Peyton Manning is yet to make an announcement whether he will keep playing in the NFL or retire. According to reports, the Denver Broncos are already looking out for other options.
However, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Manning does not want to retire. He wants to play another season.
“He’d like to keep playing. In a perfect world, he’d like to keep playing,” Schefter told Mike and Mike in the Morning on Tuesday. “The question is, who is going to give him an opportunity? It’s tough to identify that team right now that’s going to sign him to the deal that makes it worthwhile for him.”
Schefter however, makes it clear that Manning might not return to Broncos.
“Does he want to move to a different city? I think everybody understands and expects that he’s not going to be back in Denver,” he added.
Peyton Manning has been a successful Broncos player. Probably that is why they do not want to embarrass him. In an interview with ESPN, the team’s general manager, John Elway said that the team will give him more time to arrive at a decision.
“I met with Peyton a couple nights ago and we had a good talk, and as I said after the game [Denver’s Super Bowl 50 victory], we’re going to give him as much time as he needs, and he still needs some more time,” Elway said.
“We’re going to afford him that time. He deserves that after 18 years in this league, but we’re going to afford him that time to figure out what he wants to do.”
But as per reports, Broncos would prefer if Manning retires so that they won’t have to release him. Broncos in fact, don’t want him at any price stated an earlier report. Denver is more interested in signing quarterback Brock Osweiler. So, if Manning decides not to retire then he would have to sign with another team.
According to Schefter it is unlikely that the Houston Texans or Los Angeles Rams would sign Manning. He also said that Manning has received offers for television jobs and NFL front office positions. But it seems that the 39-year-old is not ready to retire yet.