The name of Peyton Manning has come up again this offseason, this time as a possible quarterback option for the Minnesota Vikings. According to the latest NFL rumors, Manning might pull a Brett Favre and sign with a Vikings team that is looking for a QB after Teddy Bridgewater’s knee injury.
Minnesota lost Bridgewater to a gruesome, non-contact knee injury and he will be out for the rest of season. NFL rumors have linked them with players such as Colin Kaepernick, Mark Sanchez, and now, the recently retired Peyton Manning.
However, Zac Jackson of NBC Sports noted that Peyton Manning has no plans to pull a Brett Favre and sign with the Vikings. The 40-year-old is currently enjoying life without football including taking a shot at Tom Brady during his appearance on Rob Lowe’s Comedy Central Roast.
It should be noted that Favre was 40 years old when he signed with the Vikings in 2009 and led the team to 2010 NFC Championship Game. He retired at the end of the season and he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.
On the other hand, Minnesota head coach Mike Zimmer is confident that backup QB Shaun Hill will do a great job filling in for Bridgewater. He praised Hill in front of the media on Tuesday after the news of Bridgewater’s injury broke out.
“I have confidence in Shaun. I think he’s played great this preseason. He’s been in two-minute drills. He’s done a phenomenal job. The thing we have to remember is this is about the team, this isn’t a one-man deal. We have a good team,” Zimmer said, via CBS Sports.
NFL rumors still suggest that the Vikings are still looking at all of their options at quarterback. According to Alex Marvez of FOX Sports, the team is interested in trading for Indianapolis Colts backup QB, Scott Tolzien.
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