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Peyton Manning “would like to keep playing,” Schefter says

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So why is Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning continuing to delay the announcement of his decision to retire as a member of the Broncos? Possibly because he doesn’t want to retire as a member of the Broncos.

It’s a theory recently raised in connection with Lions receiver Calvin Johnson, who’d be better off retiring as a free agent than as a member of the Lions, since it would then become much easier to unretire and sign with anyone he wants. For Manning, his current delay could be more about securing a release from the Broncos than landing on the team’s reserve/retired list.

The possibility becomes more relevant at this point because the signs are increasing that Manning may want to find a way to keep playing. On Monday, agent Tom Condon told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Manning has told Condon, “I really like to play.'” On Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Schefter said on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning (via Rotoworld.com) that “in a perfect world” Manning would “like to keep playing.”

It meshes with what PFT reported during the season. After exiting the lineup due to a foot injury that possibly wasn’t going to heal in time for Manning to play again in 2015, he intended to play in 2016. Circumstances have now changed, however.

Before he returned and led (sort of) the Broncos to a Super Bowl win, the bar for overcoming his performance before November 15 was very low, making it easier to find another team where he could reverse the perception that he had become the NFL’s equivalent of Willie Mays. It now becomes harder to Manning to find a “perfect world” to continue to play, since he’d need to find a contending team that is otherwise poised for a serious playoff run.

If he doesn’t retire as a member of the Broncos, it would be easy for him to return at any time. Maybe he finds a team in June. Maybe a spot opens in July or August. Maybe the quarterback of a contender gets injured at some point during the regular season.

At one point, it was believed Brett Favre was destined to pull a Roger Clemens and return during a given season. Maybe Peyton Manning’s “perfect world” consists of waiting for a perfect storm to descend on a great team that loses its quarterback late enough in the season to allow Peyton to swoop in and save the day.

Or at least to provide just enough of a complement on offense to help an otherwise championship-caliber team finish the job.

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  1. gotitan says: Mar 1, 2016 12:22 PM

    Haters going to hate. (And tell him what to do)

  2. laces out says: Mar 1, 2016 12:26 PM

    so he’s done playing is what I got out of this

  3. drtharrison says: Mar 1, 2016 12:28 PM

    As a Dolphin fan who saw Marino’s last year, please don’t. Marino was a shell of his former self after his injury in the middle of the year. Thankfully he retired instead of going to Minnesota (yes that was an option). This past year, Manning didn’t seem to be the same physically. Now is a good time to retire sir.

  4. patsbrat says: Mar 1, 2016 12:29 PM

    Won’t happen but Luck needs a back up in Indy.

  5. switchwitch59 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:29 PM

    Didn’t Pay-a-ton claim he would retire before he sucks? Better hurry and put in that paperwork backdated to last year.

  6. nnagi says: Mar 1, 2016 12:32 PM

    I get that he wants to continue playing, but he doesn’t have anything left in the tank – doesn’t he watch a lot of film – he should know better than anyone that the only reason he got a ring was because of that defense…

  7. ckg0913 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:32 PM

    He really wants that wins record, doesn’t he?

  8. bigbensbathroomseed says: Mar 1, 2016 12:32 PM

    Wow he is going to look like Johnny Unitas from his Charger days. The neck and arm arm are shot. Time to hang them up.

  9. scrp2 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:34 PM

    He has only three choices: Dolphins, Bills or Jets.

  10. cobrala2 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:34 PM

    Haters aren’t innately wrong.

  11. fanofpft says: Mar 1, 2016 12:35 PM

    If he wants to start it won’t be for a good team. And it’s unlikely the Broncos have him back at that price.

  12. trubroncfan07 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:36 PM

    Dang Manning can’t give it up, he is like a hooker with crack!

  13. nhpats says: Mar 1, 2016 12:37 PM

    I guess his “wife” received a new shipment from the Guyer Institute. Give it a few weeks to kick in…..

  14. patsbrat says: Mar 1, 2016 12:38 PM

    ckg0913 says:
    Mar 1, 2016 12:32 PM

    He really wants that wins record, doesn’t he?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    He has the win record now, but Brady is only about 6 wins behind. Whenever Peyton retires the record won’t last long so long as Brady keeps playing.

  15. greg3117 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:40 PM

    Mr. Manning, ride off into the sunset while you can. Leave on your own terms. You’ve made enough money hawking Oreos, Buicks and putting that Nationwide Insurance jingle in my head.
    Ride off with that ring on your finger. Don’t ruin your legacy.

