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Agent: Peyton Manning still hasn’t decided whether to retire

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Peyton Manning is taking his sweet old time in deciding whether to retire.

Agent Tom Condon said this morning on 104.3 The Fan in Denver that Manning’s mind is still not made up about whether to retire from the game or return for the 2016 season.

“To tell you the truth, I know that Peyton has not decided,” Condon said.

That directly contradicts the Saturday Denver Post report that Manning had already decided to retire.

If Manning doesn’t decide within the next week, the Broncos will make the decision for him and release him: If Manning is still on the roster at the end of the league year, his $19 million salary becomes guaranteed. And there’s no way Denver will allow that to happen. The Broncos would surely prefer to have a nice ceremony at team headquarters at which Manning announces his retirement, but if Manning isn’t willing to do that in the next six days, the Broncos will have to cut him.

At that point, Manning would become an unrestricted free agent, ready to sign with any team. The question then would become whether any team wants him. Yes, Manning is an all-time great who just won a Super Bowl, but he also turns 40 this month and is coming off by far the worst season of his career.

The Rams have been mentioned as a potential suitor for Manning, as they need a quarterback and would love to add some star power in their first season in Los Angeles. That may be the only team that would be willing to hand Manning its starting job — and even then, it’s not clear that he’s better at this point in his career than the quarterbacks the Rams already have, Case Keenum or Nick Foles.

So Manning appears to be taking his time because he wants to weigh his options. But he probably won’t have many options.

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  1. mikeremmersisvonsturnstile says: Mar 2, 2016 11:31 AM

    Peyton…. I could see it a year and a half ago. You’re done!

    At 49, I know my body won’t do what it used to do. The mind is always well behind the body.

    MILLIONS of people can see that you’re done and Father Time has won yet again.

    Don’t go out like Unitas and Namath.

    Call it a career and end it on top.

  2. jjb0811 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:33 AM

    HGH will let PM play until he’s 45.

  3. addair154 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:33 AM

    Please manning the only person who can’t acknowledge your finished on & the field is you! Just fade away like your integrity & your area has!

  4. maiphatdong says: Mar 2, 2016 11:34 AM

    enough already

  5. qbarrel says: Mar 2, 2016 11:36 AM

    We already went through this drama with Favre, but he could at least still play.

    Peyton’s legacy already took enough hits this past season. Time to move on.

  6. Getoffmylawn! says: Mar 2, 2016 11:36 AM

    Thank goodness there is less than a week more of this crap.

  7. armchairqb says: Mar 2, 2016 11:37 AM

    Dude, stop. Go out on top and don’t embarrass yourself.

  8. ggreen657 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:37 AM

    And all this time I thought Peyton was smart.

  9. thefatlazygamer says: Mar 2, 2016 11:39 AM

    Is he waiting for his wife’s shipment to come in or what?

    Anyone with eyes can see he’s a shell of his former self.

    Yeah he won a Super Bowl this year but it was in spite of him.

    He hasn’t looked the same in the last 2 1/2 years.

    Do you want to die or be crippled on the field Peyton?

    HANG IT UP BEFORE YOU REGRET IT!

  10. xxbarklikeadogxx says: Mar 2, 2016 11:40 AM

    Peyton, long remember Johnny Unitas and Joe Willie in their final season. Don’t go there Bro!

  11. valentino8100 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:40 AM

    Denver accomplished what they did in spite of Manning’s play, not because of it. Evidently, he’s the only megalomaniac in the room (besides Archie, of course) who doesn’t recognize or can’t accept that.

    #hangitup

  12. todoubled says: Mar 2, 2016 11:40 AM

    Broncos fan hetre and I echo the sentiments of everyone else who wants to see him make the announcement that he’ll retire. Yes he gave us Broncos fans 2 super bowl trips and 1 victory but we also gave him some of the best fans in football and winning team. If he forces the Broncos hand to cut him I won’t feel sorry when Von Miller sacks him time and time again on his new team. Enough already Peyton.

