Report: Peyton Manning considering offer to join Panthers ownership group

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A guy who spent plenty of time in North Carolina in connection with his playing career could be spending plenty more time there as part of his post-playing activities.

Joseph Person of the Charlotte Observer reports that future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning is considering an offer to become part of the potential Panthers ownership group led by billionaire Ben Navarro.

Yes, the Panthers. The last team Manning ever faced, beating them for a walk-off Super Bowl in.

It’s the latest opportunity that has been presented to Manning since retiring from the NFL more than two years ago. He has consistently rejected overtures and opportunities to do something other than pitch products and live life, but many believe he’ll eventually resurface as a member of an ownership group.

While playing, Manning often worked out at Duke University in Durham. The city became a location of major interest in 2012, as teams were lining up to sign the then-free agent.

The question likely will be whether Navarro offers the still-free agent executive a chance to not just be involved in owning the team but to run the show. With Manning, there’s no part-time, half-assed move. If he’s in, he’s all in. And if the offer is anything less than a chance to own equity coupled with a charge to run the franchise, it’s hard to imagine Peyton being interested.

Why should he be? Whether it’s Navarro or someone else, eventually an owner will give Peyton the power to write his own ticket, and he will.

23 responses to “Report: Peyton Manning considering offer to join Panthers ownership group

  1. “The question likely will be whether Navarro offers the still-free agent executive”

    When did Manning become an executive? He has never held an executive role with any team.

  2. Do it Peyton. Your first action as GM would be to bounce that idiot Sham Newton out of town.
    That team has so much potential and all they need is a signal caller who cares more about diving on a loose ball in a playoff game than how he looks wearing gold painted shoes during warm ups. Cares more about improving his completion percentage than bleaching the tip of his goatee. Cares more about sliding outside the pocket than matching his handkerchief to his lame fedora.
    You know…. A leader.

  3. Would not bode well for Superman a/k/a… you know who.

    “Big bro Manning… I own you.” (Tracy Porter)

  4. Why should he be? Whether it’s Navarro or someone else, eventually an owner will give Peyton the power to write his own ticket, and he will.”

    Why should they? What exactly has he proven in the business world and on the football ops side that proves he would be a slam-dunk success running a franchise?

  5. All this fawning over Manning is funny, he’s only proven to be a hall of fame QB on the field. As far as I know he’s never been in a front office capacity before.

    Also, he’s gonna swoop in and take over the Aints. Mrs Benson has no idea how to run an NFL team and if she was smart she’d sell out.

  6. nsauser says:
    May 9, 2018 at 7:45 pm
    All this fawning over Manning is funny, he’s only proven to be a hall of fame QB on the field. As far as I know he’s never been in a front office capacity before.

    Also, he’s gonna swoop in and take over the Aints. Mrs Benson has no idea how to run an NFL team and if she was smart she’d sell out.
    —————
    According to your first paragraph, neither does he.
    Which is it?

  7. This is exactly the opportunity he has been looking for. He doesn’t want to coach, no tv broadcasts, this makes sense for his perceived next career step.

  8. So we are just gonna ignore Peyton’s college sexual harassment claims against him while he wants to buy a team where the previous owner is being forced to sell for alleged sexual misconduct? Lmao.. *thumbs up emoji*

  9. wallabear says:
    May 9, 2018 at 6:58 pm
    Would not bode well for Superman a/k/a… you know who.

    “Big bro Manning… I own you.” (Tracy Porter)
    _______________________________________________________________

    lol I mean sure, ok. No one knows or even cares about Tracy Porter. Peyton will be remembered far after when he is dead 200 years from now, I seriously doubt he has spent even one second thinking about Tracy Porter guy

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