The weekend brought a report from the Denver Post regarding Peyton Manning that has been edited a couple of times, but still delivers the message that the quarterback has decided to retire from the NFL and that he’ll make a public announcement of the decision in the coming days.
The Broncos responded by saying that Manning “has not made a decision on his future” and that there were plans for team and player to talk again this week, which is significant for the Broncos as they would need to release Manning before his salary for next season becomes guaranteed. Manning’s agent Tom Condon didn’t say during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio when that conversation might take place and added that Manning hasn’t told him if he plans to drop the curtain on his career.
“Basically, I don’t ask him,” Condon said. “I know that he’s going to tell me when he’s made a decision. The closest he’s got to disclosing any of his intentions was that he said he just wanted to take his time and make sure and he said ‘I really like to play.’ I said ‘I know the feeling.'”
Whatever Manning’s decision, it shouldn’t be too much longer before it becomes public with the new league year starting a week from Wednesday.