  13. tim2200 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:41 AM

    I’d like to see “Bud” come back for another year. The media has FINALLY started to expose (pun intended) the real Manning (selfish, entitled, used car salesman, predator, HGH user) after all these years.
    Like to see that continue. Come back “Pay”ton!!

  14. joker65 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:41 AM

    If he hasn’t decided by now, its obvious he doesn’t want to retire. Are you telling me between now and the 8th he will suddenly have a epiphany?

    He is going to force Denvers hand on this.

  15. akaodoyle says: Mar 2, 2016 11:43 AM

    Even a tenth of PFM is better than Case Keenum and Nick Foles combined.

  16. staffordsyear says: Mar 2, 2016 11:43 AM

    The Texans would also be another team, if he returns.

  17. floratiotime says: Mar 2, 2016 11:43 AM

    If Peyton plays another year then he’s an idiot.

  18. corkspop says: Mar 2, 2016 11:44 AM

    I’m not a pro athlete…… but if there are such strong doubts, isn’t your decision already made?

  19. iseek11 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:44 AM

    Stop asking. He’s scheduled for his annual physical in a couple days, per his contract. Once he fails that all this speculation will be moot.

  20. peytonpoopypants says: Mar 2, 2016 11:45 AM

    HGH you taste soooooo good

  21. greenman660 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:48 AM

    I will take Manning at 40 over Foles or Keenum or 90 percent other qbs. Draft Treadwell, sign Dwayne Allen and a couple veteran OL and go to the playoffs riding Gurley and that very good D.

  22. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Mar 2, 2016 11:48 AM

    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 an attractive 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.

  23. redrew says: Mar 2, 2016 11:49 AM

    As soon as he receives word via back channels that Goodell will sweep his illegal PED injections under the rug, Manning will seek out the most lucrative contract from the most visible team possible. Peyton loves his HGH and his dollars….and Papa John wants to run around the field after the games….so the Forehead rises again

  24. pats74 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:50 AM

    Just go away Peyton. Von Miller and co just gave you the best retirement gift you could ever ask for. Accept with dignity and call it a career, and if not, you deserve everything you *should* have coming to you with the HGH allegations.

  25. coltsfan199150 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:51 AM

    @staffordsyear
    Peyton stated he didn’t want to play for another AFC South team, he doesn’t want to play his old teams 2x a year. An I bet that statement still stands 4 years later

  26. krunch209 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:51 AM

    I want to see Manning go out as a champion as much as the next fan. But he shouldn’t retire right now if he has doubts about quitting. I don’t blame him for waiting a little while to heals up from the season before he makes a decision. It’s so easy for us fans to say retire, you’re washed up. I mean we are fans which is short for fanatic. Keep in mind, this is all he’s ever done in his life until this point. I’m sure we can understand why it’s not an easy decision to make, and he shouldn’t make it hastily.

  27. bigfan62 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:52 AM

    Elway said a very prophetic thing regarding retirement and Manning in particular. (paraphrasing) “The last 1% is harder than the first 99% when it comes to retiring from the game.”

  28. mrclaytonbigsby says: Mar 2, 2016 11:54 AM

    Peyton the boost from the HGH helped you come back and product 2 terrific seasons, the last 2 seasons, meh. Retire dude.

  29. Patskrieg says: Mar 2, 2016 11:54 AM

    Salt aside, I don’t know how Manning doesn’t see his 2015 season as anything beyond hitting the jackpot with a defense so ridiculously good that all he had to do was show up and hoist the trophy.

  30. whiteybulgersson says: Mar 2, 2016 11:55 AM

    Retire and go below Brady whether you like it or not Peyton.

  31. rollotomasi14 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:55 AM

    Played in 4 SBs. 3 TDs with 8 turnovers (5 INTs and 3 fumbles). And people are trying to make the case that he’s GOAT?

  32. fritz96 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:56 AM

    While I agree Peyton should retire, it’s hardly a situation like Favre’s. Not only has he not previously retired, he’s less than a month from winning the Super Bowl. At least give him to the spring like most players get.

