Peyton Manning RUMORS & NEWS

  • Tom Brady hoping Peyton Manning won’t retire - ‘The league will miss him’

    New York Daily News "Tom Brady doesn't want Peyton Manning to retire. Manning's future remains in doubt after he staggered to the finish line due to age and injuries, but his longtime rival — and friend — doesn't want him to walk away from the game yet. "What a great player that he's been for this league," Brady..." January 29

  • Peyton Manning expected to return to Broncos, per report

    SB Nation "Peyton Manning is prepared to come back and play another season with the Denver Broncos pending his annual physical examination, according to a report from Woody Paige of the Denver Post. Manning, 38, was reportedly mulling his future and considering retirement after the Broncos were eliminated..." January 21

  • Peyton Manning has March 9 deadline to make career decision

    Denver Post "Whatever Peyton Manning decides about his future, he must decide by March 9. The NFL's all-time leader with 530 touchdown passes, Manning finished his third season with the Broncos, 17th in the league, by saying he needed more time to consider whether to return for another year. Broncos..." January 20

  • Broncos' DeMarcus Ware on Peyton Manning: 'I think he'll be back'

    USA Today "Denver Broncos defensive end DeMarcus Ware doesn't know who his head coach or defensive coordinator will be in 2015, but he's confident about who will be playing quarterback for his team: Peyton Manning. Ware said he's spoken to Manning since the Broncos' divisional round loss to the..." January 15

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    Jeff Darlington @JeffDarlington

    Elway emphases that Peyton needs time to evaluate situation. He says he wants Peyton back, adding they'll address again in "4 or 5 weeks."

  • Elway expects Peyton Manning to return to Broncos next season "Denver Broncos general manager and vice president of football operations John Elway said he expects quarterback Peyton Manning to return next season. After Sunday's season-ending loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the 38-year-old Manning said he needed time to think about whether he would return..." January 13

  • Could Peyton play elsewhere in 2015?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos and coach John Fox engaging in the most recent NFL “mutual parting,” the biggest question moving forward is whether the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will have a “mutual parting,” too. Manning, who abhors change, may not want to return — if he decides to keep playing...." January 13

  • Broncos dispute report of quarterback Peyton Manning having a torn right quad

    Denver Post "Peyton Manning strained his right quadricep on Dec. 14 in San Diego, but it never advanced to a more serious injury, according to a team source. An ESPN report on Monday said Manning tore his right quadriceps in the San Diego game. The Broncos say Manning played with a strain, not a full tear...." January 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Broncos QB Peyton Manning played Sunday’s Divisional Playoff loss and the past month of the season with a torn right quad, per two sources.

  • Manning deflated: 'Processing' loss "Less than an hour after a crushing 24-13 loss to the Indianapolis Colts that shattered another season's worth of Super Bowl dreams for the Denver Broncos, quarterback Peyton Manning was still sorting through what happened in those shocking four quarters and what it would mean for his..." January 12

  • Peyton intent on playing for Broncos in 2015 "He's 38 years old, in his 17th season and has four neck surgeries in his medical file. Whether he plays in the cold, the rain or with the sun high in the sky, Peyton Manning always seems to be under an is-he-done microscope. Manning was asked Wednesday if he planned on playing in the 2015..." December 26

  • Peyton Manning says his health isn't an issue

    SB Nation "Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning says he is all right physically following Monday night's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Manning was sacked twice and hit a litany of other times. He also struggled throwing the ball, tossing a season-high four interceptions. Manning has been..." December 23

  • Peyton Manning officially questionable for Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "Everyone expects Peyton Manning to start on Monday night in Cincinnati, but officially that’s no sure thing. The Broncos listed Manning as questionable on the official injury report for Monday’s game against the Bengals. Manning has been getting treatment for a thigh injury and has also battled..." December 21

  • Peyton Manning shows up big, though under the weather

    Denver Post "At victory's end, Peyton Manning was sick and tired and hurt and paler than usual, but he was as joyful as a Christmas church bell. Peyton threw his final pass of Sunday afternoon six rows into the West end zone stands to a young boy in a No. 18 Broncos jersey. Happy holidays to..." December 15

  • Is Peyton Manning in his first slump with the Broncos?