  16. paulrevereshorse1775 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:40 PM

    sounds like he’s trying to find the easiest ride to a SB win.

  17. dspyank2k11 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:40 PM

    Yeah but who is going to pay him? I dont know. I was happy for Manning but this is crazy. At least when Favre balked at walking away he could still THROW.

    Please leave Peyton. Youre memories at this point will be worth remembering!

  18. collectordude says: Mar 1, 2016 12:41 PM

    Used to think manning was smart.
    Now, not at all in light of recent news & this story if true.

  19. tim2200 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:42 PM

    There must be some record Manning is after.
    Individual records and hocking products is what he lives for.
    Manning doesn’t make any team better. Who would want him??

  20. bsaleen12 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:43 PM

    He has the opportunity that every player would love, and that’s to walk away from the game on top.
    Hang up the cleats and come be the GM for the TEXANS!

  21. pats are better than your team says: Mar 1, 2016 12:44 PM

    Schefter can say whatever he wants, but he better keep LaCanfora’s name out his mouth!

  22. tbone4444 says: Mar 1, 2016 12:45 PM

    Egomaniac, alleged sexual assault, alleged cheating….classy. Brady and Manning legitimately have no super bowl wins that aren’t tainted and dont require an asterisk….sad. Thankful for the Russell Wilson’s of the world….

  23. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 1, 2016 12:45 PM

    My Packers have the Mike Neal fix for Peyton.

  24. Wisconsin's Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says: Mar 1, 2016 12:47 PM

    Favre didn’t like Green Bay. Manning likes Denver.

  25. terripet says: Mar 1, 2016 12:51 PM

    Manning go to the Jets

  26. iowahbr says: Mar 1, 2016 12:51 PM

    So sign a new deal for 5 mill and they’ll keep you around as back-up If that isn’t enough get released and find out what the market is for your services as a player or go sell pizza and insurance full time.

    PS: the suspense is not killing us

  27. Unchained81 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:00 PM

    GO. AWAY.

  28. saveusterrelldavis says: Mar 1, 2016 1:06 PM

    Get ready for the NFLs version of the Kobe Bryant retirement tour

  29. thegronk87 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:08 PM

    The Denver Teabaggers still want him

  30. godfatherd says: Mar 1, 2016 1:08 PM

    Just retire dude. No one wants to see Peyton Manning hobbling around for another season. Can we get Lawrence Taylor to come out o retirement for a game, just to put and end to this Joe Theisman style?

  31. coltzfan166 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:15 PM

    Brett Favre looked done at 39 with the Jets before coming back with the Vikes and having the best statistical season of his career at age 40. Just saying…

  32. weepingjebus says: Mar 1, 2016 1:17 PM

    Since he only can win a Super Bowl by riding a dominant defense that spots him multiple defensive TDs to offset his INTs and fumbles, that should narrow the candidate list down considerably.

  33. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 1, 2016 1:18 PM

    Never count him out, he was supposedly done after 4 neck surgeries, torn quad, torn plantar fascia, only to shatter NFL record books and win a SB.

  34. coltzfan166 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:20 PM

    @ scrp2

    IF Manning plays in 2016, it will be with the Rams. Jeff Fisher wants him. Jeff Fisher will run the offense the way Peyton wants to. They also have a solid defense and good run game. And he’ll never have to play a cold weather game

  35. rawpowwa says: Mar 1, 2016 1:21 PM

    I don’t get why people think he’s messing up. Going out on top is great when you’re tired of playing anyway, but if you want to play, play until they kick you out of the building.

    My story-book ending would be seeing 48 year old Peyton sitting on the Browns’ bench, glaring at 47 year old Tom Brady on the Jag’s bench, with nobody talking about his butt.

  36. jacunn2000 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:22 PM

    GOAT. Just grab your ball and go home Peyton. Either that or be Brock’s back-up and mentor. You went out on top.

  37. atwaterslaughter says: Mar 1, 2016 1:22 PM

    It seems pretty obvious that if the report that he wishes to continue playing that he has one very SPECIFIC team in mind to play for. I don’t want to speculate but the Texans kind of have the Broncos blueprint in place. The defense is not as good as Denver’s but you see my point. If Manning could get a coordinator who’d let him run the show, he could be willing. Problem is, he is just terrible anymore. I mean he’s easy to defend because you know he can’t go deep on you. Hang it up, Manning.

  38. tncheese says: Mar 1, 2016 1:26 PM

    Peyton, listen to those of us who love you like a brother & who have followed you since you started college. It is time to retire. Enjoy your life, health & family. You can still work in football. You have nothing left to prove. Good luck.