  33. jmethane says: Mar 2, 2016 11:57 AM

    I just don’t understand. He had a chance to do the legendary retire on top after winning the Super Bowl.

    I just don’t understand. This guy must be way more full of himself than I had ever imagined.

    I look at Brett Favre’s still trying to do commercials and be relevant through commercials and it’s sad as can be.

    He’s playing touch football with some kids and says “I still got it”. Puke,

    At least joe Montana’s commercials make fun of himself where he wants free pizza. Who doesn’t want free pizza? I’m a Seahawks fan and I love Joe Montana.

    Brett Favre and now Peyton Manning I can do without. Give me more Joe Montana in the commercials.

  34. tjacks7 says: Mar 2, 2016 11:58 AM

    Manning is done. His body is shot. But I can understand why he hesitant. He knows that if that defense stays together the Broncos just need below average to average QB play to have a chance. Heck, that’s what they got last year and they won the super bowl.

  35. wolfiereasonedlife says: Mar 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    There is no upside to Peyton retiring as a Bronco as opposed to a free agent. He should ask for his release instead of being cut and wait. You never know when a situation like say for example the Cardinals when they were down to the waterboy at QB with a superbowl team right before the playoffs and were speed dialing Warner to come out of retirement will present itself. If he retires as a free agent he will not be subject to NFL testing, ahem, his wife’s medication so he can get back to his MVP level when he first started throwing wobbly ducks with the Broncos but they got to the WR before 5 Mississippi.
    Shoot, Brett Farvrere thinks Manning is dragging this retirement attention/seeking thing out too long.

  36. davemc617 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    “Don’t go out like Unitas and Namath.

    Call it a career and end it on top.”

    The only thing that stopped that from happening was an all-time caliber defense. I mean, the guy got benched for Brock Osweiler… and it’s not like he took the job back from him; Osweiler just didn’t do enough to keep it.

    He’s very fortunate he was a part of that team.

  37. ( . Y . ) says: Mar 2, 2016 12:00 PM

    I don’t have a problem seeing Manning go out with a whimper. I’m sure there will be an uptick in shipments to his wife and he will continue playing. Cuz really, there is nothing at all strange that someone with health insurance would send his wife to an anti aging clinic, out of his own pocket, for fertility issues… (eye roll)

  38. guachosporlife says: Mar 2, 2016 12:01 PM

    Brett Favre Part Deux.

  39. august589 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:01 PM

    By Tuesday, March 8th, someone WILL have decided something. That I will guarantee you.

  40. davemc617 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:02 PM

    “While I agree Peyton should retire, it’s hardly a situation like Favre’s.”

    Agreed…. Favre actually had some good years left in him. Hell, he would have won MVP in 2007 if not for Brady and Moss.

  41. deneb1973 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:03 PM

    He’s becoming Brett Farve with his single minded selfishness. The collateral fallout is about to begin. Watch Saturday Night Live – I wonder how Peyton will handle being the butt of jokes.

  42. collectordude says: Mar 2, 2016 12:03 PM

    Just decide already!!

  43. mongo3401 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:03 PM

    Whoa, some real bitter people here. Personally? I love it. Peyton is not saying nothing to anyone, he does not have to, like it or not, he has a contract. The Broncos will cut him and he will become a FA Then he can choose to retire or play. For those wanting a controversy over HGH, it’s not happening.

    Peyton is not stupid. He is not to pull a Montanna or Namath or Emmit Smith. If he feels he can play he will do it, he is not the type of person that will play the game if he can’t. He is also not the type of person to pass up a guaranteed payday. He will let the Broncos pull the pin. I would do the same thing. While it may bother bitter people how much money he has, it does not bother me one bit.

    Peyton along with Brady are both first ballot HOFs. They both deserve it and the BS Wellsgate report and the HGH secret shipment report or The ” Iwanabenoticed ” report by King is not going to stop that. To the bitter people? That’s just the way it is. Have a great day!!!!!!!

  44. awdlmd says: Mar 2, 2016 12:05 PM

    He is waiting on Osweiler not the other way around. He is the backup plan.

