Peyton Manning has never been a fast guy. But he’s at least faster than his brother.
That’s what he told campers at the Manning Passing Academy, when asked about the importance of speed at his position.
“When I was a senior being recruited by Tulane at the Tulane Football Camp, we ran 40s and they said that I ran a 4.88 [seconds] that day,” Manning joked, via Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I’m pretty sure that was [then Tulane coach] Buddy Teevens just doing some good recruiting. I probably ran about a 5.1.
“I remember Eli was a 7th-grader at the camp, the youngest kid at the camp. He’s the only guy who ran his 40 wearing his helmet. I don’t know why he had his helmet on. I remember he ran a 6.2, [that] was the time that I heard — a humbling moment for Eli.”
Of course, being the slowest Manning isn’t the worst thing in the world, at least until we get a ruling on what Archie’s running his 40s in lately.
Since he’s 66.