  39. jasfish12 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:31 PM

    No contending team will (or should) take a chance on him. He isn’t good enough. If he wants to play on a bad team with no QB, more power to him.

  40. tformation says: Mar 1, 2016 1:32 PM

    No athlete ever really wants to retire. Can’t blame Peyton for wanting to hang on.

    Having said that, his Super Bowl performance was pretty poor. Peyton still has the fire and the heart to play the game, but maybe not the arm or the neck or the feet to play it at a high level any more.

    No shame in following in Elway’s footsteps, Peyton. There is life after football. You could coach, do play-by-play like Troy, or heck, just make Papa Johns commercials for the rest of your life.

  41. youdrivemenutseagles says: Mar 1, 2016 1:33 PM

    I think he wants to end his career running an offense the way he used to, kind of like before Kubiak showed up. He wants his numbers to look better in his last season, imo.
    If he goes to a Qb hungry team, they’ll give him full control of the O. He’ll throw for 34 tds and 14 ints (no Super Bowl), THEN he’ll retire.

  42. gooseusaf1 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:33 PM

    Honestly, Houston could be an intriguing team. Weaker division, pretty good defense. I’d like to see what his smarts could do under Chip Kelly but they are nowhere close in that division. Maybe the Jets but I don’t see him being interested in possibly playing Brady 3 times in a season.

  43. ( . Y . ) says: Mar 1, 2016 1:33 PM

    He is gonna need to increase the doses if he wants to continue playing. Maybe take a few trips to Germany again, for vacation, wink wink

  44. 2since96 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:35 PM

    Told you old man-manning had something up his sleeve. Either he wants to play from day one, or he wants to sign mid-season and make a playoff run.

    No other logical reason why he didnt just retire during the superbowl presentation.

    It’s sad, but not unexpected. Everyone praises peyton manning, but he lives in a sad reality. Can’t let football go, has been a PR Machine his whole life, and now that it’s all gone, whats he gonna do?

  45. lennymoorerules says: Mar 1, 2016 1:36 PM

    With all due respect to Manning, this is ridiculous if he wishes to remain the starter. He did not win the SB-the defense did. Some of his passes looked like wounded ducks this past season. Kubiak will not offer him the starting job just because who he is. Now if the Broncos cut him and re-work his contract to be the most expensive backup (a.k.a. coach) in the league then I could if I were a Bronco fan accept it. Over the years a few qb’s have failed to produce in their later years just because they wanted to hang on and bathe in the glory. I can think of Unitas and Jurgensen just to name two. Manning should follow the lead of Ray Lewis and get out before some young linebacker separates his torso.

  46. mongo3401 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:37 PM

    Good for him. Welcome to LA Peyton

  47. selfpromotingqb says: Mar 1, 2016 1:38 PM

    Ari Fleisher

  48. bullogne says: Mar 1, 2016 1:38 PM

    If Manning wants to come back to the Broncos as a back up/mentor to Brock making back-up money then ok. Other than that, 9td’s 17 ints should tell you that he’s done.
    You know the saying, the player is always the last to know.

  49. steveincny22 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:41 PM

    Manning did not win the last superbowl. Denver won despite Manning.

  50. musicfootballprogramming says: Mar 1, 2016 1:42 PM

    Honestly I’m baffled if this is true. Even after winning the SUPER BOWL, he looked tired and ready to be done. Happy, but so done. After they beat the Pats he didn’t even look happy.

    I can’t imagine where he’d want to go if the Broncos don’t want him back. That D could keep winning with a squirrel under center.

  51. bigdog2372 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:42 PM

    I love Peyton as much as anyone, but this is like watching your beloved old and crippled dog trying to climb stairs. It’s time, Peyton.

  52. Getoffmylawn! says: Mar 1, 2016 1:43 PM

    I’m certainly not going to give him advice as I’m unqualified as you all are. I will say though, as a football fan, I’m done watching this guy. He is not one of the better QB’s playing anymore. It was hard to watch last year and another season of him will be about eight games at best.

  53. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Mar 1, 2016 1:45 PM

    There are a couple of things in play here.
    If Manning sits tight and gets cut his options remain open and under his control, not Denver’s. He has 2.5 million reasons to go that route in addition to controlling his ability to play elsewhere unhindered by Denver controlling his rights. Peyton has never left money on the table, only the ego/legacy hit of getting cut after winning the SB keeps this from being his most logical choice. From Denver’s standpoint they may want that $2.5M in cap space that would come with his retirement. The entire delay may be about making an agreement to release his rights if he retires.

