Peyton Manning is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game of football and is an NFL legend. He is also a legend for his time with the Tennessee Volunteers in college.
There aren’t many players that are as loved at their alma mater’s as Manning is at Tennessee, and he would reportedly consider returning to the Volunteers as their quarterback coach at some point in the future.
It certainly doesn’t sound all that likely that the former Volunteers superstar quarterback will coach after his NFL career wraps up. That being said, there is a chance that he could change his mind if Tennessee came calling with a job offer.
Seeing Manning return home would be a very cool thing for the college football world. He put together a masterful college career, which set the stage for his break into stardom with the Indianapolis Colts. Manning has been nothing short of amazing throughout his entire NFL career and still has a good year or two left to play despite all of the health scares that he has had.
Throughout his career with the Volunteers, Manning ended up throwing for 11,201 yards, 89 touchdowns and 33 interceptions.
Having a player like Manning come in as a quarterback coach would be a very wise decision for Tennessee. Offering him a deal that he can’t turn down when he retires should be on their priority list. Manning mentoring a young quarterback could completely change the outlook for the Volunteers’ future, although it could also be very intimidating for a young quarterback.
Perhaps having a superstar like Manning on the coaching staff could be a major recruiting perk for the Volunteers as well. He would have a draw on young quarterbacks looking to make it to the NFL, and could be enough of a draw to get some of the top talent in the nation.
All of that being said, it will be interesting to see whether or not Manning’s future holds a coaching position at Tennessee. This reports certainly makes it seem possible, but it will all depend on whether or not the Volunteers are interested in making it happen and how much they are willing to offer.
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