  45. td30 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:06 PM

    well im already tired of this…

  46. mongo3401 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:06 PM

    The people calling him selfish. When one have feelings like that one should look at the person in the mirror and ask. ” who is really selfish, him or I ” end quote.

  47. huh6016 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:09 PM

    I’ve decided I don’t want to hear about PM anymore…….

  48. lingsun54 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:10 PM

    Manning: Retire already. You’re a shadow of your former self. It’s better to retire before you become a joke.

  49. uglydingo says: Mar 2, 2016 12:12 PM

    The door in Denver will probably be closed but watch him surface at another team. Peyton never says no to the money. Never, ever.

  50. nhpats says: Mar 2, 2016 12:16 PM

    Let’s get this straight people. Peyton will not decide whether Peyton is ready to retire or not. That is Archie’s decision. Just as it was Archie’s decision that Eli would not play for the Chargers. And Archie’s decision to pay off the trainer at Tennessee. And Archie’s decision for “Manning’s wife” to get HGH from the Guyer Institute. Archie calls the shots in this family. You want to know whether Peyton is going to retire……ask Archie.

  51. nenlain says: Mar 2, 2016 12:17 PM

    Retire already. How much money do you need.

  52. ReligionIsForIdiots says: Mar 2, 2016 12:19 PM

    Who said he needs to make the decision right now? The guy is trying to avoid a Favre scenario and I can’t blame him.

  53. mongo3401 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:19 PM

    Does any normal person say no to money offered for services rendered these days or any day for that matter ? If so please let me know. I want to out a giant addition on my home and would love for someone to donor and not accept the money That would be nice.

  54. iowahbr says: Mar 2, 2016 12:21 PM

    Cut him on the 7th and get on with life.

  55. 1historian says: Mar 2, 2016 12:22 PM

    I was overseas in the service in 1966 when the great Jim Brown retired after just 9 seasons. Those were the days when they played 12 game seasons until I think 1963 when they upped it to 14. Brown retired with around 15k yards, a per carry average of 5.2, and he WENT OUT ON TOP.

    One of the reasons he gave was (he was in London making ‘The Dirty Dozen’) was that he wanted to hang out with the Beatles (a 60s rock band and the Stones.

    50 years later he’s still the best

    EVER

  56. piscataquis007 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:23 PM

    Please, for the love of all that is good and right, don’t let this turn into another Favre merry go round.

  57. danm1978 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:24 PM

    staffordsyear says:
    Mar 2, 2016 11:43 AM
    The Texans would also be another team, if he returns.
    —————-
    They’ll be drafting one.

  58. rollotomasi14 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:30 PM

    Denver won the SB in spite of Manning. That’s a fact. You know it’s bad when they call generic run plays to take the ball out of the QBs hand so their D can get back on the field to make a play.

  59. ajames35 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:30 PM

    Although I think he should (and will) retire, this is playing out 100% predictably…

    There’s no reason to announce anything before March 9, when he’ll obviously be cut. Only at that point will he *officially* be free to discuss options with other potential teams.

    It’s still BY FAR likely he retires, but still, he’s likely to to investigate and consider every option.

  60. accdon says: Mar 2, 2016 12:32 PM

    The only guy who did it right is Al McGuire – “I had my moment on the stage. The trick in life is to know when to leave.”

    Seashells and balloons…

  61. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 2, 2016 12:32 PM

    Where was Denver’s defense during the San Diego game with number one seed in the playoffs on the line? Without that game secured they don’t even win their own division.

    Can anyone name another QB who scored twice as many TDs against Brady with all his weapons on the field?

  62. mongo3401 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:35 PM

    If Manning pulls a Farve I will GLADLY take any bad comments given to me and not complain. I just personally Peyton has 1 a little more respect for himself the the axe Farve had to grind and second, he may still be able to play the game at a decent level someplace warm.

  63. a1b24312 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:37 PM

    CFL?