    Denver Post "For the first time since he joined the Broncos, Peyton Manning is in a slump. Granted, it's not often a quarterback averages 389 passing yards and throws eight touchdown passes over a three-game stretch and the perception is he's in a rut. About 20 other NFL quarterbacks would call that a hot..." November 20

  • Brady-Manning: ‘You wait a year to play this game’

    USA Today "Tom Brady wanted to make one thing perfectly clear Wednesday as he met reporters in advance of another showdown against Peyton Manning. "I'm pretty self-motivated," Brady said when someone asked whether Manning's presence as a rival propelled him to greater heights. "He's always someone I've..." October 29

  • Peyton Manning is 2nd leading passer in Broncos history after only 38 games "You've probably noticed that Peyton Manning has been kind of dominant since signing with Denver before the 2012 season. If you're wondering how dominant the Broncos quarterback has been, consider this: After only 38 games in Denver, Manning is already the second leading passer in franchise..." October 21

  • Peyton Manning, Colin Kaepernick a study in contrasts

    Denver Post "Fans might enjoy the relic or prefer the modernistic. The San Francisco 49ers' Colin Kaepernick is arguably the most physically skilled of the burgeoning NFL group of athletic quarterbacks. He has arguably the league's strongest arm, as measured by radar, and it's difficult to fathom any..." October 16

  • Favre glad to see Peyton closing in on his touchdown record

    Pro Football Talk "Brett Favre’s record of 508 career passing touchdowns will be broken soon, and Favre is happy about that. Favre told the Associated Press that he’s pleased Peyton Manning, who has 503 career touchdown passes, is the quarterback who’s going to break his record — possibly as soon as Sunday..." October 09

  • Peyton Manning: Overtime rules put a premium on the coin toss

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning led his team to a stunning comeback in Seattle on Sunday, tying a game in the final minute after it appeared to be lost. Then Manning made a mistake that cost his team the game: He called tails. After the Broncos lost the overtime coin toss, Manning could do..." September 23

  • Peyton Manning -- Legal Weed In CO ... Has Been GREAT for Pizza Biz "Legalized pot has been very, very good for Peyton Manning ... especially in Colorado ... because the QB says new weed-friendly laws in the Mile High State have been great for his pizza business. The Denver Broncos superstar -- who owns 21 Papa Johns franchises in the Denver area -- was talking..." September 18

  • Manning: 'Would be great' to get Welker back "Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning expressed hope Wednesday that negotiations between the NFL and NFL Players Association would result in approval of a new drug policy, clearing the way for wide receiver Wes Welker's reinstatement as soon as this week. Welker was suspended for four games..." September 10

  • Peyton Manning reacts to Broncos' suspensions

    Denver Post "Woe are the Broncos. Wes Welker is suspended, and Danny Trevathan is injured. Is anybody outside Denver feeling sorry for the Broncos? Nobody feels sorry for a team that has Peyton Manning. Matt Prater, the great Broncos place-kicker who made a record 64-yard field goal last season, also is..." September 04

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    Officially Manning's taunting fine is $8,268, per league's fine schedule for unsportsmanlike conduct. #moneywellspent.