    From a fan perspective I have enjoyed watching him play and seeing him as an NFL version of Willie Mays at the end would be very disheartening.

  54. fartweasel says: Mar 1, 2016 1:46 PM

    Sometimes the trouble with athletes is that they think they still have it, that they are still elite. Nobody likes father time, but it happens to all of us.

    Please retire Mr Manning, before you have to leave the field on a cart, you’ve got nothing left to prove.

  55. mmack66 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:47 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Mar 1, 2016 1:18 PM

    Never count him out, he was supposedly done after 4 neck surgeries, torn quad, torn plantar fascia, only to shatter NFL record books and win a SB.
    ————————-

    That would have been a great story 3 Super Bowls ago, if the Broncos hadn’t gotten utterly embarrassed, but it doesn’t apply today.

  56. ikeclanton says: Mar 1, 2016 1:48 PM

    Right now Brett Farve looks better than Peyton throwing in those copper body wrap commercials, and he even knows he’s done. Don’t hang on to make it look worse than it did this year. That Super Bowl victory was gift-wrapped to you by the defense as a career going away present. Let that be your last memory in the league and wait for the much-deserved call from the Hall.

  57. steelerben says: Mar 1, 2016 1:49 PM

    What contender would be interested in carrying Peyton to the Super Bowl? If the team is good enough to win with just about anyone under center (which is what Manning needs) then why spend the extra money for name brand?

    Better to go out as a winner than be that chick at the bar at 2 am.

  58. patsfansincegrogan says: Mar 1, 2016 1:49 PM

    Who is going sign a Peyton Manning facing an HGH investigation? No one.
    Never mind the hit any team would take signing him with the new light cast on how he sexually assaulted a woman and then he tried to discredit her and ruin her career, or did everyone miss the Vice President Biden’s statement at the OCSARS?

  59. captainwhodat says: Mar 1, 2016 1:50 PM

    when is enough enough? tired of the daily will he or won’t he stories that say absolutely nothing…

  60. twomadmapper says: Mar 1, 2016 1:53 PM

    Take the Super Bowl Ring, the check, say your goodbyes and ride off into the sunset, go out as a champion…

    There’s really no better way to cap off the career Peyton has had…

    Come back for another season, leave with horrible stats or even worse, a serious injury… Why?

    End the on-field career, posture for a coaching/mentoring position and enjoy your life Peyton…

  61. joeybrownersgoonakickyourarse says: Mar 1, 2016 1:54 PM

    Wants to Play and can still play at a high level are two way different things.

    I guess, maybe, Dallas would of loved to sign him last season when Romo went down, again. And now he’s still got collarbone issues…

  62. td30 says: Mar 1, 2016 1:58 PM

    The Texans/Browns are dumb enough to take Manning over Brock, so use Manning as bait

  63. rob471773 says: Mar 1, 2016 2:12 PM

    Peyton “Would like to keep playing” but who would honestly want him as their starting QB going into 2016? This isn’t going to be a repeat of 2012 when team where lining up trying to convince him to sign with them. No serious contender would hurt their chances by signing him at this point.

    Peyton had his chance to graciously retire a champion (thanks to Denver’s D) but he’s instead choosing to come back for one last pathetic half-season that will allow him to pad his passing records for some sad team desperate enough to sign him.

    He’s beyond washed up at this point, his body is failing him. This is going to end sadly and I can wait to watch. Here’s to hoping he winds up in Cleveland for the worlds saddest last season ever.

  64. rootpain says: Mar 1, 2016 2:12 PM

    Schefter says this and Schefter says that. Who cares what Schefter says anymore.

  65. kmossg says: Mar 1, 2016 2:13 PM

    As a Dolphin fan who saw Marino’s last year, please don’t. Marino was a shell of his former self after his injury in the middle of the year. Thankfully he retired instead of going to Minnesota (yes that was an option). This past year, Manning didn’t seem to be the same physically. Now is a good time to retire sir.
    ———-
    Haha, the Vikings love their over the hill qbs
    Jeff George
    Randall Cunningham
    Brad Johnson (second time)
    Gus Frerotte
    Favre
    McNabb
    Cassel

    And those are just the ones I remember

  66. rob471773 says: Mar 1, 2016 2:14 PM

    captainwhodat says:

    Mar 1, 2016 1:50 PM

    when is enough enough? tired of the daily will he or won’t he stories that say absolutely nothing…
    ————————-

    It’s just getting started, Peyton is an egomaniac drama queen who loves all the attention. This story is going to be going on all summer Brett Favre style.