  64. PegulaBucks says: Mar 2, 2016 12:37 PM

    waiting to see if that HGH shipment for his “wife” shows up…if so he is down. Mark him down.

  65. nhpats says: Mar 2, 2016 12:45 PM

    What will Peyton do when a team announces they have resigned Brett Favre so he can come back and reclaim his records?

  66. lapantherfan86 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:46 PM

    After the Super Bowl I was hoping Manning would retire for his own sake.

    But after all this will he/wont he “drama” and the way he’s been handling recent allegations, I would LOVE to see him play another year.

    Peyton, please come to LA so I can get a front row seat to the carnage.

  67. jimmyt says: Mar 2, 2016 12:50 PM

    Maybe he would play for the Rams if that new castle was built but that’s a long way off, heck may never even get built.

  68. davemc617 says: Mar 2, 2016 12:51 PM

    “Denver won the SB in spite of Manning. That’s a fact. You know it’s bad when they call generic run plays to take the ball out of the QBs hand so their D can get back on the field to make a play.”

    Agreed. In that game, Peyton had as many completed passes (13) as failed 3rd down conversions (13). The Broncos went 1-14 on third downs.

    He didn’t do anything to win that game (0 TDs), and enough to lose it (1 INT, 2 fumbles).

  69. Rdog says: Mar 2, 2016 12:55 PM

    I don’t understand why he wouldn’t retire… He just won a Super Bowl… he has all those records… His body is breaking…

    Maybe those rumors about it hurting for him to take his pads off could have been untrue, because if he’s in that much pain, any sane person would have retired at this point. It literally looked like he was in pain on every play, so I don’t understand why there would be any hesitation.

  70. admissionhacker says: Mar 2, 2016 12:57 PM

    He played with house money at the end of this year and hit the jackpot. If he can’t cash in his chips now, it only shows how greedy and delusional he is.

  71. quizlingclinic says: Mar 2, 2016 1:00 PM

    Please come back so that Goodell can’t just ignore the HGH and witness intimidation and t-bagging issues that have come up.

  72. billswillnevermove says: Mar 2, 2016 1:02 PM

    nhpats says:
    Mar 2, 2016 12:16 PM

    Let’s get this straight people. Peyton will not decide whether Peyton is ready to retire or not. That is Archie’s decision. Just as it was Archie’s decision that Eli would not play for the Chargers. And Archie’s decision to pay off the trainer at Tennessee. And Archie’s decision for “Manning’s wife” to get HGH from the Guyer Institute. Archie calls the shots in this family. You want to know whether Peyton is going to retire……ask Archie.
    __________________________________
    Who’s decision was it to destroy Tom Brady’s cell phone? Wasn’t Kraft or Bill………it was Tom’s. Manning has more class in his left toe, than Brady has in his whole body.

  73. rollotomasi14 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:09 PM

    Didn’t Manning also set a SB record for most 3rd downs not converted? GOAT? Don’t make me laugh.

  74. buckyhamm says: Mar 2, 2016 1:13 PM

    RETIRE !!!!! Your body will thank you.

  75. jsm11 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:17 PM

    And to think I root for Peyton to win it one last time. I take it back, he’s nuts.

  76. noncentsicle says: Mar 2, 2016 1:26 PM

    Peyton Manning is a smart guy. He is well aware of what Denver will do.

  77. rollotomasi14 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:30 PM

    Did someone say Manning has more class in his left toe than Brady does in his whole body?
    Of course, doing what he did to the trainer at UT is very classy.

  78. moondog7 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:37 PM

    He can win his 3rd super bowl if he just stays healthy and that defense stays in tact. Its gotta be hard to walk away from that defense when he’s been carrying the load all these years. Let him decide who cares one way or the other.

  79. rollotomasi14 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:40 PM

    moondog7 says:
    Mar 2, 2016 1:37 PM

    He can win his 3rd super bowl if he just stays healthy and that defense stays in tact. Its gotta be hard to walk away from that defense when he’s been carrying the load all these years. Let him decide who cares one way or the other.
    ——————————–
    He didn’t even start 7 games and still led the league in INTs until the last game of the season. Imagine how many he would have had if he had started those 7 games.