  • Peyton Manning's quiet tribute to young Broncos fan who died too soon "During training camp, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning was taking snaps, wearing his usual preseason attire. With one exception: his towel had the name "Chris Crowson" on it. Turns out Manning was paying a silent tribute to a young Broncos fan who died earlier in the summer. Chris Crowson was..." August 12

  • Eli: Peyton’s the better QB, but I’m better in the sack

    New York Post "Peyton Manning has all the records, but brother Eli beats him where it counts — in the bedroom. The Giants quarterback admitted Peyton is the better quarterback, but said he’s the better lover in an interview Wednesday on “Jay Mohr Sports” on Fox Sports Radio. Mohr gave Eli a quiz comparing..." June 14

  • Broncos QB Peyton Manning's accuracy makes him who he is: tops in NFL

    Denver Post "Where statistics fail, anger succeeds. Opposing cornerbacks explain Peyton Manning's accuracy — perhaps his best quality — every Sunday. Sometimes it comes with exclamation points. And expletives. "I will have a defensive back on my side, and Peyton will place it in the perfect spot,"..." June 11

  • Peyton carries green football as Broncos aim to reduce fumbles "Peyton Manning carried a football covered in green Lycra as the Broncos opened OTAs on Wednesday. The 2013 MVP did not want to divulge any details, though. "That's Denver Broncos offensive business," he told reporters, per USA Today. Manning was seen carrying the ball during the 90-minute..." May 29

  • Aqib Talib: Brady is a good friend, but Peyton is a better QB

    CSN New England "Aqib Talib landed at No. 79 on the NFL Network’s list of the 100 Top Players of 2014 recently. On the reaction show following his unveiling, the former Patriot and current Bronco opined on all the pertinent topics involving his new and former teams. Locker room vibe: “It’s definitely a..." May 27

  • Peyton: I'm still a work in progress "Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning may not have won Super Bowl XLVIII in February, but he still got a primetime spot fitting of his status in the league with an appearance on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on Monday night. And as Manning and Letterman, who both began their..." May 06

  • Peyton Manning looks forward to new season with new teammates

    Denver Post "For a guy who makes his living as a jock, Peyton Manning sure has become accustomed to wearing a suit and tie. The Broncos quarterback was the keynote speaker Wednesday morning at the Boy Scouts of America breakfast at the Pepsi Center. After his 13-minute speech during which he mixed in..." April 17

  • Agent: Peyton wanted less money than Brady "When Peyton Manning became a free agent following his release from the Indianapolis Colts in 2012, he had one request for his agent while trying to find a new team: He didn't want to be paid more than Tom Brady. Tom Condon, Manning's agent, relayed the story of Manning's free agency in an..." March 27

  • Peyton Manning passes his physical, is cleared to play

    Pro Football Talk "Such that there was a lot of doubt, that doubt has been removed. According to Mike Klis of the Denver Post, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning passed his physical Monday morning, and is cleared to continue playing football. This one was a bit of a formality, as he had already passed an exit..." March 04

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Peyton Manning has been fully cleared following physical. No neck issue. He's officially ready for 2014. Details at

  • Peyton Manning to have scheduled exam Monday "In what the Denver Broncos expect to be a no-news-is-good-news affair, quarterback Peyton Manning is scheduled to undergo his postseason exam Monday on his surgically-repaired neck. Manning passed the required exit physical given to all of the team’s players in the days after the Super Bowl..." March 03

  • Peyton Manning Joins Celebrity Field at Pebble Beach

    USA Today "Still licking his wounds from the shellacking he and the Denver Broncos took from the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII, Peyton Manning is heading to Pebble Beach for some golf. But it won't just be a relaxing time on the course; it's for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. The reigning..." February 05

  • Peyton is insulted when reporter asks if he’s embarrassed

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning did not have a good game in Super Bowl XLVIII. But he took issue with a suggestion that he had an embarrassing game. Manning became visibly annoyed when he was asked by a reporter if he felt that the Broncos put on an embarrassing performance. Manning answered..." February 03

  • Richard Sherman: Peyton is the classiest player I’ve ever met

    Pro Football Talk "As Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman limped around in the bowels of MetLife Stadium after spraining his ankle in Super Bowl XLVIII, he felt someone tap him on the shoulder. He turned and saw that it was Peyton Manning, checking to see if he was OK. Sherman said on Mike and Mike in the Morning..." February 03

