Peyton Manning is expected to decide in the next week whether he will retire or return to the NFL.
According to a report from Chris Mortensen, who has long had good information from Manning and his camp, Manning is close to being ready to announce his return.
“I would be surprised if we don’t have some type of word next week some time,” Mortensen said on ESPN. “That’s when I would expect that we would have word, officially, that Peyton is going to play football.”
Mortensen added that “Manning has got his heart, his mind, his spirit and his body ready to play in 2015.” From all indications, Manning doesn’t want to walk away just yet.
So assuming Manning can pass a physical, it appears that he’s going to be the Broncos’ quarterback this season. Even if neither he nor the Broncos is ready to say so just yet.