  80. mmack66 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:43 PM

    tjacks7 says:
    Mar 2, 2016 11:58 AM

    Manning is done. His body is shot. But I can understand why he hesitant. He knows that if that defense stays together the Broncos just need below average to average QB play to have a chance. Heck, that’s what they got last year and they won the super bowl.
    ————-

    The problem with that is that the Broncos don’t want him back.

    There’s no way that they would pay him $20+ million to hand the ball off and fall down.

  81. solo681 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:52 PM

    Peyton is having a hard time figuring out where to send the next case load of HGH.

    Once he figures that out, he will definitely play again.

  82. motsuret06 says: Mar 2, 2016 1:53 PM

    Its a no brainer here and he should retire already. I do not understand why he continues to stall the inevitable. Time runs out for all of us and time has run out on Peyton Manning. He should retire. He does not need the money and his family is financially secure. Nothing but drama and ego is playing out here.

  83. intrafinesse says: Mar 2, 2016 2:05 PM

    I want to see him keep on playing …
    for one of my teams division rivals!

  84. wasabiradish says: Mar 2, 2016 2:16 PM

    Favre was a much better player when he retired than Manning is now. Despite that Favre spent most of his last season on the bench because of injury; he couldn’t avoid a big hit.

    There is no other team with a good enough defense to carry the offense like Denver did this year. There is also no offensive line that can prevent Manning from becoming roadkill on the field. The only logical option is retirement.

  85. izzysydbas says: Mar 2, 2016 2:18 PM

    I think it’s quite possible that Manning is playing the media like a puppet master. The media spent the weeks after the Super Bowl trashing his reputation so this is a small, but simple way to get back at them.

  86. bubbahotepp says: Mar 2, 2016 2:24 PM

    This is undignified and kinda sad.

  87. nard100 says: Mar 2, 2016 2:25 PM

    This is starting to take on shades of Favre. The indecision, the hand-wringing on the part of the Broncos etc. The difference is that Elway won’t let it get out of hand the way the GB gm did lasting over a number of years. They know what they are going to do and they are trying to give Peyton the dignity to step down on his own, but if he won’t… sayonara!

  88. quicktaker says: Mar 2, 2016 2:31 PM

    Playing in the NFL and the thrill of victory must be a high that we non Hall of Famers will never understand. Maybe he can hand the ball off to Gurley 400 times, dink/dunk a 15 times a game, and eek out another playoff win.

  89. elevandoo says: Mar 2, 2016 2:40 PM

    Going out on top is overrated. Cut that meat!

  90. mack2x says: Mar 2, 2016 2:53 PM

    This should be a no brainer. Winning the Super Bowl may have him a bit delusional that his play was what got them there, but hopefully he will come to his senses and get out while the “gettin’s” good.

  91. mtsquad says: Mar 2, 2016 3:03 PM

    Personally after hearing what kind of person Peyton really is I hope he decides to tough it out one more year and get’s what’s coming to him.

  92. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 2, 2016 3:07 PM

    Just cut the selfish, narcissistic, greedy, cheating coward. The Broncos won the Super Bowl in spite of him.

  93. drumsomeone says: Mar 2, 2016 3:08 PM

    The Broncos asked him to wait until the end so they could apply pressure on Osweiler to sign for less then he should.

  94. senatorblutarsky says: Mar 2, 2016 3:19 PM

    floratiotime says:
    Mar 2, 2016 11:43 AM

    If Peyton plays another year then he’s an idiot.
    _______________________

    No, he’s just greedy and selfish. And ALWAYS has been so, the phony.

  95. jgedgar70 says: Mar 2, 2016 3:23 PM

    C’mon, man! You got your second ring. Have your Elway moment, hang ’em up, and go buy the Titans, the UT athletic program, a pharmaceutical company or whatever. Time for life’s next chapter.

