Wade Phillips says Peyton Manning would be great coach?

There’s speculation abound as to what future Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning is going to do now that he’s retired of the game, but Denver Broncos defensive coordinator Wade Phillips made an interesting suggestion when recently ambushed by TMZ in Los Angeles.

When asked if Manning could coach, Phillips mentioned that he’d be “scared” if he was on the opposing sideline.

It certainly would be interesting to see Manning as an NFL coach. Keep in mind that in a nearly two-decade career spent with Denver and the Indianapolis Colts, he established himself as the all-time leader in most passing categories and obviously has a great knowledge of the game.

In fact, Manning’s trademark during his playing days became calling multiple audibles at the line of scrimmage. Though a quarterback, he definitely approached the game with the mindset of a head coach, or even an offensive coordinator.

That said, with Manning’s knowledge of football as off-the-charts as it is, it certainly would be interesting to see him in a coaching role somewhere down the road. A great player does not necessarily a great coach make, but Manning could certainly be an exception.

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