  67. jackfan2 says: Mar 1, 2016 2:31 PM

    Lol…all the pats fans are terrified Peyton will play on. Brady can never catch Manning on touchdowns without throwing about a thousand more attempts. Who cares if it takes him 3 more seasons to do what Manning did in fewer attempts? It will be meaningless. Total wins is a team stat and Brady can have that. Mark my words, peyton is coming back, and will lead his next team to the promised land. Just let him run his offense and watch the magic. The Broncos designed that tepid offense. Come back Peyton.

  68. BroncosCheatedTheSalaryCap says: Mar 1, 2016 2:39 PM

    Armstrong, Bonds, Manning. Truth hurts….

  69. mmack66 says: Mar 1, 2016 2:49 PM

    jackfan2 says:
    Mar 1, 2016 2:31 PM

    Lol…all the pats fans are terrified Peyton will play on. Brady can never catch Manning on touchdowns without throwing about a thousand more attempts. Who cares if it takes him 3 more seasons to do what Manning did in fewer attempts? It will be meaningless. Total wins is a team stat and Brady can have that. Mark my words, peyton is coming back, and will lead his next team to the promised land. Just let him run his offense and watch the magic. The Broncos designed that tepid offense. Come back Peyton.
    ————————-

    Lol…at anyone that thinks that Brady is worried about breaking some meaningless records.

    The only record Brady cares about is Super Bowl wins, and Manning blew his chances at that years ago.

  70. jackfan2 says: Mar 1, 2016 3:01 PM

    Again, team stat. When it comes to who plays the position best, it’s Peyton Freaking Manning all the way. And there’s nothing Brady can do now to change that. Lol

  71. conormacleod says: Mar 1, 2016 3:24 PM

    I don’t get PFT’s whole “retire as a free agent” thing for Peyton and Johnson. If they want to play for a different team, all they have to do is….nothing!

    Just wait to be cut, because the Lions and Broncos are not paying those guys $20 mil a year. Then they will be free agents. It really has nothing to do with “retiring”.

    BTW: Officially retiring actually requires filling out the paperwork. Because that is when the clock starts for the 5 years to enter Canton.

  72. Lorenzo Antonio says: Mar 1, 2016 3:41 PM

    Totally false Peyton is yet to decide on his future and from my stand point Peyton is going to retire

  73. mmack66 says: Mar 1, 2016 3:42 PM

    jackfan2 says:
    Mar 1, 2016 3:01 PM

    Again, team stat. When it comes to who plays the position best, it’s Peyton Freaking Manning all the way. And there’s nothing Brady can do now to change that. Lol
    ———————-

    Of course it’s a team stat.

    No one cares who threw for the most yards or the most touchdowns, or any of the other meaningless regular season records that Manning has.

  74. squawktalkseahawk says: Mar 1, 2016 3:48 PM

    Delusional.

    Just delusional.

  75. stew48 says: Mar 1, 2016 3:54 PM

    If his desire is, as stated, “I want to keep playing,” then the contender bit is not of much importance. I am not a Browns fan, but I would love to see him there. His very presence would probably get them 3-5 wins.

  76. johnnybaggadonuts says: Mar 1, 2016 4:04 PM

    “I’d like the fairy tale story of my life to have one last horribly written epilogue.” – P. Manning.

  77. jonathankrobinson424 says: Mar 1, 2016 4:16 PM

    …..he has to wait to be cut. Then it’s on to whatever team wants ticket sales…& pay a legend 15 million for one more year. SOME team will do it. Peyton loves the $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$…..like we ALL do. Once no one will pay him, he will then retire.

  78. psousa1 says: Mar 1, 2016 4:26 PM

    Obviously he is now in the bottom tier of starting QB’s. That being said he is still better than anyone Houston trotted out this year.

    Do what you love doing.

  79. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 1, 2016 4:37 PM

    Denver goes back to 8-8 seasons and back into the playoffs or miss them entirely. They tried their hardest to give us the number one seed Belichick gave them last season. Kubiak is who we saw in Houston. Wade Phillips overachieves his first year usually. The real Broncos will come back this year.

  80. bcrllc says: Mar 1, 2016 5:56 PM

    Keep on playing till that dog don’t hunt!!!

  81. youknowiknowitall says: Mar 1, 2016 6:27 PM

    (Mannings plan is to) provide just enough of a complement on offense to help an otherwise championship-caliber team finish the job.’