  96. somethinghappeninghere says: Mar 2, 2016 3:32 PM

    Isn’t it funny how Peyton was going to retire–until Tom Brady signed his Patriots extension for another two years!

    Methinks the sports media–who can’t get enough Manning vs. Brady–is pushing Peyton to stick around another year or two. Now the question becomes will Peyton stay in Denver (who the Pats play in 2016) or go to the following, whom the Pats also play in 2016: Cleveland (Baltimore, Pittsburgh, and Cincy don’t need him), the Texans, or the Bills or Jets (or even the Fins, who don’t have the cap space unless they trade Tannehill, which would be unwise with Gase there, but you know the Dolphins….).

  97. goldenboyoffootball says: Mar 2, 2016 4:00 PM

    Probably get lots of down votes, but I was thinking he would be a great back up option for Romo. Manning can manage the ball, and still has the mind which would make him great for the role. Gbof

  98. marlinjackson82 says: Mar 2, 2016 4:04 PM

    It took 2 months for Elway to retire, and 2 months for Dungy after SB win to come back.

  99. bigbamboom1 says: Mar 2, 2016 4:04 PM

    You all gotta think like Peyton to understand this. He does not want to exit the stage while Tom Brady and Big Ben Roethlisberger are still on it. Because if either wins another Super Bowl, everyone will stop even mentioning him as “the Best of All Time”. He’d rather hang on. Hold Osweiler back one more year. Draft off the defense and running game one more year. And hold off the inevitable one more year. Is it narcissistic? You bet. Is it totally nuts for the Bronco’s to let him hold them hostage and potentially lose Brock? No doubt! So what’s the point? None, except in the mind of Peyton. He is finished! The fat lady belted out her last blast for him last season. And left the stage in a definitive Harrumph! He will be released either this Friday or no later than Monday. You heard it guessed here first.

  100. babyteal1 says: Mar 2, 2016 4:26 PM

    Father time has already made that decision for you Mr Manning……so long

  101. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Mar 2, 2016 4:41 PM

    Seriously, what other QB can play in a brand new offense which by all accounts doesn’t suit his skills and still win a SB? It’s unheard of in this league. Manning has earned the right to keep playing if he wants to.

  102. 1historian says: Mar 2, 2016 4:52 PM

    (Old song)

    “How can we miss you if you won’t go away?”

  103. wartface says: Mar 2, 2016 4:53 PM

    Dear Mr Manning…

    You have NO options. If you embarrass yourself and say you want to play this year the Bronco’s will cut you.

    Then you will be shocked to discover that none of the other 31 teams will trust you with their offense either. You’ve become a turnover machine.

    Hang it up big boy… Go sell pizza to all the new stoner’s in Colorado. There’s plenty of them with a serious case of the munchies.😆

  104. jmethane says: Mar 2, 2016 4:55 PM

    His forehead and his ego have something in common…. really really big.

  105. rhob1960 says: Mar 2, 2016 5:53 PM

    Crap or get off the pot. You’re nowhere near the player you were. Don’t be a Favre.

  106. lukedunphysscienceproject says: Mar 2, 2016 6:38 PM

    Not that hard to figure out. He’s waiting for the Tennessee scandal to die down. He doesn’t want to hold a retirement press conference and have 3/4 of the questions be about that and not his career.

  107. BigAlHeBDMan says: Mar 3, 2016 1:35 PM

    Peyton: You have nothing else to prove. You will still retire as the all time leading Quarterback in yards and TDs. You will always be the first QB to win a Super Bowl with 2 different teams. You’re a 1st ballot Hall of Famer.
    I know football is your life, but you don’t need the money. You have outside business interests and cash flow that will last 10 lifetimes for most people. You have 2 beautiful young children, who and a wife you need to spend more time with as a healthy person. Football is violent and a young man’s game. Go out with class and dignity. Only You and Boss can say you went out after a winning Super Bowl.

  108. sminco123 says: Mar 3, 2016 7:17 PM

    Retire, please just retire…. or ask the Broncos to cut you so you can keep the dream alive. Either way, its been fun. See ya.
    Bronco Fan

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