Report: Peyton Manning consulted with John Madden about future role

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Retired Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has no shortage of offers to sift through, and he’s famous for being thorough and prepared for any decision he has to make — on or off the field.

So it’s no surprise he’s talking to some of the highest-profile people in many fields before he commits himself to a post-football direction.

According to Jason McIntyre of, Manning recently met with Hall of Fame coach/announcer John Madden, asking for advice about an entry to the television world.

The report says Madden urged him to follow the path of John Elway, to try to run a team or grab a stake in ownership.

Elway initially passed on a chance for a share of ownership in the Broncos, before circling back to become the team’s chief executive.

With rumors constantly swirling about the Titans or the Browns, Manning would seemingly have an opportunity to follow that path if he chose. The guy who chose him — former Colts president Bill Polian — said he thought Manning would make an excellent executive given some time to acclimate to the challenges.

And it seems that CBS has a standing offer for Manning, which would give him a chance to decompress from his playing days, while still keeping his finger on the pulse of the game.

71 responses to “Report: Peyton Manning consulted with John Madden about future role

  1. No doubt the Manning family has enough dough to get into the NFL….and no surprise he asked a guy who has plenty of dough himself.

    Go Raiders, Go Reggie! props are getting C-Woods replacement!

  2. I can honestly say the only reason I would stay tuned to a game Manning announced on would be to see how many times he said Budweiser.

  3. As a great QB familiar with the realities of the game as it is played now it would be great to see him as an in game analyst. Hope he doesn’t consider a studio slot, that dreck is unwatchable

  4. Oh God, please don’t tell me he is going into broadcasting… If I have to hear this goobers voice during NFL games over the next twenty five years I will kill myself…

  5. He needs to become a Fan Boy and sit on this board all day long being critical and hating everyone and everything associated with the NFL. Yeah, that’s what he needs to do.

  6. I didn’t think anything could make Peyton’s five head look smaller, but in contrast to Madden’s hands in that article photo his forehead looks almost regular size.

  7. So hes gonna put his name on a video game? I wish, maddens game is not that great.

  8. I wasn’t aware of Madden’s history as a sex offender and PED user. Otherwise what possible advice could he offer?

  9. How’s the investigation into hgh, sexual improprieties, and academic fraud coming, NFL???? Just as I thought, not a word about any of it….swept under the rug, just like everything else relative to this overrated stat padder.

  10. Nobody is knocking the broadcast juggernaut Chris Collinsworth off the mountain. Let’s just make that clear.

  11. Madden has a huge personality and was great for tv. Manning has the personality of wet cardboard and should stick to pre-recorded, scripted tv only. Sports media has enough Jim Nantze/Tony Korn heizers already.

  12. Broadcasting for someone with sexual allegations might not be the best career move, but this is the NFL where hero status beats sexual and drug allegations. As Goodall seems to prove on a daily basis, the dumber you are in the NFL, the higher you go. Not a chance in hell I’ll be watching him, I’ll leave that to the sycophants.

  13. Take your time Payton. Many will be knocking at your door. Advertisers, can be with you for years.
    If you are interested in a position within a team structure, look hard, and take one, at which you will be happy, enjoy the interaction, and have fun.

    Best to you.

    I have followed you, since watching you at two Citrus Bowl Games…..always liked your Dad.

  14. Peyton Manning is/was the classiest guy in the NFL.

    I’m sure he will find a project that he enjoys doing and that others can benefit from.

    I think he would make a fine game analyst… He would be required to dummy down some so his audience could understand what he is saying though.

  15. Thank God Madden isn’t encouraging Manning to be on television. His voice and inflections would drive me nuts.

    The Mannings should pool their hundreds of millions of dollars with a couple of fat cats in New Orleans and buy the Saints.

  16. joetoronto says:

    Those that still respect this guy are out of touch with reality.

    Don’t talk about Obama, this is a sports site.

  17. Madden said “Boom”! Then Manning stuttered “the the the the the….” while his head bobbled.

  18. Barry Bonds, Lance Armstrong, Peyton Manning. Sorry, truth hurts.

  19. Madden ? Really ?

    The guy was obviously great in his time but he’s barely able to form a coherent sentence at this point.

  20. I’m still holding out hope that him and Eli are HC and OC of the G-Men in 5 years.

  21. I can’t believe all these miserable whiny New England fans trolling the Peyton Manning stories, claiming Brady is better than Manning.

    All you need to do is compare their respective SNL episodes and you’ll see why/how Manning is better then Brady….at something, anyway

  22. The Patriots are early super bowl favorites…again. That is all, thank you

  23. I hope he gets to do the Thursday night games. Think about it…..2 lousy teams most of the time, color rush uniforms, and Peyton.

  24. Am I the only one who doesn’t want to see him broadcasting?

    Just because someone was a great player and knows everything there is to know about football doesn’t mean they are entertaining when they do it.

    Personally, I think Madden is best suited in coaching, I can see him being great OFF CO one day.

    This every retried player goes into broadcasting thing is getting old.

  25. As a highly decorated, sought after executive myself, my advice to Peyton would be: Stay on the sidelines and let the big boys handle business. You’ll get eaten alive.

  26. I don’t think the public, or possibly even Peyton, realizes the leverage he has here. Just brainstorming the most lucrative scenario I can for him, he should do something for the next two years or so with a low risk high reward positive perception, like a QB coach, and then wait for Brady to retire. Then the two of them should produce their own Sunday analysis show and sell the the highest bidding channel. Given the dreck on now and how valuable those shows are , I’m willing to bet they could get north of 100 million a year for the rights.

  27. Some free advice Peyton – take a few years off so we – the gum-chewing public – can have some time to begin to forget those AWFUL ads you did EVERY year.

  28. paulrevereshorse1775 says:
    Apr 7, 2016 2:54 PM

    I hope he gets to do the Thursday night games. Think about it…..2 lousy teams most of the time, color rush uniforms, and Peyton.

    Yes, all thing I don’t enjoy. Especially manning.

  29. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says:
    Apr 7, 2016 1:22 PM
    The Patriots are early super bowl favorites…again. That is all, thank you
    Until they play the Broncos & whatever noodle armed QB we have on the roster!

  30. I heard Madden told him to strike while the iron was still hot. This is an election year. Mayor of Omaha in a landslide.

  31. trollaikman8 says:
    Apr 7, 2016 2:52 PM

    Can’t this guy just spend time with his wife and kids?

    But he can’t make money that way. And believe me, manning is all about money and personal records. Always has been no matter how many others he’s fooled over the years.

  32. Sometimes you have to go with your gut instinct and first impression instead of over analyzing the decision. Over analyzing doesn’t always produce the best course of action.

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