    —–

    Agreed. He’s done that twice already.

  82. j0esixpack says: Mar 1, 2016 6:32 PM

    He’s worth a 1 year contract

    Once he sits out his 4 game suspension for HGH he only has to play in 12 games anyway

  83. youknowiknowitall says: Mar 1, 2016 6:43 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Mar 1, 2016 3:24 PM
    I don’t get PFT’s whole “retire as a free agent” thing for Peyton and Johnson. If they want to play for a different team, all they have to do is….nothing!
    ——-
    Duh. That’s the whole point PFT is making! (If they retire prior to being cut, they don’t necessarily become free agents).

  84. abrellbama says: Mar 1, 2016 7:04 PM

    It’s time for him to retire. He shouldn’t outstay his welcome. He just won his 2nd SB and is a winner. Don’t pull a “Steve Spurrier” and stay in too long and look bad.

  85. myasylum11 says: Mar 1, 2016 7:16 PM

    Favre is a super human. Not a fair comparison.
    Favre could still throw now, Payton..?
    Not so much.

  86. nodindenver says: Mar 1, 2016 10:29 PM

    Enough with the drama already! He has a chance to go out on top and with dignity. Was really hoping he would wait until the confetti settled a day after the parade and ride off into the sunset. He does not have the win record yet as he replaced Brock against SD in week 17 and I can only hope this is not about a record. I was a huge fan before he got to Broncos and enjoyed watching his last ride.

  87. mdintino1420 says: Mar 1, 2016 10:46 PM

    I don’t want to see Peyton get hurt or play poorly. He should hang it up. He wold just be in the way in Denver. They want to move on and start Brock.

  88. natchamps73 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:00 AM

    He can’t be serious??? It’s over – move on with your life!

  89. trajan2448 says: Mar 2, 2016 8:52 PM

    Manning’s record in the two playoff runs where he was part of a Super Bowl winning team is 5tds and 8 ints in 7 games. His team’s defense and running game carried him.

  90. timotheewhealon says: Mar 3, 2016 1:27 AM

    Life long Bronco fan here.

    Thanks Peyton for a period in which the Denver Broncos went 13-3, 13-3, 12-4, 12-4 with two Super Bowl appearances, one SB championship, one MVP season-offensive record setting season.

    If you’re looking to re-create the good ole days of 2012, 2013 1st half of 2014, or your many years with the Colts, then good luck with the Rams, Texans, or possibly some other AFC East team… I seem to recall your not wanting to play in the NFC and Seattle/Arizona will dominate the Rams of the NFC and your bro Eli, whom you did not wish to play in the same conference. Maybe the allure of facing the Colts appeals to you… seems like a Luck-less endeavor in facing the Colts two (potentially three times a year, again highly doubtful). And, going in to the AFC East vs. Belichick/Brady who have DOMINATED for two decades now? Yeah, Best of luck with that.

    Personally, if you do, I wish you luck in accomplishing all your dreams. If you however suck, like you have for the last year and a half, if it harms your legacy and sponsorship ability which is very dear and lucrative to you… I won’t afford you much sympathy.

    Congratulations on winning SB50 and four years with the Broncos… Good luck whatever you may decide.

  91. goodellsucks43 says: Mar 3, 2016 1:53 AM

    I’ve heard stories about beat up his body is that he has trouble dressing himself. I understand how hard it is to walk away from the game that you’ve loved your whole life, but come on Peyton, you just have to do it. Hell, become a coach or GM, plenty of teams would give you the offer.

  92. jackfan2 says: Mar 3, 2016 11:36 AM

    Timothy
    Good luck after PFM leaves Denver and your team once again becomes irrelevant. If you think the backup could have led you to the SB if he had started all 16 games and the playoffs, you are truly delusional. I hope PM gets healthy over the off-season and the nerves in his arm start firing again…which, as a person with a nerve injury I can tell you can happen after three, four or even 10 years, and he comes back elsewhere to wreak the league. It strikes me that people in Denver, at least the ones commenting here, really don’t appreciate how remarkable that run was.

  93. xavier179 says: Mar 3, 2016 8:23 PM

    Peyton needs to make sure Fed Ex overnight delivery (of HGH) is available to where he lands.

  94. zatoichi7 says: Mar 5, 2016 2:45 PM

    texans or rams best fits if he wants to win next year.

  95. bmacwillconn says: Mar 7, 2016 1:30 PM

    I’m watching his retirement press conference now. Guess this report was wrong.

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