  • It's Peyton Manning's record, warts and all

    Sporting News "Of all the records that Peyton Manning owns, the hardest one to comprehend might be the one he set on Sunday night. He completed 34 passes to eclipse Tom Brady's mark for the most successful passes in a single Super Bowl. When Brady set the record in Super Bowl XXXVIII, he did so in an MVP..." February 03

  • John Fox: “Ludicrous” to question Peyton Manning’s legacy

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos coach John Fox got a jump start on defending his quarterback’s legacy Sunday night, but he couldn’t say what he wanted to. Asked what he’d say to someone who questioned Peyton Manning’s greatness after a two-pick night in his 12th playoff loss (against 11 wins), Fox began to nearly..." February 03

  • Ask Ex-Dolphin Zach Thomas: Peyton Manning is unique

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "In New York, during one of those endless Super Bowl interviews, Peyton Manning was asked this week which defenders gave him the most trouble. "Zach Thomas was one," the Denver quarterback said. Thomas is told this. He chuckles. "Please don't make it sound like I had any secrets," the..." February 02

  • One MVP voter says Brady was more valuable than Peyton

    Pro Football Talk "The MVP is determined by the vote of a 50-person panel assembled by the Associated Press, and Manning got 49 of the 50 votes. According to the Denver Post, the AP gave one of the 50 votes to former Steelers and Bears quarterback Jim Miller, who now works for SiriusXM NFL Radio, and Miller..." February 02

  • Peyton Manning is MVP for fifth time "Even if he emerges victorious in Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Peyton Manning will not end the debate over the greatest quarterback in NFL history. After being named the 2013 Associated Press NFL Most Valuable Player at Saturday's "NFL Honors" awards show, however, Manning should be the..." February 02

  • Broncos' Peyton Manning earns Offensive Player of the Year "Add yet another award to Peyton Manning's resume. The Denver Broncos quarterback earned The Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year award for 2013 at NFL Honors on Saturday. Manning produced perhaps his best season in his 16th year in the league. He passed for a league-high 5,477..." February 02

  • Kaepernick thinks Peyton can pick apart Seattle’s nickel defense

    Pro Football Talk "When the Seahawks are in their nickel defense on Sunday, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is going to find mismatches he can exploit. That’s the word from 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who told Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post that the Seahawks’ nickel defense is weak and can be beaten..." January 30

  • Peyton Manning 'proud' that he throws 'ducks'

    USA Today "While praising Peyton Manning for his smarts and accuracy, cornerback Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks says Manning throws passes that wobble like "ducks." The quarterback of the Denver Broncos didn't contest that fowl comparison Thursday. "I believe it to be true as well," Manning..." January 30

  • Could Peyton Manning's 'Omaha' get steak in the game?

    USA Today "Peyton Manning chuckled at the question: Would he ever consider an endorsement deal with Omaha Steaks? After yelling "Omaha" 75 times in his past two games, the Denver Broncos quarterback didn't dismiss the idea when asked about it at Super Bowl media day on Tuesday. "Omaha has kind of taken..." January 29

  • Peyton downplays idea that he’ll stay away from Sherman

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning isn’t exactly in the business of giving away his game plan before the game. One thing Manning will say, however, is that he doesn’t believe in the idea that he needs to stay away from Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. Manning told reporters that the other..." January 29

  • Peyton: Elway 'laid it on us' after August loss to 'Hawks "Peyton Manning saw the soft side of John Elway in March of 2012 when the Denver Broncos executive vice president of football operations took a patient and empathetic approach toward landing the biggest free-agent fish in NFL history. That soft side was noticeably absent in August when the..." January 29

  • Peyton Manning wants Broncos to embrace routine during Super Bowl

    Denver Post "Peyton Manning was the center of attention Tuesday morning as Super Bowl media day for the Broncos and Seattle Seahawks kicked off at the Prudential Center. Manning stressed the need for the Broncos to prepare like they have all season in order to perform their best in the Super Bowl on..." January 28

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