ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter appeared on Mike and Mike today and dropped some groundbreaking news, saying that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning “would like to keep playing.”
Now, before anyone gets up in arms about how Manning is past his prime, should retire, doesn’t have anything to prove anymore, etc., keep in mind that Schefter simply said that Manning WOULD LIKE to keep playing and did not say that he would definitely be back next season. A lot depends on what the Broncos decide to do with backup Brock Osweiler, not to mention how many other quarterback-needy teams are interested in bringing Manning aboard for a farewell tour.
But there’s a big difference between what Manning wants to do as opposed to what he should do. He has no feeling in the fingertips on his throwing hand and has had multiple neck surgeries. Moreover, despite just winning the Super Bowl, he had an awful 2015 from a statistical standpoint, throwing for 2,249 yards and 17 interceptions compared to just nine touchdowns.
That said, though Schefter says Manning “would like” to continue playing, the smart thing to do would be for him to hang up the cleats.
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