feb 3, 2016 5:30 PM
    A win on Sunday will solidify his place as the greatest QB of all time.

    Since when 2=4? Brady The GOAT PERIOD!

  8. jgedgar70 says: Feb 3, 2016 5:44 PM

    Is Peyton going to retire? Does Cam dance too much?

    Gawd, I’m tired of this. Sunday can’t get here fast enough. This has been the longest week of all time.

    Go Panthers!

  9. brintfatre says: Feb 3, 2016 5:53 PM

    Sundays epic choke will put the final asterisk on his career…

  10. vicnocal says: Feb 3, 2016 5:57 PM

    Brock Osweiler LOL.

    You think the Broncos want to put their chips on him? Bring Peyton back for another run, with that defense and with a full year of the offensive system under his belt.

  11. thetooloftools says: Feb 3, 2016 5:57 PM

    The fact that Manning is going to need to get his hip replaced pretty much tells me he really should call it a day.
    Having said that I thought John Elway was just going to be a figure head of the Broncos.
    Boy was I wrong. He is an all or nothing guy I’ll give him that. No matter what, he will do his best to put a winner on the field.
    I admire that.

  12. dsigrey says: Feb 3, 2016 6:01 PM

    The Broncos will not score an offensive TD. Think about it. They didn’t move the ball against New England. If not for a fantastic play by Miller on the Brady interception, Denver doesn’t sniff the redzone again. Carolina will score quick and put the pressure on Manning to throw the ball and he can’t do it anymore. Panthers win 31 – 9

  13. abninf says: Feb 3, 2016 6:05 PM

    If Peyton had any doubts about retiring after the season, they were erased after the HGH deal. No way he comes back to face that.

  14. skawh says: Feb 3, 2016 6:40 PM

    Peyton says, I’m in the SB. HGH this!

  15. JaminJake says: Feb 3, 2016 6:48 PM

    I don’t think even Peyton thought he had a snowballs chance in hell of getting that 4 million back he gave away during the offseason.

    I expect him to retire. His body looks tired

  16. nhpats says: Feb 3, 2016 7:25 PM

    Feb 3, 2016 5:57 PM
    Brock Osweiler LOL.

    You think the Broncos want to put their chips on him? Bring Peyton back for another run, with that defense and with a full year of the offensive system under his belt.
    ——–
    If it were not for Ossweiler, the Broncos would not even have made the playoffs. I expect to see him in before the end of the SB after Kubiak orders Manning to fake an injury.

    Carolina 34
    Broncos 3

  17. thetruthstings says: Feb 3, 2016 7:33 PM

    Manning is NOT Retiring Period! He will Win Decisively Sunday! After his Third Straight Super Bowl Win he may then Retire……

    Manning can Still play at the Highest Level! His Spirals were NEVER Pretty but he always got the ball to his targets. He Threw 55 TD’s in 15 1/2 Games just Two Years Ago!!! Give me a Break People! The body does not go that quickly. He can play 3-6 more years if he wants!

    The NFL Really Needs his Class and Humbleness! The Whole Manning Family has a Lot of it!!!

    Fig Newton is not at all like Peyton. He Cheated on exams in College, Stole a laptop among other things. Also Everytime he gets a First Down He Beats his Chest Points Fingers and SHOWS UP HIS OPPONENT! I hope Newton Gets CRUSHED and loses a couple of teeth!!!

    VIKINGS FAN!!!!!

  18. mmack66 says: Feb 3, 2016 7:33 PM

    He’s got one more meaningless record to break, so he is going to have to come back and start somewhere, even if it’s for 1 dollar and 1 play.

  19. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Feb 3, 2016 7:34 PM

    dsigrey says:
    Feb 3, 2016 6:01 PM

    The Broncos will not score an offensive TD. Think about it. They didn’t move the ball against New England. If not for a fantastic play by Miller on the Brady interception, Denver doesn’t sniff the redzone again. Carolina will score quick and put the pressure on Manning to throw the ball and he can’t do it anymore. Panthers win 31 – 9

    —————————–

    Last time the Panthers defense faced Kubiak offense was against Baltimore in the 2014 regular season and Panthers lost 38-10. II think the Broncos move the ball with relative ease and get the run game going.

  20. packmanfan says: Feb 3, 2016 7:50 PM

    akiraloco says:
    Feb 3, 2016 5:40 PM
    ReligionIsForIdiots says:
    Feb 3, 2016 5:30 PM
    A win on Sunday will solidify his place as the greatest QB of all time.

    Since when 2=4? Brady The GOAT PERIOD!
    ———————————————————————
    Peyton never cheated. Therefore he is better than Brady.

  21. nhpats says: Feb 3, 2016 7:51 PM

    thetruthstings says:
    Feb 3, 2016 7:33 PM
    Manning is NOT Retiring Period! He will Win Decisively Sunday! After his Third Straight Super Bowl Win he may then Retire……

    Manning can Still play at the Highest Level! His Spirals were NEVER Pretty but he always got the ball to his targets. He Threw 55 TD’s in 15 1/2 Games just Two Years Ago!!! Give me a Break People! The body does not go that quickly. He can play 3-6 more years if he wants!

    The NFL Really Needs his Class and Humbleness! The Whole Manning Family has a Lot of it!!!

    Fig Newton is not at all like Peyton. He Cheated on exams in College, Stole a laptop among other things. Also Everytime he gets a First Down He Beats his Chest Points Fingers and SHOWS UP HIS OPPONENT! I hope Newton Gets CRUSHED and loses a couple of teeth!!!

    VIKINGS FAN!!!!!

    ————
    Two years ago is like an eternity to Manning. That was when he was taking HGH. He can no longer throw the ball more than 20 yards with any authority and he led the NFL in interceptions even after missing six games…. This will be his last game. I hear that if the NFL and the courts uphold Brady’s suspension that BB plans to sign Farvre and me him reclaim his records.

  22. captainwhodat says: Feb 3, 2016 7:59 PM

    two things: I wish the SB was played a week after the conference championship games, and I wish the SB started at 4 rather than 6:30. That way, if its a blowout (either team) I can watch a movie…

  23. the8man says: Feb 3, 2016 8:15 PM

    I’m having flashbacks to Brett Favre’s loooong goodbye.

    Stop. Please stop. God, just play this damn game already.

  24. wallabear says: Feb 3, 2016 8:21 PM

    If I’m Brock Osweiler, I’ve had enough. Trade me to Cleveland where I can start and help Make A Difference.

  25. Lancane says: Feb 3, 2016 9:26 PM

    Elway better start thinking about the well being of the team long-term then the feelings of one veteran quarterback who should have retired and has played like utter crap for most of the season. Miller, Osweiler and Trevathan are more important to this team then Manning at this stage. Elway is thinking he’s untouchable, ask Marino how that worked for him in Miami! Only takes a few key mistakes to bring a team to ruin, ask Josh McDaniels or Chip Kelly about that.

  26. bencoates57 says: Feb 4, 2016 12:05 AM

    I wonder why there’s no buzz in the lead up to this year’s Super Bowl. Maybe it’s that Denver and Peyton make for less than thrilling Super Bowls. Maybe it’s that Carolina lacks the bad boy image of a team like Seattle. Who knows

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