After former Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning announced his retirement just weeks after winning Super Bowl 50, everyone began questioning exactly what the quarterback would be doing into the future.
Now, we have have our first indication with Manning reportedly interested in coaching his college alma mater.
Manning was a star quarterback at Tennessee for four years and he fell just short of winning the Heisman Trophy his senior year. He could be making a return to Knoxville as Bleacher Report’s Mike Freeman wrote in his recent “10 Point Stance.”
“I keep hearing that Peyton Manning wants to coach his alma mater. Over and over, I hear it from NFL people I trust. I don’t know if it’s accurate. It seems too neat and tidy to be true” Freeman wrote.
Manning has already made it a point that he doesn’t want to jump right into being a television analyst and many believe that he could end up being a great coach or a front office executive like John Elway with the Broncos. There is no indication on what position he would like to hold at Tennessee.
If current head coach Butch Jones begins struggling, which doesn’t seem likely at this point, the Volunteers could come calling for him to possibly be the next head coach.
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